What We Believe

We Believe in Jesus


We believe that Jesus Christ is God incarnate, fully God and fully man, that He was conceived and born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, and sacrificed Himself to be punished in substitution for sinners.  By the blood of His cross and His resurrection from the dead, He obtained for us eternal redemption, the forgiveness of sins, and life everlasting.  He was raised bodily and ascended to the right hand of the Father.  He will return to the earth personally and visibly to consummate His kingdom.  Matthew 1:18-25;  John 1:1-18;  Romans 8:34;  1 Corinthians 15:1-28;  2 Corinthians 5:21;  Galatians 3:10-14;  Ephesians 1:7;  Philippians 2:6-11;  Colossians 1:15-23;  Hebrews 7:25; 9:13-15; 10:19; 1  Peter 2:21-25; 1 John 2:1-2.

We Believe in The Holy Spirit


We believe that the Holy Spirit regenerates and forever indwells all Christians.  Either subsequently or at the same moment, Jesus Christ baptizes believers in the Holy Spirit to empower believers for ministry and witness.  We also believe that signs and wonders, as well as all the gifts of the Spirit described in the New Testament, are operative today and are designed to testify to the presence of the kingdom and to empower and edify the church to fulfill its calling and mission.  These gifts are subject to judging and are to confirm, and never supersede, what has been revealed in the Bible.  Joel 2:28; Matthew 3:11;  John 1:12-13;  Acts 1:8;  Acts 8:14-16;  John 7:37-39;  Romans 8:9;  12:3-8;  1 Corinthians 14:29;  Eph 1:13-14; 5:18.

We Believe in Salvation


We believe that salvation is by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone.  No ritual, work, or any other activity is required in order to be saved.  This saving grace of God, through the power of the Holy Spirit, also sanctifies us by enabling us to do what is pleasing in God’s sight in order that we might be progressively conformed to the image of Christ.  We believe that all the redeemed, once saved, are kept by God’s power and are thus secure in Christ forever.  John 1:12-13;  6:37-44;  10:25-30;  Acts 16:30-31;  Romans 10:8-10;  1 Corinthians 1:4–8;  Ephesians 2:8-10;  Philippians 2:12-13;  Titus 3:3-7;  1 Peter 1:5;  1 John 1:7,9.

We Believe in Baptism, Communion, & The Church

Baptism marks the beginning of our lifelong journey as disciples of Jesus Christ.  Through baptism, we are joined with the Triune God (The Father, Son & Holy Spirit), the whole of Christ’s church and our local congregation.  The water and the work of the Holy Spirit in baptism convey God’s saving grace, the forgiveness of our sins and new life in Jesus Christ.  Baptism can be done at any age and is done by immersion, pouring or sprinkling.  A person receives the sacrament of baptism only once in his or her life.  Matthew 28:19;  Acts 8:36-39;  Romans 6:3-11;  Colossians 2:12;  1 Peter 3:21. 

The Lord’s Supper is open to all who love Christ, earnestly repent of their sin and seek to live in peace with one another.  You do not need to be a certain age or a member of the church.  We partake in Communion, celebrating the Lord’s Supper on the first Sunday of every month and in special services and holidays.  Through offering ourselves in praise and thanksgiving and through receiving the bread and cup – which the Spirit makes for us the body and blood of Christ – celebrating the Lord’s Supper together nourishes and sustains us in our journey as disciples of Jesus Christ.  Matthew 26:26-29;  1 Corinthians 11:23-34.


We believe that the church is God’s primary instrument through which He is fulfilling His redemptive purposes in the earth.  To equip us for the work of ministry, God has given each of us spiritual gifts.  We also affirm the importance of every Christian being a part of a local church, for spiritual growth, support and ministry to others.  Matthew 16:17-19;  Acts 2:42;  Ephesians 3:14-21;  Ephesians 4:11-16;  Hebrews 10:23-25;  1 Peter 9-10.