Statement of Faith
We believe the Scriptures, Old and New Testaments, to be the inspired Word of God, without error in the original manuscripts, the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of men, and the Divine and final authority for all Christian faith and life.
We believe in one true God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit.
We believe Jesus Christ is true God and true man, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father; He is our High Priest and Advocate.
We believe the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ, convict men, regenerate the sinner who will believe, indwell, guide, instruct, and empower the believer for godly living and service.
We believe man was created in the image of God but sinned and fell through disobedience, and is therefore totally lost, and only through the regeneration by the Holy Spirit can he receive salvation and eternal life.
We believe only those whom God calls in His grace, through no choice of their own, will express faith in Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior. However, perfect salvation offered freely is so ordered to all mankind that they may repent from their sins, believe in the Lord Jesus Christ as their Savior, rest upon Him and follow Him, obey the revealed will of God, to the extent that whoever believes in Christ and is obedient unto Him shall be saved.
We believe the shed blood of Jesus Christ and His resurrection provide the only ground for justification and salvation for all who believe, and only those who receive Jesus Christ through faith and repentance become children of God.
We believe water baptism and the Lord’s Supper are ordinances to be observed by the church in this present age. They are, however, not to be regarded as means of salvation.
We believe the Church of Jesus Christ is composed of all regenerated believers from every tribe, tongue, kindred and race of peoples who are joined together in the body of Christ of which He is the Head.
We believe in the personal and imminent return of our Lord Jesus Christ and this hope has a vital bearing on the present personal life and service of the believer.
We believe in the bodily resurrection of the dead and final judgment of the saved to everlasting life and joy with the Lord and the lost to everlasting damnation.
We believe marriage is to be an exclusive relationship, a lifelong faithful union between a man and a woman. This relationship between a husband and wife should parallel the relationship between Christ and the Church.