1. 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 is has supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)
2. 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. (Deuteronomy 6:4, Isaiah 48:16, Genesis 6:3)
3. 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 men, that He hears and answers prayer, and that He saves from sins and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ. (John 6:27)
4. 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. (Matthew 22:41-46, Acts 1:11)
5. The Holy Spirit
We believe in the Holy Spirit who came forth from the Father and the 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. (2 Corinthians 3:17)
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. (2 Corinthians 5:17)
7. 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. (Matthew 28:19, Ephesians 4:12-16, 1 Corinthians 12:13)
8. Christian Conduct
We believe that a Christian should live for the glory of God and the well-being of others; that his/her conduct should be blameless before the world; that he/she should be a faithful steward of his possessions; and that he/she should seek to realize for himself/herself and others the full stature of maturity in Christ. (1 Peter 1:13-16, Hebrews 13:15-16)
9. 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 (Matthew 28:18-20, Acts 2:38). We believe that the Lord’s Supper was instituted by Christ for commemoration of His death (1 Corinthians 11:23-26). We believe that these two ordinances should be observed and administered until the return of the Lord Jesus Christ.
10. Religious Liberty
We believe that every human being has direct relations with God, and is responsible to God alone in all matters of faith; that each church is independent and must be free from interference by any ecclesiastical or political authority; that therefore the Church and State must be kept separate as having different functions, each fulfilling its duties free from dictation or patronage of the other.
11. Church Cooperation
We believe that local churches can best promote the cause of Christ by cooperating with one another in a denominational organization. Such as organization, whether a regional or district conference, exists and functions by the will of the churches. Cooperation in a conference is voluntary and may be terminated at any time. Churches may likewise cooperate with interdenominational fellowships on a voluntary basis.
12. 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 the resurrection of the body, the final judgment, (Revelations 20:5-10) the eternal happiness of the righteous, (Philippians 3:20-21) and the endless suffering of the wicked (Revelations 20:7-10).
We believe that marriage has been established by God as an exclusive, lifelong covenantal union of one biological man and one biological woman. A civil government’s sanction of a union will be recognized as a legitimate marriage by the church only to the extent that it is consistent with this definition of marriage. (Gen. 2:24, Matt. 19:4-6).
We believe that lost people matter to God and that he wants to use us to help people become fully devoted followers of Christ through local and worldwide evangelism. (Luke 19:10, Matthew 28:19-20)
We teach the relevance of God’s word while remaining doctrinally pure. (2 Timothy 3:16)
We proclaim the supremacy of Christ in the way we live our lives and in culturally relevant worship. (Romans 12:1-2)
We seek God’s help in all matters, including the planning and execution of all activities of this church. (Matthew 7:7-11)
Sense of Community
We work together with all believers in our community, exercising spiritual gifts to provide loving support for one another and outreach to the lost. (Acts 2:44-46)
We work to develop strong families that provide spiritual nurture to their members which overflows to others around them. (2 Timothy 1:5)
Intimacy with Christ
We strive to develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ that becomes evident in the way we live our lives including stewardship, servant hood and the pursuit of Kingdom goals.