Our Beliefs

A church isn’t a set of ideas; it’s people in relationships with God and with each other. Nonetheless, the ideas we believe are extremely important – they influence every part of our lives. We want our beliefs to line up with what the Bible teaches. For anyone who wants to know more about what our church believes, we’ve listed our Purpose Statement and our Statement of Faith here.

Our Purpose

The purpose of this church shall be to make disciples of Jesus Christ through evangelism, Bible teaching, prayer, worship, fellowship, music, and missions-by any appropriate method. This shall include both evangelism (bringing people to Christ) and discipleship (bringing Christians to maturity) through the authority of God the Father, the provision of the shed blood of Jesus Christ, and the power of the Holy Spirit.

Statement of Faith

We Believe:

1. The Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, to be the inspired Word of God, without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of men, and the Divine and final authority for all matters to which it addresses itself. Psalm 119; Luke 24:27, 44-45; II Timothy 3:16-17; II Peter 1:20-21
2. In one God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Genesis 1:1; Exodus 20:3; Deuteronomy 6:4, 33:27; Isaiah 57:15; Matthew 28:19
3. That Jesus Christ is true God and true man, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He arose bodily from the dead and ascended into heaven, where at the right hand of the Majesty on High, He now is our High Priest and Advocate. Luke 1:26-35, 22:69-70, 24:1ff; Acts 1:1-11; John 1:1, 14; Ephesians 1:20; Hebrews 4:14-15
4. That the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ, as Christ prophesied, to convict men, regenerate the believing sinner, indwell, guide, instruct, and empower the believer for godly living and service. John 16:7-14; Romans 8:9-11; Ephesians 3:16
5. That man’s state by creation was innocence; that by free choice he transgressed the known will of God and became by nature and choice a sinner and thereby incurred physical and spiritual death; and that he is utterly unable to do anything to merit God’s favor. Genesis 3:1ff; Romans 5:12; Ephesians 2:8-9
6. That the shed blood of Jesus Christ and His resurrection provide the only ground for justification and salvation for all who believe, and only such as receive Jesus Christ are born of His Holy Spirit and thus become children of God. John 1:12, 3:5, 6, 16; Romans 3:24-25, I Corinthians 15:12-19
7. That water baptism and the Lord’s Supper are ordinances to be observed by the church during the present age. They are, however, not to be regarded as means of salvation. Matthew 28:19; Luke 22:19-20; Ephesians 2:8-9
8. That the true Church is composed of all such persons who through faith in Jesus Christ have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit and are united together in the body of Christ of which He is Head. Ephesians 2:16-22; I Corinthians 12:13; Colossians 1:18
9. That members of this universal body are welcomed to membership in this local body, “submitting themselves to one another in the fear of God.” Ephesians 5:21
10. That Jesus Christ is the Lord and Head of the Church and that every local church has the right under Christ to decide and govern its own affairs. Colossians 1:18; Acts 13:1-4
11. In the personal and pre-millennial and imminent coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and that this “Blessed Hope” has a vital bearing on the personal life and service of the believer. Matthew 24:1ff; Revelation 19 and 20
12. In the bodily resurrection of the dead, of the believer to everlasting blessedness and joy with the Lord, of the unbeliever to judgment and everlasting punishment. Revelation 20:11-15