Doctrinal Beliefs

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The Bible

We believe the Bible is God-inspired and is our ultimate authority (II Timothy 3:16-17).


The Eternal Godhead

We believe God is Triune: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (II Corinthians 13:14).


The Fall of Man

We believe that man was created in the image of God, but by voluntary disobedience fell from perfection (Romans 5:12).


The Plan of Salvation

We believe that while we were still sinners Christ died for us, signing the pardon of all who believe on Him (John 3:16; Romans 5:8).


Salvation Through Grace

We believe that we have no righteousness and must come to God by receiving the righteousness of Christ (Ephesians 2:8).


Repentance and Acceptance

We believe that upon sincere repentance, and a whole-hearted acceptance of Christ, we are justified before God (I John 1:9).

The New Birth

We believe that the change which takes place in the heart and life at conversion is both a real and a discernible one (II Corinthians 5:17; Galatians 2:20).


Daily Christian Life

We believe that it is the will of God that we be sanctified daily, growing constantly in faith (Hebrews 6:1).


The Lord’s Supper

We believe in the commemoration of Christ’s death through the partaking of bread and the juice of the vine; representing His body and blood offered for our salvation (I Corinthians 11:24-25).


Water Baptism

We believe that baptism is a sign and seal of God's covenant of grace with us and our children. Baptism is the visible word of God that we are cleansed in Christ's blood, buried with him unto death, that we might rise with him and walk in newness of life. We believe in the baptism of infants as well as older children and adults. The journey of faith that begins in individual baptism continues in the church community. Baptism is always performed in the context of a congregation of God's people. Baptism is the mark of corporate as well as individual faith. The congregation commits itself to the spiritual nurture of the infant, child, or adult being baptized. Recognizing the symbolic cleansing and refreshing characteristics of water, we affirm sprinkling, immersion, and pouring as methods of baptism. (Matthew 28:19). 


The Spirit-Filled Life

We believe that it is the will of God that we walk by the power and the healing of the Holy Spirit daily (Galatians 5:25).


The Gifts and Fruit of the Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit has gifts to bestow upon the Christian, and that we should show spiritual fruit as evidence of a Spirit-filled life (I Corinthians 12:1-11; Galatians 5:22).


Moderation

We believe that the experience and daily walk of the believer should never lead to extremes or fanaticisms (Philippians 4:5).


Divine Healing

We believe that divine healing is the power of Christ to heal the sick in answer to the prayer of faith (James 5:14-16).


Church Relationship

We believe that it is the responsibility of every believer to identify themselves with a local expression of Christ’s church (Acts 16:5; Hebrews 10:25).


Civil Government

We believe that governing authorities should be upheld at all times except in things opposed to the will of God (Romans 13:1-5).


Heaven

We believe that heaven is the glorious eternal home of born-again believers (John 14:1-3; Revelation 7:15-17).


Hell

We believe that hell is the place of eternal torment and separation from God for all who reject Christ as the Savior (Revelation 20:10, 15).


Evangelism

We believe that leading people to saving faith in Jesus Christ is the most important responsibility of the Church (James 5:20).


Tithes and Offerings

We believe that the method ordained of God for the support of His ministry is by the giving of tithes and free-will offerings (Malachi 3:10; II Corinthians 9:7).