We believe in one living, true, and holy God, eternally existing in three persons — Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. God is the creator and preserver of all things, infinite in being and perfection. By His providence He is operating throughout history to fulfill His redemptive purposes.
We believe that Jesus Christ was united forever with a true human nature by a miraculous conception and virgin birth so that He is fully God and fully man. He lived a life of perfect obedience to God the Father and voluntarily atoned for the sins of all people by dying on the cross as their substitute, thus satisfying divine justice and securing salvation for all who would trust in Him alone. He rose from the dead in the same body and ascended into heaven. He will come again to earth, personally and visibly to consummate His sovereign rule and the eternal plan of God.
We believe that the Holy Spirit was sent into the world to apply to humanity the saving work of Christ. He indwells every believer to become the source of their assurance, strength, and wisdom, and uniquely endows each believer with gifts for the building up of the body of Christ. The Holy Spirit guides believers in understanding and applying the truths of Scripture and He empowers believers to lead lives of Christ-like character.
We believe that scripture speaks with the authority of God, that the scriptures are infallible and inerrant in the original manuscripts and, when correctly interpreted, are trustworthy and fully truthful in all they teach. Therefore, they are the unique, full, and final authority on all matters of faith and practice.
We believe that people are created in the image of God in order to bring honor and glory to Him. But through rebellion against God humans fell into sin and separation from God. The entire race is born into this state, sinful both by nature and by choice, and, apart from God’s grace, incapable of entering into a relationship with God. Thus all stand in need of God’s saving grace.
Salvation is wholly the work of God’s free grace, not the result of human works or goodness. God offers salvation to all people on the basis of Jesus’ death and resurrection. To obtain salvation a person must repent of sin, trust in Jesus alone as Savior, and acknowledge the risen Christ as Lord of his or her life (Romans 10:9-10; John 1:12; 3:16).
Death seals each person’s eternal destiny. All people will experience a resurrection of the body and God’s judgment that will determine the fate of each individual. Unbelievers will be separated from God and believers will be received into eternal communion with God.
The Church is a spiritual fellowship. There is one true universal Church comprised of all those who acknowledge Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. The scripture tells believers to gather together to devote themselves to worship, prayer, teaching of the Bible, baptism and communion as the ordinances established by Jesus Christ. As a church we seek fellowship, service to the community, and outreach to the world – all for the glory of God.