Beliefs are important. After all, what we believe determines how we live. Please take time to investigate our theological beliefs as a church.
WE BELIEVE that the Scripture of the Old and New Testament is verbally and completely without error in the original writing and of supreme and final authority in faith and life. We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
WE BELIEVE that God the Father, holy and righteous, is the first person of the Trinity who sovereignly orders and directs the universe for His own purpose, pleasure and glory.
WE BELIEVE that when Jesus Christ came in human form he was propagated by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary and was true God and true man. After He died on the cross He rose from the grave, in bodily form, ascended to heaven, and presently serves as High Priest and Advocate for all believers.
WE BELIEVE that the Holy Spirit, the third person of the Trinity, convicts the world of sin, baptizes all believers into the body of Christ, seals them until the moment they are resurrected, and fully gifts them for building up the church and spreading the gospel.
WE BELIEVE that man was created in the image of God; that he sinned and thereby incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death which is separation from God. Therefore, all human beings are born with a sinful nature.
WE BELIEVE Satan is a fallen angel who, under the sovereign permission of God, has been given temporary power on earth to deceive, tempt and attack all people. However, he was completely defeated at the cross and will one day be cast into the eternal lake of fire.
WE BELIEVE that the Lord Jesus Christ took our place and died for our sins. All who confess their sins and believe Him are redeemed and secure in Him forever.
WE BELIEVE that the Church is made up of all believers in Christ, that in its local expression it is an self-governing assembly of believers; and that its ordinances are baptism and the Lord’s Supper.
WE BELIEVE that the physical, personal return of the Lord Jesus Christ is imminent. Though the timing of this “Blessed Hope” is a mystery, the fact of it is as certain as the first coming of Christ.
In addition to this statement, leadership has approved the following position statements on specific issues: