What we believe...

  1. The Bible is inspired by God and is "the infallible, authoritative rule of faith and conduct".

  2. There is only one true God who exists as a Trinity.

  3. Jesus Christ is the Son of God and, as the second person of the Trinity, is God.

  4. Man was created good by God, but was separated from God through original sin.

  5. Salvation is offered to everyone, and received through repentance toward God and faith toward the Lord Jesus Christ".

  6. There are two ordinances of the church A) Baptism by immersion in water, which is a declaration to the world that the believer has died and been raised together with Christ, becoming a new creation.  The immersion is also symbolic of a future day when all who put their faith in Christ will be raised up unto immortality and eternal life in Heaven.  B) The Lord's Supper is a symbol expressing the believer's sharing in the divine nature of Christ, a memorial of Christ's suffering and death, and a prophecy of Christ's second coming.

  7. Baptism in the Holy Spirit is a separate and subsequent experience following conversion. Spirit baptism brings empowerment to live an overcoming Christian life and to be an effective witness.

  8. Speaking in tongues is an initial physical evidence of the baptism in the Holy Spirit.

  9. Sanctification is an act of separation from that which is evil, and of dedication unto God. It occurs when the believer identifies with, and has faith in, Christ in his death and resurrection. It is understood to be a process in that it requires continual yielding to the Holy Spirit.

  10. The Church's mission -  Since God’s purpose concerning man is to seek and to save that which is lost, to be worshipped by man, to build a body of believers in the image of His Son, and to demonstrate His love and compassion for all the world, the priority reason for being of the church is to help fulfill these four things. 

  11. Divinely called and scripturally-ordained ministers serve the Church in fulfilling its mission.

  12. Divine healing of the sick is provided for in the atonement.

  13. The "imminent and blessed hope" of the Church, commonly referred to as the rapture preceding the bodily return of Christ to earth.

  14. The rapture of the Church will be followed by the visible return of Christ and his reign on earth for a thousand years.

  15. There will be a final judgment and eternal damnation (The Great White Throne Judgment) for any who do not accept Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.

  16. There will be future new heavens and a new earth where those made righteous through faith in Jesus and His atoning work at Calvary will live eternally in the future.