Statement of Faith

We believe the Bible, the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments, are the only inspired, infallible, and authoritative Word of God. It is the final authority in all matters of Christian faith and practice. (2 Tim. 3:16–17; 2 Pet. 1:20–21)

We believe there is only one true God who is the eternal King, Creator and Redeemer of all things. We believe that God has revealed Himself to exist eternally in three persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – and that these, being one God, are equal in deity, power, and glory. (Gen. 1:1; Col. 1:16–17; Matt. 28:19)

We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His perfect sacrifice for the sins of all men by dying on a cross, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory. (John 1:1-5; Matt. 1:22-23; 1 Cor. 15:3-4; Acts 1:9-11 ; Titus 2:13)

We believe that all people were created in the image of God to know and enjoy Him but became alienated in that relationship through sinful disobedience. The blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the sole basis for the forgiveness of sin. Therefore, God freely offers salvation to those who place their faith in the person and work of Jesus Christ. (Gen. 1:27; Rom. 3:23; Col. 1:14; John 3:16)

We believe that the Holy Spirit regenerates, forever indwells, and graciously equips the Christian for godly living, service, and witness. (John 3:1–15; 14:16-17; Gal. 5:22-25; Acts 1:8; Eph. 5:18)

We believe that water baptism and the Lord’s Supper are the two ordinances of the Church. Baptism symbolizes the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus and is a public declaration of faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Communion, or the Lord’s Supper, is given to believers to remember Christ’s sacrifice and to symbolize the new covenant.  (Matt. 26:26–29; 28:19; Rom. 6:3–11)

We believe in the glorious visible return of our Lord Jesus Christ. There will be a resurrection of the saved and the lost – the saved unto everlasting life and the lost unto eternal separation from the presence of God. (1 Thes. 4:16-17; 1 John 5:11-13; Rom. 6:23; Rev. 20:15; Matt. 25:31-46)

We believe that the Church is the body of Christ, of which Jesus Christ is the head. It is committed to the teachings of Christ and obeying all of His commands, and it seeks to bring the Good News of Jesus Christ to the world. (1 Cor. 12:27; Eph. 4:11-16; Matt. 28:19-20)