We believe that the Bible, both the Old and New Testaments, is the only
inspired, infallible and authoritative Word of God. All of Scripture
points toward Christ and is useful for growth in Christ likeness which
should be our goal.
We believe there is only one God eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
believe God, as Father, reigns over His entire universe with
providential care. He is all-powerful, all-loving, all-knowing, and
all-wise. He is fatherly in attitude toward all men but is Father,
indeed, to those who have become children of God through Jesus Christ,
who will deliver them into the Father's hands.
We believe in the
deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, who humbled
himself taking on the form of a man by means of the virgin birth, lived a
sinless life, performed miracles, died crucified on a cross making
atonement for our sins, is resurrected from the dead, and is now seated
at the right hand of God interceding for believers.
that the Holy Spirit is the Promise of the Father, our comforter, sent
to convict the world of sin, places the believer in the Body of Christ,
illuminates the Word, and indwells the believer for works of service to
We believe that creation is a direct act of God
revealing His invisible qualities, eternal power, and the glory of His
divine nature leaving all mankind without excuse.
We believe man
was created in the image of God, through disobedience sinned and fell,
and that the entire human race shares in man's lost and depraved nature.
believe salvation is the gift of God by grace alone and is received by
personal faith in Jesus Christ. This faith is manifested in true
believers through works that are pleasing to God. Through Christ's
death, burial, and resurrection we are justified, and therefore placed
in the position to share in His divine nature as a new creation.
believe in the unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ and the
authority of His church. That the Christian community is the context
where believers are strengthened, encouraged, and challenged to conform
to the image of Jesus Christ and grow into His likeness.
believe it is every believer's privilege and obligation to be an
instrument in the Redeemer's hands. This requires an intentional
involvement in the lives of others: teaching, encouraging, and helping
them to abide in Christ and obey the commands of the Scriptures.