Our Beliefs

Our core beliefs are centered in Christ and His message as supported by Scripture. We believe that the main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing. The main thing is Christ, Him crucified and God's Holy Word as our final authority for faith and practice of the Lord's church. Here we have provided written statements from our leadership on certain scriptural issues.

The Bible

2 Timothy 3:14-16

We believe the Bible to be the only infallible, inspired, authoritative Word of God. As such it is our final authority for all matters of faith and Christian practice.

The Trinity

Genesis 1:1; John 1:1; Matthew 3:16-17; 2 Corinthians 13:14

We believe that there is one God eternally existing in three persons - Father, Son and Holy Spirit. He is the Creator of all things.

Jesus Christ

Luke 1:34-35; 1 Corinthians 15:1-8; Hebrews 4:15; Acts 1:11; Revelation 19:11-16

We believe in Jesus Christ, God in human flesh, born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, came to this world to die for our sins, and was bodily raised from the dead. We believe that Jesus will return to earth physically a second time.

The Holy Spirit

John 16:5-15; Acts 1:7-8; Romans 8:26-27; 1 Corinthians 3:16;  1 Corinthians 6:19; 2 Timothy 1:14

We believe in the Holy Spirit, who is an active and operative part of the triune God, and who dwells in every Christian.

Sin

Romans 3:23; 6:23; Acts 4:12

We believe that man, created by God, willfully sinned and as a result is lost and without hope apart from receiving Jesus Christ.

Salvation

Ephesians 2:8-9; Colossians 2:6; John 3:16; Romans 10:9; Acts 2:36-38; Mark 16:16; Hebrews 9:27; John 5:28-29; Daniel 12:2; 2 Corinthians 4:14; Acts 17:31

We believe that salvation - forgiveness of sins - is available only by the grace of God through the blood of Jesus Christ. This free gift of forgiveness is offered to all who receive Christ as Lord and Savior. We believe the Bible clearly teaches the pattern to receive Christ is to believe in Jesus as God's Son and Savior of the world, repent of personal sin, confess Christ publicly, and be baptized. We believe that death seals the eternity of each person. Those who are forgiven will spend eternity with God in heaven; those not forgiven will be eternally separated from God in hell.

Elders

Titus 1:6-9

We believe that the Church is the body and bride of Christ on earth, founded on the day of Pentecost, consisting of all Christians everywhere. We believe the Bible teaches that the Elders are to exercise authority over the local congregation.

Baptism

Matthew 16:13-18; Acts 2:14-47; Acts 20:28; Philippians 1:1; 1 Timothy 3:1-7; Titus 1:5-9; 1 Peter 5:1-4; Mark 1:9-10; Matthew 28:19; Romans 6:4

We believe that full immersion under water is the prescribed mode of baptism as indicated by Jesus' own example and command, and best depicts our union in His death, burial, and resurrection.