This brief Statement of Faith is consistent with the historic, reformed, Christian faith, and finds its foundation in the Bible.
- GOD’S WORD
We believe the Bible is the Word of God, is fully inspired and without error in the original manuscripts, was written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, and has supreme authority in all matters.
- THE TRINITY
We believe there is one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons, that these are equal in every divine perfection, and that they execute distinct but harmonious offices in the work of creation, providence, and redemption.
- GOD THE FATHER
We believe in God the Father, an infinite, personal Spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love. We believe He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men, He hears and answers prayer, and He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.
- 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. We believe in His substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into Heaven, perpetual intercession for His people, and personal visible return to Earth.
- THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe in the Holy Spirit who has been sent to convict the world of sin, righteousness and judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify and empower all who believe in Jesus Christ. We believe the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Christ, and He is an abiding helper, teacher and guide.
We believe all men are sinners by nature and by choice and are, therefore, under condemnation. We believe those who repent of their sins and trust in Jesus as Savior have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit.
- THE CHURCH
We believe in the universal church, a living spiritual body, of which Christ is the head, and all regenerated people are members. We believe in the local church that consists of a company of believers in Jesus Christ who are baptized by water on a credible profession of faith, and associate for worship, work, and fellowship. We believe God has laid upon members of the local church the primary task of taking the gospel of Jesus Christ to a lost world.
- CHRISTIAN CONDUCT
We believe Christians should live for the glory of God and the well-being of their fellow man. We believe their conduct should be blameless before the world, they should be a faithful steward of their possessions, and they should seek to realize for themselves and others the full stature of maturity in Christ.
We believe all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God, and therefore all need forgiveness through Jesus’ death on the cross. As such, all people, regardless of race, culture, sexual orientation, or any other factors which might act as a discriminatory factor, are welcome with the same openness and love to our worship and relationship with Christ in our local church body. While we are commanded to love, we also must obey the words of the Bible. As such, only marriage ceremonies between a natural-born male and natural-born female will be conducted on church property and by church leadership. This is in keeping with the biblical definition of marriage (Ephesians 5:21-33). While we will not perform homosexual marriages, we accept all people into the body of believers and desire that they build a strong relationship with our Lord and Savior. We believe that we are all sinners who need that relationship with Christ, regardless of the nature of the sin, and that it is the work of the Holy Spirit to change our hearts through that relationship.
We believe the Lord Jesus Christ has committed two ordinances to the local church — baptism and the Lord’s Supper. We believe Christian baptism is by immersion in water and in the name of the triune God, but we also recognize the validity of baptisms done by other denominational faith traditions (sprinkling, etc …) by those who have made a sincere confession of faith. We believe Christ instituted the Lord’s supper for commemoration of His death. We believe these two ordinances should be observed and administered until the return of the Lord Jesus Christ.
11. LAST THINGS
We believe in the personal and visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ to earth and the establishment of His kingdom. We believe in the resurrection of the body, the final judgment, the eternal joy of the righteous, and the endless torment of the wicked.