Statement of Faith
We believe that the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, are the inspired Word of God, without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of all and the final authority for Christian faith and life.
We believe that there is but one true God, who is the Creator of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We believe that Jesus Christ is presently true God and true man, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He died on the cross, a sacrifice for our sins according to the Scriptures. Further, He arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven, where, at the right hand of the Majesty on High, He is now our High Priest and Advocate.
We believe that the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ and to convict men, regenerate the sinner, indwell, guide, instruct and empower the believer for godly living and service.
We believe that man was created in the image of God but fell into sin and is, therefore, lost, and only through regeneration by the Holy Spirit can salvation and spiritual life be obtained.
We believe that the shed blood of Jesus Christ and His resurrection provides the only grounds for justification and salvation for all people. This justification and salvation is obtained by grace through faith alone for all who believe. Those who receive Jesus Christ, by faith, are born of the Holy Spirit and, thus become children of God.
We believe that the Church is the spiritual body of which Christ is the head. The true Church is composed of all persons who have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit. We believe that the local assembly exists to worship Him, to nurture believers, and to proclaim Him to the world.
We believe that true believers in Jesus Christ will bodily raise and spend eternity in the Presence of God. Those who do not believe in Jesus Christ will be eternally separated from God.
We believe that water baptism and the Lord's Supper are ordinances to be observed by the Church during the present age. They are, however, not to be regarded as means of salvation or necessary for salvation.