We believe there is one omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent God, eternally existing in three persons; God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. We believe God to be the source of all creation, which He sustains and is in the process of redeeming.
Hebrews 4:13; Matthew 10:29-30; Genesis 1:26; Luke 3:21-22; Romans 8:19-22
We believe in God the Father, the eternal God and Creator of the universe. He is perfect in love, compassion, justice, and holiness. He reveals His nature to us in His Word, faithfully answers our prayer, and is the eternal Judge, rescuing those who have faith in Christ and sentencing those who do not.
Genesis 1:1; 1 John 4:8; Psalm 103:1-22; Galatians 4:4-6; Psalm 50:6
We believe in Jesus Christ, God's only begotten Son sent to take away the sins of the world. Existing as both fully man and fully God, He is Lord, the Messiah, the Son of God, and the Word who became flesh, miraculously conceived by the holy Spirit and born to the virgin Mary. He lived His life entirely free of sin and freely and willingly went to the cross and died an actual, physical death to atone for the sins of the world according to the will of the Father. This satisfied the divine justice demanded of humanity and accomplished salvation for all tho trust in Him. He rose bodily from the grave, ascended into Heaven, and is now seated at the right hand of God the Father. Apart from Him there is no salvation. We readily anticipate His literal and glorious return.
John 1:1-18; Luke 1:26-38; Matthew 28:1-10; Hebrews 4:14-16; Romans 5:6-8; Revelation 19:1-21
We believe in the Holy Spirit, who is fully God and is sent by the Father as counselor and helper. The ministry of the Holy Spirit is to draw unbelievers to faith in Jesus Christ, to impart new life to those who believe, and to indwell every believer. He imparts to God's people both the fruits of the Spirit which enable us to grow into Christ-like character, and the gifts of the Spirit which empower God's people for Christian service.
John 14:26; Acts 1:8, 2:1-12, 5:1-11; 1 Corinthians 12:1-11
We believe that the Bible—the 66 books of the Old and New Testament—is the inspired Word of God and the Church's highest authority in all matters of doctrine and conduct. Being divinely inspired by God, it is therefore as truthful as God Himself.
2 Timothy 3:16-17; 1 Timothy 5:18; Romans 15:1-4; 1 Peter 1:19-21
We believe that man was created in God's image to be His representative among His creation, carrying His very name. Through man’s rejection of God in the garden, a sin nature was introduced in man. We believe that all have sinned because of this inherited sin nature and by our own choices to sin. Sin separates us from God. We cannot make ourselves right in God’s sight by good deeds, but rather by accepting the salvation that God offers to us through Jesus Christ, taking the penalty of our sin upon Himself and imputing to us His righteousness by faith.
Genesis 3:1-4:26; Romans 3:23, 5:12-14, 6:23a; Isaiah 59:1-14
We believe that we are saved through grace by faith in Jesus Christ. Salvation is not something we can earn by good deeds or rituals, but rather by accepting Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. Christ's death on the cross fully paid the penalty of our sin. Through faith in Christ we are sanctified and given a desire to begin the life-long process of growing to be more Christ-like. Scripture teaches us to believe and to be baptized and it is our practice to baptize individuals who put their faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
John 3:16; Romans 3:21-24; Isaiah 59:15-21; Matthew 5:17-20; 2 Timothy 1:9; 1 John 4:10; Mark 16:16
We believe that the Church is the body of Christ—of which Christ is the head—here on Earth. This is the community of believers throughout the world who profess Jesus as Lord and Savior. As we are the priesthood of all believers, each Christian is called to be a serving minister fulfilling Christ's Great Commission.
Matthew 28:16-20; Galatians 4:4-7; Acts 13:47
We believe that Jesus will personally return as both the Savior and Judge of the world at the end of days. At that time—which is unknown to all but the Father—there will be a resurrection of the body for all people. Each individual will be judged individually. Unbelievers will be sentenced to total and eternal separation from God (Hell), while believers will be rewarded with total and eternal community with God (Heaven).
Revelation 20:11-15; Isaiah 11:1-9; Matthew 24:36-37