What We Believe

God

We believe in one God who is Creator and Sustainer of all things, existing eternally in three persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. God’s plan, from the beginning of time, has always been to redeem a people for Himself and to make all things new for His own glory. 
 
The Bible
We believe that the Bible is the Word of God, completely true and without error in the original manuscripts, written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, and is the supernatural expression of God’s will and plan for His people.         
 
Christ
Jesus Christ, eternal Son of God and a co-equal member of the Trinity, took upon Himself the form of man, and being born of a virgin, lived a sinless life. He voluntarily gave His life on the cross as the supreme sacrifice for our sins, bringing salvation to all who trust in Him alone. After His physical death, Jesus Christ rose from the dead and ascended into heaven as the only intercessor between God and humans. He promises to personally return to earth to fulfill the eternal plan of God.
 
Humanity
We believe that all people were created in the image of God to have fellowship with Him but became alienated in that relationship through sin. First, by Adam’s disobedience which is inherited and reflected in all mankind as original sin, and by our individual sin. As a result, people are incapable of regaining a right relationship with God through their own efforts. It is only through the salvation offered through faith in Jesus Christ that the condemnation of sin is dealt with and the relationship with God reestablished.        
 
Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit leads believers to live a life that models Christ-like character and bears fruit for the Father's glory. The indwelling of the Holy Spirit empowers believers to apply the Bible to their own lives and to do great things for God. The gifts of the Spirit that were evident in the early church are available, through faith, for us today.
 
Salvation
We believe that the blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the basis for the forgiveness of sin. Therefore, God freely offers salvation to those who place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as payment for their sin.

The Church
We believe the church is the body of Christ in this world and that Jesus is the head of the church. The church is made up of God’s imperfect people living as a unified family that exists to worship God and to show the love of Christ to a lost world.
 
Ordinances
We believe that Scripture puts forth two important visible symbols, called “ordinances” for the New Testament church. They are communion and water baptism.

Communion
We celebrate communion as an ongoing symbol remembering our Lord's death, burial, resurrection, and promised return.
 
Baptism
Baptism is an important act of obedience for every believer. Jesus Christ commanded it and the early Church practiced it. We believe that the New Testament practice was for believers to be baptized by immersion upon profession of their faith in Jesus Christ.