Below is our Statement of Faith. While we believe many other things about God and the world He created, these are the essential matters of faith that we hold to be true.
Statement of Faith
We believe that the Bible, the 66 books of the Old and New Testament, is the revealed and complete Word of God. We believe that it is inspired, and therefore inerrant, infallible, and thus authoritative. Therefore, we regard the Bible as our supreme standard for belief and conduct.
We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We believe in God the Father, perfect in holiness, infinite in wisdom, measureless in power. We rejoice that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men; that He hears and answers prayer; and that He saves from sin, death, and eternal damnation all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.
We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son, truly God and truly man, who was born of the Virgin Mary and who was sinless in His life. We believe by His death He made atonement for the sins of the world. We believe He arose from the dead, He ascended into heaven, He is now interceding for His people, and He will personally return to receive His own.
We believe in God the Holy Spirit, who came forth from God the Father to convict the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment, and to regenerate, indwell, sanctify, and comfort those who believe in Jesus Christ as Savior.
We believe that all men by nature and by choice are sinners; that God sent His Son to save men from sin. Those who accept Christ as Savior and Lord will rejoice forever in God’s presence, and those who refuse to accept Christ as Savior and Lord will be forever separated from God unto everlasting punishment.
We believe that the true church, the Body of Christ, of which He is the Head, is composed of regenerated believers. We believe that the basis for membership in the local church is the individual’s personal acceptance of Jesus Christ by faith and the individual’s baptism by immersion. We believe that the local church is the organized working force of Christ, united in worship, work, and fellowship. We believe that to the visible church were committed the ordinances of baptism and communion, for administration and perpetual observance. We believe that to the church was assigned the task of local and world evangelism. We believe that individual human betterment and social improvements are inevitable results of such a gospel.
We believe the church should be independent and autonomous. We believe in the separation of church and state.
We believe that every human being is accountable to God for the conduct of his life. We believe that the individual is personally capable of communing with God and the only mediator is Jesus Christ.