The Bible

We believe The Bible, both the Old and New Testaments, to be the inspired word of God. It is God breathed and is true, doesn’t change, and is our final authority for faith and life.

(2 Timothy 3:16, 17; 2 Peter 1:20, 21; Matthew 5:18; John 16:12, 13).

God

We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons—The Father, The Son whose name is Jesus, and The Holy Spirit—co-eternal in being, co-eternal in nature, co-equal in power and glory, having the same character and perfections.

(Deuteronomy 6:4; 2 Corinthians 13:14)

Jesus Christ

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God. He became man without ceasing to be God when he was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary and lived a sin free life. He did this to show us who God was and to make us right with God through his death on the cross and resurrection from the grave. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ ascended into heaven and is now exalted at the right hand of God where he is waiting to return and rule as our forever King.

(John 1:1–2, 14; Luke 1:35, Romans 3:22-25; 1 Peter 2:24; Acts 1:9-11)

The Holy Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit is the eternal Spirit of God and He convicts the world of sin, of God’s righteousness, and of the coming judgment; He is the supernatural agent in making people new by indwelling and sealing them unto the day of redemption. The Holy Spirit helps us to grow in God and equips us to be used by God to make a difference in this world.

(John 16:8–11; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:22-25; 1 Corinthians 12:7, 12-13)

The Sinfulness of Mankind

We believe that man and women were created in the image and likeness of God, but that through Adam’s sin the human race fell, inherited a sinful nature, and we became alienated from God when we chose to sin; man of himself is unable to remedy his lost condition.

(Genesis 1:26, 27; Romans 3:22 – 25; Romans 5:6-8; Ephesians 2:1–5)

Salvation

We believe that salvation is the gift of God brought to man by grace and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ that is available to everyone who believes. Faith is expressed through repentance, confession, and baptism. We believe that those who are made right with God can have confidence and assurance in their salvation.

(Romans 3:22-25; Acts 3:19; Acts 2:38; Romans 10:9-10, John 3:16; Ephesians 1:13-14, 1 John 5:13)

The Church

We believe the mission of the church is to make disciples. The church does this by sharing the good news of Jesus Christ with all people. The church empowers people to live on mission for Christ by helping them connect, discover, and respond to his word and his will.

(Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 1:8; Acts 2:37-42)