Our Beliefs

 

Belong...   where you are accepted and loved without expectations to perform or behave in a certain way.

 

Believe...  in Jesus and His Word. Learn to live out your faith; putting God on display in all you do.

 

Become... the person God created you to be. God created you for a unique purpose and plan.  He’s wired you to be His hands and feet to a hurting world.

 

What the Bible says...

The Holy Bible - We believe that the scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the Word of God, fully inspired and the infallible rule of faith and practice; and that they are to be interpreted according to their context and purpose and in reverent obedience to the Lord who speaks through them in living power. 2 Timothy 3:14-17; Romans 15:4; James 1:22The Trinity - We believe that there is one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons, The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, equal in power and glory; that this triune God created all, upholds all, and governs all.  Matthew 28:19; Isaiah 40:12-26, 46:8-11

God the Father - We believe in God the Father, an infinite, personal Spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power, and love; that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men; that He hears and answers prayer; and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.  Matthew 6:9; Isaiah 6:3, 55:6-7; Romans 11:33-39; Psalm 138:5-6; Matthew7:11

Jesus Christ - We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit.  We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles and teachings, His substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, perpetual intercession for His people and His personal, visible return to earth. We believe that in His first coming, Jesus inaugurated the fulfillment of the Kingdom of God.  John 1:14-18; Luke 1:18-20; Hebrews 4:15; Romans 5:8-11; 1Corinthians 15:1-8; Ephesians 1:20; Mark 1:14-15; 1 Thessalonians 4:16

Holy Spirit - We believe in the Holy Spirit, who came forth from the Father and Son to convict the world of guilt in regard to sin, righteousness, and judgment; and to regenerate, sanctify and empower for ministry all who believe in Christ.  We believe the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Jesus Christ and that He is an abiding Helper, Teacher and Guide.  We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit and in the exercise of the Biblical gifts of the Spirit.  John 15:26,16:8; Titus 3:5; Acts 1:8; Romans 8:9; Ephesians 1:13; John 14:16; 1 Corinthians 12:4-11

Mankind - We believe that all men are sinners by nature and choice and are therefore under condemnation, that God regenerates and baptizes by the Holy Spirit those who repent of their sins and confess Jesus Christ as Lord.  Ephesians 2:1-10; Acts 2:38; Ezekiel 36:26; John 1:12-13, 10:9

The Church - We believe in the universal Church, the living spiritual body, of which Christ is the Head and all regenerated persons are members.  This one universal Church is composed of many local churches in given localities that exercise autonomous government through God ordained leaders under the Headship of the Lord Jesus Christ.  We believe the mission of the Church is to be an agency of God for leading the world to God.  1 Corinthians 12:12-13; Ephesians 2:19-22; 1 Peter 2:4-5;  Ephesians 4:11-16; Matthew 28:19-20

Church Ordinances - We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ commanded two ordinances to the church:  Water Baptism and Communion (the Lord’s Supper).  We practice Water Baptism by immersion and our Communion is open to all believers.   Acts 2:38; 1 Corinthians 11:23-30; Luke 3:3

The Second Coming - We believe in the personal, visible appearing of Christ to earth and the consummation of His Kingdom, and in the resurrection of the body, the final judgment and eternal blessing of the righteous and eternal punishment of the wicked.  Acts 1:11; Matthew 25:31; 1 Corinthians 15:20-24;  Revelation 20:11; 21:8

In Essential Beliefs: We Have Unity - “There is one Body and one Spirit…there is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and one God and Father of us all…”  Ephesians 4:4-6

In Non-Essential Beliefs: We Have Liberty - “Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on disputable matters…Who are you to judge someone else’s servant?  To his own master he stands or falls…So then each of us will give an account of himself to God…So whatever you believe about these things, keep between yourself and God.”  Romans 14:1,4,12,22

In All Our Beliefs: We Show Love - “…If I hold in my mind not only all human knowledge, but also the very secrets of God, and if I have the faith that can move mountains – but have not love, I amount to nothing at all.” 1 Corinthians 13:2