A teaching series in which our pastor expands on each of these twelve statements is available here.
We believe that the Bible is the Word of God. Its very words are inspired and without error in the original writings. The Bible is the final authority for faith and life.
We believe in one God, creator of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
God the Father is perfect in holiness, boundless in love, infinite in wisdom, measureless in power. He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of mankind, hears and answers prayers, saves from sin and death, and adopts as children all who come to Him through Jesus Christ, His Son.
The Lord Jesus Christ, the only and eternal Son of God, without ceasing to be God, became man by the Holy Spirit and virgin birth. He died at Calvary as a subsitutionary sacrifice for sinners. He was buried and rose from the dead, He ascended to Heaven, was glorified and seated at the Father’s right hand, and is our High Priest and advocate.
The Holy Spirit is a divine person. His ministry is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ, to convict men of sin, righteousness, and judgment, to regenerate the believing sinner, to indwell, guide, instruct, and empower the believer for godly living, service and worship.
We believe that man was created in the image of God. He sinned and thereby suffered not only physical death, but also spiritual death, which is separation from God. All human beings are born with a sinful nature and are totally depraved.
We believe in the reality and personality of Satan and that he is continually opposing the work of God with all of his powers. He is a defeated enemy that will eventually be cast into the lake of fire in the final and complete triumph of Christ.
We believe that salvation is God’s gift of eternal life brought to man by grace. It is received only through personal repentance of sin and faith in the Person, the finished work, and the atoning blood of Jesus Christ.
We believe in a universal body of believers in Jesus Christ of which the local church is a visible manifestation assembled for worship, discipleship, exhortation, fellowship, and ministry to the poor, oppressed, and sick. God has laid upon the individual members of the local church the task of proclaiming the Gospel to every person.
We believe that water baptism and the Lords supper are ordinances to be observed by the Church. They are not, however, to be regarded as a means of salvation.
We believe that all who have accepted the gift of salvation should live a Christ-like life, walking in the Holy Spirit, fully and constantly yielding themselves in obedience to Christ as Savior and Lord. This life is evidenced by our love for God and love for our neighbor. We believe in a life separated from sin, to righteousness, for all believers, a life of service to others, and the spiritual warfare of the believer.
We believe in the personal and visible return of our Lord Jesus Christ and in the bodily resurrection of the dead-the believer to everlasting joy with the Lord and the unbeliever to judgment and everlasting punishment.