WHAT WE BELIEVE

Statement of Faith

GOD

We believe that there is one living and true God, existing eternally in three persons: The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit, equal in power and glory; that this triune God created all, upholds all and governs all. There is no god except the God of the Bible.

THE BIBLE

We believe that the entire Bible, the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the Word of God, fully inspired by the Holy Spirit without error, and are the infallible rule of faith and practice.

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, literal miracles and teachings, His death in our place as an atoning sacrifice, His bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, His constant intercession for His people and His personal, visible return to earth.

HOLY SPIRIT

We believe in the Holy Spirit, who came forth from the Father and the Son in righteousness and judgment to convict the world of sin, and to regenerate, sanctify and empower for ministry all who believe in Christ. We believe the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Jesus Christ and that He is an abiding Helper, Teacher and Guide.

SALVATION 

We believe that all people are sinners by nature and choice and therefore are under condemnation; that God saves those who repent of their sins and confess Jesus Christ as Lord; and that the Holy Spirit comes into the Believer’s life empowering them for service.

BAPTISM AND COMMUNION

We believe in the two ordinances that the Lord Jesus Christ committed to the Church: Water baptism and the Lord’s Supper, (Communion).

RESURRECTION

We believe in the visible, personal return of Jesus Christ to earth and in the establishment of His kingdom. We believe in the resurrection from the dead and in the eternal, heavenly blessing of the righteous and the endless suffering of the wicked in hell.


Philosophy of Ministry

We believe that a church without love is not a church at all! The greatest commandment is to love God with all our hearts and to love others the same way we love ourselves. The Bible says that if we don’t have love, we are nothing. That’s why we take this command seriously and come to church willing to lay our lives down for one another and carry each other’s burdens.

We believe that a church has to be biblical if it’s going to be of any help to anyone. We teach verse-by-verse through the Bible. Sticking close to the biblical text keeps us spiritually healthy, productive, and on the straight and narrow path. We do not water down the Gospel message or withhold portions of teaching that may be considered offensive to some. The truth must be taught in love, and as the Lord Jesus taught, the truth will set us free.

We believe that God is worthy of our praise and worship. Part of the way we worship Him is through music and singing. That’s why we open our services with contemporary music and spend some time lifting our praises toward heaven. It’s good to sing praises to the One who created us and rescued us from our sins and loves us so very much!

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