About the Bible

The Bible is God’s Word to us. Through it we know God’s mind and heart. It was written by human authors; guided supernaturally by the Holy Spirit. It is the only infallible source of truth and manual for Christian belief and living. There are no other writings similarly inspired by God.

2 Peter 1:20-21; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; Psalm 119:105

About God

We believe there is only one true God, eternally existing in three persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Each one, each of whom possesses equally every divine perfection, work together for the redemption of the world. In the beginning God created the world out of nothing and by his power he continues to sustain his creation.
Genesis 1:1-26; Acts 17:24; Colossians 1:16

About Jesus Christ

We believe in Jesus, as revealed in the Bible, as the Son of God. He assumed a human nature and was born miraculously of a virgin. He lived a life of perfect obedience to the Father and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on the cross. After three days he arose from the dead, victorious over sin and death. He ascended to the Father and will return to earth someday to reign as Lord of all the earth.
John 1:1-5; Matthew 1:18,22,23; Hebrews 4:14-15; John 12:27; Philippians 2:6-11; 1 Timothy 6:14-15

About the Holy Spirit

Until the return of Christ, the Holy Spirit is present in the world and in the lives of all who have trusted in Jesus for their salvation. We depend expectantly on the Spirit’s power to reveal the truth of scripture, restoring our nature into the image of God and enabling us to lead a life of Christ-like character. The Spirit, co-equal with the Father and the Son, gives to each believer gifts for the building up of the church. As believers, we seek to give ourselves to his control daily.
John 14:26 & 16:24; 2 Timothy 3:16; Romans 8:30;
Galatians 5:25; 1 Corinthians 12:7

About Human Beings

Humanity is the crown of God’s creation, made in the spiritual image of God, created with the potential for good. Yet humanity, wanting to be the same as God, defied Him choosing to go our own independent way and was thus alienated from God. This fall from relationship with God took place at the beginning of human history and to this day, everyone has suffered the consequences and needs the saving grace of God for restoration.
Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1-2

About Salvation

The purpose of the coming of Christ was the salvation of humanity. As human beings we cannot make up for our sin by being good or earning acceptance with God. We are eternally corrupted in our natures. Only by trusting in Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can we be saved from the penalty of our sin and find our way back to God.

We were created to live forever. We will either live forever apart from God (which the Bible calls Hell) or in an eternal union with him (which the Bible calls Heaven). When we choose to turn from our rebellion and turn to Jesus in faith we are saved and receive the gift of life eternal. This begins the moment we receive Jesus into our lives by faith.

Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 14:6; Galatians 3:26

About Missions

We believe our God is a missionary God and has called us to be a missionary Church. We were made for a mission. We believe the Church exists for those who are not yet in it. Jesus came to “seek and save the lost” (Luke 19:10) and said “as the Father sent me so send I you” (John 20:21). Jesus made His mission the model for ours. We too are to be a sent people, a missionary Church, taking and enabling the Gospel to be presented to the ends of the earth.
Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 1:8

About Prayer

We believe the foundation of our ministry is centered on being a church that prays. We believe prayer is not what we can get from God, but it is to be an intimate and personal relationship with the living God in which we as the community of faith comes to want only what God wants for us, nothing more and nothing less.
Ephesians 6:18-20

About Baptism & the Lord’s Supper

We believe that both the Lord’s Supper and baptism are symbolic acts commanded by Christ, reminding us of the ministry of Christ in our lives and leading us to be more aware of His continuing presence and power.  Baptism is a public act of a youth or adult that signifies their repentance to God, their trust in God’s mercy and forgiveness in Christ, and their surrender to obey God’s will. Baptism will be by immersion in keeping with the meaning of the Greek word for baptism that means to plunge or dip beneath the water.
The Lord’s Supper is a memorial meal intended to remind the Church of the foundation upon which it rests, for in the Lord’s Supper we see depicted the mighty acts of God in Christ on the cross. In the Lord’s Super, the bread and cup are symbols of the body and blood of Christ and His sacrifice on the cross delivering us from the bondage of sin. In the taking of the Supper, we are reminded of what God has done in Christ, what He is continuing to do and what He has promised yet to do. Because it reflects the pardon we have received in Christ and our saving relationship with Him, this meal is reserved for all who have accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior.
Matthew 28:20; Acts 2:38; 1 Corinthians 11:17-34

About the Church

We believe in the church, a living spiritual body of which Christ is the head and all true believers are a part. The church has been described to be like a great hall of which doors open into many rooms. The rooms are the many Christian denominations, but all are a part of that universal great hall “The Church”. In each room there are furnishings that give substance and meaning to that room; these are the individual churches. In these local churches believers gather to hear the word of God communicated; celebrate the presence of God, are educated as the people of God and demonstrate the love of God.

1 Corinthians 12:27; Ephesians 1:23; John 15:1-8;
Matthew 28:19; 1 Corinthians 23:29