What We Believe

1. The Bible: We believe the Bible is God-inspired and is our ultimate authority (2 Tim. 3:16-17).
2. The Eternal Godhead: We believe God is Triune: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (2 Cor.13:14).
3. The Fall of Man: We believe that man created in the image of God, but by voluntary disobedience, fell from perfection (Rom. 5:8).
4. The Plan of Salvation: We believe that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us, signing the pardon of all who believe on Him. (John 3:16; Rom. 5:8).
5. Salvation Through Grace: We believe that we have no righteousness and must come to God by receiving the righteousness of Christ (Eph. 2:8).
6. Repentance and Acceptance: We believe that upon sincere repentance and a wholehearted acceptance of Christ, we are justified before God (1 John 1:9).
7. The New Birth: We believe that the change which takes place in the heart and life at conversion is both real and discernible (2 Cor. 5:17; Gal. 2:20).
8. Daily Christian Life: We believe that it is the will of God that we be sanctified daily, growing constantly in faith (Heb. 6:1).
9. Water Baptism and the Lord’s Supper: We believe that baptism by immersion is an outward sign of the inward work of regeneration (Matt. 28:19). We believe in the commemoration of Christ’s death through the partaking of bread and the juice of the vine, representing His body and blood offered for our salvation.
10. The Baptism with the Holy Spirit: We believe that the baptism with the Holy Spirit is given to supply the believer with power to be Christ’s witness in the world (Acts 2:4).
11. The Spirit-Filled Life: We believe that it is the will of God that we walk by the power and the leading of the Holy Spirit daily (Gal. 5:22).
12. The Gifts and Fruit of the Spirit: We believe that the Holy Spirit has gifts to bestow upon the Christian and that we should show spiritual fruit as evidence of a Spirit-filled life (1 Cor. 12:1-11; Gal. 5:22).
13. Moderation: We believe that the experience and daily walk of the believer should never lead to extremes or fanaticism (Phil. 4:5).
14. Divine Healing: We believe that divine healing is the power of Christ to heal the sick in answer to the prayer of faith (James 5:14-16).
15. Church Relationship: We believe that it is the responsibility of believers to identify themselves with a local expression of Christ’s church (Acts 16:5; Heb.10:25).
16. Civil Government: We believe that governing authorities should be upheld at all times, except in the things opposed to the will of God (Rom. 13:1-5).
17. The Final Judgment: We believe that all shall stand someday before God to be judged and there receive eternal life or death (2 Cor. 5:10).
18. Heaven: We believe that heaven is the glorious eternal home of born-again believers (John 14:1-3; Rev. 7:15-17).
19. Hell: We believe that hell is the place of eternal torment and separation from God for all who reject Christ as the Savior (Rev. 20:10-15).
20. Evangelism: We believe that leading people to saving faith in Jesus Christ is the most important responsibility of the church (James 5:20).
21. Tithes and Offerings: We believe that the method ordained by God for the support of His ministry is by the giving of tithes and freewill offerings (Mal. 3:10; 2 Cor. 9:7)