What We Believe

Statement of Faith

Doctrine – We accept the Scriptures as our authority in matters of faith and practice, and adopt the following
Statement of Faith as our interpretation of Bible Doctrine:

The Bible
We believe the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as verbally inspired by God and inerrant in the original writings, and that they are of supreme and final authority.  [2 Tim. 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:21; 1 Thess. 2:13]

The Trinity
We believe in one God eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit, three in one, co-equal, which is the Trinity.
 [John 1:1, 14; Acts 5:3,4; 1John 5:7]

Birth of Jesus
We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten of God, conceived of the Holy Spirit, and born of the Virgin Mary.”
[Isa. 7:14; Luke 1:35; Heb. 4:15; 1 Cor. 15:47; 1 John 5:20]

Holy Spirit
We believe in the Holy Spirit, third Person of the Trinity, Who convicts the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment. He is the life of every believer, and He empowers the preaching and teaching of the Gospel. [John 14:16,17;16:8; Acts 1:8; Acts 5:30-32]

The Resurrection
We believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord, His ascension into Heaven and His present life there as High Priest and Advocate for all believers. [Matt. 28:6,7; Acts 1:9-10; Heb. 2:17; 1 John 2:1]

The Return of Jesus
We believe in that blessed hope, the personal, and imminent return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. [1 Thess.4:16-18; Acts 1:11; Matt. 24:44; Rev. 20:6]

We believe that Satan is a person, the author of sin, and the cause of the fall; that he is the open and declared enemy of God and man. Satan is still working in the world to destroy the souls of men and he and all his angels and all who receive not Christ as their Savior will eternally perish in the Lake of Fire. [Job.1:6,7; Isa. 14:12-17; Matt. 4:2-11; 1 Peter 5:8; Rev. 20:10]

Sin Nature
We believe that man was created in the image of God, that he sinned, there by incurring not only physical, but spiritual death (which is separation from God), and that all human beings are born with a sinful nature which is manifested in thought, word, and deed.”
[Gen. 1:26-27; 3:1-6; Rom. 3:10, 23; 5:12]

The Cross
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice, and that all who believe in Him are justified on the ground of His shed blood.” [Rom. 5:6-9; 2 Cor. 5:21; Gal. 3:13; 1 John 4:10]

We believe that salvation is the gift of God, offered to man by grace and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, whose precious blood was shed on Calvary for the forgiveness of our sins. All who receive Jesus Christ as their personal Savior are born again of the Holy Spirit and become children of God and heirs of eternal life. This is a relationship in which they are eternally secure.
[John 3:16; Acts 20:20-21; Eph.1:13; 2:8-9; 1 John 5:11-12]

Eternal Life
We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and unjust, the everlasting conscious punishment of the lost in hell, and the everlasting blessedness of the saved in heaven. [Matt.28:6-7; Acts 1:9-10; Heb.2:17; 1 John 2:1]

The Church
We believe in the Church, the Body of Christ, whose mission it is to make disciples of all nations by preaching the Gospel.
(Matthew 28:18-20)

We believe that in all of its endeavors the Church should be supported by the love-gifts of the members.
[Matt. 16:16-18; Matt. 28:18-20, Acts 2:41-42, 47;  1 Cor. 12:12-13;  Col. 1:18]

We believe that the ordinances of the Church, given by our Lord, are baptism (by immersion following conversion) and the
Lord’s Table (Communion). [Matt.26:26-30;28:19; Luke 22:19-20; Acts 8:36-39; 1 Cor.11:23-29]

Additional Resources from our Sermon Series “We Believe”