What We Believe


God

There is one God who is expressed in three persons; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Each person is complete within Himself, yet they are all of the same essence. God is love. His attributes and characteristics are unflawed and unchangeable. Malachi 3:6, Deuteronomy 6:4, John 1:1, Philippians 2:5-7, Genesis 1:2, 1 John 4:8


Jesus

Jesus Christ is all God and all man. He existed in the form of man and was completely human, while remaining completely God. Jesus Christ died on the cross to defeat the power of death and sin, was buried and was bodily resurrected on the third day. After appearing to his disciples, He ascended to heaven. Matthew 1:18, John 1:1, Philippians 2:5-7, Romans 5:6, Matthew 28:1-6


The Return of Jesus Christ

The Bible teaches us that Jesus will return. There is much debate on the events surrounding His return and there is room for disagreement with some of the events, yet the fact is that Jesus will come back and receive all who know and love Him. John 14:1-7, Acts 1:11


Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is the third person of the trinity. His mission is to convict the world of sin, comfort the hurting, and lead people toward greater intimacy with Jesus. John 14:16-21, Romans 1:4


Sin

Sin entered the world through one man Adam. Because of that sin all have sinned. We believe all who are born are born sinners in need of a Savior. The Bible teaches that sin can be forgiven. If we confess our sins and turn from them God forgives us and thereby cleanses us of all our sins. Romans 5:12, 1 John 1:9, Isaiah 53:6-7


Salvation

Because of the loving grace of God salvation is offered as life to the full in Jesus. Salvation is free to mankind but came at a high cost to God, His son. All who confess Christ as Lord and believe that God raised Him from the dead will be saved. Romans 10:9-10, Ephesians 2:8-9, John 3:16


Baptism

The Bible teaches that all who have received Christ, as Savior, should be baptized. Acts 2:41, Acts 8:36-38


Communion/The Lord's Supper

We believe that the communion is commanded by Jesus to be regularly observed until His return. We believe that the bread and juice are symbolic of Christ's body and blood. We believe communion is a solemn act and should be entered into after serious reflection and confession of sin. If you know Christ as Savior and Lord you are invited to join us during our communion services. Luke 22:14-22


The Bible

We believe that the Bible is the word of God. It is perfect in all that it teaches. It is infallible, inerrant, and inspired by God Himself. He guided the authors to record His desired revelation of Himself. 2 Timothy 3:16-17, Psalm 119:9-11


The Church

We believe that there are two concepts of the church taught within Scripture. One is the universal church, composed of all born again people. The second is the local church. The local church is that place where believers gather to carry out the Apostles teaching. Acts 2:47, Acts 9:31, Revelation 1:4


Governing Documents

Constitution

Bylaws