The Bible is God’s word speaking to us. We believe that the Bible is God’s Word, that it was written by men divinely inspired, and that it is the supreme, infallible authority in all matters of faith and conduct.
II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:20,21; II Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119:105,160, 12:6; Proverbs 30:5.
The Godhead represents God the Father, Jesus the Son & the Holy Spirit working together in all matters. We believe in one true God who is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.
Genesis 1:1,26,27; 3:22; Deut. 6:4; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 11 Corinthians 13:14
God is passionate about each one of us; He’s bigger, better and closer than we can imagine. We believe that God is perfect in holiness, infinite in wisdom, measureless in power. We rejoice that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of man, that He hears and answers prayer, and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.
Genesis 1:1; 2:7; Exodus 3:14; 15:11ff; Deuteronomy 6:4; 32:6; 1 Chronicles 29:10; Psalm 19:1-3; Isaiah 64:8; Matthew 6:9ff.; 7:11; John 4:24; 5:26; 14:6-13; Acts 1:7; Romans 8:14-15; 1 Corinthians 8:6; Galatians 4:6; Ephesians 4:6; Colossians 1:15; 1 Timothy 1:17; Hebrews 11:6; 12:9; 1 Peter 1:17.
Jesus is God clothing himself in humanity. We believe in Jesus Christ, the eternal and only begotten Son of God, conceived of the Holy Spirit, of virgin birth, sinless in His life, making atonement for the sins of the world by His death and shed blood on Calvary’s cross. We believe in His bodily resurrection, His ascension and visible return to the world according to His promise.
Matthew 1:22,23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5, 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14,15; 1 Corinthians 15:3,4; Romans 1:3,4; Acts 1:9-11; I Timothy 6:14,15; Titus 2:13
God lives in and through us now by the Holy Spirit and wants us to be filled to overflowing with His presence. We believe in the Holy Spirit who came forth from God to convince the world of sin, of righteousness and of judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify, instruct and comfort those who believe in Jesus Christ. We believe in the operation of the gifts of the Spirit as enumerated in I Corinthians 12-14, and as manifested in the Early Church.
We believe in the Spirit-filled life, a life of separation from the world and perfecting holiness in the fear of God as an expression of Christian faith.
II Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16,17; Acts 1:8; I Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:1; Acts 2:1-4; 8:14 17; 10:44-46; Galatians 3:14-15 Ephesians 5:18; I Corinthians 6: 14; 7:1
Eternal life is only gained through a relationship with God. This relationship is made available through faith in the work of Christ on the cross and not by human effort. Jesus is the only option to find victory in this life and eternity. We believe that all men by nature and by choice are sinners, but that God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. We believe, therefore, that those who accept Christ as Lord and Savior will rejoice in God’s presence forever, and that those who refuse to accept Christ as Lord and Savior will be forever separated from God.
Gen 1:26,27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 59:1,2; Rom 3:22, 23, 5:12; Eph 2:1-3, 12
The Church is God’s family and He wants us, as the Church, to serve people just as He did. We believe in the Church, a living spiritual body of which Christ is the head, and of which all regenerated people are members. We believe that a local church is a company of believers in Jesus Christ, who have been baptized upon credible confession of faith, and who associate for worship, work, and fellowship. We believe that the ordinances of baptism and the Lord's Supper are committed to these local churches for perpetual observances, and that God has laid upon these churches the task of proclaiming to a lost world the acceptance of Jesus Christ as Savior, and serving Him as Lord and Master.
Matthew 16:15-19; 18:15-20; Acts 2:41-42,47; 5:11-14; 6:3-6; 13:1-3; 14:23,27; 15:1-30; 16:5; 20:28; Romans 1:7; 1 Corinthians 1:2; 3:16; 5:4-5; 7:17; 9:13-14; 12; Ephesians 1:22-23; 2:19-22; 3:8-11,21; 5:22-32; Philippians 1:1; Colossians 1:18; 1 Timothy 2:9-14; 3:1-15; 4:14; Hebrews 11:39-40; 1 Peter 5:1-4; Revelation 2-3; 21:2-3
Jesus is coming back. We believe in the personal, visible appearing of Christ to earth and the consummation of His Kingdom, and in the resurrection of the body, the final judgment and eternal blessing of the righteous and eternal punishment of the wicked.
Acts 1:11; Matthew 25:31; 1 Corinthians 15:20-24; Revelation 20:11; 21:8