STATEMENT OF FAITH
The Bible: We believe the Holy Scriptures to be the infallible and inspired Word of God, the basis of our Christian faith and the final, definitive guide for our daily lives.
Supporting Scriptures: II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:20-21; I Thessalonians 2:13
The Trinity: We believe in one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Supporting Scriptures: Genesis 1:26; Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 3:16-17
The Person of Christ: We believe in the virgin birth and the deity of Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, truly human and truly divine, His atoning death, His bodily resurrection and ascension.
Supporting Scriptures: Isaiah 7:14; John 1:1,14; II Corinthians 5:21; Romans 8:34; Acts 1:9-11; I Peter 2:21-22
The Nature and Fall of Man: We believe that man was created in the image of God, but by voluntary disobedience he incurred physical death and spiritual death which is separation from God.
Supporting Scriptures: Genesis 2:16-17; & 3:1-24; Romans 3:23; Romans 5:12-21
Salvation: We believe that salvation has been provided for all people through the work of Christ at Calvary, resulting in eternal life for all who believe, turn from sin and place their faith in Him alone.
Supporting Scriptures: John 3:16; John 5:24; Ephesians 2:8-10; Colossians 1:22
Baptism of the Holy Spirit: We believe that the baptism of the Holy Spirit is given to endue the believer’s daily life with power and is subsequent to and separate from salvation. Supporting Scriptures: Acts 1:5-8; Acts 2:4; Acts 8:14-17; Acts 19:6
Gifts and Fruit of the Holy Spirit: We believe that both the gifts and the fruit of the Holy Spirit are a continuing part of God’s plan for His church.
Supporting Scriptures: I Corinthians 12:4-11; Ephesians 4:11-13; Galatians 5:22-23
Laying on of Hands: We believe that through the laying on of hands that there is a spiritual impartation and the commissioning of God’s call to the believer to help fulfill the Great Commission.
Supporting Scriptures: Numbers 27:18-23; Acts 9:17; Acts 13:3, I Timothy 4:14
The Church: We believe the church, which is the Body of Christ, is composed of all believers and exists for worship, fellowship, spiritual growth, benevolent support of one another, and for evangelizing the world.
Supporting Scriptures: Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 2:46-47; I Corinthians 12:12-14; Galatians 6:2; Ephesians 4:11-13, Galatians 6:10
Water Baptism: We believe that baptism by immersion is an act of obedience to the Lord and is symbolic of the believer’s identification with His death, burial, and resurrection.
Supporting Scriptures: Matthew 28:18-20; Romans 6:3-4
Communion: We believe in partaking of the Lord’s Supper as a reminder of Christ’s death and resurrection.
Supporting Scriptures: Luke 22:14-20; I Corinthians 11:24-34
Marriage: We believe marriage is defined in the Bible as a covenant, a sacred bond between one man and one woman, instituted by and publicly entered into before God.
Supporting Scripture: Matthew 19:4-6
The Return of Jesus Christ: We believe that Jesus Christ will physically return to earth at a time known only by the Father.
Supporting Scriptures: Matthew 24:36; Acts 1:11
Final Judgments: We believe that all shall stand some day before God; and there receive either eternal life or everlasting punishment.
Supporting Scriptures: John 5:28-29; Matthew 25:46