Statement of Faith

WE BELIEVE IN:

The Word of God

We believe that the Bible is the Word of God, fully inspired and without error  in the original manuscripts, written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, and that it has supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.  

The Trinity 

We believe that there is one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons,  that these are equal in every divine perfection, and that they execute distinct but harmonious offices in the work of creation, providence and redemption.  

God the Father 

We believe in God, the Father, an infinite, personal spirit, perfect in holiness,  wisdom, power and love. We believe that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of each person, that He hears and answers prayer, and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ. 

Jesus Christ

We believe in Jesus Christ, God's only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit.  We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles and teachings. We believe in His substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, perpetual intercession for His people, and personal visible return to earth.  

The Holy Spirit 

We believe in the Holy Spirit who came forth from the Father and Son to convict  the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify, and empower all who believe in Jesus Christ. We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Christ, and that He is an abiding  helper, teacher and guide.  

Regeneration 

We believe that all people are sinners by nature and by choice and are, therefore, under condemnation. We believe that those who repent of their sins and trust in Jesus Christ as Savior  are regenerated by the Holy Spirit.  

The Ordinances

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ has committed two ordinances to the  local church: baptism and the Lord’s Supper. We believe that Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water into the name of the triune God. We believe that the Lord’s Supper was instituted by  Christ for commemoration of His death. We believe that these two ordinances should be observed and  administered until the return of the Lord Jesus Christ.  

The Church 

We believe in the universal church a living spiritual body of which Christ is the head  and all regenerated persons are members. We believe in the local church, consisting of a company of  believers in Jesus Christ, baptized on a credible confession of faith, and associated for worship, work and fellowship. We believe that God has laid upon the members of the local church the primary task of giving  the gospel of Jesus Christ to a lost world.  

Christian Conduct

We believe that Christians should live for the glory of God and the well being of others; that their conduct should be blameless before the world; that they should be faithful  stewards of their possessions; and that they should seek to realize for themselves and others the full  stature of maturity in Christ. 

Christian Marriage

We believe that Christian marriage is a sacred institution ordained by God  for the well-being of mankind and the propagation of the human race. It is the spiritual and physical union  of one man and one woman according to Scripture.  

Religious Liberty 

We believe that every human being has direct relations with God, and is  responsible to God alone in all matters of faith.  

Church Cooperation

We believe that the local church can best promote the cause of Jesus  Christ by cooperating with one another in an association of churches. 

The Last Things 

We believe in the personal and visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ to  earth and the establishment of His kingdom. We believe in the resurrection of the body, the final judgment, the eternal felicity of the righteous, and the endless suffering of the wicked.