What We Believe
In essential beliefs – We believe there should be unity. [Ephesians 4:4-6] In non-essential beliefs – We believe there should be liberty. [Romans 14:1,4,12] In all our beliefs – We believe that there must be love toward each other. [1 Corinthians 13:2]
We believe the entire Bible is the inspired, infallible, authoritative Word of God and should be the supreme and final authority in our lives and faith. [2 Timothy 3:16-17, 2 Peter 1:20-21]
We believe in one God who exists and reveals Himself in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. [Deuteronomy 6:4, 2 Corinthians 13:14]
We believe that Jesus Christ was born of the Virgin Mary, lived a sinless life, died for our sins, was raised from the dead and is at the right hand of the Father as true God and true man. [Matthew 1:18-25, Romans 9:5, Hebrews 12:2]
We believe that all mankind was created in the image of God, but fell from relationship with God by voluntary disobedience. Only through accepting Jesus Christ’s substitutionary sacrifice of His shed blood for our sins, can we be forgiven and restored into fellowship with God. [Genesis 1:27, Romans 3:23; 5:1; 6:23, Ephesians 1:7]
We believe in the personal and imminent return of our Lord and the following bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust, with everlasting joy for the saved and everlasting, conscious punishment of the lost. [Acts 1:11, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17, 2 Corinthians 5:10, Revelation 20:4-6; 11-15]
We believe that the Church is comprised of all those who acknowledge Jesus as Lord and Savior and that scripture instructs believers to identify and regularly assemble with other believers to devote themselves to worship, prayer, teaching of the Bible, fellowship, and works of service. [Hebrews 10:24-25, Acts 2:42-47; 16:5]
We believe that at the point of salvation the Holy Spirit fills each believer to be a source of strength, assurance, and wisdom. Every believer has available to them a distinct and subsequent experience as promised by the Father known as the Baptism with the Holy Spirit which is evidenced by speaking in a heavenly prayer language as the Spirit gives utterance. [1 Corinthians 2:9-14; 6:19-20, Matthew 3:11, Acts 2:4, 38-39]
GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe that the Holy Spirit has supernatural abilities to distribute to Christians for the instruction and empowering of every believer and when operated in balance and order will bring God glory. [1 Corinthians 12:1-12; 14:40, John 16:13-14]
We believe that water baptism by immersion in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, in the authority of Jesus’ name, should be followed by all believers as a public profession of their faith in Christ. [Matthew 28:19, Acts 2:38; 8:36-38]
We believe that the holy ordinance of Communion should be received by believers walking in fellowship with the Lord Jesus Christ as a remembrance and celebration of what Christ accomplished for them on the cross. [Luke 22:19-20, 1 Corinthians 11:23-29]
Our Core Values As A Church
We exalt Christ in all we do. Christ is the Head of the Church.
“Speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into Him who is the Head, that is Christ. From Him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.” Ephesians 4:15-16 NIV
Love God. Love people. We show our love for God by loving people.
“The King will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.’” Matthew 25:40 NIV
Everyone matters to God, so everyone matters to us.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16 KJV
We do life together in small groups.
“Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts.” Acts 2:46 NIV
Excellence reflects God and reaches people.
“And when the queen of Sheba had seen all the wisdom of Solomon, the house that he had built, the food on his table… and his entryway by which he went up to the house of the Lord, there was no more spirit in her.” 1 Kings 10:4-5 NKJV
We are moving forward by taking the next steps.
“But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:13-14
We value transformation more than information.
“Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind….” Romans 12:2 NIV
We are stewards of God’s resources. We tithe (10%) and give over and above as God directs.
“‘Bring all the tithes into the storehouse... and try Me now in this,’ says the Lord, ‘If I will not open... the windows of heaven and pour... out such blessing that there will not be room enough to receive it.’” Malachi 3:10 NKJV