what we believe
Our deepest convictions affect every decision we make as Christians. The following statements should help you understand the biblical truths that define who we are.
We believe that there is one God, eternally existing in three persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit. He is the Creator of all things.
(Genesis 1:1; John 1:1; Matthew 3:16-17; 2 Corinthians 13:14)
We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, who as Savior of the world died for our sins, rose from the dead and is seated at the Father’s right hand.
(1 Corinthians 15:1-8)
We believe in the Holy Spirit who convicts the world in regard to sin, righteousness and judgment. He lives in every believer and equips every Christian for personal growth and service to God.
(John 16:8-9; Acts 2:38; Ephesians 1:13-14)
We believe the Bible is the inspired, written Word of God. It is the final authority for all matters of faith and practice.
(2 Timothy 3:14-16)
We believe that man, created by God, willfully sinned and as a result is lost and without hope apart from Jesus Christ.
(Romans 3:23; 6:23; Acts 4:12)
We believe that salvation -- the forgiveness of sins -- is available only by the grace of God through the blood of Jesus Christ. This free gift of salvation is offered to all who receive Christ as Lord and Savior.
(Ephesians 2:8-9; Colossians 2:6; John 3:16)
We believe the Bible clearly teaches the pattern to receive God’s grace is to place faith in Jesus, repent of personal sins, confess Jesus as the Christ, the Son of the living God and to be baptized by immersion.
(Romans 10:9; Acts 2:36-38; Mark 16:16)
We believe that the Church is the body and bride of Christ on earth, founded on the day of Pentecost and consisting of all Christians everywhere.
(Matthew 16:13-18; Acts 2:14-47)
We believe that death seals the eternal destiny of each individual. When Christ returns to earth, He will judge both the living and the dead.
(Matthew 24:36-42; John 14:1-3; Acts 1:10-11; 10:39-42; 1 Peter 4:5)