We believe that the Bible, both Old and New Testament, is God's Word. It is accurate, authoritative and applicable to our everyday lives.
(2 Timothy 3:15 - 17; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Peter 1:21).
We believe in one eternal God who is the Creator of all things. He exists as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. He is totally loving and completely holy.
(Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 43:10, 11; Mark 12:29).
We believe that our Lord Jesus Christ was begotten, not created, truly God, truly Man. He was born of the Virgin Mary, lived a sinless life, died a vicarious and atoning death for the sins of the world, resurrected bodily for our justification, and now reigns in glory until all things be put under His feet.
(1 Timothy 3:16)
We believe salvation comes through our faith that Jesus is the son of God that he died on a cross for our sins and he rose again so that we can live. His grace alone saves us not our works or the works of any other men. (Ephesians 2:8)
We believe that all of God’s people are to be buried with our Lord Jesus Christ in the waters of baptism, subsequent to conversion. (Matthew 28:19, Acts 2:38, Romans 6:4)
We believe that the Holy Spirit dwells in all believers, conforming them to the image of Jesus Christ. (1 Corinthians 12:13, Romans 8:16 - 17)
We believe that the baptism of the Holy Spirit is an endowment of power, subsequent to conversion, given by God to anoint the believer for sanctification and evangelism. It is our understanding that the supernatural charisma of the Holy Spirit is active within the Body of Christ until the coming of the Lord. Furthermore, we believe the development of the gifts of the Spirit ought to be encouraged under the guidance of local church authorities. (Acts 8:14-17, Acts 19:1-2, 1 Corinthians 12:4-7)
We believe that the calling of Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Pastor and Teacher are functional within the Body of Christ until the Lord’s return. Furthermore, these ministries are gifts to the Church for the purpose of equipping the saints for the work of the ministry, that the Body of Christ will be edified. (Ephesians 4:11-16) We believe that the ministry gifts listed in Ephesians 4 are still in operation today. (Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Pastor and Teacher)
We believe in the spiritual unity of all who are born of Jesus. We confess even those with whom we disagree, those who do not confess us, and others who we exclude because of our willful ignorance. (1 Corinthians 12:12-14)
We believe the identity of the Body of Christ on the earth is primarily perceived through the local church. While encouraging the voluntary association of local churches, and recognizing the need of consensus on matters of fundamental doctrine and conduct, we strongly confess the local church to be sovereign and autonomous.
We believe in the literal second coming of our Lord, the literal rule of Christ upon the earth, the resurrection of the regenerate to eternal life and the unregenerate to eternal damnation, and the ultimate victory of the eternal Kingdom of God.(Acts 1:9-11, Daniel 12:2, Revelation 22:1 -7)
We believe that the term marriage has only one meaning: the uniting of one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture (Genesis 2:18–25). We believe that God intends sexual intimacy to occur only between a man and a woman who are married to each other (1 Corinthians 6:18, 7:2–5; Hebrews 13:4). We believe that God’s command is that there be no sexual intimacy outside of or apart from marriage between a man and a woman.
We believe that God created humanity as male and female image bearers, each gender ordained by God’s will and expressed from conception according to God’s unchangeable plan for each unique human life, and each gender given distinct qualitative endowments uniting them in wise and fruitful rule over the earth, with equal dignity and value (Gen. 1:26-28; Ps. 139:13; Jer. 1:5; Mk. 10:5–9; Matt. 19:4-6).