Statement of Faith

The Bible

We believe that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments were inspired by God and inerrant in the original writing, and that they are of supreme and final authority in faith and practice. The Bible is the binding authority for all the statements of faith that follow. (2 Tim. 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20:21; Matt. 5:18; John 17:17)

The Godhead

We affirm our belief in the Trinity, that God is One, yet eternally exists as three equally divine persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Deut. 6:4; 2 Cor. 13:14; John 17:5)

The Person of Christ

We believe in the Virgin Birth, Jesus Christ was conceived by the Holy Spirit, and born of Mary while she was a virgin. Jesus Christ is thus truly God and truly man. (John 1:1,2-14; Luke 1:35; Isa. 9:6)

The Nature of Man

We believe that man was created in the image of God; that he sinned, and thereby incurred, not only physical death, but also that spiritual death which is separation from God; and that all human beings are born with a sinful nature and are in need of redemption from their sin. (Gen. 1:26-27; Rom. 3:22-23; 5:12; Eph. 2:1-3,12)

Salvation

We believe that Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice and that all who believe in Him are justified. (John 3:16, Rom. 1:16; Rom. 4:18-25; Gal. 2:16)

Redemption and Restoration

We affirm that as fallen human beings; we are all sinners. We are broken by our sin and by the consequences of the choices we have made. We are all in need of God’s forgiveness and grace. We believe that God offers redemption and restoration to all who confess and forsake their sin, seeking His mercy and forgiveness through Jesus Christ. (Acts 3:19-21; Rom. 10:9-10; 1 Cor. 6:9-11)

The Resurrection of Christ

We believe in the literal bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ. We believe He is ascended into heaven and acts now as our High Priest and advocate. (Luke 24:36-53; 1 Cor. 15:1-11; Acts 2:14-35; Rom. 8:31-39; Heb. 7:15-28)

The Work of the Holy Spirit

We believe that God the Holy Spirit is the administrator of the things of God: convicting of sin and regenerating the sinner, revealing truth to and enabling and energizing believers in matters of prayer and service. (John 16:5-15; Rom. 8:1-11; Eph. 1:11-14)

The Return of Christ

We believe in the imminent return of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. (1Thess. 9-10; 1Thess. 4:13-18; Titus 2:11-14; Rev.19:11-16)

The Resurrection of the Dead

We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust. The just shall be raised to the presence and rewards of our savior; the unrepentant shall be raised to the everlasting punishment of the lost. We affirm the Biblical truth of heaven and hell. (I Cor. 15:2-27; John 5:28-29; John 6:39-40,44; Acts 24:15; Rom. 8:11; 1Thess. 4:16; Rev. 20:13)

The Church

We believe in the importance of the local church as a place of worship, service, encouragement, and discipline in every believer’s life. (Eph. 1:22,23; I Cor. 12:12-26; Acts 20:28-32; Heb. 10:24-25; I Tim. 3:1-13)