What We Believe

We believe in one God—Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

  • We believe in God the Father Almighty, Creator of all things visible and invisible.
  • We believe in Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the one and only Savior; conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary, both fully human and fully divine; lived a sinless life, suffered and died as payment for sin; rose again from the dead on the third day; ascended into Heaven and will return in victory to rule forever.
  • We believe in the Holy Spirit who convicts of sin, indwells every Christian, helps us in our weakness and intercedes for us in prayer, and Who empowers us to a fruitful Christian life.

We believe in the Bible—God's Holy Word, Scripture.  We believe God inspired the original writings of the Scripture and those original writings were consequently without error.  It is the final authority for all matters of faith, truth, morality, and Christian living. We believe in the Gospel—the Good News of Salvation: That man, created by God, willfully sinned against God and is consequently lost and without hope apart from Jesus Christ; That salvation—the forgiveness of sins—is only by grace through the blood of Jesus Christ; That one receives salvation by putting faith in Christ, turning from sin, and confessing Christ, and that the Bible commands every believer in Christ to be baptized by immersion; That those who have received salvation through faith in Jesus Christ are sent into the world to proclaim the gospel and to love and serve the world just as Jesus Himself did.

We believe in the Church of Jesus Christ, founded on the Day of Pentecost, consisting of all Christians everywhere, and organized into local assemblies, called churches.

We believe the Bible teaches that every Christian should be an active member of a local church.

We believe that the Elders of the church are the overseers of its affairs and the shepherds of its members; that they are the final interpretive authority of the Bible's meaning and application for the church; and that they are responsible for the oversight, instruction, edification, discipline, and restoration of church members.

We believe that the Bible instructs church members to:

  •          meet together weekly for worship, teaching, and the Lord's Supper
  •          use our natural abilities and spiritual gifts to serve one another
  •          love one another, bear with one another, accept one another, and forgive one                     another      
  •          seek unity, agreement, and peace with one another
  •          encourage and build up one another
  •          bear one another's burdens and pray for one another
  •          spur one another to love and do good deeds
  •          submit to the authority of the elders of the church
  •          support the church financially
  •          pursue personal holiness and obedience to God's Word
  •          strive together to fulfill the Great Commission