To be a loving community of diverse people in growing relationships with God, each other and those who don’t know Jesus.
What We Believe
The sole basis of our belief is the Bible, composed of the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testament. We believe that Scripture in its entirety originated with God, and that it was given through the instrumentality of chosen men. Scripture is the final authority in all matters faith and practice.
We believe that there is one true, holy God, eternally existing in three persons-Father, Son and Holy Spirit-each of Whom possesses equally all the attributes of deity and the characteristics of personality.
The fall took place at the beginning of human history, and all individuals since have suffered these consequences of sin and are in need of the saving grace of God. The salvation of mankind is wholly a work of God's free grace, not the result, in whole or in part of human works or goodness, and must be personally appropriated by repentance and faith in Jesus Christ.
Jesus Christ is the eternal second Person of the Trinity who was united forever with a true human nature by a miraculous conception and virgin birth. He lived a life of perfect obedience to the Father and voluntarily atoned for the sins of all by dying on the cross as their substitute. He rose from the dead in and ascended into heaven. He shall return to earth, personally and visibly, to consummate history and the eternal plan of God.
THE HOLY SPIRIT (THE CHRISTIAN LIFE)
The essential accompaniment of a genuine saving relationship with Jesus Christ is a life of holiness and obedience, attained by believers as they submit to the Holy Spirit, the third Person of the Trinity. He was sent into the world by the Father and the Son to apply to mankind the saving work of Christ. At the point of salvation He permanently indwells every believer to become the source of assurance, strength and wisdom, and uniquely endows each believer with gifts for the up building of the body.
Death seals the eternal destiny of each person. For all mankind, there will be a resurrection for the body into the spiritual world, and a judgment that will determine the fate of each individual. Unbelievers will be separated from God into condemnation. God's judgment will reveal His justice in consigning them to perpetuate in eternal retribution their own rejection of God. Believers will be received into eternal communion with God and will be rewarded for works done in this life.
The corollary of union with Jesus Christ is that all believers become members of his church. There is one true church universal, comprised of all those who acknowledge Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. The Scripture commands believers to gather together to devote themselves to worship, prayer, teaching of the Word, observance of baptism and communion as the ordinances established by Jesus Christ, fellowship, service to the body through the and use of talents and gifts, and outreach to the world.