2 Timothy 3:16, 17; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Matthew 5:18; John 16:12, 13
We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be the verbally inspired Word of God, the final authority for faith and life, inerrant in the original writings, infallible, and God-breathed.
Deuteronomy 6:4; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Matthew 28:19
We believe in one Triune God, eternally existing in three persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – co-eternal in being and nature, co-equal in power and glory, having the same attributes and perfections.
John 1:1–2, 14; Luke 1:35
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God and became man without ceasing to be God – conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary – that he might reveal God and redeem sinful man.
1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Romans 3:24; 1 Peter 2:24; Ephesians 1:7; 1 Peter 1:3–5
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ accomplished our redemption through his death on the cross as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice, and that our justification is made sure by his literal, physical resurrection from the dead.
John 5:28-29; Matthew 28:6-7; Hebrews 7:25; Hebrews 9:24; Romans 8:34; Acts 1:9-10; 1John 2:1–2
We believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord Jesus Christ; that he ascended into heaven; and is now exalted at the right hand of God where, as our high priest, he fulfills the ministry as representative, intercessor, and advocate.
John 14:1-3; 2 Timothy 4:1; 1 Peter 4:5; 1 Thessalonians 4:14-18; Revelation 22:12, 20
We believe in the imminent return of our Lord Jesus Christ to gather his Church unto him and to judge the living and the dead.
John 16:8–11; 2 Corinthians 3:6; Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 12:12–14; Ephesians 5:18
We believe that the Holy Spirit is a person who convicts the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment; he is the Supernatural Agent in regeneration, baptizing all believers into the body of Christ, indwelling and sealing them unto the day of redemption.
Genesis 1:26, 27; Romans 3:22, 23; 5:12; Ephesians 2:1–3, 12
We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God, but that through Adam’s sin humanity fell, inherited a sinful nature, and became alienated from God; man is totally depraved and of himself utterly unable to remedy his lost condition.
Ephesians 2:8–10; John 1:12-13; Ephesians 1:7; 1 Peter 1:18–19
We believe that salvation is the gift of God brought to man by grace and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, whose precious blood was shed on Calvary for the forgiveness of our sins. All who receive by faith the Lord Jesus Christ are born again of the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God.
John 6:37–40; 10:27–30; 1 Peter 1:5; Romans 8:1, 38, 39; 1 Corinthians 1:4–8
We believe that all the redeemed, once saved, are kept by God’s power and are thus secure in Christ forever.
Ephesians 1:22-23, 4:12-14, 5:25–27; 1 Corinthians 12:12–14; 2 Corinthians 11:2
We believe that the church, a covenant family of all born-again persons, is the body of Christ.
Acts 14:27; 18:22; 20:17;Acts 13:1–4; 15:19–31; 20:28; Titus 1:5–11; 1 Timothy 3:1–3; Romans 16:1,4; 1 Corinthians 3:9, 16;1 Corinthians 5:4; 1 Peter 5:1–4
We believe in the establishment, continuance, and autonomy of local churches.
Matthew 28:19, 20; Acts 2:41, 42; Acts 18:8; 1 Corinthians 11:23–26
We recognize believer’s baptism and the Lord’s Supper as the churches’ scriptural means of testimony.
Romans 12:1-2; 1 Peter 2:5; Hebrews 10:21-22; Hebrews 13:15; Psalm 69:3-31; 1 Timothy 6:17; Revelation 4:11
We believe the Biblical revelation that we are designed and created for the one ultimate purpose of worshiping God –individually and corporately glorifying him in all of life, enjoying him in all that he enjoys.