Our church was formed around this simple set of beliefs which has never changed since our inception.
We believe the Bible, composed of 66 books without error in the original manuscripts, is the inspired word of God and the final authority for Christian faith and life.
We believe in one sovereign God, creator of all things, and eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe Jesus Christ is God’s one and only Son, fully God and fully man, conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin. He died on the cross as the sinless sacrifice for our sins, arose bodily from the dead, and returned to Heaven as our advocate and intercessor.
We believe men and women were created in God’s image, rebelled against Him, and are now lost. The shed blood and resurrection of Jesus Christ provide the only ground for a restored relationship with God. Through repentance and personal faith in Jesus Christ our sins are forgiven, we are reborn by the Holy Spirit and adopted into God’s family.
We believe in the work of God the Holy Spirit. He glorifies Jesus Christ, brings conviction of sin, and indwells and empowers the Christian to live a godly life.
We believe the church is the living body of Christ on earth. He is its head and the source of its life. The universal church is composed of those who have received Jesus Christ through repentance and personal faith. God intends that all believers identify with and participate in the local church. The Lord Jesus Christ instituted the ordinances of Baptism by immersion and the Lord’s Supper, which are to be observed by the church but are not to be regarded as a means to salvation. The Holy Spirit has given spiritual gifts to all believers to be exercised in love for the purpose of building up the body of Christ.
We believe in the reality of the person of Satan who is the open and declared enemy of God and man; the prince of this world who has been defeated through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. He shall be eternally punished in the Lake of Fire.
We believe Jesus Christ will personally return to earth to judge the world, reward believers, and establish His glorious Kingdom. This is the hope of the church and its encouragement for ministry. Those who have been reborn will live with Him forever.