What do we believe?
We embrace the historic Christian faith as it is revealed in the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments. Together with Christians throughout the ages, we affirm such foundational truths as…
The Holy Scriptures - We believe that the Bible, both Old and New Testaments, is God's authoritative, inspired Word . It is without error in all its teachings, including creation, history, its own origins, and salvation. It is the supreme and final authority in all matters of belief and conduct.
The Trinity - The Bible teaches that one real and personal God exists eternally in three persons: the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
The Person of Jesus Christ - God the Son took on human flesh in the person of Jesus Christ. He lived a totally sinless life, obeying God's law completely, suffered and died on the cross of Calvary, was physically raised on the third day, and then ascended to the right hand of God. He did all this to accomplish the salvation of His people.
The Holy Spirit - We believe in the necessity of the work of the Holy Spirit for the individual's new birth and growth to maturity and for the Church's constant renewal in truth, wisdom, faith, holiness, love, power, and missionary passion. Every believer is called to live and walk in the power of the indwelling Holy Spirit so that he will bear fruit to the glory of God and not fulfill the lusts of the flesh.
Faith - Salvation is by grace alone and is received by faith in Jesus Christ alone, not by good works, so there will be no man who can boast before God. (Good works result from this because of what God works in us).
Man - The Bible teaches that mankind was created gloriously in the image of their creator to enjoy God and honor Him throughout entirety. The human race, however, fell headlong into sin and is estranged from its creator. Every person born into this world is dead to God and alive to sin; there is no one who does good, not even one; there is no one who seeks after God. Left to ourselves, we would not fulfill the magnificent purpose for which we were created, but instead perish forever.
The Church - The people of God from all ages, joined to Jesus Christ, the head of the church, also called "the body of Christ." Christians join together in local communities or churches to worship their Lord, to grow together in His likeness, and to advance God's kingdom on the earth.