Beliefs

In getting to know and commit to a local church, it is vitally important to comprehend what that church is founded on and believes in.

We believe that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testament are verbally and completely inerrant in the original writings and of supreme and final authority in faith and life.

We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary.

We believe that man was created in the image of God. That man sinned and thereby incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death, which is separation from God. That all human beings are born with a sinful nature, and, in the case of those who reach moral responsibility, become sinners in thought, word, and deed.

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice, and that all who believe in Him are redeemed and justified on the grounds of His shed blood.

We believe in resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord, His ascension into Heaven and His present life for us as High Priest and Advocate.

We believe in "that Blessed Hope" - the personal, pre-millennial and imminent return of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

We believe that all who receive by faith the Lord Jesus Christ are born of the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God.

We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust; the everlasting blessedness of the saved, and the everlasting conscious punishment of the lost along with Satan and the other fallen angels.

We believe in the threefold work of the Holy Spirit; that He seeks out and brings the lost to salvation; that He sanctifies the believer, and that He baptizes and gives spiritual gifts to the Christian for service.

We believe that the church is a spiritual organism made up of all believers in Christ; that in its local manifestation it is in an autonomous assembly of believers; and that its ordinances are baptism and communion.

We believe that God is worthy of all praise, reverence, and love; and that the highest calling of a Christian is the worship of Him.