Statement of Beliefs

1.  The Nature of God
We believe in one eternal, infinite God, sovereign of the universe; that He only is God.  We believe that He exists and is revealed as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Deut. 6:4-5; John 14:6-27; Heb.1:1-3)

2.  Jesus Christ
We believe that Jesus Christ was and is eternally one with the Father, that He became flesh by the Holy Spirit, and was born to the virgin, Mary. (Mat. 1:18-25; Mat. 16:15-17; John 1:1-3, 14)

3.  The Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit is ever present and active in and with the church of Jesus Christ, convicting the world of sin and making new those who repent and believe.  We believe that He is the teacher of all truth as it is in Jesus. (John 7:39; John 16:5-11; Acts 2:1-4)

4.  Blood Atonement
We believe that Jesus Christ, by the shedding of His blood on the cross of Calvary, made a full atonement for all human sin, and that the atonement is effective only for those who by faith repent and believe.
(Isa. 53:5-6; John 1:29; Rom. 3:23-26; Heb. 9:14-15)

5.  The Holy Scriptures
We believe in the Divine inspiration of the Holy Scriptures, by which we understand the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments, given without error, which reveal the will of God concerning us in all things necessary for our salvation and daily life. (Luke 24:44-45; II Tim. 3:15-17; II Pet. 1:20-21)

6.  The Second Coming
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ will return and we who are alive at His coming and are abiding in Him shall join those who preceded us, and so we shall ever be with the Lord. (John 14:1-3; Acts 1:9-11; I Thes. 4:13-18)

7.  The Church
We believe that the Church is the community of all people submitted to the lordship of Jesus Christ, the covenant people of God made new in Christ, the Body of Christ called together by the Holy Spirit through the Word.  We believe that the mission of the Church in the world is to continue the redemptive work of Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit through holy living, evangelism, and service. (Jer. 31:31-33; Eph. 1:22-23; Mat. 16:16-18; I Cor. 1:2)

8.  The Local Church
We believe that the local assembly of believers, committed to God and to one another in love, is the proper expression of the church to carry out the work of the ministry. (Heb. 10:24-25; Acts 2:42-47; Rom. 12:4-10; 1 Tim. 3:14-15)

9.  Church Government
We believe that God has given leaders to the local church who will be recognized and govern the affairs thereof, being led by the Spirit in all areas of decision making for the good of the church and the furtherance of the Gospel. (Eph. 4:11-13; Acts 15:1-6; I Cor. 12:28; Heb. 13:17)