These statements are our core beliefs. This list represents what we consider to be the non-negotiable basics of what the Bible teaches concerning our relationship with Jesus Christ.
We believe God is the creator and ruler of all that exists. He is infinite in power, wisdom, justice, goodness and love, and rules with gracious regard for the wellbeing and salvation of men. He has eternally existed in three persons: The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.
We believe Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father and the Holy Spirit. Jesus was born of the Virgin Mary through miraculous conception of the Holy Spirit. He lived a sinless human life and offered himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all by dying on the cross. He was crucified and rose from the dead, demonstrating his power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven. He will return and will reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
We believe the Holy Spirit was sent by the Father and the Son to be present in the world, to make people aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He lives within every Christian from the moment of salvation. As Chris- tians trust and obey the Holy Spirit they manifest more and more of the fruit of the Spirit, conform more and more to the likeness of God and are being continuously sanctified.
We believe the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, are inspired by God and are the revelation of God to man. The Bible is infallible and is the final authority in all matters of faith and practice.
We believe people are the supreme objects of God’s creation. We are made in the image of God, to be like Him in character and practice. Although we have tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called sin. Sin separates us from God, creating many problems in our lives and causing spiritual death.
We believe salvation is a gift of grace from God to all people, but we must accept it. Men and women can never make up for their sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can a person be saved from sin’s penalty. By trusting Christ for forgiveness and eternal life, and by walking with Him day by day, we live lives of service to God and discover the greatest purpose and meaning life can offer.
We believe people were created to exist forever. We will either live eternally separated from God by sin in Hell or with God through forgiveness and salvation in Heaven. Heaven and hell are real places of eternal existence.
We believe that all those, anywhere, who acknowledge Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord make up one true church, the body of Christ. The purpose of the church is to worship God, to share the message of salvation and hope of Jesus Christ to all, to provide fellowship with each other, to equip followers for Godly service, and to practice baptism and communion.