Statement of Faith

  1. The Bible, being fully inspired by God in its entirety, is His perfect Word and is the authority for all faith and life.
  2. There is one God, who is personal, infinite, perfect; and He exists eternally as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
  3. Jesus Christ is true God and true man, was born of virgin Mary, lived a sinless life, died in our place, and rose bodily from the grave.
  4. The Holy Spirit is a Divine Person, and works in convicting men of sin.
  5. In the life of the believer, He is involved in the New Birth, the sealing of salvation, and in developing holiness.
  6. God directly created the universe from no pre-existing substance.
  7. Man was made in God’s image and fell into sin in Adam. He is now a sinner both by nature and by choice and can be restored to God’s favor only through the work of Jesus Christ and the ministry of the Holy Spirit.
  8. Jesus Christ is the only ground for man’s legal standing before God which includes both forgiveness of sin and the gift of the Holy Spirit.
  9. Salvation comes to man only by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, apart from any human merit.
  10. All those who have experienced salvation are members of the Church, which is His body, and are therefore eligible for baptism and membership in a local fellowship.
  11. Baptism and the Lord’s Supper are commanded by Christ. Water baptism is an outward sign of what the Holy Spirit has performed in the heart of the believer. The Lord’s Supper is observed by the believer at Christ’s request until His return.
  12. Jesus Christ is the head of the Church, and every local church has the right under Christ to govern itself.
  13. Every believer’s salvation is secure, being kept by the power of God.
  14. All people will experience the resurrection, believers to the state of eternal life and unbelievers to the state of eternal punishment.
  15. We believe in the second coming of Jesus Christ. We believe immediately following the tribulation, He will establish His millennial Kingdom on earth.