Our Beliefs

About God

We believe God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three personalities: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.

Genesis 1:1, 26, 27; 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14

About Christ Jesus

We believe Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days, thus demonstrating His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven’s glory and will return again one day to judge the living and the dead.

Matthew 1:22, 23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5; 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14, 15; 1 Corinthians 15:3, 4; Romans 1:3, 4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:14, 15; Titus 2:13

About The Holy Spirit

We believe the Holy Spirit is 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 also lives in every Christian. He provides those Christians who seek Him the power for living, the understanding of spiritual truth and guidance in doing what is right.

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; 2 Corinthians 13:14

About The Bible

We believe the Bible is God’s Word. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for a Christian’s belief and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is without error.

2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20,21; 2 Timothy 1:13; Psalms 119:105,160; Proverbs 30:5

About Mission

We believe we are to make disciples. This is stated by Jesus in Matthew 28:19-20. We are committed to “making disciples of all nations, baptizing them . . . and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.” Our commitment to expand the church is reflected by outreach in every ministry.

I Timothy 4:2; II Timothy 2:2; Matthew 28:19-20

About Man

We believe people are made in the spiritual image of God. That means we are to be like Him in character. People are the supreme object of God’s creation. Although people have a tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called “sin.” This attitude separates people from God. The influence of sin in this world causes many problems in life.

Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1-2

About Salvation

We believe salvation is God’s gift to man. We can never make up for our sin by any amount of good works or self-improvement. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin’s penalty, which is separation from God. When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith we are baptized into Christ and receive the gift of the Holy Spirit as the seal of our redemption.

Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8, 9; Acts 2:38; John 14:6; 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26

About The Church

We believe there is only one Church in the Bible. It is of no denomination. It is Christ’s Church and wears His name. Therefore, we are baptized into Christ, and He makes us citizens in the Kingdom of God.

Matthew 16:18; Ephesians 4:4, 5; Acts 4:12; 2:47

About Eternity

We believe man was created to exist forever. He will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally with Him is Heaven.

John 3:16; 2:25; 5:11-13; Revelation 20:15; Matthew 25:44-46

About The Second Coming

We believe before Jesus left the earth he promised to return. Someday that promise will certainly be fulfilled and Jesus will stand on the earth once again. The only reason Jesus has not yet returned is that he is patient with people and not willing that any should be lost for when he returns he comes as King and Judge of the earth.

2 Peter 3:1-13; Revelation 22:20