What We Believe

God

We believe in one God eternally manifested as the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.


Jesus Christ

We believe in the dual nature of the Lord Jesus Christ - fully God and fully man.  Without ceasing to be God He became man in order that He might reveal God and redeem sinners.  We believe in His deity, in His pre-existence, in His incarnation, in His virgin birth, and in His death on the cross, burial and resurrection. 


Holy Spirit

We believe the Holy Spirit is sent from the Father, through the Son, in order to convict the world of sin and the need for Jesus Christ.  He lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation.  He provides power and guidance for living, supplies understanding of spiritual truth, and gives comfort and security to those who believe in Jesus Christ.  He gives to every believer at least one spiritual gift.  As Christians, we seek to live under His control daily with the fruit of the Spirit evident in our lives.


Bible

We believe that both the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Scriptures constitute the divenly inspired and inerrant Word of God.


Humanity

We believe people were created in the image of God and to exist forever.  We believe in the resurrection of the dead.  We will exist either eternally separated from God by sin or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation through Jesus Christ.  Heaven is a place of eternal life in union with God.  Hell is a place of eternal separation from God.


Salvation

We believe that apart from the vicarious and atoning death of Jesus Christ, sinful man is hopelessly and eternally lost.  Man has no means by which he can redeem, atone, or justify himself before God.  Salvation is a gift from God brought to man by grace and received through confession and repentance and personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, whose atoning blood was shed on the cross for the forgiveness of sins and the gift of eternal life.


Church

We believe that the church is composed of all believers in Jesus Christ, evident by worshiping, witnessing and making disciples throughout the world.  We believe in the ordinances of baptism and communion.  Baptism symbolizes the believer's union in the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.  Communion commemorates the sacrifice of our Savior for mankind.  Although participating in communion and baptism do not save us, they do express the grace of God given to us.


Believers

We believe the life of the believer will be marked by holiness, purity, godliness and the fruit of the Spirit in order that the believer might be a light to the world and salt to the earth.


Future

We believe in the personal, visible, future and bodily return of the Lord Jesus Christ.