What We BELIEVE

1. The Bible is God's written revelation to man, is God breathed, is the authoritative rule for theology, faith and conduct and is without error in the original manuscripts. The Bible is the authoritative source for teaching, correcting and training (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21).


2. There is one God eternally existing in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.


3. We acknowledge the deity of Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, substitutionary death on the cross to provide for our salvation, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, and His return in power and glory.


4. Man was created in the image of God, but because of sin, is alienated from God and destined for eternal hell. Man can be reconciled to God and may obtain eternal life shown outwardly only by receiving Jesus Christ by faith.


5. Man is saved by grace alone, through faith in Jesus Christ. Good works are the result of faith in Jesus Christ but cannot save us from our sins.


6. The Holy Spirit is fully God (Acts 5:3-4; 2 Corinthians 3:17-18) being the third person of the Trinity (Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14). He regenerates individuals (Ezekiel 36:26-2, John 3:5-8), points believers towards and glorifies Christ (John 16:7-15), indwells them (Romans 8:11; 1 Corinthians 6:19) conforms them to Christ (2 Corinthians 3:18; Galatians 5:16-18), and gifts them to build up one another (Romans 12:3-8; 1 Corinthians 12; Ephesians 4:11).

7. Water baptism and the Lord's Supper are the two ordinances for the church revealed in the Bible. Baptism is a symbol of the new birth in Jesus Christ and the Lord's Supper symbolizes our communion with the Lord.


8. The organization of the Church Body exists for the sole purpose of teaching and training up mature believers.