What We Believe
There is one true, holy God, eternally existing in three equal persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. He has demonstrated His power, wisdom, and goodness by creating the world and everything in existence.
The Bible is the inspired and infallible Word of God, revealing the will of God. These writings are the unique and final authority on all matters of faith and how it is lived out. The Bible is the sole basis of our belief system.
Man was created good and upright in the image of God. By voluntary transgressions, man fell into sin, and his only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
Jesus Christ, eternally with the Father, took upon Himself the form of man, and being born of the virgin, lived a sinless life. He voluntarily gave His life on the cross as the supreme sacrifice for our sins, bringing salvation to all who trust in Him alone. After His physical death, Jesus Christ rose from the dead and ascended into heaven as the only intercessor between God and humans. He promises to personally return to earth to fulfill the eternal plan of God.
The central purpose of Gods revelation in Scripture is to call people into fellowship with Him. The salvation of humanity is completely a work of Gods free grace. Through Christ's death and resurrection, God provided salvation for the spirit, healing for the soul and body, and forgiveness of sins.
The Holy Spirit leads believers to live a life of Christ-like character and bear fruit for the Father's glory. The baptism of the Holy Spirit empowers believers to apply the Bible to their own lives and to do great things for Him. The gifts of the Spirit that were evident in the early church are available, through faith, for us today.
Heaven & Hell
In this life, we have a choice to accept Christ or reject him. After death, this decision is eternally sealed and those who have accepted Christ will be received into eternal communion with God in heaven. Those who have rejected Him will suffer eternal separation from God in hell.
All who acknowledge Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord are united with Him as members of His body, the one true church. Scripture commands believers to gather for worship, prayer, fellowship, and the teaching of the Word; to observe Baptism and Communion as established by Jesus Christ; to offer service to the body through development and use of talents, gifts, and outreach to the world. The local expression of the church is wherever God's people meet regularly in obedience to this command. Church members are to work together in love and unity for the ultimate purpose of glorifying Christ.