What We Believe In...

Essential Beliefs

There is One God, perfect and eternal, who exists in three persons. All three persons coexist, are equal, and rule together in perfect relationship. Together they created all that is seen and unseen and hold creation together through the power of Their word. (Deuteronomy 6:4, 1 Chronicles 16:36, Matthew 28:19, Hebrews 1:3) 

Jesus is the only Son of God the Father. He is completely God and completely man. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin named Mary. He lived a perfect life, suffered and died by crucifixion as a substitutionary sacrifice for those who believe in Him and are justified by His blood, and was buried for three days. Jesus rose from death to life, and after being seen by many witnesses, ascended into heaven. He sits at the right hand of God the Father and will come again to judge the living and the dead. (Acts 2:32-39, Luke 1:30-38, Romans 8:34, Hebrews 9:11, Hebrews 10:37, John 1:14, John 5:28) 

The Holy Spirit lives on the inside of all believers. It is by His power and work that we are able to be saved through the work of Jesus on the cross. He works in our lives to guide us, to teach us and to reach those who don’t know Him yet. He calls and equips believers to into all the earth and preach the gospel. (Luke 11:13, 1 Corinthians 6:19, Hebrews 2:4, Hebrews 4:14) 

The Bible is the perfect word of God. All Scripture; both the Old and New Testaments were written by the power and inspiration of God. They are complete, and through them we are able to understand God's will for creation, salvation, and the practice of the Christian faith. (2 Timothy 3:16, Revelation 22:18, 2 Samuel 22:31) 

Humanity was created in the image of God. Through disobedience, we became a fallen species by nature and by personal choice. The only way that anyone can be saved is through the atoning work of Christ Jesus on the cross. Not by just being nice or doing good things. Those who love and serve the Lord Jesus will inherit everlasting joy and communion with Him. Those that do not believe in Jesus and His atoning work will exist in eternal torment and separation from God. (Genesis 1:27, Romans 5:18, Romans 8:33, Hebrews 2:2, Hebrews 9:15, Luke 10:22) 

The Holy Spirit works miraculously in the present age. We believe that the Holy Spirit is powerful and at work today in people’s lives. The greatest miracle is when the Holy Spirit draws a person to come to Jesus Christ as Lord as Savior, and turns from their sins. No one can experience a greater miracle than being cleansed, forgiven and born again. We believe that the Holy Spirit gives gifts and abilities to His people for the spreading of the Gospel, reaching the lost, edifying  and building up the church. (1 Corinthians 12:7, 1 Timothy 4:14, Romans 15:18, Mark 16:17) 

The need to be saved, born again. Jesus said that unless a person is born again, they will not enter into the Kingdom of Heaven. That’s John 3:3. Christ died for every person and His atoning death becomes effective through individual acceptance. “For Christ's love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again” (2 Cor. 5:14-15;  Paul speaks of the hope believers have in God, “who is the Savior of all men, and especially of those who believe” (1 Tim. 4:10).

The Church is made up of all people who believe in the saving work of Jesus on the cross. He is the Head of the church. Christ has commissioned the church to go into all the world and preach the gospel to all peoples. The church meets together to take part in corporate worship, preaching of the gospel, reading and studying the Bible, prayer for the lost and for each other, fellowship, baptism, and the Lord's supper. (Colossians 1:18, Mark 16:15, Acts 2:42, 1 Timothy 4:13, Luke 10:22)