What We Believe
The Word of God: We believe the Bible is the Word of God, fully inspired and without error in the original manuscripts, written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, which has supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.
The Trinity: We believe there is one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons: they are equal in every divine perfection and they execute distinct but harmonious offices in the work of creation, providence, and redemption.
God the Father: We believe in God, the Father, an infinite, personal spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power, and love. We believe He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of all people, He hears and answers prayer, and He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.
Jesus Christ: We believe in Jesus Christ, God's only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, and teachings. We believe in His substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, perpetual intercession for His people, and personal visible return to earth.
The Holy Spirit: We believe in the Holy Spirit who came forth from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness, judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify, and empower all who believe in Jesus Christ. We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Christ, and He is an abiding helper, teacher, and guide.
Regeneration: We believe that all people are sinners by nature and by choice and are, therefore, under condemnation. We believe that those who repent of their sins and trust in Jesus Christ as Savior are regenerated by the Holy Spirit.
The Church: We believe in the universal church, a living spiritual body of which Christ is the head and all regenerated persons are members. We believe in the local church, consisting of a company of believers in Jesus Christ, baptized on a credible profession of faith, and associated for worship, work, and fellowship. We believe that God has laid upon the members of the local church the primary task of giving the Gospel of Jesus Christ to a lost world.
Christian Conduct: We believe that Christians should live for the glory of God and the well-being of others. We believe the Christians' conduct should be blameless before the world; that they should be faithful stewards of their possessions and should seek to realize for themselves and others the full stature of maturity in Christ.
The Ordinances: We believe the Lord Jesus Christ has committed two ordinances to the local church: baptism and the Lord's Supper. We believe that Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water into the name of the triune God. We believe these two ordinances should be observed and administered until the return of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Religious Liberty: We believe every human being has direct relations with God, and is responsible to God alone in all matters of faith; that each church is independent and must be free from interference by any ecclesiastical or political authority; therefore Church and State must be kept separate as having different functions, each fulfilling its duties from dictation or patronage of the other.
Church Cooperation: We believe local churches can best promote the cause of Jesus Christ by cooperating with one another in a denominational organization. Such an organization, whether a regional or district conference, exists and functions by the will of the churches. Cooperation in a Conference is voluntary and may be terminated at any time. Churches may likewise cooperate with interdenominational fellowships on a voluntary independent basis.
The Last Things: We believe in the personal and visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ to earth and establishment of His Kingdom. We believe in the resurrection of the body, the final judgment, the eternal felicity of the righteous, and the endless suffering of the wicked.
Baptism is not a means to salvation but rather a public declaration of a believer's commitment to follow Christ. It is symbolic of our identification with his death and resurrection.
God's plan is for every believer to be part of a local body to worship together, to encourage one another, to serve the community, and to spread the good news of salvation in Christ alone. (Matthew 28:18-20)
Every first Sunday of the Month, Visitors may partake of the Lord's Table provided they have clear understanding of their relationship with God and know the significance of the elements of the Lord's Table.