What we believe

Our Basic Beliefs Summary:

God created the world.

God created man in His image .

God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit make up the Holy Trinity .

The Bible is the unquestionable Word of God.

God’s love is unconditional.

Jesus will return.

Beliefs About God:

We believe there is one God who is the Creator and the Ruler of the universe (Gen. 1:1).

He eternally exists in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit (Matt. 28:19).

About Jesus Christ:

We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, in his virgin birth (Matt. 1:23), his sinless life (Heb. 4:15; 7:26), his atoning death on the cross (1 Cor. 15:3), his resurrection on the third day (John 11:25; 1 Cor. 15:4), and that He will return again to reign as Lord of Lords (Acts 1:11; 1 Tim. 6:13-16).

About the Holy Spirit:

We believe in the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit that empowers each Christian to live a godly life (Rom. 8:11).

The body of each believer is a "temple" in which the Holy Spirit is present (1 Cor. 6:19-20). Therefore, every believer must foster a life of being filled with the Spirit, which is both an initial and an ongoing experience for Christians (Ephesians 5:18). The Holy Spirit provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, guidance in doing what is right and spiritual gifts to edify the church.

About the Bible:

We believe that the entire Bible is the inspired, infallible and inerrant Word of God and that men were moved by the Spirit to write the books of Scripture (2 Pet 1:20-21). The words of the Bible are the primary source for teaching and equipping Christians for a life of righteousness (2 Tim. 3:16-17).

About Man: 

We believe that human beings were created in the image of God to have fellowship with Him (Gen. 1:26), but became alienated from that relationship through sinful disobedience (Gen. 3). As a result, men and woman are totally incapable of coming back into a right relationship with God by one's own effort.

About Salvation:

We believe salvation is a gift from God to man. Man can never make up for his sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ and his work on the cross can man be saved from sin's penalty. (Romans 6:23, Ephesians 2:8-9, John 14:6; 1:12, Titus 3:5, Galatians 3:26, Romans 5:1).

About the Christian Life:

We believe that for every Christian the old way of living for oneself is in the past and the new way of living for Christ is for the present and for the future (2 Cor. 5:17). By obedience to the Scriptures and daily yielding to the Spirit we will mature and become conformed to the image of Christ, which should be exhibited by love for God and for one's neighbor (Matt. 22:37-39).

About the Church :

We believe that the church is the body of Christ, of which Jesus is the Head (Col. 1:18). The purpose of the church is to gather believers to glorify God by being a powerful witness for Jesus Christ in a lost world (Matt. 28:18-20). God wants to edify and build up His church, this is why the Holy Spirit gives a variety of spiritual gifts to believers such as encouragement, serving, teaching, healing, prophecy, etc. (Romans 12, I Cor. 12,) We practice two ordinances in the church instituted by Christ Himself: water baptism (Luke 3:21-22) and Holy Communion (Luke 22:14-20).

About Healing: 

We believe that Christ's power to heal, evident in the Gospels, is available to all believers today through his atoning sacrifice (Isaiah 53:4-5).  The church is to lay hands on the sick, anoint them with oil, and pray faithfully for their recovery (James 5:14-15).

About the Future:

We believe that Christians who have died will be reunited with those still alive at the second coming of Jesus Christ (1 Thess. 4:16-17). This event will be followed by the millennial reign of Christ (Rev. 20:1-6), a final judgment (Rev. 20:11-15), and the appearance of a new heaven and a new earth (Rev. 21-22).


We believe although our faith is a very personal matter, it should never be a private one. We are to take our foundational personal experience and share it by regularly praying and worshiping with other believers in a formal fashion. In His church. Jesus said I will build my church. It was important to Him, and is to us as well, because it is the agent of Christ’s mission on this earth. The good news calls us to someone, as well as to something. While there is not a verse commanding us to join a church, it is very much implied. When we cross the line of faith, we come into the family of God because we become his children (John 1:12). When people come to faith, they are immediately identified with the church. Acts 2:47 says the Lord added to the Church daily those who were being saved. This certainly implies there was a way of counting members from non-members. In Ephesians 4, the apostle Paul teaches membership is essential to individual growth in Christ. To develop and mature in our Christian walk, we need each other. It always takes others to bring out our best. We need the church to come along side and assist in raising our children. Few would say raising kids is an easy task. In a world with so much glitter vying for their attention, it is difficult to train our children to believe and follow wholeheartedly what is true. Godly people who love and teach our children can be our best allies. There is a big difference between attending and joining and it’s summed up in one word: Commitment. Without commitment, church as we know it would be impossible. No one ever washes a rental car before they take it back. But when a car is yours, a whole new level of care and concern are in place.

We believe we are called to membership for four different reasons:

1. A Biblical reason: Jesus is committed to the Church. “Christ loved the church and gave His life for it.” (Ephesians 5:25). If it was this important to Him, shouldn’t we have the same concern?

2. A cultural reason: We live in an age where few are committed to anything - a job - a marriage - a family - our country. This attitude has produced a generation of church hoppers and shoppers. Membership, as an unselfish decision, swims against the current of consumer religion.

3. A practical reason: Membership defines who can be counted on. During a membership class, we discuss what we believe and why. Knowing this, we can count on others when we put them in positions of responsibility in the church. Every school has an enrollment. Every army has an enlistment. To vote we must register. Membership identifies our family, and gives us a starting point of using our gifts for service.

4. A personal reason: It produces spiritual growth. The New Testament places a major emphasis on the need for believers to be accountable to each other for spiritual growth.