what we believe

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; and that this God created all, upholds all, and governs all. Matthew 28:19, Matthew 3:16, John 14:26


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.

2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:20-21, John 17:17


WE BELIEVE IN GOD THE FATHER

an infinite, personal Spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love; that he concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of people; that He hears and answers prayer; and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.

Genesis 1:1, Psalm 116:5, John 3:16


WE BELIEVE IN JESUS CHRIST, GOD'S ONLY BEGOTTEN SON

conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles and teachings, His death on our behalf - which pays for our sins, His bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, perpetual prayer for His people and His personal, visible return to earth. John 1:14, Philippians 2:6-11, John 14:6


WE BELIEVE IN THE HOLY SPIRIT

who came forth from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgement, and to give new birth, transform the character, and empower for ministry all who believe in Christ. We believe the Holy Spirit lives in every believer in Jesus Christ and that He is an ever-present Helper, Teacher, Counselor, and Guide. John 14:26, Acts 4:3, Titus 3:6


WE BELIEVE THAT ALL PEOPLE ARE SINNERS

by nature and choice and are therefore under condemnation; and that God redeems and indwells with the Holy Spirit those who repent of (turn from) their sins, confess Jesus as Lord, and are immersed in Christian baptism. Romans 3:23, Romans 6:6, Ephesians 4:22


WE BELIEVE IN THE UNIVERSAL CHURCH

the living spiritual body, of which Christ is the Head and all born again persons are members.

Matthew 16:18, Ephesians 1:22, Colossians 1:18


WE BELIEVE THAT THE LORD JESUS CHRIST COMMITTED TWO UNIQUE PRACTICES TO THE CHURCH:

BAPTISM & COMMUNION

We believe in water baptism by immersion and a communion open to all believers.

Matthew 28:19, 1 Corinthians 12:13, 1 Corinthians 11:17-24, Luke 22:19-20


WE BELIEVE IN THE PERSONAL, VISIBLE RETURN OF CHRIST

and the grand fulfillment of His Kingdom, in the resurrection of the body, the final judgement and eternal blessing of the righteous, and endless suffering of those who do not know Jesus Christ. Matthew 24:30-31, Matthew 16:27