We Believe the Bible is the Word of God, inerrant, infallible, inspired, authoritative, and relevant for applicable Christian living.
We Believe that God is the divine Creator of heaven and earth.
We Believe that the Godhead exists eternally in three persons; God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
We Believe that God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, Jesus Christ as the Holy sacrifice for the atonement of all sin and therefore has given every person an opportunity for redemption, restoration, and relationship with God.
We Believe in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
We Believe that Jesus Christ in the flesh was both God and man. He was born of a virgin and lived a sinless life; He was crucified, died as a penalty for our sins, and was raised from the dead on the third day. Later, He ascended to the Father’s right hand where He is the head of the church and intercedes for believers. We believe Jesus Christ is coming again personally, bodily, and visibly to this earth to set up His millennial kingdom.
We Believe that salvation through Jesus Christ, with its forgiveness of sins, its impartation of a new nature, and its hope of eternal life—is entirely apart from good works, baptism, church membership or man’s effort and is of pure grace.
We Believe that every true Christian is to be a dynamic part of a local church since this is God’s primary context for spiritual development and community impact.
We Believe that it is the goal of every Christian to become a disciple of Christ by growing toward spiritual maturity through the knowledge of and obedience to the Word of God and submission to the Holy Spirit, who indwells, baptizes and seals all believers at the moment of salvation.
We Believe and Execute the Five Fold Functions of the Church
Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, His flesh, and having a High Priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful. And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.
Then He said to them all, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me.
And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.
Then He said to His disciples, “The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.”
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers.
And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.
What does it profit, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can faith save him? If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food, and one of you says to them, “Depart in peace, be warmed and filled,” but you do not give them the things which are needed for the body, what does it profit.
for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.’
We Observe Two Ordinances of the Church
Baptism – Acts 2:41
Baptism is an outward expression of an inward faith. Baptism in no way saves a person from their sins.
Scriptural baptism is a total immersion in water. Lowering into the water signifies identification with Christ’s death. Coming up out of water signifies identification with Christ’s resurrection.
The church will receive for baptism any person who has received Jesus Christ as Savior by personal faith and who indicates a commitment to follow Christ as Lord.
The Lord’s Supper (Holy Communion) – 1 Corinthians 11:17-34
The Lord’s is a memorial service. The bread is symbolic of the body of Christ which is broken for us. The grape juice represents the blood of Christ, which was shed for the remission of our sins. The Lord’s Supper is observed as an act of worship and commitment.