We believe in the Trinity –
We believe that God is both One and Triune. There is only one God and that He is eternally existent in the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
God the Father is the creator of all things. He created the universe and man in His own image for fellowship and called man back to Himself through Christ after the fall of man.
Jesus is God and is the Son of God. He is the living Word of God, and through Him all things were created. Born to the Virgin Mary and of the Holy Spirit, Jesus left heaven and came to earth as a man to redeem mankind. He is completely God and completely man.
The Holy Spirit is God, the Lord and the giver of Life who was active in the Old Testament and given to the Church in fullness at Pentecost. He empowers the saints for service and witness, exchanging man from the old nature and conforms us to the image of Christ. The baptism in the Holy Spirit releases the fullness of the Spirit and is evidenced by the fruits and gifts of the Holy Spirit.
We believe in the Bible –
We affirm that the Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments, is alone the only infallible inspired Word of God and that its authority is ultimate, final and eternal. It cannot be added to or subtracted from. The Bible is the source of all doctrine, instruction, correction and reproof. It contains all that is needed for guidance in godliness and practical Christian conduct. MORE
We believe in Christ’s Suffering, Death and Resurrection-
When Adam sinned He died spirit, soul and body. Jesus had to suffer in His spirit, soul and body to redeem us. In the garden He suffered for our soul (our soul is our mind, will, and emotions) so we could have a new mind, will, and emotions. He suffered at the whipping post for our Body, so that by His stripes we are healed. (Isaiah 53:5) He suffered on the cross so we could have a new Spirit, so 1 Thessalonians 5:23 could be fulfilled. “May your whole spirit, soul and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ” He was buried and we were buried with Him. (Romans 6:1) When He was raised, we were raised with Him so that we could walk in the newness of life, that
II Corinthians 5: 17 could be fulfilled. This is called the “Great Exchange.”
We believe Salvation is a free gift-
We did nothing and could never do anything to deserve salvation. But when Jesus died on the cross, His love allowed us to be saved if we would believe in Him. Salvation happens by repenting of our sins, believing in Jesus Christ and personally receiving Him as Lord and Savior. This marks the beginning of a new life in Christ.
We believe the Christian Life is a life of knowing and loving Christ-
It is the combination of the new life God gives us at salvation, and the truth He teaches us as we live it. It’s about trusting and resting in what Jesus has done for us and not about what we do for Him.
We believe in Making Disciples-
The church doesn’t just exist to get people to heaven, but also to train and equip them so that they are complete in Christ and able to live for Him here on earth.
We believe the five-fold ministry - apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers – are a ministry gift to the church to help equip and mature the body of Christ.
We believe in Water Baptism and the Lord’s Supper-
Water baptism is a grave where we bury the old man so that we can live in the new man.
Baptism is also a circumcision not made with hands. (Colossians 2:12-13)
The Lord’s Supper is in honor and remembrance of Christ’s sacrifice until His return and is a sign of our participation in Him.
We believe that Jesus is Coming back for His Bride-
We are His Bride, the Church; and when Jesus comes, all that are found in Him and believe in Him, will live with Him and reign with Him forever.