What We Believe

The Bible

We believe the Holy Bible is the inspired Word of God, without any error, the all-sufficient authority in matters of faith, doctrine, and Christian living.

The Trinity

We believe in one God, eternally existing in three Persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

Jesus Christ

We believe in the Virgin Birth of Jesus Christ, and that He is true God and man.  He died on the cross for our sins.  He rose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven where He sits at the right hand of the Father, and is now our High Priest and Advocate.

Salvation

We believe that man was created in the image of God but fell into sin and is therefore lost. Only through regeneration by the work of the Holy Spirit can man’s salvation and spiritual life be obtained.

Gift of Salvation

We believe that eternal salvation is the free gift of God, entirely apart from man’s works, and  is possessed by any and all who have faith in and receive Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.

Church Membership

We believe in a regenerated church membership: that is, persons old enough to understand their need for Jesus Christ and, of their own free will, accepted Him as their personal Lord and Savior. Also, personal faith and baptism by immersion are necessary requirements for membership.

Observed Ordinances

We believe that baptism is by immersion and the Lord’s Supper is a memorial to His suffering and death on the cross.  These are ordinances to be observed by the church in its present age.  They are, however, not to be regarded as means for man’s salvation.

Christ’s Return

We believe in the personal, bodily, imminent, and glorious return of the Lord Jesus Christ and that His Second Coming inspires believers for dynamic and zealous life and service for Him while waiting for His return.

Heaven / Hell

We believe in the bodily resurrection of the dead, the everlasting blessedness of the saved in heaven, and the everlasting punishment and separation from God of the unsaved in hell.

Marriage

Marriage is a biblical institution established by God as clearly described in the scriptures.  The Bible defines marriage as the uniting of one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union and a covenant commitment for a lifetime.  The Church recognizes only the biblical definition of marriage.

Human Sexuality

According to scripture, we believe that God created humanity male and female and that these physical, mental, & emotional states should not be altered based on personal preference. Though we cannot condone sexuality contrary to scripture, we do believe God has called us to love and care for all people.

Autonomy of the Church

We believe in the autonomy of the local church.  The Church shall manage its own affairs and shall not be subject to any other religious body or organization.