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, Advocate and Mediator of the New and everlasting Covenant. 

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 gift of God by grace through faith, not dependent on our righteousness or works of the law, and is available to all who repent, turn to Jesus Christ alone as their only hope for salvation, unite to Him by faith, declare that He is Lord of their lives, and believe that God raised Jesus from the dead. In this turning away from sin, self and Satan, and turning to Jesus, we are given new birth into God’s family as the Spirit of God fills us with new life from above. 

We believe that good works are outward expressions of living faith by “branches connected to the vine,” and are, “fruit” giving evidence of connectedness to the vine, the Lord 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 turned to Jesus as their Lord and Savior, and are baptized into the name of God, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Then, full membership is extended.

We believe that New Testament baptism by immersion is an outward sign of the death and burial of one’s old life and the resurrection to new life in union with Christ. By baptism, we are united to Christ in a tangible way marking our welcome into the family of God. We believe the Lord’s Supper is the sign of the New Covenant. This sacred meal gives image to Jesus’ suffering and death on the cross, is an important part of renewing the covenant with the Lord Jesus, is an avenue for communion with Christ and His Body, is an avenue for “Knowing Jesus in the breaking of the bread,” and is an important aspect of Christian worship, following the preaching of the Word of God. 

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 of 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 the New Heavens and the New Earth 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.