Love God. Love People. Make Disciples.
Be a church where people learn how to live, worship and grow together spiritually.
Keep the focus on Jesus - Worship Him. Exalt Him. Embrace His Word.
Get out of God's way - Seek to have no agenda other than His.
Love God's people - Do our best to FEED God's sheet - not beat them.
The Holy Bible, and only the Bible, is the authoritative Word of God. It alone is the final authority in determining all doctrinal truths. In its original writing, it is inspired, infallible and inerrant. (Proverbs 30:5; Romans 16:25-26; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21)
We believe in one eternal God who is the Creator of all things. He exists as Father, Son and Holy Spirit and is totally loving and completely holy. (Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 43:10, 11; Matthew 28:19; Luke 3:22; John 1:1; 2 Corinthians 13:14)
Jesus is the Word made flesh, the only begotten Son of the Father. Jesus was 100 percent God and 100 percent man and has existed from the beginning. He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, performed miracles, died on the cross for humankind and, thus, atoned for our sins through the shedding of His blood. He rose from the dead on the third day according to the Scriptures, ascended to the right hand of the Father, and will return again in power and glory. (Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1, 14; 20:28; Philippians 2:5-6; 1 Timothy 2:5;3:16)
The Holy Spirit proceeds forth from both the Father and the Son and is our Helper, Comforter, Strengthener, Advocate, and Intercessor. (John 1:1, 14, 18; 14:28; 15:26; 16:28; Philippians 2:6)
Man's Fall and Redemption
We believe man is a created being, made in the likeness and image of God. Through Adam’s transgression and fall, sin came into the world, and death was the result. Man is spiritually dead and separated from God. Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was sent to give His life and shed His blood to redeem and restore man back to God by providing us with salvation. Salvation is the gift of God to man, separate from works and the law, and it is by grace, through faith in Jesus Christ that we are saved. (Romans 3:10, 23; 5:14; Ephesians 2:8; 1 John 3:8)
The blood that Jesus Christ shed on the cross of Calvary was sinless and is 100 percent sufficient to cleanse humankind from all sin. Jesus allowed Himself to be punished for both our sinfulness and our sins, enabling all those who believe to be free from the penalty of sin, which is death. (John 1:29; Romans 3:10-12, 23; 5:9; Colossians 1:20; 1 John 1:7; Revelation 1:5; 5:9)
Eternal Life and the New Birth
We believe man’s first step toward salvation is godly sorrow that works repentance. In order to be saved, Jesus said every person must be born again. The New Birth is necessary to all men, and when experienced, produces eternal life. (John 3:3-5; 2 Corinthians 7:10; 1 John 5:12)
Baptism in the Holy Spirit
We believe the Baptism in the Holy Spirit is a gift from God as promised by the Lord Jesus Christ to all believers in this dispensation. The baptism, or infilling of the Spirit, gives a believer power to be a witness for Christ, and is the entry point for the supernatural, victorious life. This experience is received by faith and then the believer is commanded to continually “be filled” with the Spirit. (Matthew 3:11; John 14:16-17; Acts 1:8; 2:4, 38; 19:1-7)
Gifts of the Spirit
We believe that the supernatural charismas (gifts) of the Holy Spirit are active within the body of Christ until the coming of the Lord. We further believe that the development of these charismatic gifts ought to be encouraged under the guidance of local church authorities. (Romans 8:16-17; 1 Corinthians 12:13)
We believe that all God's people are to be buried with Christ in the waters of baptism, subsequent to conversion. This is a symbol of the Christian’s identification with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection. We feel that this rite is scripturally administered "in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ." (Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:37-38; 8:36-39; 19:1-6; Romans 6:4; Colossians 2:12; 3:17)
We believe the Bible teaches that, without holiness, no man can see the Lord. We believe that sanctification which leads to a holy life is a definite, yet progressive work of grace. This process begins at the time of the new birth and continues throughout our Christian life. (1 Corinthians 1:30; 2 Corinthians 3:18; Philippians 3:12-14; 1 Thessalonians 5:23; Hebrews 12:14; 2 Peter 3:18)
The Great Commission
We believe that every believer has been called by God to reach his world with the message of the Gospel. (Matthew 28:19-20; Luke 24:46-47; Mark 16:15-16)
We believe God has designed marriage to be a covenant contract between one man and one woman, surrendering a life-long commitment to one another. Any sexual activity or behavior outside of this commitment of marriage is sin. (Genesis 2:21-24; Mark 10:5-9; Ephesians 5:25-31)
We believe healing for the physical ills of the human body is available by the power of God through the prayer of faith, and/or by the laying on the hands and/or by the supernatural gifts of the Spirit. It is provided for in the atonement of Christ, and is the privilege of every member of the Church today. (Isaiah 53:4-5; Matthew 8:17; Mark 16:18; James 5:14-25; 1 Peter 2:24)
We believe that the identity of the Body of Christ on earth is primarily perceived through the local church. While encouraging the voluntary association of local churches, and recognizing the need of consensus on matters of fundamental doctrine and conduct, we strongly confess the local church to be sovereign and autonomous. We also believe in the right of local churches and ministries to form temporal institutions to assist them in carrying out the work of God. At the same time, we reject sectarianism and divisiveness as great evils. (Mark 9:38-41; 1 Corinthians 12:27; Romans 12; Ephesians 2:19; Revelation 2-3)
The Five-Fold Ministry
We believe that the callings of Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Pastor and Teacher are functional within the Body of Christ until the Lord's return. Furthermore, these ministries are gifts to the church for the purpose of equipping the saints for the work of ministry, that the Body of Christ be edified. (Ephesians 4:11-13)
The Priesthood of the Believer
We believe that all people born of God have equal status before, and direct access to, their Lord. (1 Peter 2:5)
Resurrection of the Just and the Return of Our Lord
We believe in the physical, bodily return of the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe His coming is imminent. When He comes, the dead in Christ will rise first, then we who are alive will be caught up together with them in the clouds (what we refer to as the Rapture), to meet the Lord in the air. After this rapture event, we believe the Tribulation, a period of 7 years, will take place on earth. Following the Tribulation, Jesus shall return to the Earth as King of kings, the Lord of lords, believers will return with Him, and will be the kings and priests, and will reign a thousand years on earth during what is known as the Millennial Reign of Christ. (Acts 1:11; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17; Revelation 20:6)
Hell and Eternal Retribution
We believe the one who physically dies without accepting and confessing Jesus Christ as Lord is hopelessly and eternally lost. This person will spend eternity in hell and the Lake of Fire, and therefore, has no further opportunity of hearing the Gospel and repenting. The Lake of Fire is literal. The terms “eternal” and “everlasting” used in describing the duration of punishment in the Lake of Fire, carry the same thought and meaning of endless existence as used in denoting the duration of joy and ecstasy of believers in the presence of God. (Hebrews 9:27; Revelation 19:20)