The Word of God

We believe that the Bible, composed of sixty-six books, is the Word of God, fully inspired and without error in the original manuscripts, written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, and that it is the supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct. (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:19-21)

The Trinity

We believe that there is one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons; that these are equal in divine nature, and that they execute distinct but harmonious offices in the work of creation, providence, and redemption. (Father: John 10:30; Son: Hebrews 1:8; Spirit: Acts 5:3-4; Trinity: Matthew 3:16-17; Oneness: Deuteronomy 6:4)

God the Father

We believe in God the Father, an infinite, personal spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power, and love. We believe that He hears and answers prayer, that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men, and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ. (John 16:23-28 & 17:5; Ephesians 1:3-14)

Jesus Christ

We believe in God the Son, Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, and teachings. We believe in His substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, perpetual intercession for His own people, and personal, visible return to the earth. (John 1:1, 14; Philippians 2:5-11; Colossians 1:13-23)

The Holy Spirit

We believe in God the Holy Spirit, who came forth from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment and to regenerate, sanctify, baptize, and empower all who believe in Jesus Christ. We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Christ, and that He is an abiding helper, teacher and guide. (John 14:26 & 16:7-13; Romans 8:16)

The Working of the Holy Spirit

We believe that the Bible teaches that the Holy Spirit is received by every believer at the moment he receives Christ; that the Holy Spirit gives leaders to the church to equip believers for the individual ministries; and that every member is gifted by the Holy Spirit according to His will for the building up of the body in love. (Romans 8:9, 26-27 & 12:3-8; 1 Corinthians 12; Ephesians 4:11-16)

Salvation

We believe that people are sinners by nature and by personal choice and therefore have need to be saved from condemnation. We believe that those who repent of their sins and trust in Jesus Christ by faith as their personal Lord and Savior are saved from condemnation, regenerated by the Holy Spirit, are declared righteous before God and are eternally secure by the grace and power of God. We also believe that those thus saved need no mediation other than Jesus Christ and can come directly to God through Jesus Christ. (Romans 3:23-24; Ephesians 2:8-10; Titus 3:5; 1 Peter 3:18)

Satan

We believe that Satan is a spirit being, a fallen angel, the first created being to sin; that he is the enemy of God and man and consciously strives to separate the two; and that he will suffer eternal, conscious punishment in the Lake of Fire. (Matthew 4:1-11; 1 Peter 5:8; 1 John 3:8; Revelation 20:1-10)

The Church

We believe in the universal church, a spiritual body of which Christ is the head and all regenerated persons are members by the baptizing work of the Holy Spirit of God. We believe in the local church, consisting of a company of believers in Jesus Christ, baptized on a credible profession of faith, and associated for worship, work and fellowship. We believe that God has laid upon the local church the primary task of giving the Gospel of Jesus Christ to a lost world. (Matthew 28:16-20; 1 Corinthians 12:27; Colossians 1:18; Hebrews 10:24-25)

Christian Conduct

We believe that a Christian should live for the glory of God and the well being of his fellow men; that his conduct should be blameless before the world; that he should be a faithful steward of his possessions, and that he should seek to realize for himself and others that full stature of maturity in Christ. (Matthew 5:16; 1 Corinthians 15:58; Colossians 1:28 & 3:1-17)

The Ordinances

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ has committed two ordinances to the local church: Baptism and the Lord's Supper. We believe that Biblical baptism is the immersion of a believer in water in the name of the triune God. We believe that the Lord's Supper was instituted by Christ for the commemoration of His death. We believe that these two ordinances should be observed and administered until the return of Jesus Christ for His church. (Matthew 3:13-17 & 26:26-29 & 28:19-20; 1 Corinthians 11:20-34)

Religious Liberty

We believe that every human being is responsible to God alone in all matters in the practice of faith. Also, this church is independent and autonomous and will be subject to no other authority than God in its beliefs and practices of faith. We further believe that although church and state should be separate, the church shall always remain free to exercise its influence for Biblical morals and ethics. (Proverbs 14:34; Mark 12:17; Acts 4:19; Romans 13:1-2)

Church Cooperation

We believe that local churches can promote the cause of Jesus Christ by cooperating with others of like faith. Such organizations exist and function by will of the church. Cooperation in any organization is voluntary and may be terminated at any time. (1 Corinthians 12)

The Last Things

We believe in "that blessed hope," the personal and imminent return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for His church. We believe in the great tribulation and the premillenial return of Jesus Christ to the earth and the establishment of His Messianic kingdom. We believe in the literal resurrection of the body, the final judgment, the everlasting felicity of the righteous, and the everlasting conscious punishment of the lost. (John 14:1-3; Acts 1:10-11; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Revelation 20)