We Believe

  1. We Believe... The Scriptures are Inspired by God and declare His design and plan for mankind. (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter1:20-21; Proverbs 30:5; Romans 16:25-26).
  1. We Believe... There is Only One True God – revealed in three persons... Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, commonly known as the Trinity. (1 John 5:7; Genesis 1:26 Matthew 3:16-17, 28:19; Luke 1:35; Isaiah 9:6; Hebrews 3:7-11).
  1. We Believe... In the Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ. As God's son Jesus was both human and divine. (John 1:1, 14, 20:28; 1 Timothy 3:16; Isaiah 9:6, Philippians 2:5-6; 1 timothy 2:5).
  1. We Believe... though originally good, Man Willingly Fell to Sin – ushering evil and death, both physical and spiritual, into the world.
  1. We Believe... Every Person Can Have Restored Fellowship with God Through 'Salvation' accepting Christ's offer of forgiveness for sin. (Ephesians 2:8-9; Galatians 2:16, 3:8; Titus 3:5; Romans 10:9-10; Acts 16:31; Hebrews 9:22).
  1. We Believe... and practice three ordinances — (1) Water Baptism by Immersion after repenting of one's sins and receiving Christ's gift of salvation, (Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:38) and (2) Holy Communion (the Lord's Supper) as a symbolic remembrance of Christ's suffering and death for our salvation. (Matthew 26:26-29; Mark 16:16, Acts 8:12, 36-38, 10:47-48; 1 Corinthians 10:16, 11:23-25). (3) Stewardship and Tithing (Malachi 3:10; 2 Corinthians 9:6-8, Proverbs 19:17).
  1. We Believe... The Baptism in the Holy Spirit is a Special Experience Following Salvation that empowers believers for witnessing and effective service, just as it did in New Testament times. (Joel 2:28-29; Matthew 2:11, Mark 16:17; Acts 1:5, 2:1-4, 17, 38-39, 8:14-17, 10:38, 44-47, 11:15-17, 19:1-6).
  1. We Believe... The Initial Physical Evidence of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit is ‘Speaking in Tongues’, as experienced on the Day of Pentecost and referenced throughout Acts and the Epistles.
  1. We Believe... Sanctification Initially Occurs at Salvation and is not only a declaration that a believer is holy, but also a progressive lifelong process of separating from evil as believers continually draw closer to God and become more Christ like. (1 Thessalonians 4:3, 5:23; 2 Corinthians 3:18, 6:14-18, 2 Thessalonians 2:1-3, Romans 8:29, 12:1-2, Hebrews 2:11).
  1. We Believe... The Church has a Mission to seek and save all who are lost in sin. We believe 'the Church' is the Body of Christ and consists of the people who, throughout time have accepted God's offer of redemption (regardless of religious denomination) through the sacrificial death of His son Jesus Christ.
  1. We Believe... in The Blessed Hope — When Jesus Raptures His Church Prior to His Return to Earth (the second coming). At this future moment in time all believers who have died will rise from their graves and will meet the Lord in the air, and Christians who are alive will be caught up with them, to be with the Lord forever. (Matthew 24:30; 26:63-64; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-8; Revelation 1:7).
  1. We Believe... in Healing and Deliverance as illustrated in the life and ministry of Jesus, and included in the commission of Jesus to His disciples. It is given as a sign, which is to follow believers. It is also a part of Jesus’ work on the cross. (Psalm 103:2-3; Isaiah 53:5; Isaiah 61:1-3; Matthew 8:16-17; Mark 16:17-18; Luke 4:18, Luke 5:17-25, Mark 16:16-18; Acts 8:6-7; James 5:14-16; 1 Corinthians 12:9,28; Romans 11:29).
  1. We Believe... in the Gifts of the Holy Spirit. The Bible lists of these gifts are not necessarily exhaustive, and the gifts may occur in various combinations. All believers are commanded to earnestly desire the manifestation of the gifts in their lives. The purpose of these gift’s are to build and sanctify the church (believers), demonstrate the validity of the resurrection, and confirm the power of the Gospel. These gifts always operate in harmony with the scripture and should never be used in violation of biblical parameters. (Hebrews 2:4; Romans 1:11-12, 12:4-8; Ephesians 4:16, 2 Timothy 1:5-16, 4:14; 1 Corinthians 12:1-31, 14:1-40; 1 Peter 4:10).
  1. We Believe... in Family and Family Values. We define marriage as one woman and one man (Genesis 2:21-24; Deuteronomy 5:16, 18, 21; Matthew 19:4-6;).
  1. We Believe... in making Disciples and Equipping the Saints. (Matthew 4:18-22; Luke 9:1-6; Matthew 28:19, Acts 6:7, 1 Timothy 1:2, 18-19).