Our Beliefs

What a church believes is a crucial aspect of who they are. The list below offers both a simple and detailed collection of what we believe to be true.

Therefore, we believe . . .

The scriptures of the Holy Bible are inspired by God.

God inspired men to write His Word and declare His design and plan for mankind. References: 2 Timothy 3:16

There is only one true God, revealed in three persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (commonly known as the Trinity).

References: The one true God – Deuteronomy 6:4, Isaiah 43:10,11, Matthew 28:19, Luke 3:22 The Trinity – Matthew 28:19, 2 Corinthians 13:14, John 14:16-17, Luke 1:35, John 1:1, 1 Corinthians 1:24, Matthew 11:25-27, Matthew 28:19, 2 Corinthians 13:14, 1 John 1:3-4, John 1:18, John 15:26, John 17:11, John 17:21, Zechariah 14:9, John 5:17-30, John 5:32, John 5:37, John 8:17-18).

Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world. As God’s son, Jesus was both human and divine.

We believe in the Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ. References: Romans 10:9, John 1:14, 1 Timothy 2:5

Although originally good, man disobeyed God and sin entered the human race.

The entrance of sin ushered evil and death (both physical and spiritual) into the world. References: Genesis 3:1-24

In the salvation of sinners through repentance and faith in Jesus Christ.

Every person can have restored fellowship with God through salvation – trusting Christ, through faith and repentance, to be our personal Savior. References: John 3:16-17, 1 John 5:11-14, Romans 10:9-10

In water baptism by immersion after repentance and acceptance of Jesus Christ as Savior.

References: Matthew 28:19, Mark 16:16, Acts 10:47-48, Romans 6:4, Colossians 2:12

In communion or the Lord’s Supper calling to mind Jesus’ death on the cross.

Communion is a symbolic remembrance of Christ’s suffering and death for our salvation. References: Luke 22:19, 1 Corinthians 11:24-35

The baptism in the Holy Spirit empowers believers for witnessing and effective service.

It is a special experience following salvation that empowers believers for witnessing and effective service, just as it did in New Testament times. References: Acts 1:8, Luke 24:49, Acts 1:4, 1 Corinthians 12:1-31, Acts 8:12-17, Acts 10:44-46, Acts 11:14-16, Acts 15:7-9

The church has been commissioned to preach the gospel and make disciples.

The church has a mission to seek and save all who are lost in sin. We believe ‘the church’ is the body of Christ and consists of the people who, throughout time, have accepted God’s offer of redemption (regardless of religious denomination) through the sacrificial death of His son Jesus Christ. References: Matthew 28:18-20, 2 Timothy 2:2

All Christians should attend church, worship the Lord and serve others.

A divinely called and scripturally ordained leadership ministry serves the church. The Bible teaches that each of us under leadership must commit ourselves to reach others for Christ, to worship Him with other believers, and to build up or edify the body of believers (the church). References: Hebrews 10:24-25, Acts 2:42-47

God has the power to heal sickness.

Divine healing of the sick is a privilege for Christians today and is provided for in Christ’s atonement (His sacrificial death on the cross for our sins). References: Mark 16:15-17, Matthew 8:16-17, Matthew 9:35

In the giving of financial support.

Giving is a major principle in the kingdom of God, and we believe that applies to all resources (money, time, relationships, etc.) In regards to financial giving, we teach the Biblical principle of tithing. References: Luke 6:38, Malachi, 3:10, 2 Corinthians 9:6-7

In both a literal Heaven and Hell.

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 in union with Him is eternal life (Heaven). Heaven and hell are places of eternal existence. References: John 3:16, Matthew 25:46, Luke 16:19-31, Romans 6:23