Our Mission Statement

Know God intimately

Serve God passionately

Spread His Word fervently

What We Believe

About GodWe believe that there is one true, holy God, eternally existing in three persons—Father, Son and Holy Spirit—each of whom possesses equally all the attributes of deity and the characteristics of personality. In the beginning God created out of nothing the world and all the things therein are manifesting the glory of His power, wisdom, and goodness. By His sovereign power He continues to sustain His creation. By His providence He is operating throughout history to fulfill His redemptive purposes. (Genesis 1:1, 26-27; 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; I Peter 1:2; II Corinthians 13:14)

About Jesus Christ– Jesus is the eternal second person of the Trinity who united with a true human nature by a miraculous conception and virgin birth. He lived a life of perfect obedience to the Father and voluntarily atoned for the sins of all by dying on the cross as our substitute, thus satisfying divine justice and accomplishing salvation for all who trust in Him alone. On the third day, He arose from the dead glorified and soon after ascended into heaven, and sat down at the right hand of the Father, where He, the only Mediator between God and man, continually makes intercession for His own. He will come again, personally and visibly, to consummate history and the eternal plan of God. (Matthew 1:22-23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5; 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14-15; I Corinthians 15:3-4; Romans 1:3-4; Acts 1:9-11; I Timothy 6:14-15; Titus 2:13)

About the Holy Spirit (and the Christian Life)– The essential accompaniment of a genuine saving relationship with Jesus is a life of holiness and obedience, attained by believers as they submit to the Holy Spirit, the third Person of the Trinity. He enlightens the minds of sinners, awakens in them recognition of their need of a Savior. At the point of salvation He permanently indwells every believer to become the source of assurance, strength and wisdom, and uniquely endows each believer with gifts for the building up of the church. The Holy Spirit guides believers in understanding and applying the Scripture. His power and control are appropriated by faith, making it possible for the believer to lead a life of Christ-like character and to bear fruit to the glory of the Father. (II Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13; 14:16-17; Acts 1:8; I Corinthians 2:12; 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:18)

About the Bible– The sole basis of our belief is the Bible, composed of the sixty-six (66) books of the Old and New Testaments. We believe Scripture, in its entirety, originated with God and that it was given by the Holy Spirit through the writings of chosen men. Scripture speaks with the authority of God while still reflecting the backgrounds, styles, and vocabularies of the human authors God used. We hold the Scriptures are infallible and inerrant in the original manuscripts. They’re the unique, full, and final authority on all matters of faith and practice.

About salvation– The central purpose of God’s revelation in Scripture is to call all people into fellowship with Him. Originally created to have fellowship with God, man defied God, choosing to go his own way, and alienated himself from God and suffered the corruption of his nature, rendering him unable to please God. The fall took place at the beginning of human history, and all individuals since have suffered these consequences and are thus in need of the saving grace of God. The salvation of mankind is, then, wholly a work of God’s free grace, not the result, in whole or in part of human works or goodness, and must be personally appropriated by repentance and faith. When God has begun a saving work in the heart of any person, He gives assurance in His Word that He will continue performing it until the day of its full consummation. (Romans 3:23; 6:23; 5:8; 5:1; 5:12; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 14:6; 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26)

About human destiny– Death seals the eternal destiny of each person. For all mankind, there will be a resurrection into the spiritual world and a judgment that will determine the fate of each individual. Unbelievers will be separated from God into condemnation. Believers will be received into eternal communion with God and will be rewarded for works done in this life. (Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a; Romans 6:23; Isaiah 59:1-2; Revelation 20:11-15)

About the Church– There is one true universal church, that is, the body of Christ, comprised of all those who acknowledge Jesus as Savior and Lord. The Scripture commands believers to gather together in local assemblies for many purposes:

    • to pray,
    • to devote ourselves to worship,
    • for the teaching of the Word of God,
    • for the edification of one another,
    • for the observance of Communion and Baptism, 
    • for service to the body through the development and use of our talents and gifts,
    • for Christian fellowship and accountability, and
    • for compassionate outreach to our “Jerusalem, Judea, and to the uttermost parts of the earth.” 

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