What We Believe
We believe in:
The Word of God
We believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God and the infallible rule of faith and conduct. Believers are exhorted to study the Scriptures with diligence and to apply its truth to their lives (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Timothy 2:15).
We believe there is one God, the Creator of all things, eternally existing in three Persons - the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit (Genesis 1:1, 26; John 1:1).
God the Father
We believe in God the Father, an infinite, personal spirit, and the Creator of all things. God is perfect in love, power, holiness, and wisdom. God is passionate about preserving, displaying, and magnifying His infinite worth and greatness
(1 Peter 1:3, 4; 1 Timothy 2:5, 6).
We believe Jesus Christ is the only begotten of the Father, conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, was crucified, died, was buried, resurrected, and is ascended to the Father's right hand where He reigns as Lord over Creation and makes intercession for the saints (Matthew 1:18-25; Romans 5:6-8; Colossians 1:15-16).
The Holy Spirit
We believe the Holy Spirit is active in the world today convicting the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment and regenerating, sanctifying, and empowering all who believe in Jesus Christ. We believe the ascension of Christ inaugurated a new era of the Spirit by pouring out the promise of the Father on His Church through the Baptism in the Holy Spirit (Acts 1:8, 13:4, 16:6-10; John 16:8-11; Galatians 5:22-25; 1 Corinthians 12:8-10).
We believe that those who repent, forsake sin, and trust Jesus Christ as Savior are regenerated by the Holy Spirit and become new creatures, are delivered from condemnation, and receive eternal life (John 3:3,16; Ephesians 1:7; 2 Corinthians 5:17).
We believe the Church is a community of believers in Jesus Christ, united in love and obedience to Christ, and called to advance the will and work of Christ in the world. We believe the Church, as the Body and Bride of Christ, is called to walk in purity, passion, and power as she eagerly awaits the return of her risen Lord (Ephesians 4:15, 16; Matthew 16:18; Hebrews 10:23-25; Ephesians 5:27).
We believe in the ordinances of the Lord's Supper and baptism by immersion for all believers (1 Corinthians 11:17-34; Matthew 26:26-28; Matthew 28:19; Colossians 2:11, 12).
The Last Days
We believe in and anticipate the blessed hope, the glorious return of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. We joyfully proclaim His soon return and encourage and equip Christ's Bride, the Church, to make herself ready (1 Corinthians 15:51-58; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Titus 2:13; Revelation 19:7).
We believe Christians are called to glorify God and to enjoy Him forever. Our highest joy and deepest satisfaction in life is found in knowing, loving, and prizing the glory of God above all else (1 Corinthians 10:31; Psalm 16:11).