What we believe
That the scriptures of the Old and New Testaments were given by inspiration of the Holy Spirit and that only they constitute the Divine Rule of Christian faith and practice.
There is only one God, who is infinitely perfect, the Creator, Preserver and Governor of all things and who is the only recipient worthy of worship.
There are three Persons in the Godhead: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit; undivided in essence and equal in power and glory.
That Jesus Christ was God made manifest in the flesh, truly and properly God and truly and properly man, and that He by His suffering and death made atonement for sin, and that by His resurrection there is eternal life for all who believe in Him.
That since the fall of our first parents, mankind is entirely unable in his own strength to find salvation and reconciliation with God and that he is wholly dependent upon God’s grace and mercy.
That salvation, by God’s grace, depends upon our repentance, faith in God, cleansing by the shed blood of Jesus, and regeneration by the Holy Spirit.
That baptism in water is a personal and dynamic meeting with God and a public statement of the believer’s death, burial and resurrection in Christ Jesus.
It is the privilege of all believers, in response to the command of God’s Word, to receive the power of the Holy Spirit to live holy and victorious lives, and that the Holy Spirit operates through gifts, ministries and manifestations to glorify Jesus through His Body to the world.
That Jesus Christ, at the time of His ascension into Heaven, where He now sits at the right hand of the Father, gifted the church with living ministry expressions of Himself through apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers, for the building of the Body of Christ and the equipping of the believers to the work of service.
That neither ritual, tradition, ceremony, nor rite can replace conversion, relationship with God, or true worship, and that nothing less than the Lordship of Christ upon a life is the mark of a Christian.
That the Bible upholds monogamous, heterosexual marriage between a natural man and a natural woman as God’s exclusive design for marriage.
That through the cross and resurrection, male and female have been restored to their original mandate of ruling and reigning as co-heirs with Christ each fulfilling their God given design.
In the continuance of the Lord’s Supper, consisting of the elements of bread and the fruit of the vine, as instituted by Jesus with His disciples, so that we may truly discern the Body of Christ in its totality, unity, and authority, and that this celebration stands as a memorial of Christ’s suffering and death and as a prophecy of His coming, and as such is commanded to all His followers until that Day.
In the judgement of God, the eternal punishment of those who reject Christ and the eternal joy for those made righteous in Christ.
In the physical, triumphant return of Jesus Christ to an overcoming and glorious church.
It is the commission of the church to go into the whole world to preach the gospel and extend the Kingdom of God, knowing that “this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached to the whole world for a witness to all nations, and then shall the end come.”