We believe in…
We believe there is only one true and living God. He is immutable, indefatigable and infinite. He is the intelligent Spirit, reality and creator of all. He is God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
We believe Jesus Christ is Savior, Lord Christ, and the incarnate reality of God. He is the walking revelation of God’s love to humanity. He died on the cross for the redemption of God’s creation, and He got up on Resurrection morning to confirm to the world that God is still in control of heaven and earth.
The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is Christ in present tense, empowering the believer, energizing the church and encouraging Christians that God is still with us.
The church is the prolonged incarnation of Jesus Christ – His body, bride and building – witnessing to the world through word and sacrament. The church is a fellowship of regenerated men and women called out to live together in community life.
The Holy Scriptures
We believe that the Scripture is God’s Word. It is His written authority for the church. The Scripture was given to ordinary men through divine inspiration. The Scripture is inerrant in principle and infallible in content.
We believe in God’s saving grace. The blessings of salvation are free to all through Jesus Christ (the Gospel). The requisite of acceptance is a thankful, penitent and obedient faith. Nothing interferes with the salvation of the sinner except his refusal of the Gospel. Therefore, man’s disbelief is his condemnation.
The Virgin Birth
We believe in the virgin birth. Mary, mother of Jesus, conceived Him by the Holy Spirit. He is without sin. He was born of a virgin as no other man in the past or in the present can ever be born. He is both the Son of God and God the Son.
We believe that we are becoming more and more like Jesus Christ through the progressive work of the Holy Spirit. We believe that we are set apart by God to do His good works.
We believe that justification is being brought into a right relationship with God. This position is accomplished without consideration of good works (of righteousness). Justification is the pardoning of sin; the gift of eternal life displays God’s love for human-kind; and that by faith, in the redemptive blood of Jesus Christ, was His righteousness given to us.
Baptism and The Lord’s Supper
We believe baptism is an ocular demonstration of God’s inward renewal in the life of the believer. In baptism, our names are changed. In the name of the Father, the Son, and Holy Spirit, we are placed under the authority of God’s power and protection. It is the symbol of Christ’s death, burial and resurrection to a new life. It is a prerequisite to the privileges of the church in relation to the Lord’s Supper. Jesus Christ took bread and wine and established them as the imperishable symbols of the church. The Lord’s Table is open to all people in the faith who desire to fellowship with Him.
Sharing of Substance
Not equal in gifts, but equal in sacrifice. We believe in lawful giving and liberal giving. The portion of the gift is 10% (tithe) of our earnings. Offering represents that beyond the 10%. The purpose of the gift is needs of the ministry may be met, but the primary reason is God commands it. God gave His only Son so we might live forever.