OUR BELIEFS

We all live different lives but believe in the same thing.

One God

We believe there is an all-powerful and all-knowing God that loves mankind and displays that love through the work of the Holy Spirit and the Sacrifice of Jesus Christ for our sins. We believe this One God exists in three distinct persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. (Deuteronomy 6:4, Romans 3:30, Ephesians 4:6, 1 Timothy 2:5, Matthew 28:19)

The Fall

We believe that mankind lives in a fallen nature unworthy of God’s presence due to the problem of sin, stemming from the original sin of Adam & Eve and carried through every generation since the beginning. Without a Savior, mankind is left without hope of an eternity with God. (Romans 3:23, Romans 6:23, Hebrews 11:6, John 3:16)

Jesus Christ

We believe Jesus Christ was born of the virgin Mary and lived a sinless life on earth. He was the perfect example of how to live in relationship with God on earth. We believe the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the cross is the one and final sacrifice for the sins of mankind. The only way to be forgiven of our sins (wrongs) and receive eternal life with God is acceptance in the message of Jesus Christ. (Matthew 1:23, John 3:16, Hebrews 5:9, Hebrews 7:28, Romans 10:9–10)

The Church

We believe that Jesus Christ commissioned the global Church as the instrument to provide hope to the world. The Church offers this hope through the preaching of the message of Jesus Christ’s sacrifice for the forgiveness of mankind. The Church also displays this hope through serving the community, helping the poor, and extending the offer of Christian community to all. (Matthew 28:19, Acts 1:8, Acts 2:42, 1 Corinthians 12, Romans 12:4–8)

Communion & Baptism

Also known as the Ordinances of the Church, we believe Communion and Baptism were modeled by Christ and commissioned as an ongoing remembrance of faith in Him. Communion is a corporate remembrance through bread and wine (juice) as symbolism of the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ. Water baptism is a public declaration of an individual’s association with Jesus Christ. (Matthew 28:19, Luke 3:21, Acts 2:38–41, Luke 22:17–20, 1 Corinthians 11:23–26)

Healing

We believe that Jesus Christ’s power to heal is seen in the Gospels and is available to all believers through His sacrifice. The church is to lay hands on the sick and pray the prayer of faith for an individual’s divine recovery. (Isaiah 53:5, Acts 3:6–7, James 5:14–16)

The Return of Christ

Also known as the Second Coming of Christ, we believe that those who have died in Christ will be united with those still alive when Christ returns. Following this will be the Millennial Reign of Christ, the Final Judgment, and finally the fulfillment of a new heaven and a new earth. (Acts 1:10–11, 1 Thessalonians 4:16–17, Revelation 20–22)

The Bible

We believe the 66 books of the Holy Bible are the complete letters from God to mankind. We believe they were written by men as the Holy Spirit guided them. We believe the Bible is to be read and studied in order to understand: our history; man’s depravity; and God’s nature, character, and desire for us as we live life on earth. (2 Peter 1:20–21, 1 Timothy 3:16–17)

The Holy Spirit

We believe in the presence of the Holy Spirit indwelling each believer and empowering each for a Godly life. We believe in an initial experience of Holy Spirit baptism and an ongoing experience that provides a Christ-follower with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and spiritual gifts to build up the Church. (Matthew 3:11, Acts 1–2, Romans 8:11, Galatians 5:22, 2 Peter 1:3–11)