FAITH

What we believe determines how we live as followers of Jesus, and why we exist as a church. Creeds, Confessions and Statements of Faith are simply ways we define the Biblical basis of what we believe about Scripture, God, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, Humanity, Sin and Salvation, the Afterlife, the Church and Things to Come.  We seek unity in our faith, and we seek to let Biblical Truth determine How We Live and Why We Exist as A Local Church among the Greater Body and Church of Jesus Christ.

SCRIPTURE

We believe Scripture, the Bible, is the inspired, inerrant, and authoritative Word of God, that God is the ultimate source for Scripture.
We believe Scripture is the final authority in every area it addresses for every individual Christian, as well as for the church collectively. 

(2 Timothy 3:16-172 Peter 1:21)


GOD

We believe there is one God who eternally exists as three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. 
We believe that all things were created by Him and for Him.

(Deuteronomy 6:4Isaiah 45:21-22Matthew 28:19Colossians 1:16)


JESUS CHRIST

We believe that God the Son became a human being in the person of Jesus Christ; That He was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, lived a sinless life (for He is without sin), died a substitutionary death for all mankind, was raised from the dead the third day, ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God until His enemies are made His footstool. 

(John 1:114Matthew 1:18-252 Corinthians 5:211 Peter 3:181 Corinthians 15:3-4Hebrews 10:12-13)


THE HOLY SPIRIT

We believe the Holy Spirit was sent by the Father and the Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment. We believe the Holy Spirit regenerates, indwells, and seals believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, and that He empowers them to live as His witnesses.
We believe that all of the gifts of the Holy Spirit mentioned in Scripture are available to, and active in His church today.

(John 14:16-17John 16:7-11Titus 3:5-6Romans 8:91 Corinthians 6:19-20,
Ephesians 1:13-14Acts 1:8Romans 12:6-8, 1 Corinthians 12-14, 1 Peter 4:10-11)


HUMANITY

We believe that God created human beings, male and female, in His own image.
He created them sinless, equal in value, dignity, and worth.
According to His purpose and design, God created  them to fulfill distinct but complementary roles
in the contexts of marriage, family, and the local church.

(Genesis 1:26-28Ephesians 5:22-6:41 Timothy 3:1-7)


SIN AND SALVATION

We believe that, as a result of the Fall, all people are sinners by nature and in need of a Savior, and that Jesus Christ is the one and only Savior of the world. That salvation is by grace alone through faith alone in Him. We believe that all who call on the name of the Lord shall be saved eternally. 

(Romans 3:10Romans 3:23Romans 5:18-19Matthew 1:21,
1 John 4:14John 14:6Acts 4:12Ephesians 2:8-9Romans 10:9)


THE AFTERLIFE

We believe in the resurrection of the dead. Believers will be raised to life, and unbelievers to shame and everlasting contempt (hell). 

(Daniel 12:2John 5:25-29Revelation 21:1-22:5)


THE CHURCH

We believe there is one church, the body of Christ, consisting of men and women from every tribe, tongue, people, and nation. We believe that each local congregation is an expression of that universal church. We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

(Ephesians 4:41 Corinthians 12:12-13Revelation 5:9Acts 2:42-47)


THE RETURN OF CHRIST 

We believe in a literal return of Jesus Christ to the earth and for the consummation of God’s redemptive plan. 

(Jude 1:14Revelation 19:11-16Revelation 20:4)

“THE APOSTLE’S CREED”

An Early Statement of Faith for the Church

“We believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into hell. The third day he rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from there he will come to judge the living and the dead. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic [universal] church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.”

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