OUR BELIEFS

The sum of all our theological beliefs is Jesus Christ.  Everything we believe- the foundation of our doctrine - spring from knowing God through His Son, Jesus.  He is the reason we exist, the goal we aim for, the explanation of life, and our great reward.

  • WE BELIEVE that there is one living and true God, eternally existing 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.

  • WE BELIEVE that the SCRIPTURES of the Old and New Testaments are the Word of God, fully inspired without error in the original manuscripts, and the infallible rule of faith and practice.

  • WE BELIEVE in GOD THE FATHER, an infinite, personal Spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love; that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of people; that He hears and answers prayer; and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through 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, miracles and teachings, His substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, perpetual intercession for His people and person, and His visible return to earth.

  • WE BELIEVE in the HOLY SPIRIT, Who came forth from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness and judgment, 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. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit and in the exercise of all the Biblical gifts of the Spirit.  We understand that the exercise of these gifts during our corporate worship services are to be done in a loving and orderly way.

  • WE BELIEVE that all PEOPLE are sinners by nature and choice and, therefore, under condemnation; that God regenerates by the Holy Spirit those who repent of their sins and confess Jesus Christ as Lord; that Jesus Christ baptizes the seeking believer with the Holy Spirit and power for service subsequent to regeneration.

  • WE BELIEVE in the universal CHURCH, the living spiritual body, of which Christ is the Head and all regenerated persons are members.

  • WE BELIEVE that our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ committed two ORDINANCES to the church: 1) baptism and, 2) the Lord’s Supper. We believe in baptism of those who confess and believe the claims of Jesus, and communion open to all believers.

  • WE BELIEVE also in the LAYING ON OF HANDS for the ordination of pastors, elders and deacons,  praying for the sick, and for the baptism (or release) of the Holy Spirit.

  • WE BELIEVE in the personal, visible RETURN OF CHRIST to earth and the establishment of His Kingdom; in the resurrection of the body, the final judgment and eternal blessing of the righteous and endless suffering of the wicked.

  • WE BELIEVE in what is termed “THE APOSTLES’ CREED” as embodying fundamental facts of Christian faith.