What we believe
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Bible is the Inspired Word of God
The Bible is THE written Word of God, written by men under the guidance and inspiration of the Holy Spirit. The Old and New Testament is the only written revelation from God to man. It is for all people, in every situation. It contains no error. God’s words were relevant then, are still relevant today, and will be forever.
 
The Church and its Mission
The church is the body of Christ but is not merely a building. It is a gathering of local believers.  The Church is a body of believers working together to fulfill God’s purposes of reaching all people with the Gospel.  We are to work together to help each other in love and unity. The church has a three-fold purpose:
  1. to evangelize the world (Acts 1:8 + Mark 16:15-16),
  2. to worship God (1 Corinthians 12:13),
  3. and to equip for ministry (Ephesians 4:11-16 + 1 Corinthians 12:28, 14:12).
 

The Church has a Mission to seek and save all who are lost in sin.

 
Human Kind/ The Fall of Man
Man was created in the image of God. However, by a voluntary act of the will, Adam and Eve disobeyed God. That first sin had several repercussions. Man was excommunicated from the Garden of Eden, a curse was pronounced, the process of physical death began, and man died spiritually. Sin separated humankind from God and left man in a fallen and sinful condition.
 
Salvation
The only means of salvation is though Jesus Christ. He died on the cross to pay the penalty of our sins. 
 
Water Baptism

The scripture teaches that all who repent and believe in Christ are to be baptized by immersion (Matthew 28:19). Baptism is a public profession of faith in Christ. It is symbolic of the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ. It is a declaration to the world that we have died to sin and have been raised with Christ to walk in newness of life (Romans 6:4). 

 
There is One True God/ Trinity
There is only One True God that is revealed in three persons… the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (commonly known as the Trinity). Each member of the Trinity is fully God, yet each is personally distinct from the other.  We believe God the Father is the cause of all that exists, whether of matter or spirit. He with the son and the Holy Spirit made humanity to bear His image.
 
Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ, the second person of the Trinity, is the eternal Son of God.  Jesus was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, was crucified and died on the cross, was resurrected from the dead and ascended to heaven. He baptizes the believer in the Holy Spirit and will return to Earth to fulfill God’s plan.
 
Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit, the third person of the Trinity, is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ.   He comes to live within a person once they accept Jesus as their personal savior. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. He gives every believer spiritual gifts when they are saved. The Holy Spirit gives us power to live as God wants us to live, and gives us spiritual gifts to serve the Church and change the world.  

Holy Communion
The Lord’s table consists of two elements: the bread and the cup. Those elements are symbolic of the body and blood of Christ. Communion is a memorial of Christ’s sufferings on the cross and a celebration of our salvation. It is an opportunity for a believer to remember and celebrate the forgiveness of sins and the salvation we have through Jesus Christ.
 
Speaking in Tongues

The Initial Physical Evidence of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit is Speaking in Tongues, as experienced on the Day of Pentecost and referenced throughout Acts and the Epistles.

 
Eternity
Our eternal destiny is determined by God’s grace and our response, not by arbitrary decrees of God. For those who trust Him and obediently follow Jesus as Savior and Lord, there is a heaven of eternal glory and the blessedness of Christ’s presence.