What We Believe:
We believe in the Classic Christians Creeds (like the Nicene Creed and the Apostles' Creed) and therefore we believe in:
•The incarnation of Jesus Christ by virgin birth
•Jesus Christs' death and its effects on sins and sinners
•The resurrection of Jesus Christ after three days
•The ascension of Jesus Christ to Heaven
•The future second coming of the Lord Jesus to the earth
•Salvation that is by grace through faith in Jesus Christ
We believe the entire Bible is inspired by God and is therefore inerrant and infallible. We aspire to take the Bible as our highest authority.
We believe that the only hope of salvation for any person is through a living, active faith in Jesus Christ.
We believe that believers in Jesus Christ are “works in progress”. After initial salvation, those who love Christ are imperfect, but are on a path to becoming more and more Christlike.
We believe that every believer in Jesus Christ has been given a gift, which can be developed to minister or serve other members in the Body. These gifts may include prophesy, service, teaching, exhortation, giving, leading, showing mercy and others.
We believe that all believers in Jesus Christ, with whatever measure of faith or portion of ministry that they have received from God, are members of the Church, the universal Body of Christ. While we realize that all Christians have faults, we are for anything that Christ is truly doing through any member of His Body. We are on the same team!
We believe that Christ is moving through many different companies of believers. As we are endeavoring to be faithful to how the Lord has led us, we appreciate and respect what God is doing through other believers. In the end our highest goal is that we all would be common believers, defined only by the name of Jesus.
We hold to the beliefs of the Christian faith, that:
•The Bible is the Word of God. It is true, inerrant, infallible, and complete. It is also the very breath of God (2 Tim. 3:16).
•There is one God. He is uniquely one, yet He is three – He is the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit (1 Cor. 8:4; Matt. 3:16-17, 28:19; 2 Cor. 13:14; Eph. 2:18, 3:14-17; Rev. 1:4-5).
•Jesus Christ is the Son of God (Jn. 20:31). He was the complete God in eternity (Jn. 1:1) who became a perfect man in time (Jn. 1:14). He is both God and man (Jn. 19:5, 20:28; Rom. 9:5; 1 Tim. 2:5).
•Jesus Christ became a true and real man in His incarnation (Jn. 1:14); He lived a sinless human life (Heb. 4:15); He died on the cross as a perfect sacrifice for the sins of all mankind (Heb. 10:12; 1 Pet. 2:24), thus accomplishing our redemption (Rom. 3:24; Eph. 1:7; Heb. 9:12; Rev. 5:9); He resurrected on the third day (Acts 10:40), becoming a life-giving Spirit (1 Cor. 15:45) to impart His life into us (1 Pet. 1:3); He ascended to the right hand of God the Father (Acts 1:9-10, Acts 2:33; Eph 4:10); and He will one day return to claim the church, His bride (Jn. 3:29; Rev. 19:7, 21:2), and establish His kingdom forever and ever (Rev. 11:15, 12:10).
•Because of all that Jesus Christ is, has, and has accomplished, we sinners can repent (Acts 2:38, 26:20) and believe in Him (Jn. 3:16; Acts 16:31) for the forgiveness of our sins (Acts 10:33), for our redemption (Rom. 3:24), for our justification (Acts 13:39, Rom. 3:24), and for our being born of God (Jn. 3:5-6), that we may have the eternal life of God (Jn. 3:36) and become a child of God (Jn. 1:12). This is our salvation by grace through faith (Eph. 2:8-9).
•As believers in Christ, we become part of the church, the Body of Christ (Eph. 1:22-23; Col. 1:24), which is composed of all believers throughout all time.