Beliefs

The Bible- God wrote a Book

We believe that the Bible is God’s authoritative, inspired Word and is without error in all its teachings.
2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20,21; 2 Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119:105,160, 12:6

The Trinity- God: 3 in 1

We believe in One God, Creator, Redeemer, and Lord of the universe, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son
and Holy Spirit.
Genesis 1:1,26,27, 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14

The Father- God is Great, God is Good

We believe God is great: He is all powerful, all knowing, ever present, unchanging, completely worthy of our trust, and above all, holy. It is in Him that we live, move and exist. God is good: He is our Father. He is loving, compassionate, and faithful to His people and His promises.
Exodus 3:14; Numbers 23:19; Leviticus 11:44-45; 19:2; Psalm 11:4-6; Malachi 3:6 John 3:16; 4:24; 5:26; 14:1; Acts 17:28; Romans 3:3-4

The Son- God became Man

We believe that Jesus Christ, God’s Son, was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, lived a sinless life, died a substitutionary death on the Cross, rose bodily from the dead, and ascended into Heaven, as truly God and truly man. He is the only mediator between God and man.
Matthew 1:22, 23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5; 14:10-30;
Hebrews 4:14,15; 1 Corinthians 15:3,4; Romans 1:3,4; Acts 1:9-11; Phil. 2:5-11; I Timothy 6:14,15; Titus 2:13

The Holy Spirit- God is always Present

We believe in the necessity of the Holy Spirit in calling sinners to new birth, being the presence of Christ in believer’s lives and for spiritual growth, and guidance in each believer and the church. Every believer is baptized in the Holy Spirit at salvation and is called to remove all obstacles to the influence of the Holy Spirit in their lives, so they will bear fruit to the glory of God.
2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16,17; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:18

Eternity- Somewhere Forever

We believe that people were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or eternally 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 and Hell are real places of eternal existence.
John 3:16; John 14:17; Romans 6:23; Romans 8:17-18; 1 Cor. 2:7-9; Revelation 20:15

Man- God’s image Bearers

We believe that people are made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. People are the supreme object of God’s creation. Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called “sin”. This attitude separates people from God and causes many problems in life.
Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6; Romans 3:23

Salvation- God’s only Way

We believe that Salvation is God’s free gift to us but we must accept it. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin’s penalty. When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith we are saved. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith.
Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8,9; John 14:6, 1:12; Titus 3:5

The Church- God’s Design for Community

We believe that Jesus Christ is the head of the Church which is made up of believers who are called to be members of His body and instruments of His love to others through sharing His Good News of eternal and abundant life, making disciples, and compassionate service to the needs of people.
Acts 2:40-47, Ephesians 4:11-16