we believe

We accept the scriptures as our only authority in matters of faith and practice and our interpretation of Bible doctrine leads us to believe:

about God

We worship One God who has revealed Himself to be three Persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

about Jesus

Jesus is fully God and fully man. Because of His great love for us, we love, serve, and worship Him. It is through His death on the cross that we are able to enter into a relationship with God, having confidence that He has taken away all of our sin, and made us completely righteous before Him. After rising from the grave and ascending into heaven, Jesus is now sitting down at God's right hand, interceding on our behalf. We patiently await His return from heaven when He will gather together all who have ever believed in Him to be with Him forever in His kingdom.

about the Holy Spirit

The third Person of our triune God is the Holy Spirit. He is present and active today, convicting and converting those who do not know Jesus, and comforting and strengthening those who do. It is He who reveals and glorifies Jesus Christ through the reading and preaching of the Word of God.

about the Bible

The Bible is absolutely perfect. Though written down by men, it is entirely the Word of God given by the Holy Spirit and therefore completely trustworthy. In it, God reveals Himself and His plan to save people from their sins. The Bible is the means by which God speaks to us today. It is completely sufficient for leading unbelievers to Christ, and for teaching and training us in our walk with the Lord.

about personal salvation

God loved the world so much that He gave His only Son, so that any person who believes on Him would not perish but have eternal life. All who believe on Him are born-again by His Spirit, which makes them children of God. Having purchased them with His own blood, God is forever invested in His children, and is dedicated to their personal sanctification. Those who come to God through faith in Jesus Christ can have absolute assurance that God will never leave or forsake them; their salvation is secure. Those who refuse to come to Him will not be given eternal life but will experience eternal, conscious punishment.

about the church

All those who have placed their faith in Jesus Christ belong to the global Church–the body of Christ. God Himself lives and dwells among His children. The local church is made up of Christians who gather together regularly to worship Jesus Christ and build each other up in faith, actively serving one another with the gifts which the Holy Spirit supplies. Because the gospel is the power of God for salvation, the church is eager to see it distributed in a variety of ways locally, as well as by sending out and supporting those whom God is leading to take the Good News of Jesus Christ all around the world. The church is equipped for ministry through the leading of pastors, elders, and deacons whose qualifications are defined in the Scriptures.

about church ordinances

Jesus gave the Church two ordinances to keep: baptism and communion. Baptism is the immersion of a believer in water to display their faith in Jesus. The entire act illustrates that we have died to sin and have been raised to a new life in Christ. Baptism is not required for salvation, for fellowship, or for membership in the church. Likewise, communion is not limited to members of our church, but is for all who believe in Jesus. In drinking of the cup and eating of the bread, we remember the body and blood of Jesus Christ which was given for us.

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