We believe . . .
- The Bible is the Word of God, fully inspired and without error. It is
the supreme and final authority for all matters of Christian life and
- There is one true and living God, who eternally exists in three
persons—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—who are equal in every divine
perfection and who execute distinct but harmonious offices in all the work
of the Godhead.
- Man was created by God in His own image, but through his sin incurred
physical and spiritual death. As a result, all people are separated from God
by their sin and are lost and without hope apart from salvation in Christ.
- The Gospel is the good news of God’s saving actions towards sinners
through Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ, the eternal son of God, took on human
nature, lived a sinless life, and died a substitutionary death for sinners.
- Salvation is a free gift that comes only by God’s grace, through faith
in Jesus Christ. Anyone who turns from their sin and trusts in Jesus Christ
and His death on their behalf receives forgiveness of sins and the gift of
- The Holy Spirit works progressively to transform genuine believers more
and more into the image of Christ. His work is carried on in our hearts
through such appointed means as the study of Scripture, prayer, worship, and
fellowship with other believers. The Holy Spirit also empowers believers for
Christian witness and service and gives gifts for the building up of the
body of Christ, the church.
- The universal church, composed of genuine followers of Christ, exists to
worship, serve, and glorify God. All members of the universal church are to
be vitally committed members of a local church, where they receive pastoral
care and the opportunity to employ their God-given gifts in His service.
- Jesus Christ will return to the earth, personally and visibly, to
establish His kingdom in the new heavens and the new earth. We believe in
the bodily resurrection of both the saved and the lost—the saved to endless
joy, living and reigning with Christ, and the lost to endless punishment
away from the benevolent presence of God.