Our Beliefs:

Lives centered on the Gospel of Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ


Jesus Christ is the Son of God.  Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross.  He arose from the grave after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death.  He ascended to Heaven's glory and will return again to reign as King of King and Lord of Lords.  Jesus Himself said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through Me."  See Matthew 1:22-23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5; Hebrews 4:4-15; Romans 1:3-4; Acts 1:9-11; and Titus 2:13.



God


God is the Creator and Ruler of the Universe.  He has eternally existed in three persons (referred to as the Trinity):  Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  These three are co-equal and are one God.  See Genesis 1:1,26,27; Psalm 90:2; 1 Peter 1:2; and 2 Corinthians 13:14.  




The Bible


The Bible is God's Word to all man.  It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit.  It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living.  See 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21; 2 Timothy 1:13; and Psalm 119:105, 160.  


Eternity


Man was created to exist forever.  He will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation through His Son, Jesus Christ in Heaven.  When you die, you will either spend eternity in Heaven or Hell.  Eternal separation from God happens in Hell.  Eternal union with God occurs in Heaven.  See John 3:16; 1 John 2:25; 5:11-13; Romans 6:23; and Revelation 20:15



The Holy Spirit


The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and Son of God.  He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ.  He also lives in every baptized believer from their moment of salvation.  Baptism promises us the gift of the Holy Spirit.  He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right.  The Christian seeks to live under His control daily.  See 2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13; Acts 1:8; Ephesians 1:13; and Galatians 5:25.  



The Church


We are to relate to God as our Father and each other as brothers and sisters “in Christ.” This leads to a deep loving community that displays the power of the gospel to a watching world (John 13:35).


We believe that the local church is an autonomous group of believers who join their lives together by the Gospel. Jesus mandated two ordinances, baptism and the Lord’s Supper, which visibly and tangibly express the gospel. When celebrated by the church in genuine faith, these ordinances confirm and nourish the believer.  The church is vital to providing the spiritual growth necessary to exercise our faith and to encourage believers toward developing a mature faith in Jesus.  The New Testament teaches that baptism is through immersion for the forgiveness of our sins and we receive the Holy Spirit.  We observe The Lord's Supper also called Communion weekly as patterned by the early church after Pentecost.  Communion was implemented by Jesus at the time of the Passover shortly before He died on the cross.  We partake of Communion as a family of believers and is reserved for those who are immersed, saved Christians.  


The local church is governed by the Word of God and operates under the Lordship of Christ with Elders leading the people toward faithfulness and obedience in Christ. Deacons oversee the physical aspects of the local church.  See Acts 2:42-47; Ephesians. 1:22-23; and 1 Peter. 2:9-10.