We firmly believe in

  • the Bible as the inerrant, inspired word of God

  • the deity of Jesus Christ and His virgin birth

  • Jesus Christ’s substitutionary death on the cross, bodily resurrection, and imminent return

  • the forgiveness of sin through faith in Christ alone

  • the need for obedience to the commands and principles of the Bible




Statement of Faith


Scripture

We believe that the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments of the Bible are inerrantly inspired; that the Holy Spirit moved men to write His words using their personalities; and that the New Testament, specifically, provides the basis for the organization and practices of the church.

God

We believe that there is one true and infinite God, consisting of the persons of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit; that God is a Spirit and a Person; that He is our Creator and Sustainer; and that He loves His creation with a righteous love.

Creation

We believe that Genesis provides a literal account of creation; that God created the world in six 24-hour days and rested on the seventh; that all persons of the Godhead were involved in creation; that God breathed into man the breath of life; that man is made in the image of God; and that no other means than the words of God Himself were used to create.

The Fall

We believe that Adam and Eve, as representatives of the entire human race, broke God’s law and introduced sin and, therefore, God’s curse into the formerly perfect world.

The Way of Salvation

We believe that the virgin-born, incarnate second Person of the trinity lived a perfect life; that He died a substitutionary death, taking the penalty for our sins upon Himself; that He conquered death and rose bodily from the grave; and that He provides the only way to salvation by grace alone through faith alone in God alone.

The Blessings of Salvation

We believe that believers are justified at the moment of salvation; that their sins are pardoned completely; that they are perfect before God through the righteousness of Jesus Christ; that they are regenerated with spiritual life; and that they will be preserved in their salvation forever.

Sanctification

We believe that believers are sanctified in three phases: that they are positionally sanctified with Christ at the moment of salvation, that they are progressively sanctified throughout their lives, and that they will be completely sanctified when they join Christ in heaven, at which point, and not before, their old nature will be entirely eradicated.

The Local Church

We believe that a local church is a congregation of believers gathered together in like faith and fellowship to worship God, to spread the gospel directly and indirectly, locally and throughout the world, and to be led by God-ordained pastors and represented by elected deacons.

The Great Commission

We believe that Jesus Christ commanded His followers to spread the good news of salvation throughout the world; that this mandate instructs believers to evangelize, to baptize, and to disciple others; that the fulfilment of the mandate is the primary goal of every believer; and that, to fulfil the mandate, the local church must actively evangelize the surrounding area and support missionaries throughout the world.

Ordinances

We believe that baptism and the Lord’s Supper are God-ordained ordinances; that they serve as memorials of Christ’s work; that they merit no favor; that baptism by full immersion signifies a believer’s death to sin and new life in Christ; and that the Lord’s Supper by the partaking of the bread and the cup commemorates the body and blood of the crucified Christ.

The Lord's Day

We believe that the first day of the week is to be set apart in remembrance of Christ’s victory over death; that believers should refrain from unnecessary labor and recreation; and that believers should gather together to worship and grow closer to their Savior.

Stewardship

We believe that biblical stewardship is commanded and practiced throughout the Bible; that believers are commanded to be good stewards of that with which God has entrusted them; that stewardship encompasses both that which believers give back to God as well as that which believers retain for their own use; that believers will be held accountable for their stewardship; that stewardship necessarily includes returning a portion of God’s blessings to Him for the furtherance of His work; and that such gifts should be given willingly, joyfully, and worshipfully.

End Times

We believe that, at the moment of death, the spirit of a believer enters the presence of God while the spirit of an unbeliever enters eternal separation from God; that Christ will appear before the tribulation and before His millennial reign to rapture living believers and to restore the bodies of those who have already entered eternity so that all Christians may be with Christ in body in heaven; that God will judge those who remain on the earth during the seven years of the Tribulation; that at the end of the Tribulation, Christ will return to earth to begin His millennial reign, during which Satan will be bound in the bottomless pit; that at the end of the millennial reign, Christ will judge unbelievers at the Great White Throne Judgment and cast them into the Lake of Fire, eternally separating them from Himself; and that believers will worship God in His presence forever.