What we believe

Beliefs

Our Statement of Faith

The Bible

We believe that the Bible is God's Word, and not only contains truth but is truth. (II Timothy 3:16, 17)

The Eternal God

We believe that God is a three-person being: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (II Corinthians 13:14)

The Fall of Man

We believe that humans were created in the image of God, but fell from perfection and relationship with God by voluntary disobedience. (Romans 5:12)

The Plan of Salvation

We believe that while we were still sinners Christ died in our place; paying for all of our sins ‚ past, present and future. (John 3:16; Romans 5:8)

Salvation Through Grace

We believe that salvation comes only through Jesus by God's grace and our faith ‚ not by our good works. (Ephesians 2:8)

Repentance and Acceptance

We believe that by sincerely turning away from sin and whole-heartily accepting Jesus as Lord, one is made right before God. (II Peter 3:9; Romans 10:9, 10)

The New Birth

We believe that each one who receives Jesus becomes a new person inside. (II Corinthians 5:17; Galatians 2:20)

Water Baptism

We believe that all new believers should be baptized in water to publicly announce their new faith in Jesus Christ. (Matthew 28:19)

Daily Christian Life

We believe that God expects and Christians should desire to live in obedience to God's Word. (James 1:22)

The Lord's Supper / Communion

We believe that Christians should partake of bread and grape juice as symbols, to remember what Christ accomplished for them on the cross. (Luke 22:19, 20)

Baptism with the Holy Spirit

We believe that the baptism with the Holy Spirit is the promise of the Father for all believers as a definite endowment of power for service and follows the same pattern that is described in the New Testament. (Acts 1:5, 8; 2:4)

The Spirit-filled Life

We believe that it is the will of God for believers to be led and empowered daily by the Holy Spirit. (Ephesians 4:30-32)

The Fruit of the Spirit

We believe that a Christian should show spiritual fruit, such as love, as evidence of a Spirit-filled life. (Galatians 5:22)

The Gifts of the Holy Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit has supernatural abilities to distribute to Christians. (I Corinthians 12:1-11)

Moderation

We believe that a believer's daily walk and experience should never lead into extremes of fanaticism. (Philippians 4:5)

Divine Healing

We believe that divine healing is the power of Jesus Christ to heal in answer to the prayer of faith. (James 5:14-16)

The Second Coming of Christ

We believe that the second coming of Christ is personal and imminent. (I Thessalonians 4:16, 17)

Church Relationship

We believe that it is a believer's duty to identify and regularly assemble with other believers in a local church. (Acts 16:5; Hebrews 10:25)

Civil Government

We believe that authorities should be obeyed at all times except when things oppose the will of God. (Romans 13:1-5)

The Final Judgment

We believe that all shall stand some day before God to be judged; and there receive eternal life or eternal death. (II Corinthians 5:10)

Heaven

We believe that heaven is the beautiful and eternal home of born-again believers. (John 14:1-3; Revelation 7:15-17)

Hell

We believe that hell is a literal place of eternal torment for all who reject Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. (Revelation 20:10, 15)

Evangelism

We believe that winning people to Jesus is the most important responsibility of every believer. (James 5:20)

Tithes and Offerings

We believe that the method designed by God for the support and spread of His cause is the giving of tithes and free-will offerings. (Malachi 3:10;II Corinthians 9:7)