Our Beliefs

1. WE BELIEVE that there is ONE LIVING AND TRUE GOD, eternally EXISTING IN THREE PERSONS, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, equal in power and glory. This triune God created all, upholds all, and governs all. (Dt. 6:4, Mt. 28:19, Mt. 3:16-17, 2Co. 13:14)

2. WE BELIEVE that the SCRIPTURES of the Old and New Testaments are the Word of God, fully inspired, without error in the original manuscripts, and the infallible rule of faith and practice. It’s writings are eternal truths that are to be studied, experienced and practiced by believers for all time. (2 Ti. 3:16, 2Pet. 1:20-21)

3. WE BELIEVE in GOD THE FATHER, as infinite, personal Spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power, and love; that he concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men; that he hears and answers prayer; and that he saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ. (luke 10:21, Jn. 5:29, Mt. 6:8, 10; Is. 63:9)

4. WE BELIEVE in JESUS CHRIST, God’s only begotten divine Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles and teachings, His substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, perpetual intercession for His people and personal, visible return to earth. (Jn. 2:24, Mt. 9:36, Lk. 22:42, Jn. 1:12-13)

5. WE BELIEVE in the HOLY SPIRIT, who came forth from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify and empower for ministry all who believe in Christ. We believe the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Jesus Christ and that He is an abiding Helper, Teacher, and Guide. We believe that Jesus Christ fills the seeking believer with the Holy Spirit to empower a holy lifestyle and to equip for service. This filling may be subsequent to regeneration and is to be repeated. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit and in the exercise of all the Biblical gifts of the Spirit. (J. 14:26, Acts 1:8, I Co. 12:7)

6. WE BELIEVE that all MANKIND are sinners by nature and choice and are therefore under condemnation. We also believe that God regenerates, by the Holy Spirit, those who repent of their sins and confess Jesus Christ as Lord. (Jn. 3:16)

7. WE BELIEVE that the Lord Jesus Christ committed two ORDINANCES to the Church, Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. We believe in baptism by immersion, for those professing faith, and regularly practiced communion (the Lord’s Supper) open to all believers. (I Cor. 11:26, Mt. 28:19)

8. WE BELIEVE in the LAYING ON OF HANDS for the empowering of the Holy Spirit, for ordination of pastors, elders, and deacons, and for receiving gifts of the Holy Spirit. (I Ti. 4:14, Acts 13:3)