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The church's beliefs

What We Believe

  • The Bible

    We believe that the scripture, all 66 books of the combined Old and New Testament, is verbally inspired by God. We believe that the Bible is inerrant in the original writings, and it is the Christian's final authority in faith and conduct.

  • GOD

    We believe that there is only one true, living, sovereign, holy and eternally existent God. God is infinitely perfect and He exists in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The triune God is the creator and sustainer of all things, the source of all truth, and is worthy of worship, confidence, and obedience.

  • The Person and Word of Christ

    We believe by the miracle of the virgin birth - that the Lord Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God. We believe He became man without ceasing to be God, to reveal God and to redeem mankind from sin. We believe Christ died for the sins of all people as a substitutionary sacrifice. We believe He arose bodily from the dead for our justification. Finally, we believe He is now exalted at the right hand of God as Head of the Church. Christ is Lord of the individual believer, fulfilling His ministry as our Great High Priest and Advocate.

  • The Ministry of the Holy Spirit

    We believe that the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe that He convicts the world of sin and regenerates the believing sinner, baptizing him into the Chrurch (which is the Body of Christ). We believe that The Holy Spirit: indwells, guides, instructs and empowers believers for godly living and service. We believe God gives all believers at least one spiritual gift so we can use this gift for the strength and outreach of the Church.

  • The Church

    We believe that the true Church is composed of all who have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit through saving faith in Jesus Christ. We also believe those who are thus members of the true Church are eligible for membership in the local church.

  • The Christian Home

    We believe that a consistent and whole education will occur when the home, the Church and the school work closely together, and are in agreement on the basic concepts of life. In addition to these important beliefs, we also believe that God has given the parents the responsibility to bring up their children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.

  • Salvation

    We believe salvation is God's free gift. Salvation is neither merited nor secured in part or in whole by any human virtue, work, ceremony or effort. We receive God's gift only through personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. In Christ all true believers have - as a present possession - eternal life, perfect righteousness and son-ship in God's family. Christians also enjoy every spiritual resource needed for life and godliness and have the divine guarantee that they shall never perish. God has delivered Christians from all condemnation and we have eternal security in Christ.

  • Baptism and Lord's Supper

    WJesus instructed His followers to remember His death and resurrection. He gave the Church two visible symbols (called "ordinances") as reminders. These two ordinances are baptism and the Lord's Supper. Baptism by immersion is a one-time act of obedience and identification with Jesus as Lord. It serves as an outward sign of conscious confession of repentance and faith. The Lord's Supper is an ongoing symbol of remembering our Lord's death, burial, resurrection and promised return. Each person must decide whether or not to participate in the Lord's Supper. Regardless, we do not regard anyone's participation in these practices as a means of salvation.