Statement of Faith
THE BIBLE – The Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the complete, divinely inspired, infallible Word of God. The Bible is the supreme authority and guide for our Christian faith and living.
THE GODHEAD – There is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
THE FATHER – The first person of the Godhead orders and directs all things according to His own purpose and pleasure. He authored, created, and sustains all things in the universe without any means other than His own pure power. By His grace, He involves Himself in the affairs of men, hears and answers prayer, and saves from sin and death all that come to Him through Jesus Christ.
THE LORD JESUS CHRIST – He existed eternally as the second person of the Godhead. By His virgin birth He came to earth as fully God and fully man, living a sinless life. His death on the cross made atonement for man’s sin, evidenced by His bodily resurrection from the dead. He physically ascended to the right hand of God the Father, and He will return in power and glory.
THE HOLY SPIRIT – The third person of the Godhead convicts men of sin, regenerates, baptizes, indwells, instructs, and sets apart believers unto a holy life. We encourage all believers to seek a life of obedience to the leadership of the Holy Spirit. We believe this step is essential for empowering believers for victorious living and ministry through the gifts given by the Holy Spirit.
THE NATURE OF MAN – Man was directly created in God’s image and voluntarily fell into sin by personal disobedience to the will of God; consequently, all men are spiritually dead apart from Jesus Christ. The fall of man was a once-for-all historical fact. Its effect spread to all men, each of whom is born with a sinful nature and is in need of salvation. SALVATION Salvation is by grace, a gift of God apart from works. Salvation requires repentance: a turning from one’s own way to God’s way. Jesus Christ and all who receive Him are born-again, regenerated by the Holy Spirit, and become the children of God. We will manifest true salvation by a changed life.
THE CHURCH – The Church is the body of believers consisting of all born-again persons without respect to race, culture, or background. Directed by Jesus Christ and empowered by the Holy Spirit, the Church is taking the good news of salvation to the whole world.