All of our beliefs, teachings, and practices are based on God’s Word, the Bible. The Bible alone contains the truth that will lead us to salvation through Jesus Christ and the resulting freedom, joy, and peace that all mankind is searching for. In these statements, we are not attempting to list all Biblical doctrines or truth, but to state our fundamental beliefs.
The following is a brief and simple list of what we believe. If you desire a more detailed explanation of any of our beliefs just click here.
1. THE BIBLE
We believe that the Bible alone is God’s perfect Word.
We believe in the one true God; Father, Son and Holy Spirit (the Trinity).
3. JESUS CHRIST
We believe that Jesus is God, that He died on the cross, and that He rose from the dead opening the way for mankind to have a relationship with God. We believe He did this because He loves us.
4. HOLY SPIRIT
We believe that the Holy Spirit is God, that He covicts men of their sin, and comes to live in anyone who puts their faith in Jesus Christ.
We believe that the Holy Spirit gives Christians the power to become witnessess for Jesus Christ. It is the HOly Spirit who empowers believers to change and to live joyful, holy, and victorious lives.
5. THE FALL OF MAN
We believe God created man innocent, but by choice, all men have sinned.
We believe that forgiveness of sin and a relationship with God are possible only by admitting we have sinned and believing that Jesus Christ took our punishment through his death on the cross. Salvation cannot be earned and is the decision of each individual.
7. THE CHURCH
We believe that the Church is made up of all people throughout the world that have entered into a personal relationship with God through faith in Jesus Christ and new birth through the Holy Spirit
We believe that the local church is a family of believers who love one another, are committed to one another, and meet together regularly for worship, prayer, fellowship, and preaching/teaching of the Bible.
We believe that the Church exists to love and worship God and to share the truth of Jesus Christ with those around them so that they too can enter into a relationship with God.
8. THE MINISTRY
We believe that ministry is a calling from God, not a career. We believe that the purpose of ministry is to encourage and equip the church to do the will of God.
9. ORDINANCES (Water Baptism and The Lord’s Supper)
We believe We believe that everyone who has entered into a relationship with God through faith in Jesus Christ is required to be water baptized in. We believe in baptism by immersion.
We believe that when believers come together they should celebrate the Lords Supper. We eat bread and drink grape juice so we remember the sacrifice Jesus made for each of us when He died on the cross.
10. SANCTIFICATION (being made holy)
We believe being sanctified, seen as sinless, is accomplished by God at the moment we are born again. We also believe that it is each believer’s personal responsibility to reject evil and surrender to the life-changing power of the Holy Spirit.
11. DIVINE HEALING
We believe that God heals the body, soul, and spirit. We believe God heals supernaturally, through the wisdom and knowledge He gives men, and through the natural process of our bodies which He created.
12. THE LAST THINGS
We believe in the rapture of the church, the judgment seat of Christ, the tribulation, the physical second coming of Jesus to the earth to defeat His enemies, establish His kingdom, and rule on earth for 1,000 years. We believe in the final judgment and the New Heavens and the New Earth.
13. ETERNAL STATE
We believe everyone will live for eternity; either in Heaven with God or in Hell separated from God.
We believe that God created the heavens and the earth in six days.
15. THE FAMILY, MARRIAGE, CHILDREN, & SEXUALITY
We believe God created the family as the foundational institution of society. Marriage is a joyous, lifelong, covenantal relationship between one man and one woman; Children are a blessing and a heritage from God, and Sexuality is a gift from God when expressed within the boundaries of marriage.
16. THE DEVIL OR SATAN
We believe Satan is a real entity who was an angel created by God, rebelled against God, and as a result, was banned from Heaven and became satan/devil. He is completely evil, the enemy of man, and destined for an eternity in hell.