We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God, the written record of His supernatural revelation of Himself to man, absolute in its authority, complete in its revelation, final in its content and without any error in its teaching.
2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Matthew 5:18; John 16:12-13; Hebrews 4:12
We believe that there is one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and the Holy Spirit. These are equal in every divine perfection and that they execute distinct but harmonious offices in the work of creation, providence, and redemption.
Deuteronomy 6:4; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Mark 12:29; Matthew 28:19; Isaiah 43:10-11.
God, the Father
We believe in God, the Father, an infinite personal Being, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power, and love. We believe that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men, that He hears and answers prayer, and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.
Isaiah 48:12; Psalm 95:3,6; Isaiah 40:21-26; Psalm 139:1-12; John 7:37-38
Jesus Christ, the Son
We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return for His church and with His church in power and glory.
Philippians 2:6; Hebrews 1:8; Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:20; Romans 3:25; Titus 2:13; 1 Corinthians 15; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; John 20:31.
The Holy Spirit
We believe the Holy Spirit is a divine Person, the third Person of the Trinity. In the present age He convicts of sin, of judgment, and of righteousness, He bears witness to the truth of the Gospel in preaching and testimony, He is the agent in the new birth, indwells all believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, baptizes them into the body of Christ, seals them unto the day of redemption, every believer is commanded by God to be filled with the Holy Spirit, and He bestows gifts as He wills.
Acts 1:8; Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 12:12-14; Ephesians 5:18-20; 1 Corinthians 3:16-17.
We believe in the depravity of man, that all people are sinners by nature and by choice and are therefore in need of salvation, divine redemption through personal regeneration. We believe that those who believe/trust in Jesus Christ as Savior, repent of their sins, confess Jesus as Lord, and are baptized by immersion into Christ’s body are “saved,” “regenerated” by the Holy Spirit.
Acts 2:36-42; 10:47-48.
We believe that all believers are gifted with the person of the Holy Spirit at the time of regeneration, given every spiritual blessing, all things pertaining to life and godliness, and empowered with the resurrection power of the Holy Spirit , drawing upon the resources available through the resurrected Christ, to the end that our lives increasingly manifest the very life, character, and power of Christ. Sanctification is the lifelong process by which we are becoming more and more like Jesus.
Acts 2:38, 2 Peter 1:3, Ephesians 1:3, Ephesians 2:1-6, 2 Corinthians 3:16, Romans 12:1-3, Galatians 2:20.
We believe in the universal church, a living spiritual body of which Christ is the Head and all regenerated persons are members. We believe in the local church, consisting of a company of believers in Jesus Christ who have a credible profession of faith, and have associated for worship, work, and fellowship. We believe that the calling of the church is to be the very presence of Christ in the midst of the world, standing as a testimony of His life and character. We want to be the hands and feet of Jesus to other people. We believe that the testimony of Christ’s life is seen most fully in the corporate expression of His life that is the church, and that when God calls people to Himself, He necessarily calls them into fellowship with other believers as well.
Ephesians 1:22-23; Ephesians 5:25-27; 1 Corinthians 12:12-14.
Our Practices (the Ordinances)
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ has committed two ordinances to the local church: Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. We believe that Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water into the name of the triune God. We believe that baptism signifies and initiates the New Birth. We believe that the Lord’s Supper was instituted by Christ for the commemoration of His death, to confirm the unity of the body of Christ, and to give grace for the living of the Christian life. We believe that these two ordinances should be observed and administered until the return of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Matthew 28:19; Acts 10:47-48; Romans 6:4.
The Last Things
We believe in the resurrection of the body, the final judgment, the eternal life of those made righteous in and through Christ, and eternal death of the lost.
Mark 9:43-48; John 5:28-29; John 11:25-26; Revelations 20:5-15.
Considering the many denominational backgrounds of our church, we wish to stress the importance of the main fundamental doctrines as being absolutely necessary. We do not claim to be the only Christians, we simply desire to be Christians only. As such, we desire to be understanding and to exercise freedom in non-essentials theological matters and methods of “doing church” and not allow these matters to be divisive or exclusionary. “In essentials, Unity; in nonessentials, Liberty; in all things, Charity!”