WHAT WE BELIEVE




WE BELIEVE IN JESUS CHRIST.

John 14:6 ,  Acts 4:11-12

Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is the second part of the Trinity, lived a sinless life on earth, and voluntarily paid for our sin by dying on the cross as our substitute. This accomplished salvation for all who receive grace by trusting in Him alone. He rose from the dead and is the only mediator between God and us. He baptizes believers in the Holy Spirit and will return to earth to fulfill prophecy.

WE BELIEVE THAT WE MUST BE BORN AGAIN.

2 Corinthians 5:17,  Matthew 16:25

God created humans to have fellowship with Him, but they defied God by sinfully going their own way. As a result, we need God’s saving grace to end our alienation from Him. Salvation comes only through God’s grace – not human effort – and must be received personally by repentance and faith. At the end, everyone will experience bodily resurrection and the judgment. Only believers will enjoy eternal fellowship with God.

WE BELIEVE THAT WATER BAPTISM IS AN EXPRESSION OF OUR FAITH.

Colossians 2:12

Water baptism is an outward confession of an inward conversion. Following faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, the new believer is commanded by the Word of God to be baptized in water in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

WE BELIEVE THAT THE BIBLE IS THE WORD OF GOD.

2 Timothy 3:16-17

The Bible is the basis for all we believe. God’s Word is the only completely reliable and truthful authority and we accept the Bible as our manual for living. We practice daily Bible reading and Bible study.

WE BELIEVE THAT WE MUST TALK WITH GOD DAILY.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-17 ,  Matthew 6:9-13

The only way to be a healthy Christian is to commune with God daily through prayer! If we want to be effective in service for God we need to develop this habit. Jesus exemplified a personal relationship with God through prayer that gave Him great strength.

WE BELIEVE THAT BELIEVERS CAN BE SPIRIT-FILLED AND SPIRIT-LED.

Acts 1:4-8,   Luke 11:13,   John 14:16,  John 14:26, Acts 2:1-17,  Acts 2:38,  Luke 11:11-13

We believe the only way possible to live the Christian life is by God’s power within us. Every believer can be filled with the Holy Spirit by simply asking. We seek to practice a daily dependence on God’s Spirit to enable us to do what is right.