We believe that God the Father, Creator, Provider, and Sustainer of all, who in love created the world and all that is. (Genesis 1-2; Psalm 24) We believe in the sufficiency and saving work of Jesus Christ, the Messiah, God’s only Son and the Savior of the world. We believe that Jesus hung, bled, and died, was buried, but on the third day, rose triumphantly from the grave, with victory over sin, death, hell, and the grave that we might be saved. (Matthew 28; Mark 16; Luke 24; John 20; 1 Corinthians 15) We believe that as followers of Christ, we must follow his example in baptism as a sign of our commitment and identification with the risen Christ.
We believe in the fullness of the Holy Spirit in the ministry of comforting, guiding, renewing, filling, gift giving, empowering, and keeping the believer. (John 14-16; Acts 2; Ephesians 5)
We believe that the Bible is the Word of God. We believe the Bible to be the divinely inspired revelation of God to humankind. We believe in the Bible as the ultimate source of authority for faith and practice. (2 Timothy 3) We believe that each believer is a part of the body of Christ and that collectively we make up the church, which was born on the day of Pentecost. (Acts 2; 2 Peter 2:1-9)
We believe in eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. We believe, according to Scripture, that to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. We believe in the hope of Christ’s second coming, and his promise: “….I go to prepare a place for you….and if I go….I will come again…” (John 3:16, 14:1-14; 2 Corinthians 5; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18)
We believe that the Lord has called us and saved us from a life of sin to make a difference in this world, while living for the world to come. We believe that faith without works is dead. We believe that we must pray, vote, petition, strive, and act for peace and justice. We believe in the promise: “….If God be for us, who can be against us?” (Matthew 22:34-40; Ephesians 5; James 2)