our beliefs

We believe

  1. We believe the Bible is the inspired, inerrant, eternal Word of God. (II Timothy 3:16, 17)

  2. We believe the Bible is our final authority for faith and practice. (I Timothy 6:12-17)

  3. We believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God; the only way to God and to eternal life.  (Matthew 16:13-16)

  4. We believe that Jesus was born of a virgin, lived a perfect, sinless life, died a sacrificial death on the cross, was buried, and was raised from the dead on the third day. (I Corinthians 15:3-4)

  5. We believe the Church is the Bride of Christ, the Body of Christ, and the Building of Christ. (Ephesians 5:23-32; 1 Corinthians 3:10-17; 1 Peter 2:4-8)

  6. We believe that people are important to God and, therefore, are important to us. (Luke 15)

  7. We believe the Biblical Process of salvation includes grace, faith, repentance, confession, baptism, and faithfulness centered in Christ. (Acts 16:16-34) 

  8. We believe in the ministry of God, the Holy Spirit. (John 14:16, 17)  

  9. We believe in the priesthood of all believers –meaning that every member is a minister serving in the area of his/her spiritual gifts. (Romans 12:3-8)

  10. We believe that service to Christ should merit excellence in everything we do. (Colossians 3:23, 24)

  11. We believe that it is God’s will that every believer grow to maturity in humility, integrity, and a Christ-like character. (II Peter 1:5-11)

  12. We believe in the submission and support of Godly leadership who is accountable to God, to each other and to the people they serve. (Hebrews 13:17)

  13. We believe that marriage, an institution ordained by God, is between one genetic man and one genetic woman. (Mark 10:11-12)

  14. We believe the family is God’s basic building block to society and should be nurtured.  (Genesis 1:27, 28)

  15. We believe strongly, boldly, and confidently in prayer. (Mark 11:24)

  16. We believe in the importance of Biblical corporate worship. (John 4:19-26)

  17. We believe in the wise practical stewardship of God’s resources. (II Corinthians 9:6-8)

  18. We believe in a faith that is willing to take bold risks. (I John 5:4, 5)

  19. We believe that we are to communicate and demonstrate the love and grace of God in practical ways in our community and in this world. (Philippians 1:7)