About the Bible
We believe the Scriptures are inspired by God and declare His design and plan for mankind.
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
— 2 TIMOTHY 3:16-17
We believe there is only one God, revealed in three Persons—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ. As God’s Son, Jesus was both human and divine. We believe the Scriptures declare His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His substitutionary work on the cross, His bodily resurrection from the dead, and His exaltation to the right hand of God.
The baptism in the Holy Spirit is a special experience following salvation that empowers believers for witnessing and effective service. The initial physical evidence of the baptism in the Holy Spirit is speaking in tongues, as experienced on the Day of Pentecost and referenced throughout Acts and the Epistles.
Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.
— DEUTERONOMY 6:4
Every person can have restored relationship with God through salvation. Man’s only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ. Salvation is received through repentance toward God and faith toward the Lord Jesus Christ.
Sanctification initially occurs at salvation and is, not only a declaration that a believer is holy, but also a progressive lifelong process of separating from evil as believers become more Christlike.
Divine healing of the sick is an integral part of the gospel and is a privilege for Christians today. It is provided for in Christ’s sacrificial death on the cross for our sins.
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God…
— EPHESIANS 2:8
About the Church
The Church has a mission to seek and save all who are lost in sin. We believe the Church is the Body of Christ and consists of the people who, throughout time, have accepted God’s offer of redemption through the sacrificial death of His Son Jesus Christ.
We believe in and practice two ordinances: water baptism by immersion after repenting of one’s sins and receiving Christ’s gift of salvation; and, Holy Communion as a symbolic remembrance of Christ’s suffering and death for our salvation.
We believe a divinely called and Scripturally ordained ministry serves the Church. The Bible teaches that each of us must commit ourselves to reach others for Christ, to worship Him with other believers, and to build up or edify the body of believers.
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.
— MATTHEW 28:19-20
Man was created good and upright. However, we believe man willingly fell to sin—ushering evil and death, both physical and spiritual, into the world.
Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all people, because all sinned…
— ROMANS 5:12
About the End Times
We believe the blessed hope is when Jesus raptures His Church prior to His Second Coming. The Millennial Reign will happen when Jesus returns with His saints at His Second Coming and begins His benevolent rule over earth for 1,000 years.
A final judgment will take place for those who have rejected Christ. They will be judged for their sin and consigned to eternal punishment in the lake of fire.
Jesus has prepared new heavens and a new Earth for all people, of all time, who have accepted Him. We will live and dwell with Him there forever following His Millennial Reign on Earth.
But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, where righteousness dwells.
— 2 PETER 3:13