Our beliefs direct how we live, so what we believe matters.
These are the core beliefs that we as a church hold dear. These beliefs drive our vision and serve as the underpinning for all that we do.
We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, each equal in being, power, and glory.
Matthew 28:19; Acts 5:3–4; Hebrews 1:8
God created the heavens and the earth, including all life, “each after its own kind,” by direct act and not by the process of evolution.
Genesis 1–2; John 1:3; Colossians 1:16–17; Hebrews 11:3
The Old and New Testaments are verbally inspired by God and are completely without error in the original writings, and are of supreme and final authority on every subject with which they deal.
2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:21
We believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His sacrificial atoning death for our sins, His bodily resurrection, and His personal, literal, imminent return.
Matthew 1:23; Luke 24:36–43; John 1:1–3, 1:29, 3:16, 14:1–3; 2 Corinthians 5:21; 1 Peter 2:24
We believe in the distinct personality of Satan, that he is the “god of this age,” ruler of all the powers of darkness, and is destined to the judgment of an eternal justice in the lake of fire.
Matthew 4:1–3; 2 Corinthians 4:4; Revelation 20:10
Although man was created in the image and likeness of God, in Adam’s sin the human race fell, inherited a sin nature, and became alienated from God; and that man is totally depraved, and himself completely unable to remedy his lost condition.
Genesis 1:26–27; Romans 3:22–23, 5:10–19; Ephesians 2:1–3, 2:12
We believe that man in his natural state can in no way save himself no matter how good his intentions. God, however, being a loving God, has provided a way for all men to be saved by grace through faith in His only begotten Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. When a person exercises their faith in the death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ, at that moment they pass from death to life.
Isaiah 64:6; John 3:16, 5:24, 6:47; Ephesians 2:8–9
The Spirit regenerates.
We believe that the Holy Spirit regenerates people and at the moment of conversion, seals, baptizes, and indwells all believing sinners. We believe that He sovereignly gives to all believers spiritual gifts for service.
1 Corinthians 6:19; Ephesians 1:13; Titus 3:5; 1 Peter 4:10
We believe in righteous living and good works, not as the means of salvation, but as its evidence and fruit.
Romans 12:1–2; Ephesians 2:8–10; Titus 3:8
Salvation is secure.
We believe in the eternal security of the believer (that it is not possible for the true child of God to lose his salvation).
John 10:28–29; Romans 8:35; Philippians 1:6; 1 Peter 1:5
Church is important.
We believe in the Church which is the body and bride of Jesus Christ, whose purpose is to worship, pray, fellowship, teach, witness for Christ, and observe the ordinances of her Lord (believer’s baptism and the Lord’s Supper).
Matthew 28:20; Acts 8:38; 1 Corinthians 11:23–24; Ephesians 5:25–33