What We Believe…

 
About God
  • There is one Triune God – the Father, Son and Holy Spirit – Who has always existed and will always exist. (Matthew 5:16, 45; 6:1, 4, 8, 9; James 1:17 / John 1:1; 14:9 / Genesis 1:2; John 4:24; 14:16-20; 2 Peter 1:21)
  • He is the Creator of all things visible and invisible. (Genesis 1:1; Acts 17:24-28; Hebrews 11:3)
 
About Jesus
  • Jesus Christ is the one and only Son of God, who died for our sins and arose from the dead. (1 Corinthians 15: 1-8; John 3:16)
  • He was born Jesus of Nazareth, both fully human and fully divine, conceived of the Holy Spirit and the virgin Mary, (Matthew 21:11; John 19:19 / John 1:14; Romans 5:15-17; Colossians 2:9; 1 John 1:1 / Matthew 1:18; Luke 1:26-38)
  • He suffered and was crucified under Pontius Pilate, (Luke 23:1-46)
  • He died and was buried, and He rose again bodily from the dead on the third day, (Luke 23:44 – 24:8; John 20:24-29; 1 Corinthians 15:3-8)
  • He ascended into Heaven and now sits at the right hand of the Father, (Luke 22:69; Acts 1:1-9; Colossians 3:1)
  • He will return to earth to judge both the living and the dead, and reign forever as King of kings and Lord of lords.. (Matthew 24:36-42; John 14:1-3; Acts 1:10-11; 10:39-42; 1 Peter 4:5; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18)
 
About The Holy Spirit
  • He is an active and operative part of the triune God (John 16:5-15; Acts 1:7-8; Romans 8:26-27)
  • He indwells every Christian. (1 Corinthians 3:16; 6:19; 2 Timothy 1:14)
 
About Sin, Salvation, and Eternal Life
  • Every person has worth as a creation of God, but all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God and are consequently lost and without hope apart from Jesus Christ. (Romans 3:23)
  • Forgiveness of sins and the promise of eternal life are available to those who trust Christ as Savior and Lord. (John 3:16)
  • Those accepting Christ should repent of sin, confess their faith, and be baptized into Him. (Romans 10:9; Acts 2:38)
  • Salvation and the forgiveness of sins is achieved only by grace through the blood of Jesus Christ. (Matthew 26:28; Romans 5:9; Ephesians 2:8-9; 1 Peter 1:18-19; 1 John 1:7)
  • Every person can receive God’s grace by putting their faith in Christ, repenting of sin, confessing Christ as Lord, and being immersed into Christ, but none of these actions are sufficient in and of themselves for the assurance of salvation.(Romans 5:1-2; Luke 24:45-47; Acts 3:19; 17:30; 2 Peter 3:9; Matthew 10:32; Romans 10:9; Philippians 2:11; 1 John 4:15; Acts 2:38; Romans 6:1-7; Galatians 3:27; Colossians 2:12; 1 Peter 3:21)
 
About The Bible
  • The Bible is the inspired word of God – a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our path. (2 Timothy 3:16; Psalm 119:105)
  • God inspired the autographs (original writings) of the Scripture and those autographs were consequently without error. (Mark 12:36; John 14:26; 16:12-15; Acts 1:16; 1 Corinthians 2:12-13; 2 Timothy 3:14-16; 2 Peter 1:20-21)
  • The Bible is the final authority for all matters of faith and practice. (Isaiah 40:8; Matthew 5:18; 24:35; Romans 15:4; Hebrews 4:12)
 
About The Church
  • The Church, globally and through history since Jesus ascended to heaven, is the body of Christ on earth, empowered by the Holy Spirit and exists to lead everyone to becoming a disciple of Jesus Christ. (Ephesians 4:1-16)
  • We are an independent, Restoration-Movement, Christian church, where our Elders are chosen from our local congregation and exercise authority over only our local congregation. (Acts 20:28; Philippians 1:1; 1 Timothy 3:1-7; Titus 1:5-9; 1 Peter 5:1-4)
 
About Communion
  • We practice open communion, wherein all Christians are welcome and encouraged to participate to remember Christ’s all-sufficient sacrifice for our sins. (1 Corinthians 11:23-30)
  • We share in communion every week, according to the pattern of Jesus’ disciples and the early church. (Acts 20:7)
  • We see communion as a participation in the body of Christ. (1 Corinthians 10:16)
 
About Baptism
  • Baptism is for those old enough to believe and understand its significance. (Mark 16:16)
  • Baptism is to be done by full immersion. (John 3:23)
  • Baptism with repentance brings forgiveness of sins, the gift of the Holy Spirit, and union with Christ. (Acts 2:38; Galatians 3:27; Romans 6:3-5)