Beliefs

What We Believe…

About God – We believe in one God who exists in three distinct persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  We believe that Jesus Christ is the second member of the Trinity (the Son of God) who became flesh to reveal God to man and to become the Savior of the lost world.

About the Scriptures – We believe the entire Bible is the inspired Word of God and that men were moved by the Spirit of God to write the very words of Scripture.  Therefore, we believe the Bible is without error.

About Mankind – We believe that mankind was created in the image of God to have fellowship with Him but became alienated in that relationship through sinful disobedience.  As a result, man is incapable of regaining a right relationship with God through his own effort alone.

About Salvation – We believe that the blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the sole basis for the forgiveness of sin.  Therefore, salvation occurs only when people place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for their sin.

About the Christian Life – We believe that every Christian should live for Christ and not for himself.  By obedience to the Word of God and daily yielding to the Spirit of God, every believer should mature and be conformed to the image of Christ.

About the Church – We believe that the church is the body of Christ, of which Jesus Christ is the head.  The members of the church are those who have trusted by faith the finished work of Christ.  The purpose of the church is to glorify God by loving Him and by making Him known to the lost world.

About Baptism – Baptism by immersion follows Christ’s example, symbolizing death, burial and resurrection to new life in Christ.  It serves as a testimony of faith after accepting Christ as one’s personal Savior and Lord.

About Communion – Communion is an act of obedience and a testimony of faith. It symbolically memorializes the death of Jesus Christ.  Self-examination and confession of sins should precede participation in the Lord’s Supper.