WHAT WE BELIEVE

We believe that the Bible is the Word of God given to man by the Holy Spirit, and is to be interpreted by the literal method, where the rules of grammar, literature, history, and culture are consistently applied. In this way, we can accurately understand the author’s meaning, and properly apply the Bible’s principles.

THE BIBLE (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1: 20-21; Hebrews 4:12)

We believe that the Scriptures in all sixty -six (66) books of the Old Testament and New Testament are

verbally inspired by God, error free in the original manuscripts, and the supreme authority of faith and

practice for followers of Christ.

GOD (Deuteronomy 6:4)

We believe there is one living and true God, who is one in essence, while eternally existing in three

distinct persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. 

MAN (Genesis 1:26-27; Romans 1:18-32; 3:10-23)

We believe that mankind was directly created in the image of God to enjoy His fellowship and fulfill His purpose on earth. 

 

However, in Adam, all mankind fell into sin; consequently all people are spiritually dead until they experience the rebirth (born-again) and therefore, are subject to the certainty of both physical and spiritual death apart from faith in Jesus Christ.

SALVATION (John 1:12, 3:16, 14:6; Ephesians 2:8-9)

We believe that salvation is a gift given by God, through faith in Jesus Christ. All who believe in Him are declared righteous by the Father through the blood of the Son based on Jesus Christ’s life, death, and resurrection, being regenerated by and baptized in the Holy Spirit.

THE CHURCH (Acts 2:41-47; Hebrews 10:24-25; I Corinthians 12:14)

LEADERSHIP (1 Timothy 3:1-13; Titus 1:5-9; Acts 6: 1-6)

We believe that all who are “born again” by the Holy Spirit belong to the one true church and are instructed by the Scriptures to associate themselves in local, visible churches.

We believe that Jesus Christ leads the local church through a plurality of elders who have been called, gifted, and appointed by Him. 

 

By seeking the mind of Christ, depending upon the Holy Spirit and diligently examine the Word of God, the elders provide spiritual oversight and direction for the church. 

 

The qualifications of elders are character based as defined in 1 Timothy and Titus, and the decisions require unanimous agreement.

ASSURANCES (Romans 5:1; 1 John 5:13; John 10:27-29; 2 Timothy 1; 12; John 6:37)

SPIRITUAL GIFTS (Ephesians 4:1-16; 1 Corinthians 12:7-11; Romans 12:1-6)

We believe all who are truly born of the Spirit through faith in Christ can have assurance of salvation and are eternally secure in Christ.

BAPTISM (Matthew 28:18-20; Romans 6:3-7; 1 Corinthians 11:23-29)

We believe that Spiritual Gifts are God-given abilities. “For the equipping of the saints for the work of the ministry to the building up of the body of Christ.

We believe that baptism is a clear injunction of scriptures which outwardly expresses the inward reality of new life in Christ.

 

Our method of baptism is immersion as described in the New Testament and practiced in the early church.

COMMUNION (Matthew 28:18-20; Romans 6:3-7;  1 Corinthians 11:23-29)

We believe that the Lord’s Supper is a memorial of Christ and His redemptive death. It is also an expression of our fellowship with one another.

In communion we are reminded of Christ’s first coming and encouraged to look forward to His coming again.

THE FUTURE (Matthew 24:25; 1 Thessalonians 4: 13-18)

We believe the next great event of human history will be the personal return of Jesus Christ.

 

This is the blessed hope for which all those who love Christ yearn. 

While the exact time of Christ’s return is unknown, it is imminent and certain.