What We Believe

We believe in one God who is seen in three persons: the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The Father, Son and Holy Spirit are co-equal and co-eternal. (Matthew 3:16,17; John 1:1,14; John 14:9; Genesis 1:2,26; John 4:24, John 10:30; John 14:16-20)

We believe in God the Father, Creator of all things visible and invisible.
(Genesis 1:1; Acts 17:24-28; Hebrews 11:3)

We believe Jesus was born fully human and fully divine, conceived of the Holy Spirit and the virgin Mary. (Philippians 2:7,8; John 1:14; Romans 5:15-17; Colossians 2:9; I John 1:1; Matthew 1:18; Luke 1:26-38)

We believe that mankind was meant to have fellowship with God, but through Adam’s disobedience sin separated us from God, our source of life. (Isaiah 59:2; Acts 4:12; Romans 3:23; Romans 5:12)

We believe that hell is a place that was made for Satan and his demons. Those who do not accept salvation will be thrown into the Lake of Fire without another chance for repentance. (Matthew 25:41,Hebrews 9:27; Revelation 19:20; Hebrews 6:1,2)

We believe that Jesus suffered and was crucified to pay the price for our sins and to undo the works of the devil. (I John 3:8; Galatians 3:13 Colossians 2:14,15)

We believe Jesus was buried and resurrected in bodily form on the third day.
(Luke 23:44-24:8; John 20:24-29; I Corinthians 15:3-8)

We believe that salvation and forgiveness of sins is only received by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. (Matthew 26:28; Romans 5:17; Ephesians 2:8-9; I Peter 1:18-19; I John 1:7-9)

We believe that when someone chooses to give their life to Christ, their spirit nature is made new and they receive eternal life. (II Corinthians 5:17; John 3:3-5; I John 5:12,13; John 3:16; Romans 10:9,10)

We believe that once saved, believers are kept by God’s power and are secure in Christ forever. (John 10:27-30; Romans 8:38-39; II Timothy 1:12; Hebrews 10:10-14; I Peter 1:3-5)

We believe that water baptism is an outward expression of the inward work of salvation. (Romans 6:4; Matthew 28:19; Colossians 2:12)

We believe the Lord’s Supper is a unique time of communion with God taken in remembrance of Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross. The bread represents the body of Jesus, which was broken for us. The juice represents the blood of Jesus, which was shed for us. (Matthew 26:26-29; Mark 16:16; Acts 8:12, 36-38; 10:47-48; I Corinthians 10:16, 11:23-25).

We believe that Jesus ascended into Heaven and now sits at the right hand of the Father. (Luke 22:69; Acts 1:1-9; Colossians 3:1)

We believe that Jesus will return to the earth to judge both the living and the dead.
(Matthew 24:36-42; John 14:1-3; Acts 1:10-11, 10:39-42; I Peter 4:5; I Thessalonians 4:16,17)

We believe in the Holy Spirit, who indwells every Christian.
(John 15:26; John 16:5-15; I Corinthians 3:16, 6:19; II Timothy 1:14)

We believe the Bible is the inspired, infallible and inerrant Word of God, written by men who were moved by the Holy Spirit. (Mark 12:36; John 14:26, 16:12-15; Acts 1:16; I Corinthians 2:12-13; II Timothy 3:14-16; II Peter 1:20-21)

We believe that the Bible is final authority for all matters of faith and conduct.
(Isaiah 40:8; Matthew 5:18, 24:35; Romans 15:4; Hebrews 4:12)

Healing of the Sick: Healing of the sick is illustrated in the life and ministry of Jesus and is included in the commission of Jesus to His disciples. Healing is a provision of Christ’s atonement on the cross and is given as a sign which is to follow believers (Matthew 8:16-17; Acts 8:6-7; James 5:14-16; III John 2; Psalm 103:2-3; Isaiah 53:5; Mark 16:17-18).

Marriage/Sexuality: We believe that God has created sexual parameters for all mankind through His word (I Thessalonians 4:3-7; I Corinthians 5:11, 6:9-10; Colossians 3:5). Sexuality is to be shared in the context of holy matrimony between one man, born as a man, and one woman, born as a woman (Hebrews 13:4; I Corinthians 6:15; Romans 1:26-27; Matthew 19:4-6). God empowers all believers with the power to transform their desires to His standards (Philippians 2:13, I Corinthians 6:11; Colossians 3:7) for the ultimate purpose of joy. Accordingly, this Church, its pastors, staff, and members will not participate in same-sex unions or same-sex marriages, nor will its property or resources be used for such purposes.  Common law marriages are not recognized.