WHAT WE BELIEVE

OUR ESSENTIAL DOCTRINES

THE BIBLE

We believe that the Bible is God's Word, and not only contains truth but is truth.
2 Timothy 3:16-17

THE ETERNAL GOD

We believe that God is a three-person being: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
2 Corinthians 13:14

THE FALL OF MAN

We believe that humans were created in the image of God, but fell from perfection and relationship with God by voluntary disobedience.
Romans 5:12

THE PLAN OF SALVATION

We believe that while we were still sinners Christ died in our place; paying for all of our sins: past, present and future.
John 3:16; Romans 5:8

SALVATION THROUGH GRACE

We believe that salvation comes only through Jesus, by God's grace and our faith, not by our good works.
Ephesians 2:8

REPENTANCE & ACCEPTANCE

We believe that by sincerely turning away from sin and wholeheartedly accept Jesus as Lord.
2 Peter 3:9; Romans 10:9-10

THE NEW BIRTH

We believe that each one who receives Jesus becomes a new creation.
2 Corinthians 5:17; Galatians 2:20
 

OUR SECONDARY DOCTRINES

DAILY CHRISTIAN LIFE

We believe that our love for God is shown in our obedience to His Word.
James 1:22

THE HOLY SPIRIT

We believe the Holy Spirit is the Person who glorifies Christ in us, equips and enables us, and gives us the ability to serve and share the Gospel with others.
Acts 1:8; 2:4

THE SPIRIT-FILLED LIFE

We believe that it is the will of God for believers to be led and empowered daily by the Holy Spirit.
Ephesians 4:30-32

THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT

We believe that spiritual fruit, such as love, joy, and peace, is evidence of a Spirit-filled life.
Galatians 5:22

THE GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

We believe that the Holy Spirit distributes supernatural abilities to Christians as He wills.
1 Corinthians 12:1-11

THE CALL TO MINISTER

We believe that God calls people to minister as He pleases, and that because of Christ, all are eligible for that call regardless of gender, age, race, or any other external markers.
Galatians 3:26-29

MODERATION

We believe that a believer's daily walk and experience should never lead into extremes of fanaticism.
Philippians 4:5

DIVINE HEALING

We believe that the blood of Jesus affords us divine healing personally, emotionally, and physically, as God wills.
Isaiah 53:5

THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST

We believe that the second coming of Christ is personal and imminent.
1 Thessalonians 4:16-17

THE FINAL JUDGMENT

We believe that all shall stand some day before God to be judged; and there receive eternal life or eternal death.
Matthew 25:46

HEAVEN

We believe that heaven is the beautiful and eternal home of born-again believers.
John 14:1-3; Revelation 7:15-17

HELL

We believe that hell is a literal place of eternal torment for all who reject Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.
Revelation 20:10, 15

EVANGELISM

We believe that sharing the love of Jesus is an important responsibility of every church.
Matthew 28:19-20

CIVIL GOVERNMENT

We believe that authorities should be obeyed at all times except when doing so opposes the will of God.
Romans 13:1-5

TITHES & OFFERINGS

We believe that the method designed by God for the support and spread of His cause is the giving of tithes and free-will offerings.
Malachi 3:10

CHURCH RELATIONSHIP

We believe that every believer should regularly assemble with other believers in a local church.
Hebrews 10:24-25

COMMUNION

We believe that Christians should partake of bread and grape juice as symbols to remember what Christ accomplished for them on the cross.
Luke 22:19-20

WATER BAPTISM

We believe that all new believers should be baptized in water to demonstrate their love and obedience to Jesus Christ.
Matthew 28:19

PASSIONATE WORSHIP

We believe it’s healthy to be vocal and expressive in our worship to God, including clapping and raising of hands, and singing with passion.
John 4:24