Statement of Faith

  • We believe the sixty-six books of the Bible are the inspired Word of God and that they are fully authoritative in matters of faith and practice. We believe the Bible to be inerrant both historically and in content, and to be the complete Word of God.
  • We believe there is one God, eternally in three persons: The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. We believe they are one in character and purpose, but different in position and authority. We adhere to what the Bible historians have called the doctrine of the Trinity. We believe God is self-existent and distinct from His creation.
  • We believe man was created in the image of God, but through his willful rebellion disobeyed God and fell from grace. Through the fall all humanity was sentenced to eternal death. Therefore, due to this fallen nature all mankind is in need of redemption.
  • We believe Jesus Christ is God’s only provision for the redemption of mankind. We believe in the deity of God’s only begotten son, Jesus Christ, fully man in His virgin birth, in his sinless life, in His miracles, His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in his bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the father and in His personal return in power and glory.
  • We believe in the ministry of the Holy Spirit as in Pentecost, and the present day manifestations as in the early Church. We believe that all believers are entitled to and should expect to receive the Holy Spirit, who provides power for life and service through the gifts.
  • We believe the Church to be the Body of Christ with each believer being an integral part. We believe this worldwide body is comprised of individual groups of believers who are the local Church. The purpose of the Church as a united body is to give the glory to God, to develop relationships among believers, to manifest the will of God on earth and throughout all creation. The Church is made up of many distinct parts, diversified in nature but unified in one common purpose.
  • We believe in water baptism as a symbol of the death and resurrection of the believers in Jesus Christ, which is the pledge of the believer to a clear conscience before God. We believe in practicing the Lord’s Supper, sharing the elements symbolizing His divine nature, His suffering and atoning death, and the brotherhood of believers.