Our Beliefs

Statement of Faith

We believe in the Bible – God’s Holy Word, Scripture. We believe God inspired the autographs (original writings) of the Scripture and those autographs are consequently without error! We accept the Bible as the final authority for all matters of faith and practice. (Isaiah 40:8; Matthew 5:18; 24:35; Mark 12:36; John 14:26; 16:12-15; Acts 1:16; Romans 15:4; I Corinthians 2:12-13; 2 Timothy 3:14-16; Hebrews 4:12; 2 Peter 1:20-21)

We believe in God the Father, Almighty, Creator of all things visible and invisible. (Genesis 1:1; Acts 17:24-28; Hebrews 11:3)

We believe in the Church of Jesus Christ, founded on the Day of Pentecost and consisting of all Christians everywhere.

We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s one and only Son, our one and only Savior. Who is both fully human and fully divine, conceived of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary. Who died and was buried, and who rose again bodily from the dead on the third day. Who ascended into Heaven and now sits at the right hand of the Father. Who will return to earth to judge both the living and the dead! (Matthew 21:11; John 1:14; John 3:16; I John 4:9; 2 Peter 3:18)

We believe the Bible teaches that man, created by God, willfully sinned against God and is consequently lost and without hope apart from Jesus Christ. (Romans 3:23; Romans 6:23)

We believe the Bible teaches that salvation – the forgiveness of sin – is available only by grace through faith in Jesus Christ and His atoning sacrifice on the Cross. (John 3:16; Ephesians 2:8-9; Romans 10:9-10; Romans 10:13; Matthew 16:16; Acts 2:38; Romans 5:9; Romans 5:12; I Peter 1:18-19; 1 John 4:15)

We believe that the Bible teaches that after coming to faith, believers in Jesus should be baptized by immersion. Baptism is an outward expression of an inward heart-change. Baptism by immersion represents the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus and our old selves as we become a new creation in Christ. (Acts 2:38; Romans 6:1-7; I Peter 3:21)

We believe in the Holy Spirit, who is God and indwells every Christian. (John 16:5-15; Acts 1:7-8; Romans 8:26-27; I Corinthians 3:16; 6:19; 2 Timothy 1:14)

We believe in the priority of prayer. God’s desire is that we pray to Him and not be anxious. (Matthew 633; Luke 11: 1-4; John 11:3; Philippians 4:4-6; James 5:13-16

We believe the Bible teaches that Jesus is the head of the church and the Elders are to exercise authority over the local congregation. (Acts 20:28; Philippians 1:1; Colossians 1:18; I Timothy 3:1-7; Titus 1:5-9; I Peter 5:1-4)