WHAT WE BELIEVE
Our deepest convictions affect every decision we make as a church. While the Bible itself is our formal document of faith, the following statements fundamentally define our beliefs.
THE WORD OF GOD
We believe that the Bible, composed of the Old and New Testaments, is God’s inspired and infallible Word, and is the supreme standard and final authority for all conduct, faith, and doctrine.
We believe in one God eternally existent as God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His premillenial, personal return in power and glory.
We believe that man was created in the image of God, but by willful transgression became sinful and is justly under the condemnation and wrath of Almighty God. We believe that the only salvation from this guilt and condemnation is through faith in the righteousness and atonement of the Lord Jesus Christ, and that this salvation is the free gift of God’s love and grace.
THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe in the personality of the Holy Spirit and that His ministry is to reveal Christ to men, to convict of sin, to regenerate repentant sinners, and by his presence and power, to sanctify the lives of the redeemed.
We believe in the real spiritual unity of all believers in the Church which is the body of Christ, associated by covenant of faith and fellowship of the gospel for the purpose of worship, service, and the spread of the gospel to all the world.
We believe in the necessity of maintaining, according to the Word of God, the purity of the Church in doctrine and life.
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ instituted the ordinances of baptism and communion; that baptism is only to be administered upon profession of faith by immersion, thereby declaring our faith in a crucified, buried, and risen Savior; that communion is only for believers to be preceded by faithful self-examination, and is in remembrance of the Lord’s death until He comes.