Statement of Faith

WHAT WE BELIEVE
We believe there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

We believe that Jesus Christ, as fully God and fully human, is the only true Lord and Savior. We believe in the deity of Christ, in his virgin birth, in his sinless life, in his miracles, in his vicarious and atoning death through his shed blood, in his bodily resurrection, in his ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in his personal return in power and glory.

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.

We believe the Bible, is the divinely inspired record of God’s actions in history, and that it serves as our authority for faith and practice and is the only authoritative Word of God

We believe that individuals become Christians as they confess their faith in Jesus Christ as Lord, and that they receive forgiveness of sins through His death and resurrection. We believe Christians have an eternal relationship with God and are given strength and help in living today through the power and presence of the Holy Spirit.

We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful men and women regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.

We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost. The saved will be resurrected to life with God eternally. The lost are resurrected to damnation eternally away from God.

We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

We demonstrate our new faith in Christ through “believer’s baptism” by immersion, following Jesus’ own example. Baptism serves as a symbol of death to our old life, and resurrection to a new life in Christ.

We celebrate the Lord’s Supper in which all believers are invited to symbolically accept the broken body of Jesus and the grace-filled gift given to us in and through Jesus Christ.

Finally, we believe in a personal relationship with the Lord, which compels us to share our faith with all people and live a life in which we act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with our God.