Our Beliefs

Since our beliefs are based on God's word, we believe that they are not a fad or a trend. Our beliefs start and end on God's word. We believe it is where truth begins and ends.

The Bible - The Bible is God’s Word to all people. It is the source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. (Psalm 12:6, 119:105, 119:162; 2 Timothy 1:13, 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21)

The One True God - There is only one true God. He is the Creator of the universe. He exists in three distinct persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God. (Genesis 1:1, 1:26-27, 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2)

Son of God - Jesus Christ is the Son of God. We believe in His virgin birth, His sinless life, His death on a cross as payment for our sins, His resurrection on the third day, His return to heaven and that He will return again.

Creation - People were created in the image of God to have relationship with Him, but became separated from Him through an attitude of disobedience toward God called sin. We can reconnect to God through salvation.
(Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a, 59:1-2; Romans 3:23)
(Matthew 1:23; John 11:25; Acts 1:11; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; 1 Timothy 6:13-16; Hebrews 1:3, 4:15, 7:26)

Salvation - Salvation is a gracious gift from God to us. It is only found through Jesus Christ. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Salvation is received only when a person puts their faith in Christ and chooses to accept Him as Lord of their life. (John 3:16, 14:6; Acts 4:12)

Holy Communion and Water Baptism
Holy Communion and Water Baptism are two practices initiated by Christ which we still celebrate as believers today. (Romans 6:4; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26)

The Holy Spirit - The Holy Spirit is present in the world to make people aware of their need for Jesus Christ. At salvation, the Holy Spirit lives in every Christian. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, guidance in doing what is right, and spiritual gifts to build the church. The empowering of the Holy Spirit, the promise of the Father, is available for every Christian. (John 16:7-13; Acts 1:8, 2:4; 2 Corinthians 3:17; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:18)

The Christian Life - The Christian Life means living for Christ and not for ourselves. By living according to God’s Word and following the Holy Spirit, every believer should grow and be changed to be more like Christ as demonstrated by love for God and love for others. (Matthew 22:37-39; 2 Corinthians 5:17)

The Church's Mission - It is the church’s mission to worship God and to help people find Him. As we demonstrate the love of God, we show people the way to connect with God for themselves. (Mark 16:15-16; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 4:12; 12:13,28; Ephesians 4:11-16)

Personal Ministry - God has a personal ministry for every believer. For some it may be in full-time ministry such as a pastor, worship leader or missionary. For others, it will be in the workplace or in your community through service. God created each person with special gifts to be used in ministry to bring honor and glory to Him. (1 Corinthians 12:7; Ephesians 4:11-13)

Healing - Because of the sacrifice that Jesus made on the cross we believe that we can experience the healing power of God. Christ’s power to heal is available to all believers today. (Isaiah 53:4-5; James 5:14-15)

Future Events - We believe that Christians who have died will be reunited with those still alive at the second coming (sometimes referred to as the rapture) of Jesus Christ. We will reign on the earth with Jesus and that there will be a final judgment day and the appearance of a new heaven and a new earth. (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17; Revelation 20:1-6, 11-15, 22:11-15)

Eternity - People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God exists in a place called hell. To be eternally in union with Him exists in a place called heaven. Heaven and hell are real places of eternal existence. (John 3:16; Romans 6:23; 1 John 2:25, 5:11-13; Revelation 20:15)