We believe in the Triunity of God, eternally existing as God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit (John 3:16, 17). Though each person of the Godhead possesses the same nature, each has different functions in respect to how God deals with mankind (Deuteronomy 6:4).
The Bible. We believe the Bible to be the inspired, infallible and inerrant Word of God (2 Timothy 3:16, 17; 2 Peter 1:20, 21). We approach the teachings of Scripture using the literal or historical-grammatical method, following the rules of grammar, history, literature and culture, believing that the words recorded in the Bible are an accurate accounting of the writerâs meaning and intent.
Man. We believe that mankind was created by God without sin, created in Godâs likeness out of His desire for fellowship with man (Genesis 1:26, 27). Although having been created in a perfect environment, we believe that sin entered into the world through Adam, and through him sin was brought upon all mankind resulting in both physical and spiritual death (Romans 5:12-21). As a result of Adam's sin, man is a sinner, both by nature and by choice, and is eternally separated from God apart from salvation through Jesus Christ (Ephesians 2:1-8).
Salvation. We believe that salvation is a gift of God and can only be received through oneâs personal faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Salvation cannot be earned through any means of human achievement, works or ceremony (Ephesians 2:8-10). We believe that nothing can separate any believer from Jesus Christ and that true believers will demonstrate in daily living a life that has truly been transformed by the power of Christ (John 10:27-30; Romans 8:33-39).
Ordinances. We believe the two ordinances of the church are believerâs baptism (by immersion), which is an outward expression of an inward faith (Matthew 28:19); and the Lordâs Supper or Holy Communion, a memorial of the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ upon the cross, of which Christians are encouraged to practice until Christ returns (1 Corinthians 11:23-26).
The Church. We believe the Church of Jesus Christ is an organism, not an organization, comprised of those who have professed a personal faith in Jesus Christ as both Savior and Lord (Acts 2:47). History reveals that the Church began on the day of Pentecost and has continued throughout the ages as persons are brought into the Church by the work of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:1-4, 41-47; 1 Corinthians 12:13). We believe the local church is a gathering of persons who have professed faith in Jesus Christ, who gather for the purpose of worship, Bible study, Christian fellowship, and preparation for Christian service (Acts 2:41-47). We believe the local church has the privilege, under the authority of Christ, to govern its own affairs. We believe that it is Godâs intention for all believers to participate and serve through the local church.
The Lord's Day. We believe the Bible teaches that the first day of the week is the Lordâs Day (Acts 20:7, 8). It is a day to be regularly observed (Exodus 20:8-11; Hebrews 10:23). It is a day set aside to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ through worship and spiritual devotion, and should be a day of resting from labor, except those works of necessity and mercy.
Future Things. We believe in the future, bodily return of the Jesus Christ wherein He will reign over the earth and will establish righteousness and peace (Isaiah 9:6, 7; 11:2-5; Matthew 24:30; Acts 1:11). We believe that the church will be raptured before a tribulation period and that Christ will reign for a literal 1,000 years until, after the Great White Throne Judgment, a new heaven and new earth will be brought into existence (Matthew 24:30, 31; 25:31, 32; 1 Corinthians 15:51, 52; 1 Thessalonians 4:16, 17; Revelation 21:1).