Our Beliefs

The Word of God
We believe that the Bible is the Word of God, fully inspired and without error in the original manuscripts, written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, and that it has supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.
Romans 15:4; II Timothy 3:16-17; II Peter 1:20-21; II Peter 3:14-16

The Trinity
We believe that there is one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  We believe that each Person of the Trinity is equal in every divine perfection and executes distinct yet harmonious offices in the work of creation, providence and redemption.
Isaiah 64:8; Matthew 28:19; I Peter 1:3; II Corinthians 13:14

God the Father
We believe in God the Father, an infinite and personal Spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love.  We believe that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of humanity, that He hears and answers prayer, that He know all things past, present and future and that He saves from sin and eternal death ALL who come to Him through Jesus Christ.
Hebrews 1:1-3; Matthew 6:9; John 6:39-40; Ephesians 1:3-6

Jesus Christ
We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s one and only Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit, fully human and fully God.  We believe in His virgin birth, His deity, His sinless life, His miracles and teachings.  We believe that by His death, He made atonement for the sins of the whole world.  We believe that He rose from the dead, that He ascended into heaven, that He is now interceding for His people, and that He will personally return to receive His own.
John 6:40; I Corinthians 15:1-15; Luke 1:1-37; Hebrews 4:4-16; John 1:1-4; Romans 8:34

The Holy Spirit
We believe in the eternal 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 all who believe in Jesus Christ.  We believe in the deity of the Holy Spirit and His infinite holiness.  We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Christ and that He is an abiding helper, teacher, deliverer and guide.
John 16:7-15; I Cor. 2:9-11; John 16:16-17; Ephesians 4:4-7, 11-12 and 5:18-21

We believe that all persons are sinners by nature and by choice and are therefore under condemnation.  We believe that those who repent of their sins and trust in Jesus Christ as savior are regenerated by the Holy Spirit to become new creations in Christ.
Romans 3:23; John 3:5 & 18; Titus 3:5-7; John 3:16; Ephesians 2:8-9

The Church
We believe in the true church, a living spiritual body of which Christ is the head and all regenerated persons are members.  We believe in the local church, which consists of a company of believers in Jesus Christ who are baptized by immersion on a credible profession of faith and associated for worship, work and fellowship.  We believe that God has laid upon the members of the local church the primary task of giving the gospel of Jesus Christ to a lost world.
Acts 2:44-47; I Corinthians 12:12-14; Hebrews 10:24-25; I Peter 2:4-5

Christian Conduct
We believe that Christians should live for the glory of God and the well being of humanity.  We believe that our conduct should be blameless before the world and that we should be faithful stewards of our possessions and that we should seek our full maturity in Christ. Hebrews 13:1-9; I Thessalonians 5:12-22

The Ordinances
We believe the Lord Jesus Christ has committed two ordinances to the local church.  These are baptism and the Lord’s Supper.  We believe that Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water into the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  We believe Christ instituted the Lord’s Supper for commemoration of His death.  We believe that these two ordinances should be observed and administered until the return of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Romans 6:3-5; Matthew 28:19; I Corinthians 11:23-33; Luke 22:19-20

Religious Liberty
We believe that every human being has direct relations with God and is responsible to God alone in matters of faith.  We believe that each church is independent and must be free from interference by any ecclesiastical or political authority.  Therefore, church and state must be kept separate as having different functions, each fulfilling its duties free from dictation or patronage of the other.
Hebrews 4:14-16; Luke 20:25

Church Cooperation
We believe that local churches can best promote the cause of Jesus Christ by cooperating with one another in a denominational organization.  Such an organization, whether a regional or district conference, exists and functions by the will of the churches.  Cooperation in a conference is voluntary and may be terminated at any time.  Churches may likewise cooperate with inter-denominational fellowships on a voluntary and independent basis.
I Corinthians 16:1-9, 19

The Last Things
We believe in the personal and visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ to earth and the establishment of His kingdom.  We believe in the resurrection of the body, the final judgment, the eternal joy of the righteous, and the endless suffering of unbelievers.
I Thessalonians 4:13-18; Matthew 24:4-31; Matthew 25:46; Revelations 19:1-26