What We Believe
We believe in God, the Father, an infinite, personal spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power, and love. We believe that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of all people, that He hears and answers prayer, and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.
Genesis 1:26-28, Ephesians 1:1-2, John 14:26, John 14:16
Mankind is the focus of God’s creation. Mankind is sinful by nature and will perish without the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ as revealed in His Gospel. It is God’s desire that no one should perish, but that all would come to this saving knowledge through the preaching of the Gospel to a lost and hopeless world.
Genesis 1:27, Isaiah 17:9, Romans 3:23, Romans 6:23, 2 Peter 1:4
Man was created to exist forever. Man will either exist in close union with God or eternally separated from Him. To be eternally separated from God is hell. To be eternally in union with God is eternal life. Heaven and hell are real places of eternal existence.
John 3:16; 1 John 2:25; 1 John 5:11-13; Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:15; Matthew 25:31-46
Jesus Christ is The Second Person of The Trinity. Jesus fully God and fully man while he lived on the earth. He lived a sinless life and offered himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all mankind by choosing to die on a cross. Jesus rose from the dead three days later and is now seated at the right hand of the Father awaiting His time to return to earth with all Power and Glory.
John 1:1,14, 20:28; 1 Timothy 3:16; Isaiah 9:6; Philippians 2:5-6; 1 Timothy 2:5
We are Saved by Grace Through Faith In Jesus Christ. Salvation Is a gift from God that must be accepted. Good behavior and self-improvement cannot save mankind from the penalty of sin. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ as Savior into his or her life.
Ephesians 2:8-9; 2 Peter 1:1, Titus 3:5, Galatians 3:26, Romans 10:9-10
The church collectively represents the body of Christ. The church gather together in local assemblies for edification, teaching from the Word of God, and ministry to and through each other according to their spiritual gift. The local church provides identity to its members as well as encouragement, interdependence, fellowship, correction, and discipline. 1 Corinthians 12:12, Hebrews 10:25, Acts 20:7, Acts 14:27, 1 Corinthians 5:4, 1 Corinthians 11:17-34
The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is co-equal with God the Father and God the Son and is of the same essence. He is a divine person who is our teacher, guide, helper, and advocate The Holy Spirit brings conviction of sin, revelation of the truth of the Gospel of Christ, and draws sinner to God. The Holy Spirit distributes and administers the Gifts and Fruit of the Holy Spirit in the believer’s life.
John 14:26, John 16:12-15, John 16:8, 1 Corinthians 12:1-11, Galatians 5:22-23
All scripture is given by inspiration of God and is truth without error. The Bible was written by human authors under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the inspired, infallible, and authoritative Word of God. The Bible provides direction and guidance for daily Christian living.
2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:21, Psalm 33:4, Psalm 119:105, Psalm 119:160, Psalm 119:30
Baptism by immersion symbolizes the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus. It is a public declaration of a personal decision you made to accept Jesus Christ as your personal Savior. Baptism is not required for salvation; it is a biblical command and demonstrates your love and obedience to Jesus Christ.
Colossians 2:12; Acts 2:41; Ephesians 2: 8-9; Matthew 28:19-20
The Lord’s Supper is an ordinance given to all believers by Jesus Christ to remember his sacrifice for us and to symbolize the new covenant. The bread represents his broken body, and the juice represents His shed blood. The Lord’s Supper reminds the believe of the sacrifice Jesus paid for our sins on the cross.
Matthew 26:26-30; Mark 14:22-26; Luke 22:19,20; 1 Corinthians 11:23-29