These are the truth’s we see in the Biblical text in which we as a community believe and proclaim.
We believe The Bible is God’s inspired and authoritative word, the final and infallible guide for all matters of faith and practice.
II Tim. 3:15-17
We believe that God exists as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
II Cor. 13:14
We believe Jesus Christ is the Son of God who as completely God and man voluntarily suffered death by crucifixion to atone for the sins of the world and after three days was raised from the dead. He is exalted and has been given all authority in heaven and earth.
John 1:1-3; Heb. 1:1-3; I Cor. 15:3-8
God created humankind, male and female, in His image. Man and woman were created to “worship God and enjoy Him forever” rejoicing in his presence, and resourcefully overseeing His creation. This blessed estate was forfeited through willful rebellion. As a result of this fall, the entire human race is alienated from God and stands in need of divine grace and reconciliation.
Gen. 3, Rom. 5:12-21
Salvation is a gift from God received by repentance from sin and faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ. God regenerates by His Word, justifies by His grace, adopts by His mercy and sanctifies by His blood. This great salvation cannot be earned by any human effort; it must be received by faith.
Rom. 3, Eph. 2:8-10; Tit. 3:5
THE HOLY SPIRIT
The Holy Spirit lives in every believer empowering & gifting them to live a life pleasing to God.
Acts 1:8; 2:4; Eph. 5:18; 1 Cor. 12-14; Gal 5:22-23
We believe participation in the universal church involves commitment to a local family of believers. God has established diverse ministries to equip the saints. Baptism and communion are visible expressions of initiation and continuation in the community of faith.
Acts 2:38-39, 42-47; II Cor.; Eph. 4:12
The Lord Jesus Christ will visibly return to glorify His church and judge unbelievers. Those who belong to Christ will enjoy heaven forever. Those who reject His grace will experience eternal separation from God.