We believe that the Bible is the Word of God, fully inspired and without error. It is the supreme and final authority for all matters of Christian life and belief.
We believe that there is one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons – God the Father, God the Son, who is Jesus Christ, and God the Holy Spirit. These persons are equal in every divine perfection, and that they execute distinct but harmonious offices in the work of creation, providence and redemption.
God the Father
We believe in God the Father, an infinite, personal spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love. We believe that He infallibly foreknows all that shall come to pass, 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.
We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, and teachings. We believe in His substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, perpetual intercession for His people, and personal visible return to earth.
Matthew 1:18-25 | Luke 1:26-38 | John 1:1 | John 20:28 | Romans 9:5 | Romans 8:46 | 2 Corinthians 5:21 | 1 Peter 2:21-23 | John 20:30-31 | Matthew 20:28 | Ephesians 1:4 | Acts 1:11 | Romans 5:6-8 | Romans 6:9-10 | Hebrews 7:25 | Hebrews 9:28 | 1 Timothy 3:16
The Holy Spirit
We believe in the Holy Spirit who came forth from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment. We believe that he works progressively to transform genuine believers more and more into the image of Christ. His work is carried on in our hearts through such appointed means as the study of Scripture, prayer, worship, and fellowship with other believers. The Holy Spirit also empowers believers for Christian witness and service and gives gifts for the building up of the body of Christ, the church.
Humanity & Regeneration
We believe that man was created by God in His own image, but through his sin incurred physical and spiritual death. As a result, all human beings are born with a sinful nature and are sinners by choice and therefore under condemnation. We believe that those who repent and forsake sin and trust Jesus Christ as Savior are regenerated by the Holy Spirit and become new creatures, delivered from condemnation and receive eternal life.
Genesis 1:26 | Genesis 5:2 | Genesis 3 | Genesis 2:17 | Genesis 3:19 | Ecclesiastes 2:11 | John 3:14 | John 5:24 | John 5:30 | John 7:13 | John 8:12 | John 10:26 | Romans 1:16 | Romans 9:22 | 2 Thessalonians 1:9 | Revelation 19:3,20 | Revelation 20:10,14-15 | Revelation 21:18 | Psalm 51:7 | Jeremiah 17:9 | James 1:14 | Romans 3:19 | Romans 5:19 | Proverbs 28:13 | 1 John 1:9 | John 3:16 | John 1:13 | 2 Corinthians 5:17 | Romans 8:1
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, baptized on a credible profession of faith, and associated for worship, service, and fellowship. We believe that God has laid upon the members of the local church the primary task of giving the gospel of Jesus Christ to a lost world.
We believe that a Christian should live for the glory of God and the well-being of others; that his conduct should be blameless before the world; that he should be a faithful steward of his possessions; and that he should seek to realize for himself and others the full stature of maturity in Christ.
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 the believer in water into the name of the triune God. We believe that the Lord’s Supper was instituted by Christ for commemoration of His death. We believe that these two ordinances should be observed and administered until the return of the Lord Jesus Christ.
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ will return to earth, personally and visibly, to establish his kingdom in the new heavens and the new earth. We believe in the bodily resurrection of both the saved and the lost—the saved to endless joy, living and reigning with Christ, and the lost to endless punishment away from the benevolent presence of God.
Matthew 16:27 | Mark 14:62 | John 14:3 | Acts 1:11 | Philippians 3:20 | 1 Thessalonians 4:15 | 2 Timothy 4:1 | Titus 2:13 | 1 Corinthians 4:5 | 1 Corinthians 15 | 2 Thessalonians 1:7-10 | Revelation 20:4-6,11-15