What we believe


About God

God is the creator and Ruler of the universe.  

He has eternally existed in three personalities: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God (Genesis 1:1,26,27; 3:22;  Psalms 90:2;  Matthew 28:19;  1Peter 1:2;  2 Corinthians 13:14).


About Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ is the Son of God.  Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross.  He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death.  Jesus is the only way to have a relationship with God, the Father. He ascended to Heaven's glory and will return again as King of Kings, and Lord of Lords (Matthew 1:22,23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5; 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14,15; 1 Corinthians 15:3,4; Romans 1:3,4; Acts 1:9-11; 1Timothy 6:14-15; Titus 2:13).


About the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son of God.  He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ.  He is also available to any believer who opens up their life to Him.  He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right.  He gives every believer a spiritual gift.  As Christians we should seek to live under His control daily (2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16,17; Acts 1:8, 19:1-7; 1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16;  Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:18).


About the Bible

The Bible is God's Word to us.  It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit.  It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living.  

Because it is inspired by God, it is the truth without any mixture of error (2Timothy 3:16; 2Peter 1:20,21; 2 Timothy 1:13; Psalms 119:105, 160, 12:6; Proverbs 30:5).


About People

People are the supreme object of God's creation.  Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called "sin".  This attitude separates people from God; causes many problems in life; and ultimately leads to death (Genesis 1:27; Psalms 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a; Romans 3:23, Isaiah 59:1,2).


About Salvation

Salvation is God's free gift to us but we must accept it.  We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works.  Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God's offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin's penalty.  When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith we are saved.  Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith (Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8,9; John 14:6, 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1).


About Assurance of Salvation

Because God gives us eternal life through Jesus Christ, the true believer is assured of salvation. It is the grace and keeping power of God that gives us this assurance (1 John 1:9, 5:11-12; Romans 10:9-10; 2 Timothy 1:12; John 1:12; Ephesians 2:8).


About Eternity

People were created to exist forever.  We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation.  To be eternally separated from God is Hell.  To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life.  Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence (John 3:16, 14:17; Romans 6:23, 8:17-18; Revelations 20:15; 1 Corinthians 2:7-9).


About Marriage

We believe that the term “marriage” has only one meaning: the uniting of one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture (Genesis 2:18-25). We believe that God intends sexual intimacy to occur only between a man and a woman in a marriage relationship (1 Corinthians 6:18; 7:2-5; Hebrews 13:4).


About Faith Markers

We practice three visible faith markers, called ordinances, as reminders of Jesus’ life and death. The first is baptism by immersion. The second is the Lord’s Supper, often called Communion. The third is foot washing. We believe these three actions are vital to our faith in following Christ’s example (Mark 1:9-11, Matthew 28:18-20, Acts 2:38, 1 Corinthians 11:23-32, John 13:4-17).


About the Sanctity of Human Life

We believe that all human life is sacred and created by God in His image. Human life is of inestimable worth in all its dimensions, including pre-born babies, the aged, the physically or mentally challenged, and every other stage of condition from conception through natural death. We are therefore called to defend, protect, and value all human life (Psalm 139).