WHAT WE BELIEVE
We believe every word of the Bible is divinely inspired and, therefore, true and authoritative for our lives. It is totally free of any errors in the original manuscripts and is the supreme standard for faith and conduct (2 Tim 3:16, John 10:35).
We believe in one living, eternal and true God, existing in three distinct persons as God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. All three are equal in attributes, power and glory, yet have distinct offices, functions, and personalities (Matt 3:16-17, John 10:27-30, 2 Cor 13:14).
GOD THE FATHER
We believe God the Father reigns with providential care over His universe, His creatures, and the flow of the stream of human history according to the purposes of His grace. He is all powerful, all knowing, all loving, and all wise.
We believe He sent His Son into the world, according to His sovereign plan, to redeem us from our sins and to reconcile us to Himself (Gen 1-2, Psalm 19:1-3, John 14:6-13).
GOD THE SON
We believe in the absolute deity and perfect humanity of the Lord Jesus Christ; that He had two natures, divine and human, united in one person without mixture and that it was impossible for Him to sin (John 1:1-14, 1 Tim 2:5).
We believe in the virgin birth of Christ by the Holy Spirit and in His substitutionary death through the shedding of His blood for the forgiveness of our sins, in His bodily resurrection and ascension, His present high priestly ministry in heaven, and His personal and imminent return for us, His church (I Pet 3:18, Eph 1:19-22, I Thess 4:13-18).
GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe that the Holy Spirit, as the third person of the Godhead, is the One who convicts the world of sin, of righteousness and of judgment. He is the agent in our regeneration and sanctification, having baptized us into the body of Christ, indwelling and sealing us until the day of redemption and exercising the ministry of comfort and teaching (John 16:8-11, I Cor 12:13, Eph 4:30).
We believe that mankind was created in the image and likeness of God; that in Adam's sin we all fell, inherited a sinful nature and became alienated from God. In this state, we are all totally depraved and unable in ourselves to redeem our lost condition (Gen 1:26-27, Rom 5:12, Titus 3:5).
We believe that as sinners our salvation is wholly of grace through personal faith in the person and finished work of the Lord Jesus Christ, and we, along with all the redeemed, once saved, are preserved by God's power and kept secure in Christ forever (Eph 2:8-9, John 10:28-29).
We believe that the universal church is made up of all those who have been united with Christ by faith. Christ is the head of the church, and we, as His people, are the body. As the body of Christ, we are uniquely gifted and equipped to serve and honor Christ in local churches under the faithful leadership of officers (1 Cor 12:12-20, Col 1:18, Eph 4:11-16).
We believe that as a local church, we should be regularly gathering to worship God, growing together in likeness to Christ, and spreading the gospel in our community (2 Cor 2:14-17, Col 3:12-17, Heb 10:24-25).
We believe that Jesus instituted two practices we are to continue to perform: the ordinances of baptism and the Lord's Supper.
Baptism by immersion in water is an outward sign of an inward reality—that of a changed, redeemed life and identification with Christ (Matt 28:19, Rom 6:1-5).
The Lord’s Supper is a remembrance of Christ's sacrificial death and is to be observed by us in a worthy manner until He returns. The bread is a visible symbol of Christ's body that was broken for us and the cup is a visible symbol of Christ's blood that was poured out for us (1 Cor 11:23-32).
ANGELS & DEMONS
We believe in the invisible enemy of God, Satan, who opposes the people and work of God (1 Pet 5:8).
We believe in the ministry of good angels, who assist God’s people, and in the opposition of evil angels (demons), who oppose God’s people and work (Heb 1:14, I Tim 4:1).
We believe that God, according to his own sovereign wisdom, will bring the world to an end. As He has promised, Jesus Christ will return personally and visibly in glory to the earth. The dead will be raised, and Christ will judge all men in righteousness.
We believe that Satan, along with all those who have trusted in themselves, will be cast into the lake of fire (Rev 20:11-15).
We believe that we, along with all who have trusted in Christ, will spend eternity in the presence of Jesus Christ in the new heavens and new earth (2 Cor 5:8, Rev 21-22).
MARRIAGE AND FAMILY
We believe that marriage is the exclusive, covenantal union between one man and one woman. Marriage was instituted by God in the beginning and reaffirmed by the Lord Jesus Christ. All forms of immorality, such as adultery, fornication, homosexuality, pornography, and transgender behavior are sinful and offensive to God. We seek to put these sins to death, by God’s grace, in our own lives (Gen 2:24, Mark 10:6-9, 1 Cor 6:9-10, 18-20).
We believe that children, from the moment of conception, are a blessing and heritage from the Lord. We, as parents, are to demonstrate to our children God's pattern for marriage. We are to point our children to Christ by teaching them the truth of God’s Word, modeling godliness in our own lives, and disciplining them in love. Children are to honor and obey their parents (Deut 6:4-9, Psalm 127:3-5, Psalm 139:13-16, Eph 6:1-4).