- In essential beliefs—we have unity.
- In non-essential beliefs—we have freedom.
- In all our beliefs—we show love.
The following are essential beliefs:
We believe in the God of the Scriptures, a just and loving God who lives in the persons of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three co-exist as the one and only God who is the creator of all things. God loves His creation and He wants everyone to be in a relationship with Him.
About Jesus Christ
We believe that Jesus Christ is God who became human to save us from our sins. We believe that Jesus’ life shows us how to live, that His death redeems us from our sins, and that His resurrection guarantees our own resurrection to a new life. We believe that Jesus is the only way to have a saving relationship with God.
About the Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit is God who personally dwells in believers for the sake of transforming us into Jesus’ likeness. We believe the Spirit is a gift received at baptism, which equips us to be like Christ, supplies us with all spiritual blessings, and leads us in the will of God.
About the Christian Bible
We believe that the sixty-six books of the Bible are inspired of God, infallible and authoritative. We believe that God expects us to be obedient to the Scriptures, and He will bless us for our obedience
even when popular culture might contradict Scripture.
About Sin, Salvation & Faith
We believe that all humans have sinned and that our sins separate us from God and bring God’s judgment upon us. We believe that only God’s grace can redeem us from being lost and that salvation
comes to us through faith in Jesus as both Savior and Lord. We believe in salvation by grace through faith. We believe that saving faith demonstrates itself in obedience to the will of God.
We believe that baptism by immersion in water serves as the point at which we die to our lost selves, are buried, and are raised to a resurrected life in Christ. We believe that in baptism sins are washed
away through faith and because of grace. We believe that everyone who calls on the name of the Lord must be baptized into Christ Jesus.
About the Church
We believe that the church consists of baptized believers who have been saved by the blood of Christ, and that the church is the bride of Christ, the body of Christ, the temple of the Spirit, the family of God,
and the pillar and ground of the truth. We believe that active participation in the church is necessary for growth in Christ. We believe that Jesus Christ is the Lord and Head of the Church, and that every local church has the obligation to seek to appoint godly male elders and preachers, who lead her, as they rely upon God’s wisdom and guidance. We believe that the core mission of the church is to make disciples that make disciples.
We believe the church is to gather together each Sunday for the Lord’s Supper, teaching of God's Word, prayer, singing, contributing, encouragement, and those things which enable the people to glorify
God. We believe in observing the Lord’s Supper on a weekly basis, as we are constantly brought back to Christ, his atoning death, his future coming, and God’s grace. The elders choose acapella singing
which plays a big part in our Sunday worship—singing captures our hearts for God as we sing to Him and each other. We believe it is important for members to contribute their time and resources to the
mission of Christ.
We believe that God calls us to live holy lives, which reflect the purity, morality, and ethical standards of
Jesus Christ as defined in the Bible. We believe that we should avoid corrupting influences of disbelief
even though we celebrate our love for everyone, including unbelievers.
About the Second Coming
We believe that Jesus Christ will return to gather His people at the end of time, raising all of humanity from the dead. We believe that those who have put their faith in Christ will be raised to eternal life, but those who have refused to believe in Him will be raised to eternal death. We believe in living each day with the anticipation of Christ’s second coming.