1. GOD

We believe that there is one God, who is holy, righteous, sovereign, and eternal. He is the Creator of everything in the universe including life itself.

We believe that Jesus Christ is the one and only Son of God, eternal and one in essence with God the Father, born of the virgin Mary. He was and is the Messiah, the Christ, the Anointed One of God.

We believe that the Holy Spirit, the counselor, is the third person of the Godhead, and is eternal and one in essence with the Father and the Son.

2. BIBLE

We believe the entire Bible is the inspired Word of God and that men were moved by the Holy Spirit to write the very words of Scripture. Therefore, we believe the Bible, as written in it’s original languages, is without error and is used for teaching, correcting, training and equipping us to do the work of God.

3. HUMANITY

We believe that God created human beings in His own image to have relationship with Him, which is the source of all life, hope and purpose. However, humanity became alienated in that relationship through sinful disobedience. As a result, people are incapable of regaining a right relationship with God through their own efforts, and must rely on the finished work of Jesus Christ for a relationship with God.

4. SALVATION

We believe that the blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the sole basis for the forgiveness of sin. Therefore, God freely offers salvation to those who place their faith in the death, burial and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for their sin. Jesus gave himself to be crucified, to pay the penalty, once and for all, for the sins of humanity.

We believe that Jesus Christ will one day return to take believers with Him to Heaven to live for eternity.

5. BAPTISM

We believe that followers of Jesus Christ should be baptized in water as a symbol of their new life in Christ and their commitment to follow Him.

We also believe that God desires to fill every believer with the Holy Spirit, which is evidenced by events such as speaking and interpreting heavenly languages, prophesying about the works of God, wisdom, healing, discernment, declaring God’s truth, and telling others about Jesus Christ with power and conviction.

6. THE CHURCH

We believe that the church is the body of Christ, of which Jesus Christ is the head. The members of the church are those who have trusted by faith the finished work of Christ. The purpose of the church is to glorify God by loving Him and by making Him known to the lost world.

We believe that local churches, also know as congregations, are the place that God has ordained for us to be cared for, taught, grow, and learn how to minister.

We believe all Christians should live for Christ and not for themselves. By obedience to the Word of God and daily yielding to the Holy Spirit, every believer should mature and be conformed to the image of Christ.

7. RELATIONSHIP WITH SOCIETY

All Christians are responsible to seek to make the will of Christ supreme in our own lives and in human society… in the spirit of Christ, Christians should oppose racism, every form of greed, selfishness, and vice, and all forms of sexual immorality, including adultery, homosexuality, and pornography. We should work to provide for the orphaned, the needy, the abused, the aged, the helpless, and the sick. We should speak on behalf of the unborn and contend for the sanctity of all human life from conception to natural death.

8. MARRIAGE

God has ordained the family as the foundational institution of human society. It is composed of persons related to one another by marriage, blood or adoption.

Marriage is the uniting of one man and one woman in covenant commitment for a lifetime. … The husband and wife are of equal worth before God, since both are created in God’s image. Children, from the moment of conception, are a blessing and heritage from the Lord. Parents are to demonstrate to their children God’s pattern for marriage.