What We Believe

We believe in one God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Matt 5:16, 45; 6:1, 4, 8, 9; James 1:17; John 1:1; 4:24; 14:9, 16-20; Gen 1:2; 2 Peter 1:21).

We believe in God the Father Almighty, Creator of all things visible and invisible (Gen 1:1; Acts 17:24-28; Heb 11:3).

We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s one and only Son, my one and only Savior (John 1:14; 1 John 4:9; John 3:16; 2 Peter 3:18)Who was born both fully human and fully divine, conceived of the Holy Spirit and the virgin Mary, and lived a sinless life (Matthew 21:11; John 1:14; 19:19; Romans 5:15-17; Colossians 2:9; 1 John 1:1; Matthew 1:18; Luke 1:26-38),  Who suffered and was crucified (Luke 23:1-46)Who died and was buried, and Who rose again bodily from the dead on the third day (Luke 23:44, 24:8; John 20:24-29; 1 Corinthians 15:3-8)Who ascended into Heaven and now sits at the right hand of the Father, (Luke 22:69; Acts 1:1-9; Colossians 3:1)and Who will return to earth to judge both the living and the dead (Matthew 24:36-42; John 14:1-3; Acts 1: 10-11; 10:39-42;1 Peter 4:5).

We believe in the Holy Spirit Who is a personal and active part of the triune God, (John 16:5-15; Acts 1:7-8; Romans 8:26-27)and Who indwells every Christian, (1 Corinthians 3:16; 6:19; 2 Timothy 1:14).

We believe in the Bible – God’s Holy Word as inspired Scripture (Mark 12:36; John 14:26; 16:12-15; Acts 1:16; 1 Corinthians 2:12-13; 2 Timothy 3:14-16; 2 Peter 1:20-21). We accept the Bible as the final authority for all matters of faith and practice (Isaiah 40:8; Matthew 5:18; 24:35; Romans 15:4; Hebrews 4:12).

We believe that people created by God willfully sin against God and are consequently lost and without hope apart from Jesus Christ (Acts 4:12; Romans 3:23).

We believe that salvation – the forgiveness of sins – cannot be earned, but is given to us only through the blood of Jesus Christ and by God’s grace (Matthew 26:28; Romans 5:1-11; 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-10; Hebrews 10:19-22; 1 Peter 1:18, 19; 1 John 1:7).

We believe that we must respond to God by admitting our sin and our need for God’s grace (Romans 3:23; Titus 3:3-7)believing and confessing the truth about Jesus (Matthew 10:32; Romans 10:9, 10)turning away from sin (repenting – Luke 24:45-47; Acts 3:19; 17:30)trusting Jesus as Savior and Lord (Romans 10:11-13; Philippians 2:11)and being baptized (immersed) into Christ (Acts 2:38; Romans 6:1-4).

We believe the church of Jesus Christ consists of all Christians everywhere (Matthew 16:13-18; Acts 2:14-47).

We affirm the early church’s practice of celebrating the Lord’s Supper weekly as a proclamation of the death, burial and resurrection of Christ (Acts 2:42; 20:7; I Corinthians 11:24-30).

We believe in the church’s mission: going out to make disciples of all people groups, baptizing them into the reality of our Trinitarian God, and teaching them to obey all of Jesus’ commands (Matthew 28:18-20).