Our Beliefs

  1. We believe that the Bible is God’s Word and is a means by which He has revealed Himself to mankind; it was written by men divinely inspired; it is the supreme authority in all matters of Christian faith and conduct. It is God speaking to us and showing us His ways. We believe that “All scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” (II Timothy 3:16)
  2. We believe in the Trinity, that is, in God the Father, God the Son (Savior) and God the Holy Spirit (the Comforter/Counselor), (Matthew 28:19b). We believe that God is the Father, perfect in holiness, infinite in wisdom and measureless in power. We rejoice that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of the world and of individual persons, that He hears and answers prayers and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.
  3. We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son, miraculous in His birth, sinless in His life, making atonement for the sins of the world by His death on the Cross. We believe in His bodily resurrection, His ascension into heaven, His continual intercession for His people, and His personal visible return to the world according to His promise. We believe that personal salvation can come through faith in Jesus Christ as Savior for the forgiveness of our sins. He gives us eternal life through faith. “…believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved.” (Acts 16:31)
  4. We believe in believers’ baptism. This is an adult/youth baptism by immersion in water. It is a living “object lesson” which we experience after our profession of faith. “We are therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.” (Romans 6:4)
  5. We believe in the the Holy Spirit who came forth from God to convince the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment and to instruct, guide, strengthen, and comfort all those who believe in Jesus Christ.
  6. We believe in the Lord’s Supper as a remembrance of His broken body and His shed blood on the Cross for the remission of our sins. (I Corinthians 1:13-34)
  7. We believe that the second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ for His Church will occur. “For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are alive and are left will be with the Lord forever. Therefore, encourage each other with these words.” (I Thessalonians 4:16-18)
  8. We believe that all persons by nature and choice are sinners but that “God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, so that whoever believes in Him will not perish, but have everlasting life.” We believe further that “whoever does not believe stands condemned, because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only son.” (John 3:16-18).
  9. We believe in the church–a living spiritual body of which Christ is the head and of which all who believe in Him are members. We believe that a local church is a congregation of believers in Jesus Christ, baptized after a confession of faith in Him, and drawn together for worship, work, and fellowship. We believe that a local church is responsible for following the two ordinances in which Christ Himself participated; Baptism and the Lord’s Supper.
  10. We believe that God has given the local church, and each person, the task of proclaiming the Gospel of Christ and that we must “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything He has commanded.”
  11. We believe that every human being has direct relations with God, and is responsible to God alone in all matters of faith; that each local church is independent and autonomous and must be free from interference by any ecclesiastical or political authority.

These are our beliefs for faith, fellowship, and the furtherance of the Gospel. Other teachings are received from the Bible through Bible Study and through Sermons. We try to present the Word of God in an everyday language for everyday circumstances.