STATEMENT OF FAITH

THE BIBLE
We believe the Holy Bible is alone the only infallible, inspired Word of God, and that its authority is ultimate, final, and eternal. The Bible provides the answers to all four fundamental questions of mankind: origin, meaning, morality, and destiny.


GOD
We believe in one God (all-powerful, all-knowing, all-present) who exists in three distinct persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe Jesus Christ (the sinless Son of God, born of a virgin) became flesh to reveal God to humanity and to become the Savior of the lost world.


MANKIND
We believe all people were created in the image of God to have fellowship with him but became alienated in that relationship through sinful disobedience. As a result, all people need salvation.


SALVATION
We believe the blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the sole basis for the
forgiveness of sin. Therefore, in His love and mercy, God freely offers salvation to those who place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as the only acceptable and complete payment for their sin. As a result, we become reconciled to God by grace through faith.


THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe the Holy Spirit, given at Pentecost, is the promise of the Father, sent by Jesus after His Ascension, to empower the Church for the Christian life.


THE CHRISTIAN LIFE
We believe all Christians should live for Christ, His purposes, His pleasure, and His glory. By obedience to the Word of God and daily yielding to the Spirit of God, every believer should mature and become conformed to the image of Christ.


THE CHURCH
We believe that the church is the body of Christ, of which Jesus Christ is the head. The local congregation is a community of baptized believers working together in love and unity to glorify God by loving Him and growing in the Christian life. Each member of the church has been called by God to minister to others within the Church and to manifest Jesus Christ to those who are without.


THE RETURN OF CHRIST
We believe all people will be resurrected from the dead: those who have received His
salvation to eternal life with God (Heaven), and those who have rejected Him to eternal
separation from God (Hell). In addition, we believe Jesus Christ will physically and visibly
return to earth to establish His Kingdom and a new Heaven and new Earth.