What We Believe

WE BELIEVE that there is one liv­ing and true GOD, eter­nally exist­ing in three per­sons: The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, equal in power and glory; that this tri­une God cre­ated all, upholds all, and gov­erns all.

WE BELIEVE that the SCRIPTURES of the Old and New Tes­ta­ments are the Work of God, fully inspired with­out error in the orig­i­nal man­u­scripts, and the infal­li­ble rule of faith and practice.

WE BELIEVE in GOD THE FATHER, an Infinite, personal, Spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love; that He con­cerns Him­self mer­ci­fully in the affairs of men; that He hears and answers prayer; and that He Saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.

WE BELIEVE in JESUS CHRIST, God’s only begot­ten Son, con­ceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in His vir­gin birth, sin­less life, mir­a­cles and teach­ings, His sub­sti­tu­tion­ary aton­ing death, bod­ily res­ur­rec­tion, Ascen­sion into heaven, per­pet­ual inter­ces­sion for His peo­ple and per­sonal, vis­i­ble return to earth.

WE BELIEVE in the HOLY SPIRIT, Who came forth from the Father and Son to con­vict the world of sin, right­eous­ness, and judg­ment, and to regen­er­ate, sanc­tify and empower for min­istry all who believe in Christ; we believe the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Jesus Christ and that He is an abid­ing Helper, Teacher, and Guide. We believe in the present min­istry of the Holy Spirit and in the exer­cise of all the gifts of the Spirit.

WE BELIEVE that all PEOPLE are sin­ners by nature and choice and, there­fore, are under con­dem­na­tion; that God regen­er­ates by the Holy Spirit, those who repent of their sins and con­fess Jesus Christ as Lord; that Jesus Christ bap­tizes the seek­ing believer with the Holy Spirit and power for service.

WE BELIEVE in the uni­ver­sal CHURCH, the liv­ing spir­i­tual body, of which Christ is the Head and all regen­er­ated per­sons are members.

WE BELIEVE that the Lord Jesus Christ com­mit­ted two ORDINANCES to the Church: 1) bap­tism, and 2) the Lord’s Sup­per. We believe in bap­tism by immer­sion and com­mu­nion open to all believers.

WE BELIEVE also in the LAYING ON OF HANDS, for ordi­na­tion of pas­tors, elders, and dea­cons. We believe also in anoint­ing the sick with oil.

WE BELIEVE in the per­sonal, vis­i­ble RETURN OF CHRIST to earth and the estab­lish­ment of His King­dom, in the res­ur­rec­tion of the body, the final judg­ment and eter­nal bless­ing of the right­eous and end­less suf­fer­ing of the wicked.

WE BELIEVE in what is termed the Apos­tles Creed as embody­ing fun­da­men­tal facts of Chris­t­ian faith.