Our Beliefs

Our Statement of Faith; which we stand firmly upon

The Scriptures

We believe the Scriptures are inspired by God and declare His design and plan for mankind. ~ Timothy 3:16, II Peter 1:20-21, II Timothy 1:13, Psalms 119:105-160, Proverbs 30:5

The God Head

We believe there is only one true God–revealed in three persons…Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (commonly known as the Trinity). These three are co-equal and are one God. ~ Genesis 1:1,26,27, Genesis 3:22, Psalms 90:2, Matthew 28:19, 1 Peter 1:2, II Corinthians 13:14

The Person of Jesus Christ

We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ. As God’s son Jesus was both human and divine. ~ Matthew 1:22-23, Isaiah 9:6, John 1:1-5; John 14:10-30, Hebrews 4:14-15, I Corinthians 15:3-4, Romans 1:3-4, Acts 1:9-11, I Timothy 6:14-15, Titus 2:13

The Person of the Holy Spirit

We believe in the indwelling of the Holy Spirit is a special experience at the point of salvation that empowers believers for witnessing and effective service, just as it did in New Testament times. The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and Son as God. He is present in the world to make mankind aware of our needs for Jesus Christ. ~ Corinthians 3:17, John 16:7-13, John 14:16-17, Acts 1:8, I Corinthians 2:12, I Corinthians 3:16, Ephesians 1:13, Galatians 5:25, Ephesians 5:1

The Total Depravity of Mankind

We believe though originally good, man willingly fell to sin–ushering evil and death, both physical and spiritual, into the world. ~ Genesis 1:27, Psalms 8:3-6, Isaiah 53:6a, Romans 3:23, Isaiah 59:1-2

Salvation through the Redemptive Work of Christ

We believe that every person can have restored fellowship with God through ‘salvation’ by trusting Christ, through faith and repentance, to accept Christ to be our personal Savior. ~ Romans 6:23, Ephesians 2:8,9, John 14:6, John 1:12, Titus 3:5, Galatians 3:26, Romans 5:1

Ordinances

We believe in the practice of two ordinances (1) water baptism by immersion after repenting of one’s sins and receiving Christ’s gift of salvation, and (2) holy communion (the Lord’s Supper) as a symbolic remembrance of Christ’s suffering and death for our salvation. ~ Matthew 28:19, Mark 16:16, Acts 10:47-48, Romans 6:4, 2 Peter 1:4, 1 Corinthians 11:26, 1 Corinthians 11:26

Healing

We believe in God’s divine healing. Through Christ’s sacrificial death and resurrection, believers can receive healing in all areas: physically, emotionally, and spiritually. ~ Mark 16:17-18, Matthew 9:5-6, Acts 4:29-30

Sanctification and Holiness

Sanctification Initially Occurs at Salvation and is not only a declaration that a believer is holy, but also a progressive lifelong process. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God as He helps us separate ourselves from evil. As believers, we continually draw closer to God and become more like Christ. ~ John 10:29, II Timothy 1:12, Hebrews 7:25, Hebrews 10:10-14, I Peter 1:3-5

The Mission on the Church

We believe the body of Christ has a mission to seek and save all who are lost in sin. We believe ‘the Church’ is the Body of Christ and consists of the people who, throughout time, have accepted God’s offer of redemption (regardless of denomination) through the sacrificial death of His son Jesus Christ. ~ Matthew 28:16-20, Ephesians 1:22-23, Ephesians 2:22, Hebrews 12:23

Accountable Leadership

We believe in accountable leadership in which every believer is covered by the biblical example of authority (Home church pastors, small group leaders). An accountability leadership structure is a system where leaders are placed under God’s appointed authority themselves. ~ Philippians 1:27, Romans 14:12, Job 23:11, Matthew 18:23, Psalms 24:1

Future and Blessed Hope

We believe in the Blessed Hope, when Jesus raptures His church prior to His return to Earth. At this future moment in time all believers who have died will rise from their graves and will meet the Lord in the air, and Christians who are alive will be caught up with them, to be with the Lord forever. ~ Romans 8:23; 1 Corinthians 15:51-52; 1 Thessa­lonians 4:16-17; Titus 2:13