Statement of Beliefs

ABOUT THE BIBLE - The Bible is God’s word to all mankind. It was written by human authors who were inspired by God. It is the supreme source of truth without any mixture of error. (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20, 21; 2 Timothy 1:13)

ABOUT GOD – God is the creator and ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three persons –the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. (Genesis 1:1, 26, 27, 3:22; Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Philippians 2:6; 1 Peter 1:2)

ABOUT JESUS CHRIST – Jesus Christ is the Son of God. Jesus was born of a virgin, lived a sinless human life and offered himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all humanity by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to heaven’s glory and will return again to earth to reign as King. (Matthew 1:22, 23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5, 14; Hebrews 4:14, 15)

ABOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT – The Holy Spirit is present in the world to make us aware of our need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christ-follower from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christ- follower with power for living and sharing our faith, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing God’s will. (2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13; 14:16, 17; Acts 1:8; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25)

ABOUT HUMANITY – We are made in the image of God, to be like him in character. We are the supreme object of God’s creation. Although we have tremendous potential for good, we are born sinners separated from God. (Genesis 1:27; Psalms 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6; Romans 3:23)

ABOUT SALVATION – Salvation is a gift from God to everyone. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works – only by trusting in Jesus Christ as our Savior can we be saved from the penalty of our sin. Salvation begins the moment we receive Jesus Christ into our life by faith. (Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8,9; John 14:6, 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1)

ABOUT ETERNITY – We believe everyone will spend eternity in one of two places. The saved will spend eternity in heaven and the unsaved will spend eternity in hell. (John 3:16; John 3:15; John 5:24; Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:15; 1 John 5:11, 12; Matthew 25:31-46)

ABOUT THE CHURCH – We believe the church is the body and bride of Christ. It is a spiritual organism made up of all Christ-followers. We believe the local church is the hope of the world. Its purpose is to glorify Christ by reaching all people and growing them to fulfill God’s plan for their life. (Matthew 16:18; Ephesians 1:22, 23; 5:25-27; 1 Corinthians 1:2, 12:12-14; I Timothy 3:15)