We believe that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the Word of God and
were given by inspiration of the Holy Spirit. Therefore, all Scripture is authoritative,
infallible, and inerrant. The Scriptures are fully sufficient and are the supreme authority,
in all matters of faith and conduct. All Scripture is a testimony to Christ, who is Himself
the focus of divine revelation.
(Psalm 19:7; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Mark 13:31; John 8:31-32; John 20:31; Acts 20:32).
We believe that there is one living and true God who is without division of nature,
essence, or being, but who eternally exists in three persons. These three are equal in
every divine perfection, and they execute distinct but harmonious offices in the work of
creation, providence, and redemption.
(Genesis 1:1, 26; John 1:1, 3; Matthew 3:16-17, 28:19; John 4:24; Romans 1:19, 20; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Ephesians 4:5-6).
God the Father
We believe in God the Father: an infinite, personal spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom,
power, and love. We believe that He foreknows infallibly all that shall come to pass, that
He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men, that He hears and answers prayer,
and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.
(Isaiah 46:9-10; Luke 10:21-22; Matthew 23:9; John 3:16, 6:27; 1 Timothy 1:1-2, 2:5-6; 1 Peter 1:3;
The Person and Work of Jesus Christ
We believe in Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, conceived of the Holy Spirit
and born of the virgin Mary. He is fully God and fully man, and is the divinely appointed
mediator between God and man. Having taken upon Himself human nature, yet without
sin, He perfectly fulfilled the law and suffered and died upon the cross, substituting
Himself for the salvation of sinners. He was buried, rose again the third day, and
ascended to His Father at whose right hand He ever lives to make intercession for His
people. He will return again visibly and bodily. He is the only Prophet, Priest, and King
of the church and Sovereign of the universe.
(Isaiah 53:10-12; John 1:1, 14; Acts 1:9-11; Romans 3:21-26, 8:34; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Galatians 3:13;
1 Timothy 2:5; Hebrews 1:1-3, 7:25).
The Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit is a person who convicts the world of sin, righteousness,
and judgment. He is the Supernatural Agent in regeneration: baptizing all believers into
the body of Christ and indwelling and sealing them unto the day of redemption. The
Holy Spirit is an abiding helper, teacher, and guide. He enlightens and empowers the
believer and the church in worship, evangelism, and service.
(John 14:16-17, 26; 15:26-27, 16:8-11; 2 Corinthians 3:6; 1 Corinthians 3:16, 6:19, 12:12-14; Romans 8:9; Galatians 5:22-26; Ephesians 5:18).
The Total Depravity of Man
We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God, but that through
Adam’s sin, the entire human race fell, inherited a sinful nature, and became alienated
from God; man is depraved totally and of himself utterly unable to remedy his lost
(Genesis 1:26-27; Romans 3:22-23, 5:12; Ephesians 2:1-3,12).
We believe that salvation is a gift brought to man by the free grace and pleasure of
God. Salvation was accomplished through Christ’s substitutionary life and death and His
resurrection from the grave. There is no salvation apart from Christ and it is received by
repentance of sins and personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of our
(Ephesians 2:8-10; John 1:12; Ephesians 1:7; 1 Peter 1:18-19).
We believe that believers are saved into a life-long process of being made more and
more like Christ which includes a progressive growth in the knowledge and
understanding of God, good works, repentance of sins and a putting to death the deeds
of the flesh, and a love for God and others. Because sanctification is progressive, no
one will ever arrive at perfection before death, but every believer should be growing
(Philippians 1:6; Romans 8:1-17; Galatians 5:13-25; Ephesians 3:14-21;
Philippians 2:12-13; Colossians 3:1-17; 2 Peter 1:3-11).
Eternal Security and Assurance of Believers
We believe that all the redeemed, once saved, are kept by God’s power and are thus
secure in Christ forever. We believe that it is the privilege of believers to rejoice in the
assurance of their salvation through the testimony of God’s Word, which clearly forbids
the use of Christian liberty as an occasion for the flesh. Assurance is based upon the
person and work of Christ and upon evidence of conversion in the life of a believer.
(John 6:37-40, 10:27-30; Romans 8:1, 38-39; 1 Corinthians 1:4-8; 1 Peter 1:5; Romans
13:13-14; Galatians 5:13; Titus 2:11-15).
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is the Head of the Church which is composed of all
His true disciples. Christians are to associate themselves into local bodies for the
purpose of worship, work, and fellowship. To each local body, Christ has given the
authority for administering order, discipline, and worship. The regular officers of a
church are Elders (Pastors) and Deacons. We believe that God has laid upon the
members of the local church the primary task of giving the Gospel of Jesus Christ to a
(Matthew 28:18-20; John 10:16; Acts 20:17, 28; Ephesians 1:22, 5:23; 1 Timothy
3:1-13, 5:17-18; Titus 1:5-9; Hebrews 10:25; Matthew 18:15-19).
We believe that a Christian should live for the glory of God and the well-being of his
fellow men, that his conduct should be blameless before the world, that he should be a
faithful steward of his possessions, and that he should seek to realize for himself and
others the full stature of maturity in Christ.
(1 Corinthians 10:31; Romans 12:1-3; Hebrews 12:1-2; John 14:15, 23-24; 1 John
2:3-6; 2 Corinthians 9:6-9; 1 Corinthians 4:2; Colossians 1:9-10).
We believe that Jesus Christ committed two ordinances to the local church: baptism and
the Lord’s Supper. We believe that Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer into
water in the name of the triune God and is a prerequisite to the privilege of church
membership. We believe that the Lord’s Supper was instituted by Christ for
commemoration of His death. We believe that these two ordinances should be observed
and administered until the return of the Lord Jesus Christ.
(Matthew 28:18-20; Romans 6:3-5; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26).
The Last Things
We believe in the personal and visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ to earth and the
establishment of His kingdom. We believe in the resurrection of the body, the final
judgment, the eternal joy of the righteous in the presence of God, and the endless
suffering of the wicked.
(Matthew 16:27; Mark 14:62; John 14:3; Acts 1:11; Philippians 3:20; 1 Thessalonians
4:15; 2 Timothy 4:1; Titus 2:13; 1 Corinthians 4:5; 1 Corinthians 15; 2 Thessalonians
1:7-10; Revelation 20:4-6, 11-15).