What We Believe

"What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us." - A.W. Tozer

Core Beliefs

We believe that you matter to God. He created you and loves you and wants a deep, personal relationship with you. Your sin keeps you from that relationship. God has made a way to deal with that. It is by knowing and trusting in Jesus Christ. His sinless life and his sacrificial death make it possible for you to know God and through the Holy Spirit to enjoy a relationship with him forever.
There is one eternally existing God who has three distinct persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. He is the creator of all that exists, both visible and invisible, and is therefore worthy of all glory and praise.  God is perfect in love, power, holiness, goodness, knowledge, wisdom,  justice, and mercy. He is unchangeable and therefore is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow.  God concerns Himself, mercifully, in the affairs of all people. God hears and answers prayer, and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ. 
Jesus Christ
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became man, without ceasing to be God, having been conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin, Mary, in order that He might reveal God and redeem sinful men.
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ accomplished our redemption through His death on the cross as a representative, vicarious, substitutionary sacrifice; and that our justification is made sure by His literal, physical resurrection from the dead.
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ ascended to heaven, and is now exalted at the right hand of God, where as our High Priest, He fulfills the ministry of Representative, Intercessor, and Advocate. 
Holy Spirit
We believe in the Holy Spirit who came forth from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify, and empower all who believe in Jesus Christ. We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Christ, and that He is an abiding helper, teacher and guide. 
God has revealed himself to us through his son, Jesus Christ, who is the visible image of the invisible God, the holy scriptures, and through all of creation itself. 
We believe the Bible is a collection of books inspired by God, without error in its writing, that serves as the final authority on our faith and lives. 
Humans, both male and female, were created in God's image for His glory. The first humans, Adam and Eve, were created without sin and appointed as caretakers of the rest of God's creations. 
The Fall of Man
We believe in Adam's sin that all mankind 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 is by God’s grace – a free gift to us; but we must accept it in order to obtain eternal life – thus avoiding eternity in hell. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin’s penalty. When we repent, turn from our self-ruled, sin-filled life and turn to Jesus in faith we are saved. Eternal life begins the moment one trusts Jesus Christ as Savior by faith. 
The Church
We believe in the universal church, a living spiritual body of which Christ is the head and all regenerated persons are members. We believe in the local church, consisting of a company of believers in Jesus Christ, baptized on a credible profession of faith, and associated for worship, work and fellowship.
We believe that God has laid upon the members of the local church the primary task of giving the gospel of Jesus Christ to a lost world.
We believe the local church is supported by its membership and that every member has been uniquely gifted by God to serve in the local church.  While both men and women are gifted for service in the local church, the office of pastor is limited to men as qualified by Scripture. 
Second Coming of Jesus
Jesus Christ is returning one day to judge both the living and the dead and to usher in the fullness of God's kingdom on earth. 
Christian Obligation, Social Order and Family
All Christians are under the obligation to seek and make the will of Christ of utmost importance in our lives and society.  God has equipped the local church with members who are uniquely gifted in reach our community with the Gospel.
God has created one race (the human race) for his glory and we are to bring glory to God in all that we do, including defending the fatherless, opposing injustice, taking care of the poor and widows.
We believe that Christian marriage is a sacred institution ordained of God for the happiness of mankind and the propagation of the race.  It is the spiritual and physical union of one man and one woman and, according to the scriptural ideal, is to be broken only by death. 

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