What Do We Believe?
There is one true God who is perfect in all His ways, existing throughout eternity as the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Deuteronomy 6:4, Matthew 5:48, Matthew 28:19).
Being fully God Jesus Christ willingly became fully man to become the sinless subitutionary sacrifice for the redemption of fallen mankind. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. After rising from the dead and ascending to heaven, He took His place at the right hand of the Father as our great High Priest and intercessor. He will come again to establish His kingdom and to judge all mankind. (Matthew 1:22-23, 1 John 2:2, Romans 8:34, Mark 13:26).
The Holy Spirit is a divine member of the Trinity (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) who fills and dwells within each believer to comfort, guide, and instruct them. Through Him believers are gifted and empowered to serve God and others and to live lives that bring glory to God. He also reveals God's righteousness and judgement to the world and convicts us of our sin (John 16:8-15, Luke 12:12, Luke 24:48).
The Bible, as inspired by God, was without error in its original form. It serves as the only true standard for judging doctrine and rules governing the practice of Christian living. It is the complete revelation of God's eternal truth for His people. (2 Peter 1:20-21, 2 Timothy 3:16-17).
Man was originally created in the image of God. His fall through disobedience to God incurred the penalty of physical and spiritual death. It is impossible for man to regain right-standing before God through his own effort. (Gen 1:27, 1 Corinthians 15:21-22).
The only redemption for mankind was made possible through Jesus' sacrificial death on the cross. All who truly repent and believe in Him are born again, indwelled by the Holy Spirit, and called the children of God. Just as He arose from the dead, all who overcome will be resurrected into eternal life. (1 John 1:7-9, John 1:12, Titus 3:4-7)
Jesus Christ is the Head of the Body, the Church, which consists of all true followers of Christ throughout the earth. The local church is a body of believers who have been brought together to worship, pray, encourage, proclaim the gospel, and observe the ordinances of Baptism and the Lord's Supper. (Psalm 118:22, Ephesians 1:22-23, Matthew 28:19-20, Acts 2:46-47).