— Acts 17:28 KJV
We are a church that believes in Jesus Christ.
We believe that there is one God and that by Him all things are created. He is all-powerful, all-knowing, ever-present, unchanging, perfect, completely worthy of our trust, and above all, Holy.
(Deut. 32:39; I Sam 2:2; Isa 44:8; Mark 12:32; Luke 18:19; I Cor. 8:6)
We believe in the divine Godhead: The Father who orchestrated and created all things; The Son, Jesus Christ, who is 100% God and 100% man; The Holy Spirit who is the God on the earth today enabling Christians to live a life of worship and righteousness. All three are eternally existent as one.
(Matt 28:19, John 1:1–14; Heb. 1:3–5, 2:5–18, II Cor. 3:1–18, I John 5:7; Gen 1:26; Matt 3:16-17; Luke 1:35; Isa 9:6; Heb. 3:7-11)
We believe that the Holy Spirit is God’s presence with mankind and convicts all people for sin. For believers, the Holy Spirit renews the soul, empowers Christ-like living, imparts spiritual gifts, and guides people into all truth.
(Joel 2:28-29; Matt 3:11; Mark 16:17; Acts 1:5, 2:1-4, 17, 38-39, 8:14-17, 44-47, 11:15-17, 19:1-6; Heb 2:4; Rom 1:11, 12:4-8; Eph 4:16; II Tim 1:5-16, 4:14; I Cor 12:1-31, 14:1-40; I Pet 4:10)
We believe that people were created to exist forever – either in communion with God through forgiveness and salvation, which is only found in Jesus, or eternally separated from God by sin. God honors each person’s choice for separation or communion.
(Matt 5:3, 12, 20, 6:20, 19:21, 25:34, 41; John 17:24; II Cor 5:1; Heb 9:27, 11:16; I Pet 1:4; Mark 9:43-48; Rev 14:9-11, 20:12-15, 21:8)
We believe that water baptism and Holy Communion are two sacraments that must be continued by believers until the return of Jesus Christ. Water baptism by immersion represents believers being raised to new life in Jesus Christ through his death and resurrection. The Holy Communion is a moment where believers gather to remember the sacrifice and love of Jesus Christ in dying for sins so that we can experience eternity with the Father (Matt 26:26-29, 28:19; Mark 16:16; Acts 2:38, 8:12, 36-38; 10:47-48; I Cor 10:16, 11:23-25)
We believe the Bible to be the inspired Word of God in the form of writing through man. It is the unfailing and authoritative Word of God which provides a blueprint for living out a life of worship in every aspect of life.
(II Tim 3:16, II Pet 1:20-21; Prov 30:5; Rom 16:25-26)
We believe that Jesus Christ was born through a virgin birth, lived a sinless life, performed Godly miracles through the Father, died for the final atonement of all sins, defeated death through a divine resurrection, ascended into heaven to be seated at the right Hand of the Father, and soon to return for His church in power and glory.
(Luke 1:26–38, II Cor 5:21; Heb 4:15, John 10:31–38, Matt 26:28; I Pet 2:24, John 20:1–31; Acts 1:1–3; I Cor 15:1–8, Acts 1:4–11, Rev 19:11–16; 221–21)
We believe that we are saved by grace and through faith in Jesus. The blood of Jesus, shed on the cross, provides the only way of salvation through the forgiveness of sin. Salvation occurs when people recognize and confess their sin and place their faith in the death and resurrection of Jesus as sufficient payment for their sin. Salvation is a gift from God and it cannot be earned through our own efforts.
(John 3:16, 6:44, 65; Eph 2:8-9; Gal 2:16, 3:8; Titus 3:5; Rom 10:9-10; Acts 2:21, 3:19, 16:31; Heb 9:22; I John 1:9-10)
We believe that there is one true universal Church, made up of all believers. We believe that this one universal Church serves Jesus as part of many local Churches around the world and is committed to the teachings of Jesus, obeying His commands, and spreading His gospel. The Church is not perfect, but Jesus is perfect and is the head of the Church. The Church works together in love and unity, with the ultimate goal of following and honoring Jesus.
(Matt 16:18; Acts 9:31, 20:28; Eph 1:22, 3:10, 21, 5:23, 25, Col 1:18; 24, Acts 2:42-47)
Sanctification is the ongoing process of yielding to God’s Word and His Spirit in order to complete the development of Christ's character in us. It is through the present ministry of the Holy Spirit and the Word of God that Christians are enabled to live a godly life.
(I Thess 4:3, 5:23; II Cor 3:18, 6:14-18, II Thess 2:1-3, Rom 8:29, 12:1-2, Heb 2:11)
We believe that God’s kingdom has come in the ministry of Jesus, that it continues through the ministry of the Spirit through the Church, and that it will be consummated in the glorious, visible and triumphant appearing of Christ when He returns to earth in the rapture. After which, there will be a final judgment and the creation of a new heaven and a new earth where we will either live forever in communion with God or be eternally separated from God.
(Matt 24:30; 26:63-64; Acts 1:9-11; I Thess 4:15-17; II Thess 1:7-8; Rev 1:7)
The Blood that Jesus Christ shed on the Cross of Calvary was sinless and is 100% sufficient to cleanse mankind of all sin. Jesus allowed Himself to be punished for both our sinfulness and our sins, enabling all those who believe to be free from the penalty of sin, which is death.
(I John 1:7; Rev 1:5, 5:9; Col 1:20; Rom 3:10-12, 23, 5:9; John 1:29)
Heaven is the eternal dwelling place for all believers in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
(Matt 5:3, 12, 20, 6:20, 19:21, 25:34; John 17:24; II Cor 5:1; Heb 11:16; I Pet 1:4)
After living one life on earth, the unbelievers will be judged by God and sent to Hell where they will be eternally tormented with the Devil and the Fallen Angels.
(Matt 25:41; Mark 9:43-48; Heb 9:27; Rev 14:9-11, 20:12-15, 21:8)