What We Believe

 
 
 
 
 

 

God

 

We believe in one God, eternally existing in three Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit, each of Whom possesses equally all the attributes of deity and the characteristics of personality. We believe that in the beginning God created out of nothing the world and all the things therein, thus manifesting the glory of His power, wisdom and goodness. By His sovereign power, He continues to sustain His creation. By His providence, He is operating throughout history to fulfill His redemptive purposes.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Gen. 1:1,26; Matt. 28:19; John 1:1, 3; 4:24; Acts 5:3-4; Rom. 1:20; Eph. 4:5-6; 2 Cor. 13:14

 

 

Jesus Christ

 
 
 
 
 
 

We believe that Jesus Christ was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary and is true God and true man.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Matt.1:18-25; Luke 1:25-38; Rom. 9:5; Titus 2:13

 

Holy Spirit


We believe that the Holy Spirit, the third Person of the Trinity, was sent into the world by the Father and the Son to apply to mankind the saving work of Christ. We believe that He enlightens the minds of sinners, awakens in them recognition of their need for a Savior and regenerates those who place their faith in Jesus.

 

We believe that, at the point of salvation, He permanently indwells every believer to become the source of assurance, strength, and wisdom, and uniquely endows each believer with gifts for ministry. We believe that the Holy Spirit guides believers in understanding and applying the Scripture. We believe that His power and control are appropriated by faith, making it possible for the believer to lead a life of Christ-like character and to bear fruit to the glory of the Father.

 
 
 

John 14:16-17,26; 15:26-27; 16:8-11,13; Rom.8:9; 1 Cor. 2:9-14; 6:19-20; Heb. 9:14

 

 

The Church

 


We believe that there is one true Church universal, comprised of all those who acknowledge Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. We believe that the Scripture commands believers to gather together to devote themselves to worship, prayer, the teaching of the Word, tithing, the observance of believers baptism and communion as the ordinances established by Jesus Christ, fellowship, service to the body through the development and use of talents and gifts and outreach to the world.

 

We believe that wherever God’s people meet regularly in obedience to this command, there is the local expression of the Church and that under the watch care of Elders and other supportive leadership, its members are to work together in love and unity, intent on the one ultimate purpose of glorifying Christ.

 
 
 
 

Acts 2:42-47; 1 Cor. 16:2; Eph. 5:11-16; Heb. 10:24-25

 

 

Salvation

 

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice; that He arose victoriously from the grave on the third day and ascended to the Father forty days later; and that all who believe in Him are justified on the basis of His shed blood.

 

We believe that all who come by grace through repentance and faith to personally accept that Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior are born again of the Holy Spirit and thereby have assurance that they are children of God.

 
 

Isa. 53; Matt. 20:28; John 3:16; Acts 1:9-11; Rom.3:24-26; 5:1; 1 Cor. 15:3; 2 Cor. 5:21; Eph. 1:7; 1 John 2:2; Matt. 28:6; Rom. 10:9; 1 Cor. 15:14

John 1:12-13; 3:3,5; Jam. 1:18; 1 Pet. 1:23; Eph. 2:8-9

 

 

The Bible

 

We believe that the Bible is the verbally and plenarily inspired Word of God, with out error in its original manuscripts. The Bible is our supreme and final authority in faith and life.

 
 
 

2 Tim. 3:16; 2 Pet. 1:20-21