Our Beliefs
 
Vision Statement:
“Loving God, Serving People, & Proclaiming Christ!”
 
 
About God
 
God is the creator and ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three persons – the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.
    Genesis 1:1, 26, 27; 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2; 1 Corinthians 13:14
 
About People
 
Humanity is made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. We are the supreme object of God’s creation. Although we have tremendous potential for good, we are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God, called “sin.” This attitude separates us from God.
    Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1, 2
 
About Jesus Christ
 
Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all humanity by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to heaven’s glory and will return again to earth to rule over all of creation.
      Matthew 1:22, 23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5, 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14, 15; 1 Corinthians 15:3, 4; Romans 1:3, 4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:14, 15; Titus 2:13
 
 About Salvation
 
Salvation is a gift from God to humanity. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness, can we be saved from sin’s penalty. Eternal life begins the moment we receive Jesus Christ into our life by faith.
 
    Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8, 9; John 14:6, 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1
 
About The Holy Spirit
 
The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God.  The Holy Spirit is present in the world to make us aware of our need for Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation and provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. The Christian seeks to live under the daily guidance of the Holy Spirit. We believe the Baptism in the Holy Spirit is a special experience following salvation that empowers believers for witnessing and effective service, just as He did in the early church days. We believe the initial physical evidence of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit is ‘Speaking in Tongues,’ as experienced on the Day of Pentecost and referenced throughout Acts and the Epistles.
 
    2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16, 17; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:1; Acts 1:4;Acts 2:4
 
About The Bible
 
The Bible is God’s word to all humanity. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and daily living.
 
    2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20, 21; 2 Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119:105,160, 12:6; Proverbs 30:5
 
About Baptism
 
Baptism symbolizes our public declaration to follow Jesus. While baptism is not required for salvation, it is a biblical command and demonstrates our love and obedience to Jesus Christ.
 
    Colossians 2:12; Acts 2:41; Ephesians 2: 8-9; Matthew 28:19-20
 
About Communion
 
Communion or the Lord’s Supper is an act of worship for all believers to remember Jesus’ sacrifice for us and to symbolize the new covenant. The elements of bread and wine or juice are symbols of Christ’s broken body and His shed blood. Communion is not a means of salvation. Rather, it is a testament of a believer’s faith in the atoning work of the cross.
 
    Matthew 26:26-30; Mark 14:22-26; Luke 22:19,20; 1 Corinthians 11:23-29
 
 
 For a complete list of our doctrinal beliefs, click here:  What we Believe