Statement of Faith

THE ETERNAL GODHEAD - We believe that God is Triune: Father, Son and Holy Spirit (2 Cor. 13:14). 

THE HOLY SCRIPTURES - We believe that the Bible is God-inspired (2 Tim. 3:16, 17). 

REPENTANCE & ACCEPTANCE - We believe that, upon sincere repentance and a wholehearted acceptance of Christ, we are justified before God (Rom. 10:8-10; 1 John 1:9).

THE NEW BIRTH - We believe that a genuine change takes place in people who accept Christ as Savior; believers allow Christ’s life to be lived through them (2 Cor. 5:17; Gal. 2:20).

THE PLAN OF REDEMPTION - We believe that, while we were sinners, Christ died for us—pardoning all who believe in Him (John 3:16; Rom. 5:8). 

SALVATION THROUGH GRACE - We believe that we receive salvation when we come to God through faith in the atoning work of Jesus on the cross. Salvation is God’s gift to us (Eph. 2:8).

THE FALL OF MAN - We believe that man is created in the image of God but, by voluntary disobedience, fell from perfection—thereby imbuing humanity with sinfulness (Rom. 5:12). 

WATER BAPTISM AND THE LORD’S SUPPER - We believe that baptism by immersion in water is an outward sign of an inward work (Matt. 28:19; Rom. 6:4). We believe in commemorating the Lord’s Supper by the symbolic use of bread and fruit of the vine (1 Cor. 11:24, 25). 

CHURCH RELATIONSHIP - We believe that followers of Christ have a sacred duty to identify with the visible church of Jesus Christ and should meet regularly with fellow believers (Heb. 10:24-25). 

EVANGELISM - We believe that the church’s primary responsibilities are taking the gospel to the entire world and making disciples (Mark 16:15; Matt. 28:19-20). 

DIVINE HEALING - We believe that divine healing is the power of Christ to heal the sick in answer to prayer offered in faith (Jas. 5:14-16). 

THE GIFTS & FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT - We believe that the Holy Spirit has gifts to bestow upon Christians (1 Cor. 12:1-11) and that we should show spiritual fruit as evidence of a Spirit-filled life (Gal. 5:22-25). 

BAPTISM WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT - We believe that baptism with the Holy Spirit empowers believers, and that the Holy Spirit’s incoming follows the same pattern that is described in the New Testament (Acts 2:4). 

THE SPIRIT-FILLED LIFE - We believe that it is the will of God that we daily walk in the power of the Holy Spirit (Eph. 4:30-32). 

THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST - We believe that the second coming of Christ is personal and imminent (1 Thess. 4:16, 17; Titus 2:11- 13). 

HEAVEN - We believe that heaven is the glorious eternal home of born-again believers (John 14:1-3; Rev. 7:15-17). 

HELL - We believe that hell is the place of eternal torment for all who reject Christ as Savior (Rev. 20:11-15). 

THE FINAL JUDGMENT - We believe every person will one day stand before the judgment seat of Christ to receive eternal life or death (Rev. 20:11-15; Heb. 9:27; 2 Cor. 5:10). 

MODERATION - We believe that people who follow Christ should avoid the extremes of fanaticism and pursue lives of balance and moderation, demonstrating gentleness and patience (Phil. 4:5, KJV; Col. 3:12, 13). 

CIVIL GOVERNMENT - We believe that laws and ordinances come from God’s ultimate authority and should be upheld, except when they are in opposition to the revealed will of God (Rom. 13:1-5). 

DAILY CHRISTIAN LIFE - We believe that it is the will of God for believers to walk in progressive sanctification, growing continuously in the faith (Heb. 6:1). 

MARRIAGE & SEX - We believe sex was designed by God for one man and one woman to share exclusively in the context of marriage for procreation, connection, and mutual enjoyment. We believe marriage is a sacred union of one man and one woman instituted by God and meant to endure until death for the purpose of serving and glorifying Him through faithful intimacy (Hebrews 13:4, 1 Corinthians 6:9-11, Matthew 19:4-6).

LIFE - We believe that every human is precious to God and that God does not show favoritism. People of every race, every socioeconomic status, every nation, every age, every ability, both genders, people who are born and unborn, and people with broken or healthy pasts all have incredible value because they were each created in the image of God (Genesis 1:26-27, Acts 10:34-45).

TITHES & OFFERINGS - We believe the method ordained by God for the support and spread of His cause is giving tithes and offerings (Mal. 3:10; 2 Cor. 9:7)

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