We believe there is one and only one God, who has always existed and will always exist. He exists in three distinct persons; God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, each fully God and unified in attributes, nature, and glory.
God created the universe and everything in it from nothing. He is completely perfect, sovereign, holy, just, and worthy of our praise and worship. His will and His nature are the standards to live by. We understand this belief through Genesis 1:1-2; Nehemiah 9:6; Psalm 90:2; Psalm 150:6; Isaiah 40:28; Isaiah 44:6; Jeremiah 51:15; Matthew 3:16-17; Matthew 5:48; Romans 12:2; and Revelation 4:11.
We believe Jesus is God the Son and is the one Savior of the world. He came out of heaven to be born to a virgin - completely God and completely man - lived a perfect, sinless life so He could go to the cross and die a brutal death as the perfect sacrifice for all of our sins - past, present, and future - and then rose three days later to show He has defeated sin and death.
Jesus is the only way to heaven - when we put our faith in what He accomplished through His death and resurrection, we are forgiven of our sins and have eternal life. We understand this belief through Matthew 1:18-21; Luke 1:26-38; John 1:14; John 3:16-17; John 14:6; Acts 4:11-12; Romans 6:23; Romans 10:9; 2 Corinthians 5:21; and 1 Peter 2:24.
We believe the Bible is the complete Word of God and is without error. We believe God inspired specific men to write the records, letters, truths, and teachings that are contained in the Bible to reveal Himself and His plan to man. As God’s revelation of Himself, the Bible guides our thoughts, decisions, and actions, leading us to live a life obedient to Him. We understand this belief through Psalm 119:105; Isaiah 40:8; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; and 2 Peter 1:20-21.
We believe the church is the body of believers in Jesus Christ. With Jesus as the head of the church, the church worships God, serves God and others, shares the Gospel with people who don’t know Jesus as their Lord and Savior, and teaches people to grow to be more like Jesus Christ. We understand this belief through Mark 16:15; Romans 12:5; Romans 12:10-13; Ephesians 4:11-16; Colossians 1:18; Hebrews 10:24-25; and 1 Peter 4:10-11.
We believe God created man in His image to be in a loving relationship with Him. Therefore, each person is an image-bearer of God. Unfortunately, through disobedience, called sin, man separated himself from God. We understand this belief through Genesis 1:26-27; Genesis 2:7; Isaiah 43:7; Isaiah 59:2; and Romans 3:23.
We believe sin is any thought, attitude, or action that is disobedient to God and His will. Because God is perfect and can’t sin or tolerate sin, our sins separate us from Him. We understand this belief through Deuteronomy 9:7; Psalm 18:30; Isaiah 59:2; Matthew 5:48; Mark 7:20-23; and 1 John 3:4.
We believe salvation is the free gift of God, through Jesus Christ, which reconciles us with God. There is nothing we can do to save ourselves and the only way to receive salvation is through Jesus. By placing our faith in what Jesus accomplished through His death and resurrection, we are forgiven of our sins and eternally saved. We receive salvation immediately when we place our faith in Jesus and we can never lose our salvation. We understand this belief through John 1:12; John 3:16-17; John 10:28; John 14:6; Acts 4:11-12; Romans 10:9; Ephesians 1:7; Ephesians 2:8-10; and Titus 3:5.
We believe eternity means forever and describes God’s never-ending nature. Each person will spend eternity either with God or separated from Him. Those who have placed their faith in Jesus Christ will spend eternity with God in Heaven, while those who reject Jesus will spend eternity separated from God in hell. We understand this belief through Psalm 145:13; Lamentations 3:21-23; Matthew 25:31-46; 2 Thessalonians 1:5-9; Hebrews 13:8; and Revelation 21:1-3.
We believe the Biblical definition of marriage is between one man and one woman. We understand this belief through Genesis 2:24.
The Sanctity of Life
We believe God creates each person in His own image, that life begins at conception, that each life is valued and precious to God, and that only God can give life or take it away. We understand this belief through Genesis 1:27; Exodus 20:13; Psalm 127:3; Psalm 139:13-16; and Jeremiah 1:5.
The Ordinances of Baptism and The Lord’s Supper
Jesus left two ordinances for His church to observe and practice - baptism and the Lord’s Supper. Baptism by immersion is an act of obedience where a person publicly states their faith in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. The Lord’s Supper is a remembrance of Jesus’ death on our behalf as we look forward to His return. Baptism and the Lord’s Supper are done in obedience to Jesus’ commands but do not have saving power in themselves. We draw our understanding of these two ordinances from Matthew 3:16-17; Matthew 28:18-20; Luke 22:14-20; and 1 Corinthians 11:23-26.