what we Believe
We believe that the Bible is the very word of God, written, inerrant in the original writings, and therefore is the supreme and final authority in the matters of faith and life.
We believe that there is only one living and true God, existing in three persons — the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. We believe that these three are eternally co-existent and equal in essence and attributes, yet distinct in person, office, and activity.
We believe the Lord Jesus Christ is God, born of a virgin, and lived a sinless life, he died for humanity on a Roman cross, he rose from the dead, ascended to the right hand of God the Father, and in the future he will personally and visibly return to the earth in power and glory.
We believe that all people are sinners by nature and by choice, and that salvation is received only through faith in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. We believe that this salvation is a gift of God, not depending in any way upon any merit which one might seek to achieve by his own works.
We believe that the Church consists of all those who believe in Jesus Christ. This is the Church Universal, the Body of Christ. We believe that the local church is a body of believers in Christ, who are joined together for the purpose of worship, the mutual strengthening of one another in the Faith, and the fulfillment of the Great Commission to proclaim the Gospel of Christ to all the earth.
We believe that Christ committed to the local church two regular practices: Believer's Baptism by immersion, and the Lord's Supper - Communion.
We believe in the resurrection of the body, both of the believing and of the unbelieving; the believer having been redeemed by faith in Jesus Christ, to be forever with Him in glory; the unbeliever having died powerless and un-reconciled to God, to be forever separated from the Lord.