Beliefs

THE BIBLE: The Bible is God’s Word to all people. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. Because it was inspired by God, the Bible is truth without any mixture of error and is completely relevant to our daily lives.

2Timothy 3:16; 2Peter 1:20-21; 2Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119:105; Proverbs 30:5

THE FATHER: God is great: He is all powerful, all knowing, ever present, unchanging, completely worthy of our trust, and above all, holy. It is in Him that we live, move, and exist. God is good. He is our Father. He is loving, compassionate, and faithful to His people and His promises.

Genesis 1:1,26-27,3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1Peter 1:2; 2Corinthians 13:14

THE SON: Jesus Christ is completely human, but at the same time completely God. He is the only plan for bringing people, who are enemies of God, back into a right relationship with God. He lived a perfect life, so that He could be a substitution for us in satisfying Gods demands for perfection. He defeated death in His resurrection so that we could have life.

Matthew 1:22-23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5, 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14-15; 1Corinthians 15:3-4; Romans 1:3-4; Acts 1:9-11; 1Timothy 6:14-15; Titus 2:13

THE HOLY SPIRIT: His presence assures us of our relationship with Christ. He guides believers into all truth, and exalts Christ. He convicts people of their sin, Gods righteousness, and the coming judgment. He comforts us, gives us spiritual gifts, and makes us more like Christ.

2Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16-17; Acts 1:8; 1Corinthians 2:12,3:16; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:18

ETERNITY: Man was created to exist forever. He will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are places of eternal existence.

John 2:25; John 5:11-13; Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:15; Matthew 1:8; Matthew 2:44,46

MAN: Man is made in the image of God and is the supreme object of His creation. Man was created to have fellowship with God, but became separated in that relationship through sinful disobedience. As a result, man cannot attain a right relationship with God through his own effort. Every human personality is uniquely created, possesses dignity, and is worthy of respect and Christian love.

Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1-2

SALVATION: The blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the only way of salvation through the forgiveness of sin. Salvation occurs when people place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for their sin. Salvation is a gift from God and it cannot be earned through our own efforts.

Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 14:6, 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26;Romans 5:1

THE CHURCH: The Church is a local community of baptized believers unified through faith in Christ. It is committed to the teachings of Christ, to obeying all of His commands, and it seeks to bring the gospel to the world. The Church works together in love and unity, intent on the ultimate purpose of glorifying Christ.

Romans 12:5; 1 Corinthians 12:12; 1 Corinthians 12:27

BAPTISM: Baptism is a symbolic act to publicly profess ones salvation. It is commanded by God, but our salvation is not reliant upon it. We practice full-immersion baptism, symbolizing the process of death and resurrection that Jesus went through for us. Our minimum age requirement is 12 years old.

Acts 2:41, Acts 8:12

PRAYER: Prayer is our ability to communicate with God. Through Jesus’ salvation, we no longer need an intercessor to go between us and God, we can address Him directly.

Matthew 6:5-13; 1Thessalonians 5:16-18, Philippians 4:6-7; John 14:13-14