As a church We believe together that the scriptures are our only authority in matters of faith and practice. This leads us to believe:

  • The scriptures of the Old and New Testament as being verbally inspired by God and inerrant and infallible in the original writings, and that they are of supreme and final authority. The primary message of the scriptures is the glory of God in Christ.
  • In one God eternally existing in one essence, yet co-equal persons, the Trinity: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  • That Jesus Christ was begotten by God, conceived by the Holy Spirit and born to the virgin Mary.
  • In the Holy Spirit, the third person of the Trinity, who convicts the world of sin, righteousness and judgment. He is the life of the believer and He empowers the preaching and teaching of the Gospel.
  • That God directly created Adam and Eve, the historical parents of the entire human race; and that they were created in His own image, distinct from all other living creatures, in a state of original righteousness, sinned, and thereby incurred not only physical death, but spiritual death, which is separation from God, and that human beings are born with a sinful nature. 
  • That human life, sexual identity and roles are aspects of God’s creative design. From creation, marriage is a covenant between a man and a woman that should be marked by sexual purity, by sacrificial male leadership, and by recognizing the divine blessing of children, including preborn children.
  • That the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice, and that all who believe in Him are justified by grace on the basis of His shed blood.
  • In the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord, His ascension into heaven and His present life there as High Priest and Advocate for us.
  • In the blessed hope, which is the personal, visible and future return of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
  • That all who receive by faith the Lord Jesus Christ are born again by the Holy Spirit, united to Christ and thereby become sons and daughters of God and heirs of eternal life.
  • In the existence of a personal devil, who is still working in the world to destroy the souls of men and that he and all his angels and all who do not receive Christ as their personal Savior will eternally perish in the lake of fire.
  • In the Church, whose mission it is to preach the Scriptures to all the world, all of its endeavors being guided by multiple leadership and supported by the wise stewardship of God's people.
  • That the ordinances of the Church, given by the Lord, are Baptism and the Lord's Table (Communion).