We believe there is one true God-Who exists eternally in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are equal and are one God. 2 Cor. 13:14 "May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all."
God The Father
We believe in God the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. (Genesis 1:1,26,27, 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19;1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14)
God The Son
We believe Jesus Christ is God the Son, co-equal with the Father. We believe that Jesus Christ is fully God and fully man. We believe He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and was born of the Virgin Mary. We believe He died on the cross to pay the full and awful penalty for our sins. We believe He rose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven, and is now seated at the right hand of the Father. We believe in the personal, visible return of our Lord Jesus Christ. We believe in the bodily resurrection of all men, the last judgment, and the everlasting punishment of the lost, and everlasting life for all who believe. (Ac 1:11) (Jn 1:14; Col 2:9,10; Heb 1:1-4)
God The Holy Spirit
We believe the Holy Spirit is God the Spirit, co-equal with the Father and the Son of God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He applies the salvation earned by Christ to us. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. We believe we need to be filled with the Holy Spirit continually (Eph. 5:18) We believe the fruit of the Spirit is the best and truest evidence of His work and filling (Gal. 5:22,23) We believe love is the ultimate fruit and goal of the Holy Spirit (1 Cor. 13) (2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16,17; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:18)
We believe that God is on His throne and controls everything that comes to pass. Romans 8:28 "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose."
Salvation By Grace
We believe a person is saved by God's grace through faith in Christ alone.
Eph. 2:8,9 "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith-and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God-not by works, so that no one can boast."
Authority of the Bible
We believe the Bible is the Word of God and has the right to command our belief and action. We believe the Scriptures to be the inspired, inerrant, infallible, and authoritative Word of God. (Heb 2 Tim 3:16-17 "All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work." Hebrews 4:12; 2 Timothy 3:16,17; 2 Peter 1:20,21
We believe God is our heavenly Father and cares about every area of our lives. 1 John 3:1a "How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God!"
Identity in Christ
We believe we are significant because we are children of God. John 1:12,13 "Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God-children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband's will, but born of God."
We believe the church is the Body of Christ and His primary means of accomplishing His purposes in the world today. Jesus loved the church and gave himself up for it. We love the church because Christ did. We believe the church is central to God's eternal purpose. We believe that God has entrusted the task of world evangelization to His Church and that it is important for every Christian to be involved in the visible church here on earth. Our faith has both vertical and horizontal components. A believer without a church is like a child without a family. Ephesians 4:16 "From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work."
We believe that man is made in the image of God yet scarred by sin and in need of a Savior. Romans 6:23 "For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord."
Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1, 2
We believe that the family is God's institution and the basic building block of human society. Genesis 2:24 "For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh"
We believe Jesus is coming again to judge the world and establish the final state of things. Revelation 1:7 "Look, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him; and all the peoples of the earth will mourn because of him. So shall it be! Amen."