What We Believe

In God

He is the one true God. Creator of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Genesis 1:1 and 26-27 3:22, Psalm 90:2, Matthew 28:19, John 14:26, I Peter 1:2, II Corinthians 13:14)

In Jesus Christ

That He is truly God and truly man, existing for all eternity and having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He lived a life without sin, was crucified on the cross as a sacrifice for our sins, rose from the dead and ascended into Heaven where He now reigns as our High Priest and Mediator. (Matthew 1:22-23, Isaiah 9:6, John 1:1-5, 8:58, 10:30-38, 12:45, 14:10-30, 17:5,24, Hebrews 1:3, 4:14-15, 7:3,
I Corinthians 15:3-4, Romans 1:3-4)

In the Holy Spirit

That His ministry is to glorify Jesus Christ and during this age, to convict men of sin, indwell, guide, instruct, comfort and empower the believer for godly living and service. We further believe that all Christians have been promised the indwelling of the Holy Spirit in their lives, which occurs at the point of conversion (Ephesians 1:13-14). Believers are then called to be filled continually and to walk in the power of the the Holy Spirit to guide our lives. (Galatians 5:16, Ephesians 5:18) The Holy Spirit then gives spiritual gifts to each one for the good of the body of Christ (I Corinthians 12:4-7). All gifts should be used for the glory of God and should not be practiced to draw attention to the individual.

In the Scriptures

Both Old and New Testaments are the inspired Word of God, without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of men, and the divine and final authority for all Christian faith and life. (II Timothy 3:16, II Peter 1:20-21, II Timothy 1:13, Psalm 12:6, 119:105 and 160, Proverbs 30:5.)

We were created to be in fellowship with God forever.

Man fell into sin willfully and is therefore alienated from God and without hope apart from the blood of Jesus Christ. (Genesis 1:27, Psalm 8:3-6, Isaiah 53:6, Romans 3:23, Isaiah 59:1-2.)

We are saved by grace through faith in Jesus.

Salvation comes only by the grace of God through faith in Jesus Christ, and is paid for by His blood. (Ephesians 1:7) No amount of work on man’s part can earn it. (Ephesians 2:8,9) People are called to believe and accept Jesus as the only Savior for sin. (Acts 15:7) People are expected to confess belief in Christ. (Matthew 10:32) People outwardly confirm their inward faith in Jesus by water baptism. (immersion) (Acts 8:35-38)
We need to follow Jesus commandment and live a Christ like life.

Satan is real.

He is the enemy of all true believers in Jesus, and the Church. He is also the ruler over the present world system. (Job 1:6ff, Matthew 4:1, John 10:10, II Corinthians 11:14, II Thessalonians 2:8-9, Hebrews 2:14, Ephesians 6:12, I Peter 5:8, I John 3:8)

Jesus is the head of the church.

Only those who have come to faith through Jesus Christ are a part of that church both locally and universally (Colossians 1:18). We believe that since the Lord is the head of the church, that every local church has the right, under Christ, to govern its own affairs.

Jesus will someday return for His church.

All the dead will be resurrected – the believer to everlasting joy with the Lord – the unbeliever to everlasting punishment. Heaven and Hell are both very real places. (II Thessalonians 1:9, II Peter 2:4-9 and 3:7, Jude 13, Revelation 20:15)

God calls us to be good caretakers.

Stewardship is giving back to God in areas of money, abilities, and time. God is the good giver of all perfect gifts and therefore the owner of all things before and after they have been given to us. He promises to reward with His blessings those who faithfully give back to Him. (James 1:17, Luke 6:38, Romans 12:8, II Corinthians 9:7, Malachi 3:8-10)