We believe there is one God who is the creator and ruler of the universe. He is Father, Son and Holy Spirit. God created the heavens, the earth and everything that exists in the universe by the power of his word. On the sixth day of creation, he made man in his image, after his likeness, and gave him the task of caring for the earth (Genesis 1‐2; John 10:30; John 1:1-3; Matthew 28:19; Matthew 3:16-17; Isaiah 9:6).
We believe Jesus is the eternal Son of God who was with God the Father from the beginning. He came to the earth, was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, performed miracles, and taught about God. He died on the cross, atoning for the sins of mankind through the shedding of his blood. [Read More]
The Holy Spirit
We believe the Holy Spirit lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation and seals him or her for the day of redemption by God. He draws us toward God, transforms us into increasing holiness, intercedes on our behalf when we pray, and guides us in our daily lives (John 14:15‐17, John 23-26; Romans 8:9-11; Romans 8:26-27; Luke 11:13; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 1:13-14; Acts 2:38-39; Ephesians 4:30).
We believe the Bible is the divinely inspired, infallible, inerrant, authoritative word of God. It is the final authority in matters of doctrine within the Church. It reveals who God is, who we are, why we are here; it testifies that Jesus Christ is our Savior. The Bible serves as the standard for living according to God’s will for us (2 Timothy 3:16-17; Luke 21:33; Proverbs 30:5-6; Romans 16:25-26; Romans 15:4; Hebrews 1:1-2; Hebrews 4:12; John 5:39; ). [Read More]
We believe human beings are the supreme objects of God’s creation. Although each individual is capable of much good, everyone of a mature age has sinned, rebelled in some way against the will of God, and come short of the glory of God. Sin separates people from God, and humanity’s only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ, the Son of God (Genesis 1:27-28; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6; Romans 3:23; Romans 5:12-21; Isaiah 59:1-2).
We believe the family is a significant part of God’s plan for spiritual growth and development. Parents have the responsibility to guide the spiritual development of their children and lead them to God. According to the Bible, marriage is intended to be for life, between one man and one woman. The relationship between Christ and his Church serves as a model for the relationship between every Christian husband and wife... [Read More]
What is man’s single greatest malady? What is the ultimate cause of worldwide pain and suffering? Why are we subject to disease and death? The Bible explains sin as the ultimate enemy of mankind. Sin is “transgression of the law” (1 John 3:4). When men choose to disobey the will of God, sin is the result. [Read More]
Man has an innate desire to be a worshipful creature. There is a void in the human soul that can be filled only by heartfelt worship offered to the Creator. Only God is deserving of our worship, only God is awesome. All worship offered to anything or anyone else is idolatry. We rejoice that God has given us a pattern whereby we may approach him in acceptable worship. [Read More]
We believe the Church is God's spiritual family, the body of Christ on earth. It consists of men and women of diverse strengths, backgrounds and struggles whose goal is to worship and serve God and to work together, in mutual honor and love, to help each other grow and mature in the faith (Ephesians 1:22; Ephesians 4:11-16; Romans 12:10-13).[Read More]
We believe salvation is a free gift offered to all people by the grace of God and accepted through faith in Christ Jesus as the atoning sacrifice for sin. It is not a result of human efforts or good works. We believe that baptism, commanded by Jesus for those who would accept his salvation, is the immersion... [Read More]
We believe Christians are baptized in a full immersion in water. It is an act of obedience. It symbolizes faith in a crucified, buried and risen Savior, Jesus Christ. It also symbolizes the believer’s death to sin and new life in Jesus Christ. It is through baptism that we receive forgiveness of sins and salvation. (Acts 2:38; Acts 8:12, Acts 35-38; Colossians 2:12; Mark 16:16; I Peter 3:21; Romans 6:3-4).
The Lord's Supper
We believe the Lord’s Supper, or the Communion service, is a time of special intimacy with God whereby Christians share unleavened bread and fruit of the vine, gratefully remembering Jesus’ body and blood given on the cross for the forgiveness of their sins. Jesus himself established this memorial on the evening prior to his death. Following the example... [Read More]