Our Beliefs

  1. There is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.(Deuteronomy 6:4)
  2. God the Father, the first person of the Godhead, orders and directs all things according to His own purpose and pleasure. He authored, created, and sustains all things in the universe without any means other than His own pure power. By His grace, He involves Himself in the affairs of men, hears and answers prayer, and saves from sin and death all that come to Him through Christ. (Matthew 6:9, Ephesians 1:3, John 5:19)
  3. The Son of God eternally existed as the second person of the Godhead. By His virgin birth, He came to earth as fully God and fully man, living a sinless life. His death on the cross made atonement for man's sin, evidenced by His bodily resurrection from the dead. He physically ascended to the right hand of God the Father, and He will return in power and glory. (John 1:14, Colossians 2:9, Acts 2:32)
  4. God, the Holy Spirit, the third person of the Godhead, convicts people of sin, regenerates, indwells, instructs, and sets apart believers into a holy life. We encourage all believers to seek a life of obedience to the leadership of the Holy Spirit. We believe this step is essential for empowering believers for victorious living and ministry through the gifts given by the Holy Spirit. (Titus 3:5, Acts 1:8, 1 Corinthians 3:16)
  5. We accept the Bible as the inspired Word of God and as the ultimate authority in matters of faith, doctrine and Christian living. The Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired and is God's revelation of Himself to man. It is a perfect treasure of divine instruction. It has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth, without any mixture of error, for its matter. Therefore, all Scripture is totally true and trustworthy. It reveals the principles by which God judges us, and therefore is, and will remain to the end of the world, the true center of Christian union, and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and religious opinions should be tried. All Scripture is a testimony to Christ, who is Himself the focus of divine revelation. The Bible is God's instruction manual for followers of Jesus Christ, as well as leaders in His Church. Our church, related policies and personal conduct must be consistent with the authority of Scripture. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 maintains that "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness. That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works."
  6. Humanity was directly created in God's image and voluntarily fell into sin by personal disobedience to the will of God; consequently, all people are spiritually dead apart from Jesus Christ. The fall of humanity is a historical fact. Its effect spread to everyone, each of whom is born with a sinful nature and is in need of salvation. (Ephesians 2:1, Romans 3:10, Romans 3:23-24)
  7. Salvation is by grace, a gift of God apart from works. Salvation requires repentance, a turning from one's own way to God's way. All who receive Jesus Christ are born again, regenerated by the Holy Spirit, and become the children of God. Our relationship with Christ is secured not by our own actions, but by the sustaining power and love of God. We will manifest true salvation by a changed life. (Titus 2:11, 1 John 1:9, 1 Peter 2:2)
  8. The Church is the body of all believers consisting of all born-again persons without respect to race, culture, or background. As directed by Jesus Christ and empowered by the Holy Spirit, the Church in its respective local Congregations (known as the local church) worships God in Christ and is taking the Good News of Salvation to the world.
  9. People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life (Heaven). Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence. (John 3:16, John 14:17, Romans 6:23, Romans 8:17-18, Revelation 20:15, I Corinthians 2:7-9)
  10. Marriage is a biblical institution established by God as clearly described in the scriptures. Marriage is a union ordained by God. It was first instituted by God in the early chapters of Genesis, codified in the Levitical law. We believe, based on the teaching of the Scriptures in both the Old and New Testaments, that marriage is an institution ordained by God from the foundation of the world, and intended as a lifelong union of one natural born man and one natural born woman. This idea is supported by the account of creation in Genesis chapters 1 and 2. Genesis 1:26-28 provides that God created man in His own image, both male and female. The passage implies that a unity of one man and one woman is in some way necessary to fully represent the image of God in mankind.