Statement of Faith

 

We believe that God is a relational God.

He is the one Living and True God, eternally existing in three persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, equal in power and glory; and that this triune God created all, sustains all and rules all.

 

We believe in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testament.

We believe in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testament are the Word of God, fully inspired, without error in the original manuscripts, and the infallible, authoritative and sufficient rule of faith.

 

We believe in God the Father.

We believe in God the Father, an infinite, personal Spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love; that He concerns Himself graciously in the life and activity of His creation; that He hears and answers prayer; and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him in faith and repentance through Jesus Christ.

 

We believe in 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 teaching, His substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, ongoing intercession for His people and personal visible return to earth. We believe that in His first coming Jesus inaugurated the fulfillment of the Kingdom of God.

 

We believe in the Holy Spirit.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, who came forth from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify and empower for ministry all who believe in Christ. We believe the Holy Spirit dwells in every believer in Jesus Christ and that He is an abiding Helper, Teacher and Guide. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit and in the exercise of all the biblical gifts of the Spirit.

 

We believe in sin and repentance.

We believe that all men and women are sinners by nature and choice and are therefore under condemnation apart from Christ. Only through faith in the person and work of Jesus Christ and repentance from sin can one be reconciled to God and experience true life, joy and hope.

 

We believe in the universal Church.

We believe in the universal Church, the living spiritual body, of which Christ is the Head and all who are in Christ are members.

 

We believe in Baptism and the Lord's Supper.

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ committed two ordinances to the church: Baptism and the Lord's Supper. We believe in water baptism and communion open to all believers.

 

We believe in Christ's return.

We believe in the personal, visible appearing of Christ to each believer and the consummation of His Kingdom, in the resurrection of the body, the final judgment and eternal reward for those in Christ, and eternal punishment for those who have rejected Christ.