what we believe
I. The Word of God
The Bible is the infallible, inerrant, fully inspired Word of God; it is divine revelation carrying the full weight of God’s authority and demanding full submission.
II. The Trinity
There is one true and living God existing eternally in three persons; these three are the same in substance, equal in power, glory and perfect divinity.
III. God the Father
God the Father is an infinite, eternal, unchangeable personal spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power, justice, truth and love. He is fully omniscient, omnipotent and omnipresent, not given to learning or “openness”.
IV. Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ is God’s only begotten Son, fully God and fully man, having two natures inseparably united in one divine person without confusion, mixture, or division. Jesus was born to a virgin, lived a sinless life, performed miracles and taught with authority. He died a substitutionary, atoning death, was raised bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven, continually makes intercession for His people and will return personally and visibly to earth in glory and judgement.
V. The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is a personal being of one substance with the Father and the Son and proceeds eternally from them both. The Holy Spirit convicts the world of sin, righteousness and judgement. He dwells in the hearts of believers, bringing about regeneration and sanctification as an abiding helper, teacher and guide.
After making all other creatures, God created man, both male and female, in His image. Yet, the first man, Adam, failed to honor God and disobeyed Him. As a result, Adam and the rest of mankind became corrupted by sin and unable to please God. This left man separated from their Creator and deserving of death.
Because all have not only inherited Adam’s sinful nature but willfully followed him in sin, atonement must be made for man to be reconciled to God. Jesus Christ lived a perfect life, fulfilling all righteousness and made atonement in full for the sake of His people by dying a substitutionary, atoning death on the cross.
Anyone who repents of their sins and trusts in Jesus Christ alone for their salvation, is justified before God. They are forgiven their sins and the righteousness of Christ is imputed to them.
IX. The Church
Christ established the universal church as a living spiritual body composed of all regenerated persons. He designed the universal church to associate for service, worship and fellowship as the local church. The church is to consist of believers in Jesus Christ, baptized on a credible profession of faith. The church is designed to follow Christ as head in the power of the Holy Spirit.
X. Christian Conduct
Christians should live for the glory of God and well-being of fellow man. He should carry himself blamelessly before the world as a faithful steward of all entrusted to him while seeking to realize full maturity in Christ.
The Lord Jesus Christ committed two ordinances to the local church, baptism and the Lord’s Supper. Baptism is the immersion of a believer in water in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The Lord’s Supper was instituted by Christ to commemorate His death. Both baptism and the Lord’s Supper are to be observed and administered until the Lord Jesus Christ returns.
XII. The Last Things
The Lord Jesus Christ will return visibly and personally to establish His kingdom. At this time will come the resurrection of the body and final judgement. The righteous will enjoy eternal pleasures with Christ while the wicked will suffer eternal torment.
“We exist to glorify God by living, loving, giving, serving, and going to make disciples among the nations.”