WHAT WE BELIEVE

We have a great commitment to the Great Commission, and

the Great Commandment will grow a Great Church.

About God

God is the cause for, ruler of, and creator of the universe. He has eternally existed in three distinct

personalities: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.


Genesis 1:1,26, 27, 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14​​​​​​​

About God the Father

God the Father is, by title, “the first person of the Trinity.” He reigns with providential care over

the entirety of the created universe. He is presented as the Source, Sender, and Originator of

salvation through Jesus Christ to all who believe.


Matthew 3:17; John 3:16; Galatians 1:1; Matthew 6:9-10; John 7:16-17; Matthew 23:9;

Luke 10:21-22; 1 Peter 1:3-6

About Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus, born of a virgin, lived a

sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on

a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death.

He ascended to Heaven’s glory and will return again someday to earth to reign as King of Kings,

and Lord of Lords.


Matthew 1:22, 23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5; 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14,15; 1 Corinthians 15:3,4;

Romans 1:3,4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:14,15; Titus 2:13

About the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son of God. He is present in the world to make

men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of

salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and

guidance in doing what is right. He gives every believer a spiritual gift when they are saved. As

Christians, we seek to live under His control daily.


2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16,17; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; Ephesians 1:13;

Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:18

About the Bible

The Bible is God’s Word to us. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance

of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is

inspired by God, it is the truth without any mixture of error. It is the church’s sole authority.


2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20, 21; 2 Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119:105,160, 12:6; Proverbs 30:5

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About Human Beings

a. God’s Image

God created us in His image to have relationship with Him and to be like Him in character. People are the supreme object of God’s creation. God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as male or female, and these distinct complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God.


b. Sin

Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by attitudes and actions of disobedience towards God called “sin.” Sin separates people from God, causes many problems in life, and has eternal consequences. God offers redemption and restoration to all who confess and forsake their sin, seeking His mercy and forgiveness through Jesus Christ. All believers are equal in God’s sight and upon receiving salvation have equal access to Him.


c. Marriage & Family

The family is God’s foundational institution for society and is established and maintained through the marriage of one biological man to one biological woman in exclusive covenant commitment for life. God’s design for marriage is the sole expression for legitimate sexual relations. Sexual activities, including but not limited to, adultery, fornication, incest, homosexual behavior, bisexual conduct, and bestiality are sinful and are inconsistent with the teachings of the Bible and the Church. The use of pornography and efforts to alter one’s biological gender are also incompatible with biblical witness.


d. Human Life

Human life from conception through natural death has value, regardless of physical, emotional, or mental challenges, and is worthy of protection and defense.


e. Compassion

We believe that every person must be afforded compassion, love, kindness, respect, and dignity. Hateful and harassing behavior or attitudes directed toward any individual are to be repudiated and are not in accord with Scripture nor the doctrines of this Church. We will confront sin by speaking the truth and love (Ephesians 4:15) following biblical models for discipline and restoration.


Matthew 18:15-19. Genesis 1:26-27; Genesis 2:18-25; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a; Isaiah 59:1; Matthew 5:18-20; Mark 12:28-31; Luke 6:31; Acts 3:19-21; Romans 1:18-32;

Romans 3:23, 10:9-10; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11, 18, 7:2-5; Ephesians 5:21-33; 2 Peter 2:9

About the Church

The church is an autonomous local congregation of born-again believers, free from any external authority or control. The church began on the Day of Pentecost. The church is also a universal collection of all those who, by grace, have been saved through faith in Christ throughout all of history. The church is known as the Body of Christ, and its sole purpose is to fulfill the Great Commission and the Great Commandment through evangelism to the entire world.


1 Corinthians 12:12-13; Acts 2:1-21; 38-47; Ephesians 1:22-23; Matthew 28:18-20;

Matthew 22:36-40

About Salvation

Salvation is God’s free gift to us, but we must accept it. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin’s penalty. When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith we are saved.  Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith.


Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8,9; John 14:6, 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1

About Eternal Security

Because God gives us eternal life through Jesus Christ, the true believer is secure in that salvation for eternity. If you have been genuinely saved, you cannot “lose” it. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian. It is the grace and keeping power of God that gives us this security.


John 10:29; 2 Timothy 1:12; Hebrews 7:25, 10:10,14; 1 Peter 1:3-5

About Baptism and Lord’s Supper

Baptism is an act of obedience and demonstration. It illustrates Christ’s death and resurrection and a believer’s new life in Christ. Baptism by immersion is done because Jesus was baptized in that manner as well as every other person baptized in the Bible. Baptism is an important step in every believer’s life. The Lord’s Supper was instituted by Jesus on the night he was betrayed following the Passover dinner. It is a reminder – a symbol and a statement – of a believer’s faith in Christ.


Mark 1:9; Matthew 3: 16; Acts 18:8; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Colossians 2:12; Acts 2:41; Acts 8:12; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26

About Eternity

People were created to exist forever. God, according to His own will and timing, will bring this world to an appropriate end. Each individual will either exist eternally, separated from God by sin (Hell), or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation (Heaven). Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence.


John 3:16; John 14:17; Romans 6:23; Romans 8:17-18; Revelation 20:15; 1 Corinthians 2:7-9


We believe that in order to preserve the function and integrity of this Church as the local Body of Christ, and to provide a biblical role model to church members and the community, it is imperative that members of this Church and persons employed by this Church in any capacity, or who serve as volunteers, agree to and abide by these statements of faith. 


Matthew 5:16; Philippians 2:14-16; 1 Thessalonians 5:22