Our Beliefs

Doctrinal Statement

  • We believe that the Bible is the Word of God, supernaturally inspired so that it is without error in the original manuscripts. It has been preserved by God and is the divinely established authority and standard for doctrine and practice for every age and every life. (2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:21)
  • We believe that the Godhead exists eternally in three persons – the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit – and that these three are one God. (Matthew 28:19-20, 2 Corinthians 13:14, Hebrews 1:1-3, Revelation 1:4-6)
  • We believe that God is the Creator of the universe. We believe that God, by His sovereign choice and out of love for men, sent Christ into the world to save sinners. (Genesis 1:1, John 3:16)
  • We believe that Jesus Christ in the flesh was both God and man, that He was born of a virgin, and that He lived a sinless life, in which He taught and lived exactly as revealed in the four gospels. (Luke 1:30-35, John 1:18;3:16)
  • We believe that He was crucified and died as a penalty for our sins, and was raised from the dead, bodily, on the third day. He later ascended to the Father’s right hand where He is the head of the church and intercedes for believers. We believe He will one day descend from heaven and come again, personally, bodily, visibly to earth to establish His millennial Kingdom. (John 1:29, Romans 3:25-26, 2 Corinthians 5:14, Hebrews 10:5-14; 1 Peter 3:18)
  • We believe that by His death, Jesus Christ made a perfect atonement for sin. His death provided a way for all men to be saved from eternal death and separation from God. We believe that in order to be saved, one must trust Christ in His sacrifice for our sin. Salvation is received entirely apart from works. (John 1:29, Romans 3:25-26, 2 Corinthians 5:14, Hebrews 10:5-14; 1 Peter 3:18, Ephesians 2:8-10)
  • We believe that a believer is eternally secure – but that sin may interrupt the joy of his fellowship with God and bring loving discipline of the Heavenly Father. (John 5:24; 10:28; 14:16-17, Romans 8:29, Hebrews 7:25, Jude 24)
  • We believe that it should be the goal of every Christian to grow in spiritual maturity through obedience to the Word of God and yielding to the Holy Spirit who lives within him or her. (John 17:17, 2 Corinthians 3:18, Ephesians 4:24; 5:25-27)
  • We believe that the Holy Spirit is a Person, and that He is God, possessing all of the divine attributes. He indwells, baptizes, and seals all believers at the moment of their salvation and fills them in response to confession of sin and yieldedness. (John 14:16-17; 16:7-15, 1 Corinthians 6:19, Ephesians 2:22)