what we believe

The Scripture to be the inerrant Word of God, suitable for all matters of faith and practice in the Church. (John 17:17, 2 Timothy 3:16-17)

 

Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of Christ. (Romans 10:17)

There is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all who is over all, through all and in all. (Ephesians 4:5) In one God, expressed in three distinct persons: God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit. (Ephesians 4:6)

 

Jesus is the Christ, the only begotten Son of God, the Savior of mankind and Lord of the Church. (Matthew 16:16)

 

We are saved by grace, through faith, in Christ, at baptism, for good works which God has prepared for us. (Ephesians 2:8-10)

 

Entrance into the body of Christ comes through adoption granted by God to the believer upon faithful obedience to God’s covenant of salvation. (Ephesians 1:5)

 

God’s covenant of salvation consists of belief in Jesus as Christ, repentance of sin, public confession of Jesus as Christ, baptism (by immersion) in the name of Christ for the forgiveness of sin. (Acts 2:38-40)

 

The priesthood of all saints as 'Salt & Light' in this world (Matthew 3:13-16) and their accountability to the Great Commission expressed in Matthew 28:18-20. 

 

A true shepherd knows his sheep by name, and compassionately cares for their needs. (John 10:14)

 

In the autonomy of the local congregation, with Heaven our only headquarter, and Christ our only Head. (Colossians 1:18)

 

The virgin birth of Christ, His physical atoning death at Calvary, and His physical resurrection to eternal life. (Isaiah 7:14, Matthew 1:18-25, )

 

The Church is accountable to fulfill the great commission of Christ through local evangelism as well as support and participation in world-wide missionary efforts. (Matthew 28:18-20)

 

The Church must follow the model of Christ by actively seeking the lost, not employing the idea of waiting for the “seekers” to come to them. Christians are ambassadors, not stationary guards at a post. (2 Corinthians 5:20)

 

 

The Lord’s Supper is to be observed each Lord’s Day, as modeled by the Apostles and the 1st Century Church in the New Testament, and should hold a prominent place in the assembly. (Acts 2:42, 20:7)

 

The assembly of believers should include edification of one another, Scripture reading and instruction, prayer, joyful presentation of tithes, gifts and offerings to God, prayerful observance of the Lord’s Supper, singing of psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. (Hebrews 10:25, Colosians 3:16)

 

The Church is the body of believers, not a building.