OUR BELIEFS

Statement of Faith:

  1. WE BELIEVE in one God, who is eternal, all-powerful, and absolutely Holy; who has revealed Himself to mankind as existing in three distinguishable expressions of His essential being: The Father, Jesus Christ the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
    Matthew 28:19; II Corinthians 13:14; and John 14:15-17

  2. WE BELIEVE that the Bible is the complete word of God and that it is true from cover to cover and was directly inspired by the Holy Spirit. Nothing can be added to the Bible or taken away from it. The Bible is without error in its original language and contains all things necessary for salvation.
    II Timothy 3:16-17; 1 Corinthians 2:13; 2 Peter 1:19-21

  3. WE BELIEVE God loves each person exactly as they are, but that He also loves every person too much to leave us the way we are.
    John 3:16, II Corinthians 5:17, II Peter 3:9, Philippians 1:6

  4. WE BELIEVE that God desperately wants a personal relationship with people and that every person desperately needs a deep personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
    Genesis 3:8-9, Ephesians 1:5, Genesis 6:9, Hosea 6:6, John 15:5

  5. WE BELIEVE that all people sin and do so willfully and are therefore responsible for their own actions.
    Romans 3:23, Romans 14:10-12, I Kings 8:46, I John 1:8-10

  6. WE BELIEVE that no person can go to heaven or have an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ aside from the forgiveness of sins.
    John 14:6, I John 1:8-10, Romans 3:23-24, Romans 6:23

  7. WE BELIEVE that God the Father sent His only son Jesus Christ to die on the cross for the sins of all people who will confess their sins and accept Jesus Christ as their personal Savior.  Confessing our sins leads to the forgiveness of sin so that people can have a healthy relationship with God.
    John 3:16, Romans 5:8-11, I John 1:9, Hebrews 9:14, I John 4:9-10

  8. WE BELIEVE that Jesus Christ not only died on the cross, but also rose triumphantly three days later and reigns at the right hand of God in Heaven.
    Hebrews 1:3, Romans 8:34, I Thessalonians. 4:14

  9. WE BELIEVE that Jesus Christ was born of the virgin Mary, and that Jesus Christ is and was perfect and without sin.  We further believe that when Jesus Christ came to earth He was both entirely man and entirely God.
    Luke 1:30-35, Matthew 1:20-23

  10. WE BELIEVE that there is only one God, but that He is also a Trinity--God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
    Matthew 11:25-27, John 14:25-26, Mark 1:10-11

  11. WE BELIEVE that just as God functions in the community of three (the Trinity) people are created to function in a community of faith
    Hebrews 10:25, Acts 2:44-47, Romans 12:5, I John 3:16, Ephesians 4:16

  12. WE BELIEVE that the Holy Spirit enables Christians to grow in their faith, equips believers for service to God, and gives spiritual gifts to every Christian which are used for God's glory. We further believe the Holy Spirit seeks to direct Christians' lives and is very active today.
    John 14:16,17,25,26, John 15:26, John 16,7-13, Romans 8:26-27

  13. WE BELIEVE that God still causes miracles today and that He is still actively speaking to His people and is still moving in His Church.
    Acts 2:17-21, Philippians. 1:6

  14. WE BELIEVE that Christians are not only to have a personal relationship with God, but that they are also created to worship God and to serve Him and to serve God's people.
    John 4:23, John 13:14-15, Romans 12:1, 6-8

  15. WE BELIEVE that all Christians are commanded by God to show the love and hope of Jesus Christ to others as the Holy Spirit directs.
    (I John 4:7-8, John 15:12, 17, Matthew 22:39, Galatians 5:6

  16. WE BELIEVE that Christians are to be baptized to state to the world that they are Christians and that the old self is dead and has been replaced with "New Life."
    Romans 6:1-4, Matthew 3:11, Colossians 2:11-12

  17. WE BELIEVE that all Christians are commanded to take communion in remembrance of what Jesus Christ did for us when He died for our sins and rose again.  We provide it at times as part of our worship services for believers in Jesus Christ.
    Luke 22:19-20, I Corinthians 10:16-17, I Corinthians 11:23-29

  18. WE Believe that. Jesus Christ will return in the future.  He is coming for those who are His and to stop evil forever.  Following Jesus return a final day of judgment will occur.  Those who are found  are found to not be Christians will serve an eternal sentence of damnation in a literal hell while those who are found to be Christians will inherit eternal life in a literal heaven.Hebrews 9:27-28, Acts 1:11, John 14:2-4, Matthew 25:31-46, I Thessalonians 4:15-17