Faith Statement

As the followers of Jesus Christ, who claims He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life.

We believe we owe it to you to let you know what we believe about the following doctrinal essentials.

 

WE BELIEVE…

That there is one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons: The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit, equal in power and glory; that this triune God created all, upholds all, and governs all.

WE BELIEVE…

That the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the Word of God, fully inspired without error in the original manuscripts, and the infallible rule of faith and practice.

WE BELIEVE…

In God the Father, an infinite personal Spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love; that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men; that He hears and answers prayer; and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.

WE BELIEVE…

In Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles and teachings, His substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, perpetual intercession for His people and His personal, visible return to earth.

WE BELIEVE…

In the Holy Spirit, who came forth from the Father and the Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness and judgment and to regenerate, sanctify and empower for ministry all who believe in Christ; we believe the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Jesus Christ and that He is an abiding Helper, Teacher and Guide. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit and in the exercise of all the Biblical gifts of the Spirit.

WE BELIEVE…

That all people are sinners by nature and choice and therefore, are under condemnation; that God regenerates by the Holy Spirit those who repent of their sins and confess Jesus Christ as Lord; that Jesus Christ baptizes seeking believers with the Holy Spirit, empowering them for service.

WE BELIEVE…

 In the universal Church, the living spiritual body, of which Christ is the Head and all regenerated persons are members.

WE BELIEVE…

That the Lord Jesus Christ committed two ordinances to the Church: 1) water baptism, and 2) the Lord’s Supper. We believe in baptism by immersion and communion open to all believers.

WE BELIEVE…

Also in the laying on of hands for the baptism of the Holy Spirit, for ordination of pastors, elders, and deacons and for the receiving of gifts of the Spirit of healing.

WE BELIEVE…

In the personal, visible return of Christ to earth and the establishment of His kingdom, in the resurrection of the body, the final judgment and eternal blessing of the righteous and the endless suffering of the wicked.

WE BELIEVE…

In what is termed “The Apostle’s Creed” as embodying fundamental facts of the Christian faith.