What We Believe
The Church recognizes The Holy Bible as the sufficient rule of faith and practice, and holds that living in accordance with the teaching of Jesus Christ is the true test of fellowship. Each member has the right to follow the Word of God according to the dictates of his/her own conscience under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. The following statement of faith expresses the spirit in which the Church interprets the Word of God.
We believe in God, the Father, infinite in wisdom, goodness, and love, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is seen and unseen; and in Jesus Christ, His Son, our Lord and Savior, who became flesh by being born of the Virgin Mary. Thus in the Lord Jesus Christ divine and human natures were united in one Person, who for us and our salvation lived and died and rose again and lives evermore at the right hand of the Father. He shall come again to complete His saving work and to fulfill the eternal plan of God; and we believe in the Holy Spirit, who indwells us, and reveals Christ to us, empowering, renewing, comforting, and inspiring the people of God.
We believe that these three persons of Father, Son, and Spirit are one God.
Men and women were created in the image of God in order to worship and fellowship with God. By their own choice, Adam and Eve sinned against God and brought sin and death upon the human race. From that point on, all people have chosen to sin against God and are separated from Him.
Salvation from sin and to eternal life is a gift of God’s grace through faith in Christ and His work – not a result of our own works. Jesus is God’s only provision for reconciling humanity to Himself and the gospel is the announcement of Christ’s death, burial and resurrection for that saving reconciliation. Salvation results in a changed life through the power of the Spirit and a continual putting off of sins.
We believe in the universal church, a living spiritual body of which Christ is the head and all reborn persons are members. We believe in the local church, a gathering of believers in Jesus Christ who have covenanted together to worship and serve God and His mission.