The essentials we believe
We Believe in God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit—that they are distinct personalities with distinct roles (Matthew 3:13-17) but one God (Ephesians 4:6, 1 Timothy 2:5, 1 Corinthians 8:6) and that this one God is the Creator of the universe (Colossians 1:16, John 1:1-3). We strive to love Him with heart, soul, mind, and strength.
Jesus is the Christ
We Believe Jesus Christ is the Messiah, the Savior, the Son of God (John 1:41, John 4:25-26, Luke 19:10, John 4:42, Matthew 14:33) who was born of a virgin (Luke 1:34), lived a sinless life (2 Corinthians 5:21), died on a cross (Colossians 1:20), was raised from the grave (Luke 24:6 & 34, Colossians 1:18), and that He will return as our victorious Lord (1 Thessalonians 4:17).
Steps of Salvation
We believe the steps of salvation are: to hear the good news about Jesus (John 5:24, Matthew 13); to believe in Him (John 3:16, Mark 16:16); to repent of our sins (Luke 5:32, Acts 2:38).; to confess our faith in Christ in the hearing of others (Romans 10:9-10, 1 Timothy 6:12); to be baptized by immersion (Matthew 3:16, Acts 2:38, Acts 22:16).
The Holy Spirit
We believe everyone who accepts Christ has the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit, who acts as a Comforter, Guide, and Advocate (Acts 2:38). We actively seek His indwelling to live godly lives of faithful service.
We believe the Bible is the divinely inspired, only infallible Word of God in its entirety and does not contradict itself, nor does it need to be added to or subtracted from. It is our guide (Hebrews 4:12). We follow it to teach us His will and direct our lives.
We believe the Church is the body of Christ and the extension of Jesus Christ’s character, attitude, behavior, and mission in our world today (1 Corinthians 12:27).
We Believe God gives gifts to both men and women through the Holy Spirit to benefit the Church’s ministry (1 Peter 4:10, Ephesians 2:10).
We believe everyone is created in the image of God. Therefore, we refrain from making financial, ecclesiastical, or any other restrictions to Christian maturity, justice, and freedom.
Humility in Prayer
We Believe humility in prayer is foundational for all we do (James 5:16) and that celebrating communion together benefits all Christians (Acts 20:7, 1 Corinthians 11:25-26).
The Great Commission
We believe we are called to help fulfill the Great Commission of our Lord Jesus Christ to “make disciples of all nations, baptizing them into the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit and teaching them to obey everything He has commanded.” We gladly do this in unity with others who also confess Jesus Christ as Lord.
We believe our Lord’s commission is to develop disciple-makers for God’s Kingdom. Therefore, we work non-denominationally and avoid political activity.