What We Believe
We believe the Holy Bible is the inspired Word of God, trustworthy and authoritative in matters of faith, doctrine, and Christian living.
We believe in one omnipotent, omniscient God, eternally revealed in three Persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
We believe in the Virgin Birth of Jesus and that He is fully God and fully man. He was and is the Christ (Messiah) of Biblical prophecy. He was crucified and died for the sins of all mankind for all time. He rose physically from the dead in fulfillment of Biblical prophecy, ascended into heaven where He sits at the right hand of the Father, and is now our High Priest and Advocate.
We believe that humans are created in the spiritual image of God (John 4:24) but are estranged from God and spiritually dead because of the willful acts of iniquity committed by Adam and Eve and thus passed on to every human. Only through the sacrificial death and glorious resurrection of Jesus Christ, and the regenerating work of the Holy Spirit, is salvation made available to every person and communion with God possible.
We believe that salvation is the free gift of God through faith and by grace, entirely apart from any works or deeds, and is available to all who surrender their lives and place their trust in Jesus Christ and receive Him as personal Lord and Savior.
We believe that good works and deeds are outward expressions of gratitude for what God has given in Christ Jesus.
We believe in full church membership upon regeneration: that is, when persons are old enough to understand their need for Jesus Christ and, of their own free will, have accepted Him as their personal Lord and Savior, membership is extended.
We believe that New Testament baptism by immersion is a symbol of the death and burial of one‚Äôs old life and the resurrection to new life in Christ. We believe the Lord's Supper is a memorial to His suffering and death on the cross and a re-commitment to a Christ-centered life. These are ordinances observed by the church in this present age. However, observing these ordinances alone is not to be regarded as means for salvation.
We believe in the personal, imminent, and glorious return of the Lord Jesus Christ and that His Second Coming inspires believers for a dynamic and zealous life and service for Him while awaiting His return.
We believe in the resurrection of the dead at the command of God, an everlasting dwelling with the Creator in heaven for the saved, and the eternal separation from God for the lost in hell.
We believe in the autonomy of the local church. The church shall manage its own affairs and shall not be subject to any other religious body or organization.