We believe that all Scripture, by which we understand the whole book called THE
BIBLE, is given by inspiration of God; that it is inerrant in the original writing and that its
teaching and authority is absolute, supreme and final. (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-
21; Hebrews 4:12)
We believe that the Godhead exists as the only God and eternally exists in three
persons, – the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. These three are the one and only
God, having the same nature, attributes and perfection. (Genesis 1:26; Deuteronomy
6:4; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Ephesians 4:4-6)
God the Father
We believe the first person of the Trinity is the Father who orders and directs all things
according to His own purpose, pleasure, and grace. The Father is sovereign in creation,
providence, and redemption. He has decreed all things that come to pass for His own
glory. He graciously involves Himself in our affairs, hears and answers prayer.
(Psalms 103:19; Matthew 6:9-10; John 5:19-20; Ephesians 1:2-6; 4:6)
God the Son
We believe the second person of the Trinity is Jesus Christ the only Son of God, fully
God and fully man, begotten of the Virgin Mary by the Holy Spirit and surrendered
nothing of His deity during His earthly life. Having led a sinless life, He satisfied the
Father’s justice concerning sin by offering His own life in our place. We believe in His
bodily resurrection, His physical ascension and His visible return to earth to establish
His earthly kingdom. (Matthew 1:18; John 1:1-2; 14; 3:16-18; Colossians 2:9;
Philippians 2:6-11; Hebrews 2:17-18; 1 John 2:1)
God the Holy Spirit
We believe the Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity and equal in deity and person
with the Father and the Son. As the living Spirit, He moved the human authors of the
Bible to write God’s Word. He makes people aware of their need for Jesus Christ, He
unites all Christians into the one Body of Christ. It is the Holy Spirit who convicts the
world of sin, righteousness, and judgment. It is the Holy Spirit who empowers the
believer to live a lifestyle pleasing to God, endowing believers with special gifts to
accomplish distinct ministries, planned beforehand by God the Father. (John 3:5-6;
14:16-17; 16:7; Romans 8:9-11; 1 Corinthians 2:13; 12:11-13; Galatians 5:16-25;
Ephesians 2:10; 5:17-20)
Humans and the Fall
We believe that people were created in the image and after the likeness of God, but that
the whole human race fell in the sin of Adam, and apart from Christ is spiritually dead
and lost. We believe that no works contribute to our salvation and only a new nature
imparted from above, a new life implanted by the Holy Spirit through Jesus is absolutely
essential to salvation. (Genesis 1:26-27; 2:7; Romans 1:18-32; 3:10-12; 23, 5:18; 6:23;
Ephesians 2:1-3; 4:18-19)

We believe salvation is God’s gracious gift through faith, offered to all people, which we
must accept. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works.
Only by trusting in Jesus Christ alone can we be forgiven for our sin, overcome our
alienation from God and be saved from God’s judgment. The moment we turn from our
self-ruled lives to Jesus Christ in faith, we are saved. Eternal life begins the moment
one places his/her faith in Christ, and it can never be lost or taken away. At salvation,
we are justified by God, meaning that we are declared positionally righteous before God
because of our identification with Jesus Christ. Through the lifelong process of
sanctification, this salvation will result in righteous living and good works in harmony
with the Word of God as the believer submits one’s life to the control of the Holy Spirit.
(John 1:12-13; 3:16; 5:24; Acts 4:12; 2 Corinthians 5:17-19; Ephesians 2:8-10; Titus
3:4-7; 1 John 5:11-13)
The Church
We believe that all who have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit belong to the one true
universal church, the family of God, and are directed by the Scriptures to associate
themselves in local, visible churches. The local church is the only scriptural
representation of Christ’s invisible Church and consists only of regenerated believers.
The local church is autonomous in its government. It was created by God to display His
glory on the earth by reaching out to people who do not know Him, lifting up worship to
Him, loving one another as His family, growing in maturity to be like Christ, and serving
others in His name. We believe that the Church is the primary instrument through which
God is working in the world today. Two ordinances have been committed to the local
church: The Lord’s Supper and Baptism.

  • The Lord’s Supper was instituted by Jesus Christ on the night of his betrayal.  It
    is a means by which the Church remembers and shows forth Christ's passion on
    the cross. The sacrament is also a perpetual means given to the Church to
    celebrate and experience the continuing presence of the risen Lord and the
    Church's expectation of the Lord's return.  Communion should not be
    received without due self-examination, reverence, humility, and grateful
    awareness of Christ's presence.  All persons who are part of the covenant
    community and are committed to the Christian life are invited and encouraged to
    receive this sacrament.
  • Baptism is an important part of the Christian walk and is an act of obedience to
    Jesus Christ. Christ Himself both modeled it and commanded it in His
    ministry. We believe baptism is not necessary for salvation and
    therefore is merely an outward sign of an inward reality. Because of
    the significance of baptism, we believe that baptism is an important
    event for the community to witness.
    (Matthew 16:16-18; 26:26-29; 28:19-20; Acts 2:41-47; 4:11-12; Romans 6:3-4; 1
    Corinthians 3:16-17; 11:23-32; Ephesians 1:22-23; 2:19-22; 3:10-11; 4:11-13; Colossians 2:12; Hebrews 10:23-25;1 John 2:6)

Now and the Future

We believe in the imminent second coming of Jesus Christ according to the Bible. We
believe Christ will return in a bodily, visible manner with great glory. We affirm that all
believers who are God’s children will receive a new body in which to spend eternity with
God in a literal heaven and that this Blessed Hope will have a vital effect in the personal
life and service of the believer. (John 14:1-3; Acts 1:9-11; Romans 6:5-8; Ephesians
2:10; Philippians 2:12-13; 1 Thessalonians 4:15-18)