We have determined to follow the example of the Lord Jesus. Our goal is to grow together in our walk with Christ. We are not yet everything we should be, but thanks to God we're not what we used to be.
We believe the Bible is the inspired word of God and have accepted the Word of Christ as the Truth (Romans 10:17, 2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:20-21)
We believe that there is only one true, eternal God who is the creator of all life that co-exists equally in three Persons: God the Father, God the Son (Jesus Christ), and God the Holy Spirit. God in his very nature is love and created us for relationship. To foster this relationship, God has revealed himself to humankind through many means. However, his most direct and intimate means was through sending part of Himself to this earth to take on flesh. (Genesis 1:26-27; Job 38:1-41:34; John 3:16; Romans 1:19, 20; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Ephesians 4:6 Isaiah 44:6 John 1:1,14)
We believe that Jesus Christ is the one and only Son of God equal with God the Father and God the Spirit. He became flesh (incarnate), as part of God’s redemptive plan, was crucified and rose bodily from the grave three days later. He ascended back into heaven to be our mediating High Priest. He will return in final judgment and final redemption of his people. (Colossians 2:9, Philippians 2:5-9, Hebrews 1:3, Hebrews 4:14)
We believe that the Holy Spirit co-exists with God the Father and God the Son. The Holy Spirit is a gift given to physically indwell Christians when they are baptized. He is a deposit from God the Father guaranteeing Jesus’ return. His role in our life is to help and guide us in sanctification (holiness). (John 14:16-17, Romans 8, Ephesians 1:13-14, Galatians 5:16-26)
We believe that God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as male or female, and that these two distinct, complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God. Rejection of one’s biological gender is a rejection of the image of God in that person. (Psalm 139; Genesis 1:26-27)
We believe that all human life is sacred and created by God in His image. Human life is of inestimable worth in all its dimensions, including pre-born babies, the aged, and the physically or mentally challenged and every other state or condition from conception through natural death. We are therefore called to defend, protect and value all human life. (Psalm 139)
WE BELIEVE that all humankind that has reached an age of awareness, have sinned and fallen short of God’s demand for holiness. Because of our sin, the consequence is death as sin separates us from God. There had to be a sacrifice for the sin to meet the demands of the law. God, in his infinite love and mercy sent his Son. We have chosen to turn from our sin and selfishness and put our faith in Jesus. (Isaiah 59:2, Acts 3:19, Romans 3:23, Romans 6:23, 2 Corinthians 5:21)
We believe that salvation is by grace through faith in the gospel. God showed us His grace through Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection. It is that message that calls people to believe the gospel and its power to save, turn from their sins, confess Jesus as Lord, and be immersed (baptized) in water, reenacting the death, burial and resurrection. It is then that we receive the forgiveness of our sins and the gift of the Holy Spirit. This is the message that was preached in the first century beginning with Acts 2 and how the people responded to this message. (Matthew 26:28, Mark 16:16, John 3:5, 1 Corinthians 15:1-4; Romans 6:1-6; Acts 2; Galatians 3:26-27)
We believe that the saved make up God’s universal family called the church. While on earth, Jesus predicted He would build His church. The church is simply those individuals who by faith are saved. When one is born again one becomes part of this unique “called out” group of people. (Mathew 16:16, Ephesians 3:14-21)
We believe that Jesus will return some day and we eagerly wait for Jesus’ triumphal return. When Jesus returns all of God’s people both alive and dead will be gloriously transformed. (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, 1 Peter 1:3-5, 1 Cor. 15:51-54)
We believe God has ordained marriage and defined it as the covenant relationship between a biological man, a biological woman, and Himself. The Church will only recognize marriages between a biological man and a biological woman. Further, the elders / ministers / staff / and members shall only participate in weddings and solemnize marriages between one biological man and one biological woman. Finally, the facilities and property of the church shall only host weddings between one biological man and one biological woman. (Genesis 2:21-25, Ephesians 5:22-33)
We believe that God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as male or female. These two distinct, complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God. (Gen 1:26-27.) Rejection of one’s biological sex is a rejection of the image of God within that person. We believe that the term “marriage” has only one meaning: the uniting of one biological man and one biological woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture. (Gen 2:18-25.) We believe that God intends sexual intimacy to occur only between a biological man and a biological woman who are married to each other. (1 Cor 6:18; 7:2-5; Heb 13:4.)
We believe that God offers redemption and restoration to all who confess and forsake their sin, seeking His mercy and forgiveness through Jesus Christ. (Acts 3:19-21; Rom 10:9-10; 1 Cor 6:9-11.) We believe that every person must be afforded compassion, love, kindness, respect, and dignity. (Mark 12:28-31; Luke 6:31.) Hateful and harassing behavior or attitudes directed toward any individual are to be repudiated and are not in accord with Scripture nor the doctrines of the church.
We are committed to study and apply the Bible (2 Timothy 3:15-17).