The sole basis of our belief is the Bible, which is uniquely God-inspired, without error, and the final authority on all matters on which it bears. As the Bible teaches, there is one God, eternally existing in three persons; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit…each possessing all the attributes of Deity. We believe that all of Scripture originated from God and that it was revealed to individuals chosen specifically for that purpose. Scripture speaks with the authority of God, while reflecting the backgrounds, styles, and vocabularies of the human authors. We hold that the Scriptures, in their original manuscript, are the unique, full, and final authority on all matters of faith and practice, and there are no other writings similarly inspired by God
God The Father
God created humans to have fellowship with Him, but they defied God by sinfully going their own way. As a result, we need God’s saving grace to end our alienation from Him. Salvation comes only through God’s grace – not human effort – and must be received personally by repentance and faith.
Jesus Christ – God The Son
Jesus Christ, second Person of the Trinity, lived a sinless life on earth and voluntarily paid for our sin by dying on the cross as our substitute. This accomplished salvation for all who receive grace by trusting in Him alone. He rose from the dead and is the only mediator between God and us. He baptizes believers in the Holy Spirit. He will return to earth to consummate history.
The Holy Spirit – God The Holy Spirit
“And when the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came from heaven a noise like a violent, rushing wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. And there appeared to them tongues as of fire distributing themselves, and they rested on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began TO SPEAK WITH OTHER TONGUES, AS THE SPIRIT WAS GIVING THEM UTTERANCE.”
Our Lifestyle Statement. What We Practice
Beliefs are not worth much unless they are translated into actions. Based on what the Bible teaches, we feel very strongly about the following practices:
Every Believer is a Minister
“Christ loves us, and by his death he has freed us from our sins and made us a kingdom of priests to serve God…”
“You are…the King’s priests…God’s own people, chosen to proclaim the
wonderful acts of God.”
Jesus Christ is The Head of Our Church
“Christ is the head of his Body, the church. He is the source of the Body’s life…”