Our Core Beliefs

Our Core Beliefs

“All of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek; there is neither slave nor free; nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” –Galatians 3:27-28 (CEB)

We believe that there is one true and living God, the Creator of heaven and earth, who exists in the past, the present and forever as three in one: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

We believe that the Bible, including Old and New Testament, is God’s inspired word to humanity and is the final authority for Christian faith and life.

We believe that Jesus Christ is the one and only Son of God and that through His death on the cross and His resurrection humanity can receive forgiveness of sins, triumph over death and have eternal life by accepting Him in faith.

We believe that Jesus Christ will one day return to earth to take His people to eternal rest and victory with God in heaven.

We believe that the Holy Spirit convicts humanity of sin and leads us to salvation in Christ; that the Holy Spirit dwells in every true believer to transform his or her life to become more and more like Jesus by comforting, strengthening, guiding and equipping God’s people with spiritual gifts.

We believe that humanity was created in the image of God and that since the first sin of Adam and Eve all people fall short of God’s glory as sinners and cannot attain salvation by their own efforts. Salvation is only by God’s grace; rests entirely on the finished work of Christ; and is a gift which must be received by faith. Those who confess their faith in Jesus, repent of their sins and are baptized receive God’s gift of salvation.

We believe that the church is Christ’s body here on earth, and that Christ is head of that church.  We believe Christ desires that his disciples attempt to find unity so that the world will know that Jesus is Christ and that God loves them.  Therefore, we seek to find and develop unity with other Christians.  We recognize Christian fellowship with those who have received Jesus by faith and are obedient to His teachings.  We believe that local church families are autonomous and independent assemblies of believers who are called by Christ to share the good news of Jesus with the world and to build up fellow believers in the faith in order that God may bless the world through the church.