OUR BELIEFS

Our Purpose and Mission


Love God. Love Others.


Our Approach to Stating Our Beliefs


In essential beliefs – we have unity.


There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to one hope when you were called— one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. - Ephesians 4:4-6 NIV


In non-essential beliefs – we have liberty.


Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on disputable matters… Who are you to judge someone else’s servant? To his own master he stands or falls… So then each of us will give an account of himself to God… So whatever you believe about these things keep between yourself and God.” - Romans 14:1, 4, 12, 22 NIV


In all our beliefs – we show love.


If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.” - 1 Corinthians 13:2 NIV


The Essentials We Believe


We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God. 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21; 2 Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119:105, 160; 12:6; Proverbs 30:5


We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Genesis 1:1, 26-27; 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14


We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in 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 return in power and glory. Matthew 1:22-23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5; 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14-15; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Romans 1:3-4; Acts 1:9-11 1 Timothy 6:14-15;Titus 2:13


We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful people, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential and only possible through Jesus Christ. Isaiah 53:6a; 59:1-2; Romans 3:23; 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 14:6; Titus 3:5


We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life. 2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13; 14:16-17; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12; 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25;Ephesians 5:18


We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation. John 5:28-30; Romans 6:23; 8:17-18;1 Corinthians 15:50-58; Revelation 20:15


We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ. Romans 12:4-5; 1 Corinthians 12:13; Ephesians 4:1-16; Colossians 1:18