What We Believe

We seek to grow in our understanding of who we believe God has revealed Himself to be. Our doctrine is the expressed beliefs our community accepts as authoritative to determine our practice.

The Bible The Old and New Testament Scriptures are God’s verbally inspired and breathed word, the final authority for life, inerrant in their original writings, and infallible.
The Trinity There’s one God existing eternally in three persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – co-eternal in being and nature and co-equal in power and glory.
Humankind We believe humanity was created in the image and likeness of God, but that through Adam’s sin the race fell, inherited a sinful nature and became alienated from God, and that man is totally depraved and, of himself, utterly unable to remedy his lost condition.
Salvation We believe salvation is the gift of God brought to man by grace and received by personal faith in Jesus Christ, whose precious blood was shed on the cross for the forgiveness of our sins.
Jesus Jesus Christ was fully God and fully man, conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary with the mission to reveal God and rescue humankind. Jesus accomplished our rescue through His death on the cross as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice, and our justification is made sure by His literal, physical resurrection from the dead.
Holy Spirit The Holy Spirit dwells within God’s people and gives them the strength and wisdom to trust Christ and follow Him. We believe that the Holy Spirit is a person who convicts the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment and that He is the supernatural agent in regeneration, baptizing all believers into the body of Christ, indwelling and sealing them until the day of redemption. He’s the one who comforts us in our pain, the one who counsels us in our trials, and the one who guides us to live in all truth. He produces fruit in us that doesn’t earn our salvation, but rather that is evidence that our salvation has and is taking place.
The Church The universal church, which is the body and bride of Christ, is a spiritual organism made up of all redeemed persons. The establishment and continuance of local churches is clearly taught and defined in the New Testament Scriptures. God is sovereign in giving spiritual gifts to those in the church for the building up of the body. It’s the privilege and responsibility of every believer to minister according to the gift(s) and grace of God that is given to him. We believe in the autonomy of the local church, free of any external authority and control. We recognize believer’s baptism and the Lord’s Supper as scriptural means of testimony for the church.
Christ’s Return Jesus will return, bodily and visibly, to judge all mankind and to receive His people to Himself.