| WHAT WE BELIEVE |
 

THE BIBLE

The Bible was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs about living. Because it is inspired by God, it is truth without error.

2 Timothy 3:16, 1 Thessalonians 2:13, 2 Peter 1:21

      THE TRINITY

      We believe in one eternal God who is the Creator of all things. He exists in three Persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. He is totally loving and completely holy.

      Philippians 2:6, John 14:28, John 16:28, John 1:14, John 1:1, John 1:18, John 15:26

      OUR NEED FOR A SAVIOR

      We believe that sin has separated each of us from God and His purpose for our lives. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ as both God and man is the only One who can reconcile us to God. He lived a sinless and exemplary life, died on the cross in our place, and rose again to prove His victory and empower us for life. Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life and no one comes to the Father but by Him.

      Romans 5:14, Romans 3:10, Romans 3:23, 1 John 3:8, Ephesians 2:8, John 14:6

          SALVATION | ETERNAL LIFE

          The blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the only way of salvation through the forgiveness of sin. Salvation occurs when people place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for their sin. Salvation is a gift from God, and it cannot be earned through our own efforts. We believe that in order to receive forgiveness we must repent of our sins, believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and submit to His will for our lives. The New Birth is necessary to all men, and when experienced, produces eternal life.

          2 Corinthians 7:10, 1 John 5:12, John 3:3-5, John 3:16

          WATER BAPTISM

          We practice baptism by immersion under water – the way Jesus was baptized. Once you have accepted Jesus as your Savior, we believe water baptism is an important step as a statement of faith. This is a declaration of our identity with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection.

          Matthew 28:19, Romans 6:4, Colossians 2:12, Acts 8:36-39

              HEALING

              We believe that God is good, and He desires for our bodies to be healthy and whole so we may be able to serve Him with our whole being; living a fruitful abundant life in Him. We believe it is God’s will according to His Word for all men to be healed.

              John 10:10, Psalm 103:3, Mark 16:18, James 5:14-25, 1 Peter 2:24, Matthew 8:17, Isaiah 53:4-5

              LIVING IN POWER | THE HOLY SPIRIT

              We believe that God wants us to be victorious in life! As a believer we need God’s power within us to help us live everyday. When a heart is surrendered to Jesus through salvation, growth should take place in a believer’s life through obedience to the Word of God, daily yielding to the Spirit of God, and being conformed to the image of Christ. So, we seek to practice a daily dependence on God’s Spirit to enable us to do what is right and to obey God’s command to “be filled with the Spirit.” The Bible teaches that this experience is received by faith and is often evidenced by the accompanying supernatural gifts of the Spirit, including speaking in tongues.

              Matt. 3:11 | John 14:16,17 |  Acts 1:8, 2:4,38, 19:1-7 |  Eph 5:18

              THE CHURCH

              The Church is a local community of believers united through faith in Christ.  We are committed to the teaching of Jesus Christ, to obeying all of His commands, and to bringing the Gospel to this world.  The Church works together in love and unity, to bring glory to Christ. 

              Hebrews 10:25 | Matt 16:18-19; 18:15-20 | Acts 2:41-47; 5:11-14; 13:1-3; 14:23; 16:5; 20:28 | 1 Cor 7:17; 9:13-14; 12 | Eph 1:22-23; 2:19-22; 3:10-12; 5:22-32 | Col 1:18; 3:15 | 1 Tim 4:14 | 1 Peter 5:1-4 | Rev 21:2-3

              PRAYER

              Prayer is our ability to communicate with God our Father at any time.  Through Jesus’ salvation, we no longer need an intercessor to go between God and us; we can address Him directly. 

              Heb 4:16