What We Believe and Teach
WHAT WE BELIEVE ABOUT GOD:
We believe in one God, the creator of all things. He exists eternally in three persons - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. God is absolutely worthy of our highest worship and deepest devotion.
WHAT WE BELIEVE ABOUT JESUS:
We believe that Jesus Christ is God, the Son, incarnate in human flesh. He is fully God and fully man. He was born of a virgin by the power of God, lived a perfect life, died a substitutionary death for our sins, was raised from the dead, and is today exalted to a position of authority and power. He is the only mediator between God and man and is the Lord of all.
WHAT WE BELIEVE ABOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT:
We believe that the Holy Spirit dwells within every true believer. The Holy Spirit works to grow the believer into conformity with character of Christ, gifts the believer to serve Christ, and empowers the believer to share Christ. The Christian life can only be lived in the power of the Holy Spirit. .
WHAT WE BELIEVE ABOUT THE BIBLE:
We believe that the Bible is the absolute, trustworthy, supernaturally inspired, infallible, Word of God. It is our only rule for faith and life.
WHAT WE BELIEVE ABOUT HUMAN SIN:
We believe that the human race is sinful both by nature and choice. Because of our sin, we are separated from our Holy God and rightly deserving His condemnation. All of us are sinners and it is impossible for any of us to rescue ourselves by any human effort or works from the condemnation our sins deserve. God is the only One who can save us.
WHAT WE BELIEVE ABOUT SALVATION:
We believe that God, in His great grace and love, has made salvation possible through Jesus Christ's death on the cross, and offers salvation freely to all who will place their trust in Jesus who died on the cross as the payment for our sins. Those who respond to God's offer of salvation by placing their faith in Jesus Christ enter into an eternal relationship with the living God. Our inner faith in Christ should be expressed outwardly by a verbal profession of faith and in believer's baptism as it was practiced in the New Testament.
WHAT WE BELIEVE ABOUT THE CHURCH:
We believe that the church consists of true believers, and is the Body of Christ here on earth. As the Body of Christ, we are called to continue the mission of Jesus in the world by sharing the good news of Jesus and touching people with His love.
WHAT WE BELIEVE ABOUT THE SECOND COMING:
We believe that Jesus is coming again to earth to take His bride, the church, to heaven. When He does, there will be a bodily resurrection of the dead - of believers in Christ to everlasting joy with the almighty Lord in heaven - AND - of the unbeliever and Satan, the father of lies, to judgment and everlasting punishment in hell, which is separation from the love an presence of God.