Statement of Faith
We believe in God revealed as the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Deuteronomy 6:4, 2 Corinthians 13:14, John 1:1).
We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ. That He was Begotten, not created. He was truly God and truly man. He lived a sinless life, died a vicarious and atoning death for the sins of the world, His bodily resurrection, ascension and future return to earth as both Lord and King (1Timothy 3:16).
We believe in the absolute inspiration of the Holy Scriptures (2 Timothy 3:16).
We believe that justification is by grace through faith in our Lord’s sacrificial death on the cross (Ephesians 2:8-9, Romans 3:21-24).
We believe that every person identifying with Christ is to be water baptized. “Burial with Christ” - total emersion (Matthew 28:19, Acts 2:38, Romans 6:4, Col. 2:9-13).
We believe that the baptism of the Holy Spirit is an endowment of power available to every believer subsequent to conversion. This experience is for today and necessary for a victorious Christian life and for the spiritual gifts to endow the Body of Christ (Acts 1:8,1 Corinthians 12:4, Acts 2:38-39, Acts 8:14-17, Acts 19:1-2).
We believe that the Church is God’s highest institution on the earth. The message and mission of the Church is the “Gospel of the Kingdom”, which is the “rule of God”. As members of God’s Kingdom we are responsible to preach, teach and witness to the authority of God and His purpose for man until Jesus returns (Matthew 28:19, Hebrews 12:18-23, Romans 5:5).
We believe in the literal second coming of our Lord and His eternal rule upon the earth. The resurrection of the saved into eternal life and the unsaved into eternal damnation and the ultimate victory of the Kingdom of God (Acts 1:9-11, Daniels 12:2, Revelation 22:1-7).
We believe in observing the sacraments of the church as instituted by Jesus Christ (Luke 22:17-20, John 13:3-9, 1 Corinthians 11:23-24).
We believe worship is the privilege of everyone and is a response unto God for His unconditional love and expression of appreciation for the sacrificial life of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.
Worship is guided by Biblical principles and consists of: singing (Psalm 95:1), clapping of hands (Psalm 47:1), uplifted hands (Psalm 134:2), lifting up our voices in praise (Hebrews 13:15), dancing (Psalm 149:3), speaking in tongues (Acts 2:40), spiritual gift operating (1 Corinthians 12:7-31), and giving (Malachi 3:10).