STATEMENT OF FAITH
Our goal is to reach our community, our nation and our world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the spirit of excellence with integrity and great compassion.
The Bible, both Old and New Testaments, to be the inspired Word of God, without error in the original writings; the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of mankind, and the divine and final authority for all Christian faith and life. (II Timothy 3:16, II Peter 1:21)
There is one God, the Creator of all things, infinitely perfect and externally existing in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. (Matthew 28:19, II Corinthians 13:14)
That Jesus Christ is true God and true man, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit, and born of the Virgin Mary. He died on the cross as a sacrifice for sins, according to the Scriptures. Furthermore, He arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven, where He is seated at the right hand of the Majesty on High. He is now our High Priest and Advocate to the Father. (John 1:1, Luke 2:35, I Corinthians 15:3-4)
The ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ, and during this age, to convict mankind, regenerate the believing sinner, indwell, guide, instruct and empower the believer for godly living and service.
(John 15:26, John 16:8)
That the Baptism in the Holy Spirit, with the evidence of speaking in tongues, according to Acts 2:4, is the promise of the Father and is available to all believers who ask. (Luke 24:29, Acts 1:4-8)
That mankind was created in the image of God, but fell into sin, and is therefore lost. It is only through regeneration by the Holy Spirit that salvation and spiritual life be obtained. (Genesis 1:2, Romans 15:12)
That the shed blood of Jesus Christ and His resurrection provide the only grounds for justification and salvation for all who believe, and only such as receive Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior are born of the Holy Spirit, and thus become believers. (John 3:3, John 1:12, John 3:16)
That water baptism by immersion, for the believer soon after accepting Christ Jesus as personal Savior, is a testimony of death to sin and resurrection to a new life. (Matthew 28:19)
That the Lord’s Supper (Communion) is a memorial service both sacred and symbolic of the death of our Lord Jesus Christ; remembering the great sacrifice made by our Savior. (I Corinthians 11:23-26)
The true church is composed of all such persons who, through saving faith in Jesus Christ, have been born anew by the Holy Spirit, and are united together in the body of Christ, of which He is the Head.
(I Corinthians 12:12-14)
In the sanctity of marriage: as between one man and one woman as declared in Scripture. (Genesis 1:27, 2:24-25, Mark 10:6-9)
In the personal and imminent coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and that this “blessed hope” has vital bearing on the personal life and service of the believer. (I Thessalonians 4:13-16)
There will be the bodily resurrection of the dead: the believer to everlasting blessedness and joy with the Lord, and the unbeliever to judgement and everlasting punishment. (I Corinthians 15:51-54, John 5:28-29)