We believe the Bible, including the 39 books of the Old Testament and the 27 books of the New Testament, is the written Word of God. The Bible is God's unique revelation to humankind. It is the inspired, infallible Word of God, and the supreme and final authority on all matters upon which it teaches. (2 Timothy 3:16, 17; 2 Peter 1:20, 21; Matthew 5:18; John 16:12, 13).
We believe there is only one God, creator of heaven and earth, who exists eternally as three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, each fully God yet each personally distinct from the other. (Deuteronomy 6:4; 2 Corinthians 13:14).
We believe that Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became man without ceasing to be God was born of the Virgin Mary, lived a sinless human life, willingly took upon Himself all of our sins, died and rose again bodily, and is at the right hand of the Father as our advocate and mediator. (Romans 3:24; 1 Peter 2:24; Ephesians 1:7; 1 Peter 1:3–5).
We believe that the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God, fully divine. He exalts Christ. He convicts men of sin, of righteousness and of judgment. At the moment of regeneration He baptizes every believer into the Body of Christ. He cultivates Christian character, comforts believers, and bestows the spiritual gifts by which they serve God through His church. He enlightens and empowers the believer and the church in worship, evangelism, and service.
We believe that Jesus Christ is the gospel. The good news is revealed in his birth, life, death, resurrection, and ascension. Christ’s crucifixion is the heart of the gospel, his resurrection is the power of the gospel, and his ascension is the glory of the gospel. Christ’s death is a substitutionary and propitiatory sacrifice to God for our sins.
Salvation by Grace
We believe that salvation is a free gift of God and is provided by grace alone, through faith alone, because of Christ alone, for the glory of God alone. Anyone turning from sin in repentance and looking to Christ and his substitutionary death receives the gift of eternal life and is declared righteous by God as a free gift. (Eph. 2:8-10).
We believe the local church is a congregation of believers who gather for worship, prayer, teaching, encouragement, and community with each other. Through it, believers invest time, energy, money, and gifts to fulfill the Great Commission. (Ephesians 1:22, 23; 5:25–27; 1 Corinthians 12:12–14; 2 Corinthians 11:2). We recognize believer’s baptism and the Lord’s Supper are the two ordinances of the church (Matthew 28:19, 20; Acts 2:41, 42; Acts 18:8; 1 Corinthians 11:23–26)
We believe that the ultimate mission of the Church is to make of disciples through the preaching of the gospel and missional living (Matt. 28:19-20). Mission is the responsibility of every believer and it is the churches role to equip the saint for the work of ministry.