What We Believe
The church is intended to be a family of believers, unified in Christ, and ultimately presented to Him as a pure bride and true to the scriptures. The following statements describe our fundamental beliefs:
We believe in one God - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Matthew 3:16-17, John 14:9-10
We believe God is the creator of all people and of all things.
Genesis 1:1, Acts 17:24-28
We believe that Jesus Christ is God’s only Son, the Savior of the world, and the Head of the church.
John 3:16, Matthew 1:18-21, Colossians 1:13-23
believe the Holy Spirit dwells within every Christian and works
actively in the world to convict people of sin, righteousness, and
judgment to come.
John 16:5-15, Romans 8:1-14
We believe the Bible is the inspired word of God and the final authority for all matters of faith.
Romans 15:4, Hebrews 4:13, 2 Timothy 3:16
We believe that every person has worth as a creation of God, but that all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
Romans 3:23, 1 John 1:7
believe that salvation (the forgiveness of sins) is offered to all
people and comes only by grace through the blood of Jesus Christ (His
death on the cross) and His resurrection from the dead.
Matthew 26:28, Romans 5:8-11, Ephesians 2:8-9, 1 Corinthians 15:1-4
believe the Bible teaches that the pattern to follow to receive Jesus
as Savior is to believe in Christ as God’s Son and Savior of the world,
to repent of personal sin, to confess Christ as Lord, and to be baptized
(immersed) into Christ.
John 20:30-31, Acts 2:38, Romans 10:9, Romans 6:1-7
believe in the weekly observance of the Lord’s Supper, in which the
Christian community remembers Christ and celebrates the relationship
they have with Him and with each other.
Luke 22:14-20, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26
believe that the church is the body and bride of Christ, founded on the
day of Pentecost, consisting of all Christians everywhere.
Matthew 16:13-18, Acts 2:14-47
We believe it is God’s plan for the elders to lead the local church.
Act 20:28, 1 Timothy 3:1-7, 1 Peter 5:1-4
believe that death seals the eternal destiny of each person. The saved
will inherit eternal life; the unsaved, eternal separation from God.
Romans 8:10-11, Daniel 12:2, John 6:47
We believe that Jesus will one day return and reign forever as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18