What we believe about God, His Word, and the essentials of our faith.
We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We believe that God the Father is the personal, transcendent and sovereign Creator of all things.
We believe that Jesus Christ is fully God and fully human, that He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, provided for the atonement of our sins by His substitutionary death on the cross, was bodily resurrected by the power of the Holy Spirit, ascended to the right hand of God the Father, and ever lives to make intercession for us.
After Jesus ascended to heaven, He poured out His Spirit upon the believers in Jerusalem, enabling them to fulfill His command to preach the Gospel to the entire world, an obligation shared by all believers today.
Humanity's Fallen Nature
We believe that all people are by nature separated from God and responsible for their own sin, but that salvation, redemption, and forgiveness are freely offered to all by the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ.
When a person repents of sin and accepts Jesus Christ as their personal Savior and Lord, trusting Him to save, that person is immediately born again and sealed by the Holy Spirit, all his/her sins are forgiven and that person becomes a child of God, destined to spend eternity with the Lord.
The Holy Spirit
We believe in the gifts of the Holy Spirit and that they are proven valid for today if they are exercised within Scriptural guidelines.
We as believers are to covet the best gifts, seeking to exercise them in love so that the whole body of Christ might be edified.
We believe that love is more important than any spiritual gift, no matter how impressive it might seem, and without love, all exercise of spiritual gifts is worthless.
Salvation is through Jesus Christ alone and by faith alone.
Nothing can be added to the finished work of Christ on the cross.
Salvation is through faith in Christ and NOTHING else.