We believe that the Bible is the verbally inspired Word of God and without mistakes as originally written. It is the complete revelation of His will for salvation and the only unfailing rule of faith and practice for the Christian life.
We believe in one God, Creator of all things, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and that these three are co-eternal and of equal dignity and power.
We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ; His miraculous conception by the Holy Spirit; His virgin birth; His sinless life; His substitutionary death on a cross; His bodily resurrection; His ascension to the right hand of the Father; and His personal, imminent return.
We believe that man was created by and for God; that by man’s disobeying God, every person incurred spiritual death, which is separation from God, and physical death as a consequence; and that all people are sinners by nature and practice.
The Work of Christ
We believe the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins and was raised from the dead to offer us new life and that all who believe in Him are declared righteous because of His sacrificial death and His life-giving resurrection are, therefore, in the right relationship with God.
The Church, consisting of God’s elect, began with the descent of the Holy Spirit on believers at Pentecost. The miracle of God’s grace frees believers to love as Christ loved, leading to unity, greater knowledge of Christ, maturity, and the expression of gifting for the benefit of the Church.
Salvation and the Spirit
By God’s grace, those who trust in the work of Christ for their salvation inherit eternal life and are sealed with the Holy Spirit. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit indwelling all believers and thus enabling and empowering the life and ministry of the believer.
Because salvation is a work of God’s grace, believers are eternally secure and released from relying on their own abilities and merits to earn acceptance from God and others.
Miracle of Grace
The miracle of God’s grace frees believers to love as Christ loved, leading to unity, greater knowledge of Christ, maturity, and the expression of gifting for the benefit of the Church.
The Return of Christ
We believe in the bodily resurrection of everyone who has lived, the everlasting blessedness of those in right relationship with God, and the everlasting punishment of those who have rejected God’s forgiveness and new life in His Son.