STATEMENT OF FAITH

We believe the Bible was written by men and inspired by God. It is relevant, authoritative, and is the rule of faith and practice for all believers in Christ, and that the Scriptures along with the power of the Holy Spirit are the primary means of guidance and strength for all believers in Jesus Christ. (John 16: 5-13; 2 Timothy 3:16; 1 Corinthians 2:13)

We believe there is only one true God who is the eternal King, Creator and Redeemer of all creation. He is perfectly holy, just, loving and truthful and has revealed Himself to be the eternally self-existent one being manifested as: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. (Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14)

We believe in God, the Father who loves the world, is concerned and involved with humanity and is working all things after the counsel of His will and desires for every person to be restored to fellowship with Him as sons and daughters. (Romans 4:25; 1 Corinthians 15:1-8; 2 Corinthians 6:16-18; Galatians 3:26)

We believe in God the Son, Jesus Christ who is the only begotten Son of God, born of the virgin, Mary, who is the way the truth and the life and the only Savior of the world who died for the sins of humanity, was resurrected from the dead and is enthroned in the heavens, and will judge the living and the dead and return to the earth. (Luke 1:26-35; John 1:18; Isaiah 7:14, 9:6; 1 Corinthians 15:1-8; Romans 4:25; John 14:2, 3; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18)

We believe in God, the Holy Spirit who indwells the believer and evidenced by the fruit of the Spirit, who baptizes the believer and evidenced by power, who gives spiritual gifts to believers and who works in the hearts of believers, leading and causing them to please God. (John 16:5-13; Acts 1:8, 2:1-4, 8:14-14; 1 Corinthians 12-14; 2 Corinthians 6:14, 7:1; Ephesians 5:18; 2 Timothy 3:1-5)

We believe that humanity was created in the image and likeness of God to know and enjoy Him, yet because of the reign of sin and death in the world, everyone needs a Savior. Salvation is a free gift of God given to all who repent, believe and receive the Lord Jesus Christ. The believer is commanded to embrace a new identity, no longer a sinner but a saint with a new nature, and to celebrate Christ’s death and resurrection in water baptism. (Genesis 1:26-27; Romans 5:12-17; Romans 6-8; Romans 10:8-12; Acts 3:19-21; 2 Corinthians 5:16-19; Ephesians 2:4-10)        

We believe that Jesus Christ is building His Church which consists of all people who believe in Him. They are called to advance the Kingdom of God through preaching the Gospel with demonstration and power and to make disciples of Christ, and the gates of hades will not prevail against Christ’s Church which will continue to mature until it is brought into fullness. (Matthew 18:18-19, 28:18-20; Mark 16:15-18; Ephesians 1:18-23, 4:11-13)

We believe in the Kingdom of God which was established when Jesus sat down at the right hand of the Father, of which all believers of Jesus are citizens and experience its power today, which is growing in the earth until it fills the earth, and will be brought to full manifested power when Jesus returns to earth subduing all kingdoms of the world. (Matthew 2:23, 24:14; Mark 4:30-32; Luke 12:31-31; Romans 14:17; 1 Corinthians 15:24-25; Ephesians 1:20)

We believe that the righteous and the unrighteous will be resurrected from the dead to be judged: all who believe and live in Christ will be rewarded with eternal joy in the presence of God, and those who reject Jesus Christ will be condemned to the lake of fire prepared for Satan and his angels. (Mark 9:43-48; 2 Thessalonians 1:9; Revelation 20:10-15)