What We Believe

In essentials, unity…In nonessentials, liberty…In all things, love

God
We believe that God is the creator, ruler and redeemer of mankind. The Bible teaches the concept of the “trinity” and that there is one sovereign God eternally existing in three persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  Genesis 1:1, 26-27; 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14
 
 
 
Jesus Christ
We believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross for our sins and rose from the dead. Trusting Him as Savior brings forgiveness and the promise of eternal life. Those trusting in Him should confess their faith, repent of sin, and be baptized by immersion.  Matthew 1:22-23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5, 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14-15; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Romans 1:3-4 

 

The Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit is God’s gift to all Christians. His transforming influence brings new life and He is our guide and comforter. He empowers believers to fulfill God’s vision and purpose for their lives.  2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16-17; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25
 
 
Humans
We believe the Bible teaches that humans, created by God, willfully sin against God and are consequently lost and without hope apart from a restored relationship with God and that such salvation (including the forgiveness of sins) is achieved only by grace through the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ.  Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1-2
The Bible 
We believe the Bible is God’s source book for faith and daily living. It is divinely inspired, error-free in its original writings, and the true source for knowing God’s will. On all belief issues we ask, “What does the Bible say?”  2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21; 2 Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119:105, 160, 12:6 
 
 
 
The Church 
We believe the church is God’s enterprise for the redemption and benefit of mankind. It is a faith community and consists of all Christians everywhere. We believe that the New Testament provides the pattern for local church practices and organization. We are overseen by a group of local elders that are men of character, integrity and faith evidenced by their daily walk.  Matthew 16:18; Acts 20:28; Ephesians 1:22; Proverbs 30:5