Statement of Faith

This Statement of Faith does not exhaust the extent of all our religious beliefs.  In summary, we believe...

The Bible is the uniquely inspired revelation of God and the sole infallible authority concerning Christian faith and practice. As such, it serves as the standard upon which all Christian beliefs, lifestyles, and behavior should be based and evaluated (2 Peter 1:20-21; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; Psalm 119:9-11, 105; 1 Thessalonians 2:13).

The only true God, the sovereign Creator and Sustainer of all things, exists eternally as one God in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Deuteronomy 6: 4-5; Acts 17:24-28; 2 Corinthians 13:14).

Jesus Christ is fully God and fully man. He lived a sinless life and surrendered it as an atonement for the sins of the world at the cross. He physically raised from the dead and ascended as both Lord and Savior. He will return in power and glory in the fullness of time to judge the living and the dead, to consummate history and the eternal plan of God (John 1:1, 14; Colossians 2:9; Hebrews 4:15; Isaiah 53:3-6; Acts 4:10-12; Matthew 26:63-64; 2 Timothy 4:1).

We believe the Holy Spirit is equally God and serves as the divine helper, assistant, counselor, and instructor. His work is to reveal Christ, convict of sin, lead to repentance, guide believers, comfort, strengthen, and sanctify the soul (John 16:7; 1 Corinthians 6:19-20; Galatians 5:22-23).

The value and dignity of all humankind: created in God’s image to live in love and holiness, but who became alienated from God and each other because of sin and guilt, and who are justly subject to the judgment of God (Genesis 1:26-27; Colossians 1:21; John 12:47-48).

Salvation is solely by God’s grace available to all who repent and put their faith in Jesus Christ (Ephesians 2:8-10; John 3:16-17; Romans 4:4-5).

The spiritual unity of all true believers in our Lord Jesus Christ (John 17:20-23; Revelation 5:9).

Missions are vital because Jesus is returning to judge the world, but salvation is available through His gospel now. All that call upon Him in repentance and faith will be saved and spend eternity with Him in the new heaven. All that reject him will be eternally lost in hell (Mt 28:19-20, Jn 3:16-18, Rm 2:4-8, Rev. 20:11-15)

God's justifying grace must not be separated from His sanctifying power and purpose. God commands us to love Him supremely and others as ourselves as we live out our faith in pursuit of personal holiness (Mt 22:36-40, Eph 2:10, I Jn 5:1-5