"For just as we have many members in one body and all the members do not have the same function, so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another." -Romans 12:4-5
What We Believe
The Purpose of God
We affirm our belief in the one-eternal God, Creator and Lord of the world, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, who governs all things according to the purpose of His will. He has been calling out from the world a people for Himself, and sending His people back into the world to be His servants and His witnesses, for the extension of His kingdom, the building up of Christ’s body, and the glory of His name. We confess that we have often denied our calling and failed in our mission, by becoming conformed to the world or by withdrawing from it. Yet we rejoice that even when borne by earthen vessels the gospel is still a precious treasure. To the task of making that treasure known in the power of the Holy Spirit we desire to dedicate ourselves anew. ISA. 40:28; MATT. 28:19; EPH. 1:11
The Power of the Bible
We affirm the divine inspiration, truthfulness and authority of both Old and New Testament Scriptures in their entirety as the only written word of God, without error in all that it affirms, and the only infallible rule of faith and practice. We also affirm the power of God’s word to accomplish his purpose of salvation. The message of the Bible is addressed to all men and women. For God’s revelation in Christ and in Scripture is unchangeable. Through it the Holy Spirit still speaks today. He illumines the minds of God’s people in every culture to perceive its truth freshly through their own eyes and thus discloses to the whole Church ever more of the many-colored wisdom of God. II TIM. 3:16; II PET. 1:21; JOHN 10:35
Our Foundational Beliefs
In the one true, holy, and living God.
In Jesus Christ, truly God and truly man.
In the Holy Spirit, who convinces the world of sin, righteousness, and of judgment. He comforts, sustains, and empowers the faithful.
Christ rose from the dead in His bodily form, ascended to Heaven and will return.
The Bible reveals what is necessary for salvation, and only its teachings are the basis for standards of faith.
Sin corrupts every person and all have fallen short of His righteousness.
We are accounted as righteous before God only by faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.
Through Jesus Christ we are born again and made partakers of the divine nature.
Through faith in Jesus Christ we may be delivered from the power of sin to love God completely and our neighbors as ourselves.
The assembling of the people of God for divine worship is necessary for Christian fellowship and spiritual growth.
“Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship.” Romans 12:1
“But if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin.” 1 John 1:7
“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you.” Matthew 28:19