Statement of Faith

These are certain beliefs we hold in regards to God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, the church, and other core doctrines.

  • We believe that the Bible (both Old and New Testaments) is the Word of God, fully inspired by Him and without error in the original manuscripts. The Scriptures contain the complete revelation of His will and plan for salvation. They are intended to teach, guide, correct and nourish the believer, and are the final, divine authority for all matters of Christian faith and life.

    • 2 Timothy 3:16; 1 Peter 2:1-2; 2 Peter 1:20-21
  • We believe in one living God, Creator of all things, perfect in every way, without beginning or end, and eternally existing in three persons - Father, Son and Holy Spirit - and that all these are equal in every divine attribute and perfection.

    • Genesis 1:1; Genesis 26; Psalm 90:1-2; Isaiah 45:5-6; Isaiah 45:21-22; Acts 17:24-28
  • We believe that Jesus Christ is true God and true man, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. We believe in His sinless life, miracles, and teachings. We believe in His substitutionary and atoning death on the cross, His bodily resurrection from the dead, His ascension into heaven where He is now exalted at the right hand of God and intercedes for His people as our High Priest. We believe in His visible return to earth as promised in the Scriptures.

    • John 1:1-3; John 1:14; Luke 1:26-37; Romans 3:21-25; Romans 6:23; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; 1 Corinthians 15:20-24; 1 Timothy 2:5; Hebrews 4:14-16
  • We believe that the Holy Spirit is a person who convicts the world of sin, righteousness and judgement, regenerates the believer into new life in Christ at the moment of salvation, sanctifies the believer in Christ-likeness, and seals the believer unto the day of redemption. We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Christ, and that He guides, instructs and empowers them for godly living and service.

    • John 14:16; John 14:26; Acts 1:8; Romans 8:16, Romans 8:26-27; 1 Corinthians 2:4; 1 Corinthians 2:10-16; 1 Corinthians 3:16; 1 Corinthians 6:19-20; 1 Corinthians 12, Ephesians 1:13-14; Titus 3:5-6
  • We believe that mankind was created in the image and likeness of God, but that through Adam's sin, mankind fell, and thereby incurred physical, spiritual and eternal death. As a result, all human beings are born with a sin nature and are under the just condemnation of God. Because of sin, man is alienated and separated from God and unable to remedy his lost condition.

    • Genesis 1:26; Genesis 3; Romans 3:23; Romans 5:12-19; 1 Corinthians 15:22; Ephesians 2:1-10
  • We believe that salvation is a gift of God brought to man by grace, and received through personal faith in Jesus Christ; whose blood was shed on the cross for the forgiveness of our sins. We believe that those who repent and forsake sin, trusting Jesus Christ as Savior, are regenerated by the Holy Spirit; become new creatures in Christ, are freed from condemnation, and receive eternal life as God's children.

    • John 1:12-13; John 3:3-6; John 3:16; John 14:6; Romans 10:9-13; 2 Corinthians 5:17-21; Ephesians 2:8-10
  • We believe that baptism and the Lord's Supper (communion) are ordinances to be observed by the church. We believe that water baptism is an outward expression and celebration of a person's new life in Christ. We believe that the biblical pattern for baptism is by immersion in water, in the name of the triune God. We believe that the Lord's Supper was instituted by Christ for the remembrance of His death and for the proclamation of His death until He comes again.

    • Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 2:38-41; Acts 8:12-13; Acts 10:47; Matthew 26:26-29; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26
  • We believe in the universal Church, which is a living, spiritual body of Christ made up of all persons who have been regenerated and baptized by the Holy Spirit through saving faith in Jesus Christ, of which, Christ is the head. We believe in the establishment of local churches as the pattern the New Testament clearly defines. We believe in the autonomy of each local church under the headship of Christ to decide and govern its own affairs. We believe that God has given the local church the primary task of taking the Good News of Jesus Christ to the world and helping believers grow and glorify the Lord.

    • 1 Corinthians 12:12-14; Ephesians 1:22; Ephesians 2:19-22; Ephesians 4:14-16; Acts 1:8; 1 Peter 2:9-10; Matthew 28:18-20
  • We believe in the personal and visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ to earth, and the establishment of His Kingdom. We believe in the resurrection of the body and in the final judgement: of the believer to everlasting blessedness and joy with the Lord; and of the unbeliever to everlasting conscious punishment and suffering.

    • Matthew 16:27; Matthew 24:4-31; John 14:3; 1 Corinthians 15:40-58; Philippians 1:23; 1 Thessalonians 1:10; I Thessalonians 4:13-18; 1 Thessalonians5:1-11; Titus 2:13; Revelation 20:4-6; Revelation 20:11-15