Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”
— Romans 12:1-2

The Son of God

We believe in the divine nature of Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, who was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin, Mary.  Christ was both fully man and fully God.  He walked on earth, suffered at the hands of men, was crucified, died and was buried as a sacrifice for the sins of all men and women everywhere. The purpose was to restore our relationship to God which was broken by sin (disobedience).  Christ rose from the dead and ascended into heaven in full victory over Satan and sin.  He now intercedes for the body of believers to God the Father.  (Luke 1:27, 31, 35; John 3:16; Romans 5:10; Ephesians 5:2; Matthew 23:5-9; Luke 24:4-7

The Authority of Scripture

We believe that the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments combined constitute the Holy Bible; no books may be added or deleted.  The Holy Bible is inspired and inerrant (that is, without error or failure of basic contents and meaning in the original manuscripts).  The Holy Bible contains all the necessary truth to lead men and women into salvation.  (Psalm 19:7; John 17:17; Romans 15:4; I Thessalonians 2:13; II Timothy 3:15-17; Genesis 1:27

The Holy Spirit

We believe in the Holy Spirit as the person of the Holy Trinity who lives within us, giving us the power to live a holy life and guiding us to truth.  (Romans 8:9; Galatians 4:6

Salvation

We believe that Jesus Christ, the living Son of God, was given by God as a sacrifice for the sins of all men.  Christ died on the cross to mend the broken relationships which was caused by man’s sin of disobedience. Belief and faith in Jesus Christ, recognizing Him as Lord and Savior, gives men and women the free gift of eternal life.  (John 1:29; John 3:16; I Corinthians 5:7; Ephesians 5:2; I Peter 1:19

Good Works

We believe that even though men and women cannot receive salvation by good works, they are still pleasing to God and show evidence of a true faith in God and Jesus as Lord of their life.  (Matthew 5:16; Matthew 7:16-20; Romans 3:20; Galatians 2:16; James 2:18, 22

Gifts of the Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit has given spiritual gifts to all believers for the purpose of building up the body of Christ and bringing glory to God.  The gifts are to be exercised in love and emphasize the need for unity.  The unity of the body of Christ is of utmost importance, therefore only a language readily understood by the congregation is to be used in public worship. (I Corinthians 12:4, 11, 18, 21-25; Ephesians 4:11-16; I Corinthians 12:1 – 14:40)  

Sacraments

We believe that God ordained two sacraments:  The Lord’s Supper and baptism.  The Lord’s Supper is received in remembrance of Christ’s death for our sins; the bread represents His body and the wine, His blood.  It is in remembrance of God’s love and grace toward us and the love we must share with one another.  Baptism is an outward symbolic act signifying salvation and cleansing of sin.  (Matthew 26:26-28; Mark 14:22-24; I Corinthians 10:16; Numbers 8:7; Mark 16:16; Acts 22:26

The Second Coming of Christ

We believe that those who have not accepted Christ as their personal Savior, and are unrepentant will be judged by God in His perfect justice and doomed to eternal punishment.  We believe in the personal return of Jesus Christ to receive His believers into heaven and eternal life.  The time of His return is unknown, but may be at any moment.  This is the glorious hope of all God’s children.  (Ecclesiastes 12:14; Matthew 15:31-46; II Corinthians 5:10; Romans 2:16; John 14:1-3; I Thessalonians; James 5:7-8; Revelation 22:12, 20)