We believe there is one God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three persons:
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19).
We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God to the world, speaking to us with the final authority and without error in the original writings (2 Timothy 3:16-17).
We believe in the divinity of Jesus Christ the eternal Son of God. As fully God and fully man, He allowed Himself to be born of a virgin, taught men and women how to live through His sinless life, performed miracles, was dead on the cross to pay for our sins, arose bodily from the dead, ascended to the Father in heaven, and He will personally and physically return to rule the earth in power and love (John 1:14-18; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18).
We believe the Holy Spirit persuades us to repent of our sins and confess Jesus as forgiver and master. He lives in us as believers and brings love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control into our lives, so we might be progressively conformed to the image of Christ. Subsequent to conversion, the Holy Spirit desires to fill, empower, and anoint believers for ministry and witness. Signs and wonders and all the gifts of the Spirit described in the New Testament, are operative today and are designed to testify to the presence of the kingdom and to empower and edify the Church to fulfill its calling and mission (Galatians 5:22-23; 1 Corinthians 12:7-11; Romans 8:9, 12:3-8; 1 Corinthians 12:12-13; Galatians 3:1-5; Ephesians 1:13-14, 5:18).
We believe that men and women are created in the image of God, tempted by Satan and rebelled against God. As a result of their rebellion against God, men and women are dead in their sins. Through repentance and personal faith in Jesus Christ, we are forgiven our sins, born anew by the Holy Spirit’s power, and we become children of God (Ephesians 2:1-10; John 3:5-7).
We believe that the Church is God’s primary instrument, through which He is fulfilling His redemptive purposes in the earth. Christ is head of the church and source of life. The Church is composed of those who follow Christ. The Church is called to expand the kingdom of God through the preaching of the gospel to all nations, to especially remember the poor and to minister to their needs through sacrificial giving and practical service. To equip the believers for this calling, God has given the Church apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers. We also affirm the priesthood of all believers and the importance of every Christian being joined with and actively involved in a local community of faith. We believe that women, no less than men, are called and gifted to proclaim the gospel and do all the works of the kingdom (Matthew 16:17-19; Matthew 22:37-40; Acts 2:17-18; Ephesians 3:14-21, 4:11-16; 1 Peter 2:4-5, 9-10).
We believe that Satan, originally a great, good angel, rebelled against God, taking a host of angels with him. He was cast out of God’s presence and, as a usurper of God’s rule, established a counter-kingdom of darkness and evil on the earth (Revelations 12:7-9; 2 Corinthians 11:14; Colossians 1:13-14; Ephesians 6:12; Mark 3:22-26; Ephesians 2:1-2; 1 John 5:19).
We believe that water baptism and the Lord’s Supper are the two sacraments of the Church to be observed until the time of Christ’s return. They are not a means of salvation, but are channels of God’s sanctifying grace and blessing to the faithful in Christ Jesus (Matthew 26:26-29, 28:19; 1 Corinthians 11:23-34),
We believe in the resurrection of every person to eternal life for the believer and eternal judgment for the lost, when Jesus Christ returns to earth personally and visibly to consummate His Kingdom (Matthew 25:31-46).
We believe that because God gives us eternal life through Jesus Christ, the true believer is secure in that salvation for eternity. One cannot lose one’s own salvation, if the person has been genuinely saved, and trusted in Jesus. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian.