What We Believe
About the Bible
We believe that the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, are the inspired Word of God, without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of humanity, and the only infallible rule and authority for faith, practice and life.
We believe in one true and living God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
About Jesus Christ
We believe that Jesus Christ is true God and true man, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He lived a sinless life on earth and voluntarily paid for our sin by dying on the cross as our substitute. This accomplishes salvation for all who receive grace by trusting in Him alone. He arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven where at God's right hand, He intercedes for His people and rules as Lord over all.
About the Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit is God. The ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ and during this age to convict humans, regenerate the believing sinner, and indwell, guide, instruct, and empower the believer for godly living and service.
About Humanity and Salvation
We believe that God created man and woman in His own image as the crown of creation that they might have fellowship with Him. But, tempted by Satan, they defied God by sinfully going their own way. Therefore, they became subject to divine wrath and, apart from the grace of God, are incapable of returning to God.
We believe that the shed blood of Jesus Christ and His resurrection provide the only ground for justification and salvation for all who believe. By Christ's death as our substitute, He revealed divine love and upheld divine justice, removing our guilt and reconciling us to God. Salvation comes only through God's saving grace--not human effort--and must be received personally by repentance and faith.
About the Church
We believe that a New Testament church of the Lord Jesus Christ is a local assembly of born-again believers who profess to be saved by trusting in Jesus and His atoning work. In practice, the church assembles regularly to worship God, to observe baptism and communion, to fellowship together in the study of the Word and in prayer, to exercise their spiritual gifts for the edification of one another, and to bear witness to the gospel, both locally and globally.
The universal Church includes all believers of all ages. We believe that Jesus Christ is the Lord and Head of the Church.