What we Believe

WHAT WE BELIEVEWe believe in living out our Christian faith as effectively as possible, making an impact with those who do not know the great news about Jesus Christ.

We believe the Bible to be the one true authoritative Word of God, inspired by the Holy Spirit and therefore inerrant and entirely sufficient to instruct and equip us towards sanctification.

We believe that there is one God, creator of all that is, existing eternally in three persons: the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ and that He existed as true God and true man. We believe in His virgin birth, His substitutionary death, His sinless life, His bodily resurrection and ascension, and His future return in glory to judge the world.

We believe in the deity of the Holy Spirit who exists as a person of the Trinity, equally God and equally Spirit, and that He indwells in every believer to convict us of sin, direct us towards righteousness, and gift us as necessary towards the ministry of the Gospel.

We believe that man is created in the image of God and for the glory of God and was made without blemish, but that man sinned and with that, brought sin into the world so that all who are born of Adam are born into sin and therefore separated from God and in need of salvation from our sin.
We believe the Church to be the community of all true believers for all time and that it exists both visibly and invisibly to worship God and to minister to mankind.

We believe that salvation is entirely a work of God’s grace and mercy and that His purpose in salvation is to restore us to Christlikeness. We believe that at salvation, the believer is immediately justified, redeemed as holy and the Holy Spirit indwells within the believer to equip the believer towards righteousness.

We believe in baptism by immersion as a sign of our obedience and surrender to our Savior and a symbol of the believer’s union with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection. And we believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit as an empowerment to overcome evil and sin.

We believe that upon death, the believer is immediately taken into the presence of the Lord, never separated, eternally joined in joy.