While not an exhaustive list, the following beliefs we hold will hopefully give you an idea about how we approach God and His Word.
We believe that there is only one God who eternally exists as the Trinity in the Persons of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe that Jesus Christ is fully God and fully man, and that He died and was completely resurrected. We believe that God is the creator of all that is and that He carries out His purposes for everything.
[ Matt. 28:18-19; John 1:3; Hebrews 1:1-4 ]
We believe that the Bible is inspired by God and as such is without error in the original manuscripts. It is God’s Word to humanity, given through human authors, and is to be believed and obeyed.
[ 2 Tim. 3:16; 2 Pet. 1:20-21 ]
We believe that all persons are created in the image of God, and as such possess inherent value. However, all persons are also fallen because of sin. This is why everyone deserves death, with no hope of escaping eternal punishment without a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
[ Gen. 1:27; Rom. 3:9-19, 23; Rom. 6:23 ]
We believe that people are only saved by grace through trusting in Jesus Christ’s death on the cross. All those who trust in Christ for salvation are sealed with the Holy Spirit and saved eternally by God.
[ Eph. 2:8-9; John 3:16 ]
Our Heavenly Father sends the Holy Spirit to all believers in order to make disciples and build the church by equipping us with various spiritual gifts. The Holy Spirit leads the body of Christ to worship in spirit and truth, to be transformed in unity and to be empowered to live joyfully and serve those in need.
[ John 14:26; Acts 1:8; Eph. 2:18; 3:16; 4:3]
We believe that the church consists of all people who believe in Christ, and that it exists primarily to worship God and to make disciples. To fulfill these purposes believers should preserve the unity of the Church by serving and building up one another in love.
[ Eph. 4:1-16; John 13:34-35 ]
We believe that it is the responsibility of each believer to live a life of submission to Christ. Believers become mature by remaining under the influence of the Spirit as they contend with sin and the temptations of both Satan and the world.
[ John 15:1-5; Gal. 5:16-26 ]
We believe that God, in His own timing and way, will some day bring this world to an end. He will establish a new heaven and new earth where believers will spend eternity giving glory and honor to Him.
[ Titus 2:13; Matt. 25:31-46; Revelation 20-22 ]
As a church body we will obey Christ and champion the essential beliefs that promote a spirit of faith, hope, and love. In particular, since there are differences of opinion on spectacular sign gifts, for the sake of unity we will refrain from promoting or practicing these at any of our gatherings.
[ John 17:20-23; 1 Cor. 14; Phil. 2:1-4 ]