we believe

The Bible consisting of the Old and New Testaments is the inspired Word of God, inerrant in the original documents and of final authority in all matters of faith and practice.

There is one God, eternally existent in three Persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ is the Son of God and the Son of Man, fully God and fully Man – born of a virgin, perfect in His Person and eternal in His being. We believe that God not only created the world but also now upholds, sustains, governs, and providentially directs all that exists and that He will bring all things to their proper consummation in Christ Jesus to the glory of His name. 

Mankind was created in the image of God and was originally without sin. Because of the sin of Adam and Eve, all of mankind are sinners both by nature and by choice and are unable to remedy their own lost condition or to contribute in any way to their acceptance with God. 

Jesus Christ as God incarnate lived a sinless life. He offered himself on the cross as a sacrifice for sin and by the blood of His cross He obtained for us eternal redemption, the forgiveness of sins, and life everlasting. He was raised bodily on the third day for our justification and ascended to the right hand of the Father, and now sits at God’s right hand as our Mediator. 

By God’s grace alone, those who trust in the work of Christ for their salvation become new creations. They receiving a new nature, inherit eternal life and are sealed with the Holy Spirit. Because salvation is a work of God’s grace, believers are eternally secure, and released from relying on their own abilities and merits to earn acceptance from God. God’s grace frees believers to love others as Christ loved, to grow in ever increasing knowledge of Christ, and to mature and express the hope of salvation to others.

The Lord Jesus Christ baptizes believers in the Holy Spirit, in whom also we are sealed for the day of redemption. The Holy Spirit regenerates, forever indwells, and graciously equips the Christian for godly living and service. Subsequent to conversion the Spirit desires to fill, empower, and anoint believers for the work of ministry and witness. 

The church is God's primary instrument through which He fulfills His redemptive purposes in the earth. God has called the church to share His love and to preach the gospel to all. 

When a Christian dies, he/she passes immediately into the blessed presence of Christ, there to enjoy conscious fellowship with the Savior until the day of the resurrection and glorious transformation of the body. The saved will then forever dwell in blissful fellowship with their great Triune God. 

We believe in the second coming of Christ when He will return to the earth, resurrect the dead and rule His kingdom.