Statement of Faith

The Word of God

We believe the scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the inspired Word of God, inerrant in the original writings, complete as a revelation of God’s will for salvation, and the supreme and final authority in faith and life. (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:19-21)

The Trinity

We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Each person is fully God, sharing the same nature and attributes. (Genesis 1:26; Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 3:16-17; 28:19-20)

God the Father

We believe in God the Father, an infinite, personal Spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power, and love. We believe He concerns Himself mercifully in affairs of men, hears and answers prayers, and saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ. (John 16:23-27; Galatians 4:4-6; Ephesians 1:3; 17-23)

God the Son

We believe that Jesus Christ is God’s eternal Son. He is true God and true man, conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. We also believe in His sinless life, His substitutionary atonement, His bodily resurrection from the dead, His ascension into heaven, His priestly intercession in behalf of His people, and His personal, visible return from heaven. (Matthew 1:18-23; Luke 24:1-8; John 1:1, 14; Acts 1:11; 2 Corinthians 5:19-21; Hebrews 4:14-16; 7:24-25; 1 John 2:1; Rev 19, 20)

God the Holy Spirit

We believe the Holy Spirit is a person and is fully God. He regenerates, baptizes into the body of Christ, indwells every believer, guides and empowers believers, and gives gifts to all believers to be used in ministry so that the church fulfills its mission on earth. (Matthew 28:19; John 3:5; 16:13; Acts 1:8; 5:3-4; 1 Corinthians 6:11, 19; 12:4-13; Ephesians 3:16; 4:1-16)

Man

We believe God created man, male and female, in the image of God and free from sin. We further believe that man, because of his fall in Adam, is a sinner by nature and choice and is therefore spiritually dead, in need of salvation. (Genesis 1:26-27; 2:7-3:19; Romans 3:23-24; 5:12-21; 6:23)

Salvation

We believe in salvation by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. We further believe that this salvation is based upon the sovereign grace of God, was purchased by Christ on the cross, and is received by man through faith, apart from any human merit, works, or ritual. Salvation results in faithfulness to God, which allows Christians to conduct themselves in a manner that displays the life of the Lord Jesus in all their activities and relationships. (John 1:12-14; 3:3-7; 5:24; John 13:34-35; Galatians 2:20-21; Ephesians 2:8-10; 1 Timothy 2:5)