What We Believe
We believe in God the Father Almighty and in Jesus Christ His only Son, our Lord and Savior: who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, buried, and on the third day He rose from the dead; He ascended into heaven and was seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty from where He shall come to judge the living and the dead. We believe in the Holy Spirit, Christ’s Church (the body of believers), the unity and fellowship of believers, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.
We believe the Bible alone, in its entirety, is the inspired word of God directed to man for our revelation, salvation, instruction, and information. We believe that it is the mind of Christ and the believer’s only source of divine revelation as revealed and taught to us by the Holy Spirit. We believe and teach that all Scripture is inspired by God and is profitable for teaching, reproof, correcting and training in righteousness, so that every believer may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)
We believe that man is born with a sin nature from Adam and without the saving grace of God through Jesus that man is doomed to hell, separated from God for eternity (Romans 3:10, 23). Man is born a sinner but may be saved by grace (Romans 5:12, Ephesians 2:8-9). We believe that Christ’s atoning sacrifice on the cross and His resurrection is man’s only hope of redemption (1 Corinthians 15:1-8, John 3:16).
We believe in the imminent return of Jesus Christ for His Bride the Church when all who believe in Him will be raised to be with Him for all eternity (1 Thessalonians 4: 13–18). We believe in the eternal security of the believer (John 10:28; 17:12, 1 Peter 1:3-5).
Additional Doctrinal Positions
On the Church
We believe that the Church is the body of believers in Jesus Christ who join together in fulfilling their mission to make disciples of Jesus.
We believe and practice water baptism by immersion and communion as ordinances given by God according to Scripture. Baptism subsequent to a profession of faith is an outward expression of an inward commitment to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Communion is open to all believers in Jesus Christ.
We believe that according to the Holy Scriptures (Genesis 2:24, Matthew 19:4–5) marriage is defined as a sacred union between one man and one woman. As a result, we stand unified that this sacred union can never be man with man or woman with woman. If children are granted to this union, we believe God’s plan is for children to have the benefit of both one father and one mother. We believe that God exists in three personalities: the Father—Planner, the Son—Savior and Completer, and the Holy Spirit—Revealer, Teacher, and Comforter.