Statement of Faith
We believe the Bible to be the inspired Word of God, completely true in all it affirms and without error as originally written. It is the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of all people, sufficient and authoritative for faith and life, and that there are no other writings similarly inspired by God.
GOD THE FATHER
We believe in one God, who has revealed Himself in the Bible, in nature, and in man's conscience as the Creator, Lawgiver, and Judge. He exists eternally as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. By His sovereign power God continues to sustain His creation, and by His providence He orders the affairs of men and nations according to His wise, eternal plan. He is infinite in His wisdom, unchangeable in His attributes, righteous and loving in all His ways.
GOD THE SON: JESUS CHRIST
We believe that Jesus Christ is fully God, who became fully human by a miraculous conception and virgin birth. He lived a life of perfect obedience to the Father and voluntarily atoned for the sins of men and women by dying on the cross as their substitute. He rose bodily from the grave, satisfying divine justice and accomplishing salvation for all who trust in Him alone. He ascended into heaven and will come again.
GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe that the Holy Spirit is fully God, who applies the saving work of Jesus Christ to sinful human beings. The ministry of the Holy Spirit is to convict, regenerate, indwell, guide, instruct, empower, and uniquely gift the believer for godly living and service, so that the church is built up.
We believe that human beings were created in the image of God to have fellowship with Him. Tempted by Satan, they rebelled against God and were alienated from Him. As a result, all human beings became guilty before God, subject to sin's power, inclined toward disobedience to God's moral law, and unable to please God apart from His saving grace.
We believe that the central purpose of God's revelation in the Bible is to call human beings into fellowship with Himself. Salvation is spiritual deliverance from alienation, guilt, bondage, and death. God also provides restoration to spiritual fellowship, righteousness, freedom, and life for all who trust in Jesus Christ. It originates and is sustained by God's sovereign and loving grace, is based on Christ's saving work, is received by faith alone and is expressed in a lifetime of developing holiness, obedience, and love.
We believe that the Church is the body of Christ, the community of all believers who are united to Christ and to one another by the Holy Spirit. The Church is called to worship God and to demonstrate His gracious character in the world by proclaiming the gospel, making disciples from all nations, observing baptism and the Lord's Supper, maintaining the unity and purity of the body, and seeking to apply the truths of Scripture to the needs of people.
We believe that Christ will return in the future to raise the dead, judge all people, and consummate His kingdom. Unbelievers will be separated from God and experience everlasting conscious torment in hell. Believers will be received into heaven and will experience everlasting life and fellowship with God.