About US

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About GOD

      We believe God is a triune being who has always existed in three distinct persons (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit), each with unique functions (2 Corinthians 13:14). 

      God the Father longs to have a personal relationship with each of us, His creation. Tragically, this personal relationship was broken when mankind rebelled against God (Genesis 3:1-11). 

      God the Son (Jesus the Christ) came to restore humanity’s broken relationship with the Father (John 1:1-5, 9-18). 

      God the Holy Spirit was sent by Jesus to make God’s power and presence real to us (John 20:19-22; Acts 2:1-4). He is our advocate, teacher, and guide, the One who empowers us to live like Jesus here on the earth (John 14:15-27, 16:13; Romans 8:26-29). The Holy Spirit imparts the life of God to us at our new birth (John 3:3-8) and remains the active agent of God, empowering us to live a Spirit-filled life as witnesses and co-workers in the mission of God (Mark 16:15-20; Acts 1:8).

      We believe in the ministry and operation of the Holy Spirit as a vital part of the Christian experience, including the fruit and gifts of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23; 1 Corinthians 12:1, 4-11).

      We believe we are each uniquely created in God’s image and likeness (Genesis 1:26-28; 2:7). As such, we are afforded the privilege of making individual choices (Joshua 24:14-15). 

      We were created to exist forever and will live eternally (2 Corinthians 5:1), either in Heaven or in Hell (Luke 16:19-31), depending on our personal choice regarding Jesus Christ (John 3:16-21). 

      We are each engineered with God-given talents and abilities for the purpose of serving God (1 Peter 4:10). We must make the choice to offer our lives (our time, our talents, and our treasures) to God, which is our spiritual act of worship (Romans 12:1-2).

      We believe marriage is designed by God to be a covenant relationship between one man and one woman for a lifetime (Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:4-6).

About  Mankind

About The Bible

      We believe the Bible is God’s recorded word and has the right to command our beliefs and actions (2 Timothy 3:14-17).

      The Bible is the only rule of faith and conduct for the Christian life (Revelation 22:18-19). 

      The Bible is God’s “road map,” teaching us how to live and die successfully (Hebrews 4:12). 

  •   We believe Jesus Christ is the only means of assurance that one will spend eternity in Heaven with God (John 14:6). 
  •   A person comes into a right relationship with God by His grace alone through faith in the person and work of Jesus on the cross and His bodily resurrection three days later (Luke 24:46-47; Ephesians 2:8-10; 1 Timothy 3:16). The grace which saves us is the same grace that empowers us to live godly lives, abstaining from sin (Titus 2:11-14).
  • We also believe salvation is a free gift of God’s love imparted by the Holy Spirit as part of his redemptive plan. We also acknowledge that being made in the image of God we have free choice to accept or reject that gift. We hold these positions as part of God’s mystery and embrace the powerful role they play in our salvation and sanctification.
  • Though not the result of our effort or goodness, each person is urged to “work out their salvation,” God working with them (Philippians 2:12-13). We have eternal life as assurance of our salvation but must strive to maintain a healthy and holy relationship with God as a result of our salvation (Colossians 1:21-23).
  • As we grow in our relationship with God, our love for God is deepened as we become more Christlike (Ephesians 5:1-2). This process of sanctification leads to greater spiritual surrender (1 Thessalonians 5:23), which results in us living more like Jesus and cooperating with the Holy Spirit, who works through us as the Spirit wills for the building up of the church (1 Corinthians 12:4-13, 14:12).
  • Jesus left His Church two spiritual practices, both designed to affirm our allegiance to Him: water baptism and communion (the Lord’s table). According to New Testament teaching as widely practiced by billions of Christians worldwide, water baptism is the single evidence that a person has crossed the line of faith (i.e. made a willful decision) and has fully and completely owned that choice. Water baptism is the believer’s opportunity to identify with both the life and death of Jesus Christ (Luke 9:23-26). It is designed to strengthen and reinforce a person’s faith and affirm their obedience to the directives of Jesus and the practices of his earliest followers. It also brings us to a place of humility as we “present our bodies to God, which is our spiritual act of worship” (Romans 12:1). 

About Salvation

About The Church

      We believe the Church is the collection of those who have surrendered their lives to Jesus Christ and have been spiritually transformed by the work of God’s Spirit (Romans 12:3-21; Ephesians 4:1-16). 

      The Church is God’s primary agency designed to accomplish His will and purposes on the earth, including acts of compassion and social justice (Matthew 16:15-19; Colossians 3:12-17). 

      The mission of the Church is to fulfill the Great Commandment (Mark 12:30-31) and Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20), individually and collectively, until our lives end or Christ returns, whichever comes first (Philippians 1:21; Acts 1:1-11).