What We Believe

We believe that only the sixty-six books of the Bible are the inspired, and therefore inerrant, Word of God.  The Bible is the final authority for all we believe and how we are to live.

 

We believe that the one true God exists eternally in three persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit- and that these, being one God, are equal in deity, power and glory.

 

We believe that Jesus Christ is God incarnate, fully God and fully man, that He was conceived and born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, and offered Himself as a substitutionary sacrifice for sinners.  By the blood of His cross, He obtained for us eternal redemption, the forgiveness of sins and life everlasting.  He was raised bodily on the third day and ascended to the right hand of the Father, there to make intercession for the saints.

 

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ baptizes believers in the Holy Spirit, in whom we are also sealed for the day of redemption.  The Holy Spirit regenerates, forever indwells, and graciously equips the Christian for godly living and service.  Subsequent to conversion, the Spirit desires to fill, empower and anoint believers for ministry and witness.  We also believe that signs and wonders, as well as all the gifts of the Spirit described in the New Testament, are operative today and are designed to testify to the presence of the Kingdom and to empower and edify the Church to fulfill its calling and mission.

 

We believe that salvation is by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone.  No ordinance, ritual, work of any other activity on the part of man is required or accepted in order to be saved.

 

We believe that the Church is God’s primary instrument through which He is fulfilling His redemptive purposes in the earth.  We also affirm the priesthood of all believers and the importance of every Christian being joined with and actively involved in a local community of the saints.  We believe that women, no less than men, are called and gifted to proclaim the Gospel and do all the works of the Kingdom.

 

We believe that God has called the Church to preach the Gospel to all nations, and especially to remember the poor and to minister to their needs through sacrificial giving and practical service.  This ministry is an expression of the heart of the Lord Jesus Christ and is an essential part of the Kingdom of God.