STATEMENT OF FAITH

  1. THE WORD OF GOD. We believe that the Bible, both Old and New Testaments, is the complete and revealed Word of God, fully inspired and without error in the original writings, and that it has supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct. (Psalm 19:7-11; Isaiah 40:8; Matthew 5:18; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; 2 Peter 1:21).

  2. THE TRINITY. We believe that there is one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. These are equal in every divine perfection and perform distinct but harmonious functions in creation, redemption, and providence (Genesis 1:26; Isaiah 9:6,7; Matthew 28:19-20; John 1:1, 14; 10:30).

  3. GOD THE FATHER. We believe in God, the Father, an infinite personal spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power, and love. We believe that He is intimately involved in the affairs of mankind, that He hears and answers prayer, that he saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ. (Deuteronomy 6:4; Psalm 19; John 14:13,14; Romans 5:8; 1 John 4:16).

  4. JESUS CHRIST. We believe in Jesus Christ, fully God and fully man, God's only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, and teachings. We believe in His substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, perpetual intercession for His people, and personal visible return to earth. (John 1:1-14; Acts 1:11; Philippians 2:5-11; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Hebrews 1:1-10; 4:14).

  5. THE HOLY SPIRIT. We believe in the Holy Spirit who came from the Father and the Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify, and empower all who believe in Jesus Christ. We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells every believer at salvation, and that He is an abiding helper, teacher, and guide. (John 3:3-7; 16:8-14; Romans 8:26; Acts 2:38-39; Ephesians 5:18).

  6. HUMANITY. We believe God originally created persons, male and female, in the image of God and free from sin. We further believe all people are sinners by nature and choice and are spiritually dead. We also believe that those who repent of sin and trust in Jesus Christ as Savior are regenerated by the Holy Spirit. (John 14:6; Romans 3:10-18, 23; Romans 6:23; Titus 3:5).

  7. SALVATION. We believe in salvation by grace through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. We further believe that this salvation is based upon the sovereign grace of God, was purchased by Jesus Christ on the cross, and is received by faith, apart from any human merit, works or ritual. We further believe salvation results in righteous living, good works and proper concern. (Ephesians 2:8, Acts 4:12, Romans 5:8).

  8. THE CHURCH. We believe in the universal church, a living spiritual body of which Christ is the head, composed of people who through faith in Jesus Christ have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit. We believe in the local church, whose membership consists of a company of believers in Jesus Christ, and associated for worship, Bible study, prayer, the ordinances, fellowship, and the evangelism of a lost world. (Matthew 16:18; Acts 2:42-47; Ephesians 4:1-15).

  9. CHRISTIAN CONDUCT. We believe that the supreme task of believers is to glorify God in their life and that their conduct should be blameless before the world. We further believe that they should be faithful stewards of their possessions and that they should seek to realize for themselves the full stature of maturity in Christ. (Romans 12:1,2; Colossians 2:6,7; 3:17; Titus 2:11-13).

  10. THE ORDINANCES. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ has committed two ordinances to the church to be observed until the return of Christ: baptism by immersion and the Lord's Supper. By baptism a believer publicly declares his new life in Christ. In the Lord's Supper, the believer is dramatically reminded of the sacrifice of Christ for our sin. We believe that these two ordinances are not means for salvation, but acts of obedience. (Matthew 3:13-17; 26:26-29; 1 Corinthians 10:16, 17; 11:23,24).

  11. LAST THINGS. We believe in the personal, premillenial, and imminent return of our Lord Jesus Christ to earth. We believe His coming will be visible for the establishment of His kingdom. We believe in the resurrection of the body, the final judgment, the endless suffering of the wicked, and the eternal blessedness of the believer. (Matthew 24:1-51, 25:41; John 14:1-3, 1 Corinthians 15; 2 Corinthians 5:10; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18).

  12. MARRIAGE. We believe that marriage has been ordained by God.  This church recognizes marriage as exclusively the legal union of one man and one woman.  We believe that God created man and He created them male and female.  As such He created them equal and different so as to complement each other.  We believe that each person's gender is determined by God at the individual's conception.  God instituted monogamous marriage between male and female as the foundation of the family and basic structure of human society.  We believe that sexual relations are to be exercised solely between a husband and a wife in marriage.  (Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:4-6; John 4:16-18; Romans 1:18-32; I Corinthians 5:11, 6:9-11, 6:18-20, 7:1-3 and 7:8-9; Galatians 5:19-21; Ephesians 5:3-7; 1 Timothy 1:9-11)