Our Statement of Belief


THE BIBLE - We believe that God revealed Himself through the personal inspiration of His Word, the Bible. The Bible discloses God in His nature, being, character, will, and purpose as well as His relationship to mankind in regard to His nature, calling, need, responsibilities, and destiny. Both the Old and New Testaments are inerrant, trustworthy, and authoritative on all matters concerning faith and life. (2 Peter 1:21, Genesis 1-2, 2 Timothy 3:16)

GOD - We believe that there is only one God who eternally exists in three Persons - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. God is both our Father and the Creator of all things. (Deuteronomy 6:4, Matthew 28:19, Matthew 3:16-17, 1 Peter 1:2, Ephesians 4:6, Genesis 1:1)

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JESUS - We believe that Jesus, the Son of God, was supernaturally conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. In nature both fully human and fully God, Jesus reveals and relates to mankind the person of God through His character, teachings, signs, and wonders. Jesus lived His life on earth without sin, was put to death by crucifixion under Pontius Pilate, buried, raised to life by God on the 3rd day, and appeared to His disciples over a period of forty days according to the Scriptures. Furthermore, Jesus ascended into heaven and now sits at the right hand of the Father as our High Priest and Advocate. Jesus is fully God and fully man and is deserving of our worship. (1 John 5:20, John 3:16, Luke 1:35, John 1:14, John 1:1, 2 Corinthians 4:4, 1 Corinthians 15:3-6, Romans 8:34)

THE HOLY SPIRIT - We believe that the Holy Spirit is a person who possesses all the divine attributes. The Holy Spirit is God. The person who believes in Jesus immediately receives the Holy Spirit and is born anew to life in God. The presence of the Holy Spirit is to the believer the seal of God which anticipates their future redemption. The Holy Spirit imparts spiritual gifts according to His choosing to followers in Jesus. The Holy Spirit works in the believer toward continual cleansing and renewal with the end goal of becoming like Jesus in disposition, attitudes, and actions. (Matthew 28:19, Genesis 1:2, Acts 1:8, John 14:26, Ephesians 1:13-14, John 3:1-8, 1 Corinthians 12:4-11, Titus 3:5)

THE GOOD NEWS - We believe that God created everything in perfection, including mankind who was made in God’s image. The first man sinned against God, severing his relationship with God for himself and all his heirs, receiving spiritual and physical death passed down to all mankind. Through history, God has been working to reconcile mankind to Himself culminating in the forgiveness of man’s sins through the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ, as a substitute for the judgment rightfully due to man. Every person who receives this good news and places faith in Christ will receive forgiveness for sins, be restored to a right relationship with God, and be empowered to pursue a life of love, obedience, and transformation through the Holy Spirit. Jesus is the only one who can restore our relationship with God and provide a fullness of life that begins now and continues in our resurrection to eternal life. (Genesis 1, Genesis 1:27, Genesis 3, Ephesians 2:1, Romans 6:23, 2 Corinthians 5:18-21, Romans 5:10, John 3:16, 2 Corinthians 5:17, John 11:25, John 6:40, Romans 8:11, 1 Corinthians 6:14, Romans 6:4)

THE CHURCH - We believe that the Church consists of all followers of Jesus throughout history. Jesus is the head of the Church, which is both the beloved body and bride of Christ. All followers of Jesus gain entrance into God’s kingdom and are commissioned to make disciples of Jesus. The Church is expressed through local communities in which God calls all believers to participate. The Church is a family of brothers and sisters following Jesus and seeking to embody a unity of the Spirit around the mind, heart, and purposes of God. (Colossians 1:18, Ephesians 4:15-16, Ephesians 5:25-27, 2 Corinthians 11:2, Revelation 19:6-8, Matthew 28:19-20, Galatians 3:28, Romans 15:6-7, 1 Timothy 3:15, 1 Corinthians 1:2, Ephesians 4:3-6)

THE RETURN OF JESUS - We believe that Jesus will return to the earth as Judge of all mankind. Those who have placed their faith in Jesus will experience a resurrection to eternal life. Those who have not will experience a resurrection to eternal separation from God, alongside Satan and his demons, which the Bible describes as endless torment and anguish. His return will effect the fullness of God’s glory and righteousness, as all things are made new according to God’s perfect design. (Matthew 24:44, Revelation 19:12-16, Revelation 22:12, Luke 12:40, Revelation 21:6-8, John 5:22)

THE SACRAMENTS - We believe that Jesus instituted the practice of water baptism by immersion after one places faith in Christ as a testimony of death to sin and resurrection to a new life. We also believe that Jesus instituted the practice of the Lord’s Supper (Communion) as a way for those who have placed their faith in Him to remember His death and anticipate His return through the sacred elements. (Matthew 28:19-20, Romans 6:3-4, Acts 2:41, Matthew 26:26-28, 1 Corinthians 11:24-26, 1 Corinthians 10:16-17, John 6:53-58, Luke 22:19-20