What we believe
The Scriptures are inspired by God and declare His design and plan for mankind.
There is only one true God revealed in three persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (commonly known as the Trinity).
We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
Though originally good, man willingly fell to sin, ushering evil and death, both physical and spiritual, into the world.
Every person can have restored fellowship with God through "salvation" (trusting Christ, through faith and repentance, to be our personal Savior).
We practice two ordinances:
- Water baptism by immersion after repenting of one's sins and receiving Christ's gift of salvation
- Holy Communion (the Lord's supper) as a symbolic remembrance of Christ's suffering and death for our salvation.
The gift of the Holy Spirit is ready and willing to empower the believer for witnessing and effective service, just as he did in New Testament times.
Sanctification initially occurs at salvation and is not only a declaration that a believer is holy, but also a progressive lifelong process of separating from evil as believers continually draw closer to God and become more Christlike.
The Church has a mission to seek and save all who are lost in sin. We believe "the Church" is the body of Christ and consists of the people who, throughout time, have accepted God's offer of redemption (regardless of religious denomination) through the sacrificial death of His son Jesus Christ.
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life, and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.