WHAT WE BELIEVEGod the Father- We believe in one God who is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He eternally exists in three separate persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. These three are co equal and one God. Genesis 1:1,26-27, Genesis 3:22, Psalm 90:2, Matthew 28:19, I Peter 1:2 & II Corinthians 13:14Jesus Christ - Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with God. Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for sinful mankind, by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead in three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended into Heaven to sit at the right hand of God the Father. He will return again to earth to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Matthew 1:22-23, Isaiah 9:6, John 1:1-5; 4:10-30,
I Corinthians 15:3-4, Titus 2:13, Romans 1:3-4, Acts 1:9-11 & I Timothy 6:14-15The Holy Spirit - The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son of God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides every Christian with power for living, understanding spiritual truth, and guidance in living a holy life. The Christian seeks to live under His control daily. II Corinthians 3:19, John 16:7-13, Acts 1:8, I Corinthians 2:12; 3:16, Ephesians 1:13; 5:18, Galatians 5:25The Bible - We believe the entire Bible is the inspired word of God; supreme and final in its authority in all matters of faith and practice. Because it is the inspired word of God, it is truth without any error. II Timothy 3:16, II Peter 1:20-21, Psalm 119: 160Mankind - We believe man was created in the image of God. Man was created to have fellowship with Him but became separated from God through sinful disobedience. The result is separation from God. Man is incapable of restoring or regaining that relationship through his own efforts. Genesis 1:27, Psalm 8:3-6, Isaiah 56Salvation - Salvation is a gift from God to mankind. We believe that the blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the only provision for the forgiveness of sin. Therefore, salvation is by grace through faith in Christ alone. This only occurs when people place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as the payment for their sins. Romans 5:1; 6:23, Ephesians 2:8-9, John 1:12; 14:6, Titus 3:5, Galatians 3:26Christian Life - We believe that every Christian should live for Christ and not himself. We must yield our lives to the Spirit of God and be obedient to the Word of God. This will be manifested in each believer by maturing and conforming to the image of God. Romans 12:1-3; 14:7-8Eternal Security - Because salvation is a gift from God given to mankind, the believer is secured in that salvation. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian.
I Timothy 1:12, Hebrews 7:25, 10:10-14, 1 Peter 1:3-5, John 10:29The Church - We believe that the Church is the body of Christ, of which Jesus is the head. The members of the Church are those who have put their faith in the redemptive work of Christ. The purpose of the Church is to glorify God by loving Him and each other by making Him known to the lost world. Matthew 16:18-19, Acts 2:42-47, I Corinthians 12The Family - We believe God is the originator of the family. It was established by God in His initial act of the marriage between a man and a woman. The Bible further defines the family through God's instruction for married couples to have children, whether by birth or by adoption. We believe the purpose of the family is to glorify and honor God by forming the spiritual, emotional, physical, and economic foundation for individuals, the church, and any society. Genesis 1:26-28, Deut. 6:4-9, Joshua 24:15, Ephes. 5:21-6:4, Col. 3:18-21Stewardship - God is the source of all blessings, temporal and spiritual; all that we have and are we owe to Him. We should therefore seek to serve him with our time, talents and treasures in recognition that these are entrusted to us to use for His glory. Malachi 3:8-12, Matthew 6:19-21, Matthew 25:14-29, Luke 12:16-21, Luke 16:1-13, 1 Cor. 6:19-20, 1 Cor. 12:1-31,Eph.5:15-17The Return of Christ - God, in His own time and in His own way, will bring the world to its appropriate end. According to His promise, Jesus Christ will return personally and visibly in glory to the earth; the dead will be raised; and Christ will judge all men in righteousness. The unrighteous will be consigned to Hell, the place of everlasting punishment. The righteous in their resurrected and glorified bodies will receive their reward and will dwell forever in Heaven with the Lord. Matthew 24-25, John 14:1-3,1 Thessalonians 4:14-18, Revelation 1:18; 3:11; 20:1-22:13