What do we believe about...

We believe that the Bible is the inerrant, inspired Word of God and that it is our final authority in all matters of faith and practice.

We believe that God is a Person, eternally existing, as a Trinity in unity - God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit - three Persons, yet one God.

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, eternally existing, is the only begotten Son of God.  He was born of the virgin Mary, in order that He might reveal God and redeem sinful men. We believe that God manifested Himself in the flesh, in the Person of Jesus Christ, who is both the Son of God and the Son of man. We believe that He lived a perfect, sinless life on this earth, died on the Cross, and rose again three days later.

We believe that the Holy Spirit is a divine Person; equal with God the Father and God the Son, and of the same nature; that He was active in the creation; that He reproves the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment; that He bears witness to the Truth of the Gospel in preaching and testimony; that He is the agent in the New Birth; and that He indwells, comforts, seals, fills, guides, teaches, sanctifies, helps and assures the Believer; that He intercedes for the believer, reveals the Scripture to him, and endues him with power.

We believe that the salvation of sinners is wholly of God's grace.  There is nothing that man can do to save himself.  Jesus freely took upon Himself our sin on the cross, and by His death made a full atonement for the sins of the world.  He rose again after three days conquering death and now offers eternal life to all who will put their faith in Him for salvation from sin.  Salvation is a free gift from God, and like any gift it can either be accepted or rejected.  Acceptance of this gift results in the forgiveness of sins and eternal life through Jesus Christ.

We believe that all who accept God's gift of eternal life are kept by God's power and are thus secure in Christ forever. We believe that it is the privilege of believers to rejoice in the assurance of their salvation through the testimony of God's Word, which, however, clearly forbids the use of Christian liberty as an occasion to the flesh. We believe that all the saved should live in a manner that does not bring reproach upon their Savior and Lord.

We believe that a local church is a congregation of biblically baptized believers associated by covenant of faith and fellowship of the Gospel and that it is a self-governed independent body having Christ as the Head, the Holy Spirit for its Guide, and the Bible as the only rule of faith and practice. We believe the true mission of the church is found in the Great Commission: to reach people with the Gospel of Jesus Christ and disciple them in all that He taught so that they might grow in the faith and continue the Great Commission.