WHAT WE BELIEVE

We believe in God

We believe in one God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit (John 14:16-20)


We believe in Jesus

We believe in Jesus Christ, God's one and only son, our one and only Savior (J John 4:9,10 / John 3:16)

We believe that Jesus was born both fully human and fully divine, conceived of the Holy Spirit and the virgin Mary; that he lived and taught truths as the son of God; that he was crucified for our sins, died on the cross and rose again bodily from the dead on the third day; that he will return to earth to judge both the living and the dead. (Acts 2:22-41 and many other New Testament passages)


We believe in the Holy Spirit

We believe in the Holy Spirit who dwells within every Christian. (I Corinthians 3:16)


We believe the Bible

We believe in the Bible as God's inspired Word. All of our beliefs are found in the Bible and all of our teaching and preaching is based on the Bible. (2 Timothy 3:15, 16)

 

We believe in Salvation

We believe that all have willfully sinned and fallen short of God's standard, but that there is forgiveness and hope in Jesus Christ. (Romans 3:23; Romans 6:23)

We believe the Bible teaches that salvation – the forgiveness of sins – is only by grace through the blood of Jesus Christ (Romans 5:9; Ephesians 2:8-9)

We believe the Bible teaches that salvation comes by putting faith in Christ, repenting of sin, confessing Christ and being baptized into Christ. (Romans 5:1-2 / Luke 24:45-47; Acts 3:19; 17:30; 2 Peter 3:9 / Matthew 10:32; Romans 10:9; Philippians 2:11; 1 John 4:15 / Acts 2:38, Romans 6:1-7; Galatians 3:27; Colossians 2:12; 1 Peter 3:21)


We believe that church membership is extended to anyone who is a member of Christ's Church, having established trust in Jesus for forgiveness from their sins, as follows:

-By acknowledging Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior

-By repentance

-By baptism (immersion – a complete covering under the water) (Acts 2:36-41; 16:29-34)