WE BELIEVE THE FOLLOWING:
GOD
God is the Creator, sustainer and Ruler of the universe. God has no beginning and no end – He always was, is and will be. Everything He created had a beginning. Nothing existed before God created. We believe that God is a Triune God. He eternally exists as a mystery of ONE in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.  These three are co-equally God in all attributes and aspects of existence.    
(Genesis 1:1, 26, 27; Matthew 28:19; John 15:26; 2 Corinthians 13:14; 1 Peter 1:2)
 
JESUS CHRIST

Jesus Christ is the Son of God who is co-equal with the Father and co-equal with the Holy Spirit. He was born of a supernatural virgin birth to reveal He was God and equally man and lived in sinless life on earth as the God/Man.  Jesus offered Himself a perfect sacrifice for the sins of all humanity by bleeding and dying on the cross of Calvary in place of men dying for their sins.  He rose bodily in resurrection after three days and demonstrated His power over sin and death. He then ascended to heaven and sits at the throne of majesty and glory with the Father.  He will return one day to the earth to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

(John 1:1-5, 14; Matthew 1:23; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Cor. 15:3, 4; Heb.4:14, 15; Hebrews 1:2, 3; 1 Tim. 6:14, 15)
 
THE HOLY SPIRIT

The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and Son. He is present in the world to bring awareness to people of their need for Christ. At the moment an individual believes in Jesus as Savior the Holy Spirit brings about a new birth. He gives gifts and abilities to believers in Christ for service.  He provides what is needed for people to live spiritual lives with the power over sin. He guides a person in the truth that Jesus taught in His Word because He is the author of the Bible, the word of God.        (Acts 5:3,4; John 16:7-13; Titus 3:5; 1 Cor. 12)

 
ABOUT THE BIBLE

The Bible is God’s Word to man. It was co-written by God and His chosen human authors under supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit.  It contains no mistakes and is without error. It is the supreme source of truth and the final authority for Christian beliefs and living. We believe God has spoken to us through the His written Word. Therefore, the Bible is our ultimate and final authority for what we think, say and do.       

(Joshua 1:8; Psalm 119:105, 160; Prov. 30:5; Matthew 4:4; 5:18; 24:35; Romans 3:14; 2 Tim. 3:16-17; Titus 1:2;        Hebrews 4:12; 2 Peter 1:20, 21)
 
ABOUT MANKIND

People are the crown jewels of God’s creation. All people are made in the spiritual image of God.  Man was created to have intimate relation with God but because of disobedience and sin that relationship was severed.  Sin has separated man from God and all people are in need of salvation.        

(Gen. 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Romans 3:23)
 
ABOUT SALVATION

Salvation means being saved from the consequences of sin and failure. Therefore salvation is necessary because of the lost relationship people experience because of sin that offended God. God made it possible for all to be restored in relationship and fellowship with Him through what His Son Jesus Christ accomplished on the cross of Calvary by Him bleeding His literal blood.  Through faith in what Jesus Christ did for all people, God gives the gift of eternal life to all who believe in affirmation in their hearts to what Jesus Christ did for the individual. An individual asks God for the free gift of salvation. God responds and gives that free gift which is eternal life forever in heaven. This is the result of God’s unconditional love forgiving the individual for their sin. This is called the Gospel of grace.  Man can never be good enough to make up for sin or work hard enough to deserve forgiveness. Trusting in the Person and Work of Jesus Christ is the only way to be reconciled to God and receive eternal life in heaven. Eternal L\life begins the moment we believe in Christ. Our salvation is secure because it is a gift not a reward.  It cannot be lost, forfeited or returned for any and all reasons.       

(John 3:16; Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8, 9; John 14:6; John 1:12)
 
ABOUT THE CHURCH and CHRISTIAN LIFE

We believe the Church is the Body of Christ and that Jesus is the head of the Body (The Church). The members are those who have trusted by faith in all that was done and necessary in the completed work of Christ on the Cross. The purpose of the church is to glorify God by loving Him and making Him known to a lost world.  We believe that every Christian should live for Christ and not for himself. By obedience to God’s Word, daily yielding to the Holy Spirit, consistent prayer and fellowship with other believers, every Christian has the capacity to mature and reflect the image of Christ.  

(2 Corinthians 5:17; Galatians 2:20; Ephesians 1:22; 23; 2:20-22; 1 Corinthians 12; Act 1:8; Romans 8:29 2 Peter 1:4;            1 John 2:15-17)
 
ABOUT ETERNITY
We were all created to live forever.  Man will exist eternally with God or be separated from Him.  Acceptance of Christ’s salvation gift guarantees Heaven to the believer – a place where the believer will spend eternity.  Rejection of the free salvation gift will result in Hell where the unbeliever will spend eternal in separation from God.       
(Matt. 25:41; John 3:16; Romans 6:23a [Hell]; Romans 6:23b [Heaven]; 2 Corinthians 4:11; Rev. 20:15)
 
MISSIONS
We believe that all believers have the responsibility of carrying out the Great Commission of Matthew 28; 19, 20 and the Great Commandment Matthew 22:27-29 in their sphere of influence. This is called relational evangelism and is a command from God to be carried out by all believers everywhere in all places.
(Matthew 24; 14; Mark 13:10; 16:15; Luke 24:47; Acts 1:8; 5:14; Romans 10:15; Revelation 14:6)   

 

INTIMACY WITH GOD
We believe God desires an intimate relationship with every believer. Through prayer, meditation, worship, and Bible study, we can pursue and achieve intimacy with the Father. 
(1 Corinthians 2; Philippians 2:5-11; 4:4-20; Colossians 1: 9-23)
 
GIFTS GIVEN BY GOD FOR THE FUNCTIONING OF THE CHURCH

As gifted members of the body of Christ, each believer is responsible for exercising his or her gifts in tandem with other members of the body. It is not enough to exercise spiritual gifts. Maximum impact occurs when there is a coordinated, strategic exercise of gifts in the body that brings unity and opposes division. The believer is interested more in the Giver rather than the gifts.

(Romans 12:3-8; 1 Corinthians 12-14; Ephesians 4:11-16)