What We Believe
We believe that there is one true and living God who created and sustains all things. He is eternally existent in three Persons who are one in nature, purpose, and attributes and who are worthy of the same worship and obedience.
(Genesis 1:1; Matthew 28:19)
We believe that God the Father is infinite and perfect in holiness, wisdom, power, and love. He saves all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.
(2 Peter 3:9)
We believe that God, the Son - Jesus Christ - became a man, was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, died for the sins of all mankind, rose from the dead, and is now seated in heaven where he intercedes for the saints. He will one day visibly return for His church and to judge all mankind.
We believe that God, the Holy Spirit, convicts of sin, regenerates, sanctifies, empowers, and indwells all who believe in Christ. The baptism in the Holy Spirit is subsequent to salvation. The Holy Spirit gives gifts to each believer as He wills.
We believe that God is all-powerful, all-knowing, omnipresent, and eternal. God is unchanging. He is holy, righteous, just, and merciful. God is spirit. God is love.
(1 John 4:16)
We believe that God desires to have a personal relationship with mankind. Sin broke fellowship with God, but He loves us so much that He gave His only begotten Son in order to restore our relationship with Him.
We believe that mankind was created in the image and likeness of God by a direct and immediate act of God.
We believe that since the original fall of man into sin, all people are born in sin, separated from God, and in need of salvation. Man cannot save himself by his works, he needs a Savior.
We believe that to be born again, we must repent of our sins, place our faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ, and confess Jesus as Lord. Salvation is by grace, through faith, not of works. There is no other way to be saved apart from Jesus Christ.
(John 14:6; Acts 4:12; Romans 10:9-13)
We believe that our main purpose in life is to glorify God. This is done through the fruit of our lips giving thanks and praise to Him and by the fruit of our lives lived unto Him.
We believe that all Christians are in the same process of being conformed to the image of Jesus Christ. God uses different methods with different people to accomplish this eternal purpose. Sometimes change is instantaneous and miraculous; sometimes it takes time and effort.
We believe that God desires for us to be whole - spirit, soul, and body. God is the source of true change and healing, yet He uses many different methods to heal. He uses miracles, the laying on of hands, anointing with oil, medicine, physicians, support groups, counselors, sermons, books, music, and many other varied ways of healing.
(1 Thessalonians 5:23)
We believe that the Bible - both Old and New Testaments - is the infallible, inspired Word of God, without error in the original manuscripts.
(2 Timothy 3:16-17)
We believe that the Church is the body of Christ and is composed of all born again believers in Jesus Christ. The Church is God's main instrument to further His work on the Earth. We do this by preaching the good news of salvation through Jesus Christ and by living in a way that demonstrates God's love, character, and power.
We believe that the Bible teaches several baptisms. Baptism into the body of Christ occurs at salvation. Water baptism is by immersion. The baptism in the Holy Spirit is subsequent to salvation. The baptism of fire is the ongoing purification process of believers.
(Matthew 3:11; Acts 2:38)
We believe that all Christians are called to minister - to the Lord, to the Church, and to the world. In addition, God calls, commissions, and equips the five-fold ministry of apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers.