statement of faith
Although our methods of communicating the truths of God's Word may change, our message remains unchanged. As you read these statements of faith, realize that these statements do not exhaust the extent of our faith. The Bible is the sole and final source of all that we believe and teach.
We believe in the one ever-living, eternal God manifested through the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit: infinite in power, holy in nature, attributes and purpose; and possessing absolute, indivisible deity. This one true God has revealed Himself as our loving, heavenly Father, through His Son in redemption, and as the Holy Spirit dwelling within us as our guide & teacher.
We believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God, a divine revelation from God to man. We accept the Scriptures as the final authority in all matters of faith and conduct.
We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, born of a virgin; that he lived a sinless life, was crucified on Calvary for our sins, and bodily rose from the grave; and that he has been exalted to the throne of God where He is the only mediator between God and man. We believe that through his death and life we have personal salvation and power for victorious living.
We believe that all have sinned and stand in need of redemption, which is obtained through the new birth by faith in the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ. Those repenting of sin and being born again become children of God and heirs with Christ.
The Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit is active in the world today and that the baptism of the Holy Spirit, with His accompanying gifts, is the privilege of all New Testament believers.
We believe the Church has been "called out" of the world to be a habitation of God through the Holy Spirit. As the body of Christ on earth, the church offers hope to mankind. The church is one body made up of many members, diverse in their gifts and calling of the Holy Spirit.
The Second Coming
We believe in the pre-millennial return of Jesus Christ to receive his bride, the church, unto Himself. At his coming, we believe the dead in Christ will be resurrected from the grave. We believe in Christ's millennial reign upon the earth.
We believe in a literal heaven, an eternal dwelling place of those who have received salvation and lived a life pleasing to God; and a literal hell, an eternal dwelling place of those who reject the simple message of salvation through the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ, displaying the love, grace and power of God.