What We Believe In
2 Timothy 3:16-17, 2 Peter 1:20-21, Hebrews 4:12
We believe that the Scriptures in all 66 books of the Old and New Testaments are verbally
inspired of God, error free in the original manuscripts, and the supreme authority of faith and
practice for followers of Christ.
We believe there is one living and true God, who is one in essence, while eternally existing in
three distinct persons; Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Genesis 1:26-27, Romans 1:18-32; 3:10-23
We believe that mankind was directly created in the image of God to enjoy His fellowship
and fulfill His purposes on earth. However, in Adam, all mankind fell into sin; consequently all
people are spiritually dead and subject to the certainty of both physical and spiritual death
apart from faith in Jesus Christ.
John 1:12; 3:16; 14:6, Ephesians 2:8-9
We believe that salvation is by grace, through faith in Jesus Christ. All who believe in Him are
declared righteous by the Father on the grounds of Jesus Christ’s life, death and resurrection,
being regenerated by and baptized in the Holy Spirit.
Acts 2:41-47, Hebrews 10:24-25, 1 Corinthians 12-14
We believe that all who are “born again” by the Holy Spirit belong to the one true church and
are instructed by the Scriptures to associate themselves in local, visible churches.
1 Timothy 3:1-13, Titus 1:5-9, Acts 6:1-6
We believe that Jesus Christ leads the local church through a plurality of leaders who have
been called, gifted, and appointed by Him. By seeking the mind of Christ, depending upon the
Holy Spirit and diligently examining the Word of God, the leaders provide spiritual oversight
and direction for the church. The qualifications of leaders are character based as defined in 1
Timothy and Titus, and the decisions of the leaders require unanimous agreement.
Matthew 28:18-20, Romans 6:3-7, 1 Corinthians 11:23-29
Baptism is a clear injunction of the Scriptures which outwardly expresses the inward reality of
new life in Christ. Our method of baptism is immersion as described in the New Testament and
practiced in the early church. We believe that the Lord’s Supper is a memorial of Christ and His
redemptive death. It is also an expression of our fellowship with one another. In communion
we are reminded of Christ’s first coming and encouraged to look forward to His coming again.
Matthew 24-25, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
We believe the next great event of human history will be the personal return of Jesus Christ.
This is the blessed hope for which all those who love Christ yearn. While the exact time of
Christ’s return is unknown, it is imminent and certain.