Our Beliefs

As a church we accept these areas of doctrinal teaching on which, historically, there has been general agreement among all true Christians. However, as a non-denominational church, we recognize that we are part of a larger body of Christians and denominations. We desire to allow for freedom of conviction on other doctrinal matters, provided that any interpretation is with integrity based upon the Bible alone, and that no such interpretation shall become an issue that hinders the ministry to which God has called us.

 
 

THE SCRIPTURES

We believe the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be the inspired and only infallible and authoritative Word of God, and that it is the supreme and final authority in all matters on which it speaks. (2 Tim. 3:15,16; 1 Peter 2:2)

 

THE TRINITY

We believe there is one God, eternally existing in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit (Duet. 6:4; Matt. 28:19; Mark 12:29; John 5:17-30)

 

Jesus 

We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ and in His complete and perfect humanity. We believe in the virgin birth, in His sinless life and His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal, future return to Earth in power and glory to rule over the nations. (Isaiah 7:14; Acts 2:22; 1 Cor. 15:3,4; Acts 1:9-11)

 

Humanity

We believe that man and woman were created good and upright in the image of God, but that they voluntarily sinned by disobeying God and thereby were alienated from God, and incurred both physical and spiritual death. That historic fall brought all mankind under divine condemnation. Because of the fall, each person’s nature is corrupted, and they are thus totally unable to please God. (Gen. 1:26,27; Rom. 5:12-19)

 

Salvation

We believe that regeneration and renewal by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential to salvation, and His indwelling presence necessary for the living of a Godly Christian life; and that it is only by grace, through faith in Jesus Christ that people can be saved. The salvation of all who believe is wholly a work of God’s free grace and is not the work, in whole or in part, of human works or goodness or religious ceremony. God imputes His righteousness to those who put their faith in Christ alone for their salvation, and thereby justified them in His sight. (Luke 24:37; Rom. 3:23; 10:13-15; Eph. 2:8-9; Titus 2:11; 3:5-7)

 

The Holy Spirit

We believe in the Holy Spirit as a person, separate and distinct from and co-equal in the triune Godhead with the Father and the Son. He is sent to dwell within the heart of each child of God, to comfort and to lead into all truth. (Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4,8; 2:4; 10:44-46; 15:8,9)

 

Jesus' Return

We believe in the victorious reign and future personal return of Jesus Christ, who will judge all people with justice and mercy, giving over the unrepentant to judgment and condemnation but receiving the redeemed into eternal life. (Matt. 25:26; Mark 9:34-38; Rev. 19:20; 20:11-15; 21:8)

 

The Church

We believe that Jesus Christ is the Head of the Church, His Body, which is composed of all people, living and dead, who have been joined to Him through saving faith. God admonishes His people to assemble together regularly for worship, for participation in ordinances, for edification through the Scriptures and for mutual encouragement. (Eph. 1:22,23; 2:22; Heb. 12:23)

 

Ordinances

We believe that Christians are to be baptized, and are to partake in the Lord’s Supper on a regular basis. (Matt. 29:19; Acts 2:38; 1 Cor. 11:23-26; Matt. 26:20-29)