We believe…

The Bible is the infallible Word of God, inspired by the Holy Spirit, and contains every answer to man’s problems. It is the ultimate measure of truth.

There is one God, existing eternally in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

Man was created in the image of God for the purpose of fellowship with God. It was, and remains, God’s intent that we should know him intimately and enjoy him.

Adam’s sin created a barrier between God and man; it caused this fellowship to be broken – and broke God’s heart. God made provision, through the blood sacrifice of Jesus Christ, to deal with this sin problem once for all.

Jesus was born of the Virgin Mary, willingly died in our place, taking on our sin so that we could take on his righteousness. He rose again the third day and, after preparing his disciples, ascended into heaven.

It is the will of God for all men to accept his invitation into fellowship and eternal life. We can have a personal relationship with God only by admitting we have sinned (broken God’s laws) and accepting God’s free gift of forgiveness through Jesus Christ. Apart from faith in Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection, we cannot have a relationship with God.

Water baptism and communion (the Lord’s Supper) are the sacred symbols of our relationship with God through Jesus Christ.

The Baptism of the Holy Spirit is a gift from God to empower the believer for a life of service. It opens the door to the supernatural gifts of the Spirit (mentioned in the 12th chapter of 1 Corinthians), that are still active and available today.

Divine healing is available today through Jesus. Healing includes physical, mental, emotional and spiritual restoration.

Every believer has been called to participate in the ministry of the Lord Jesus and has received a special gifting to serve others. This gifting comes in a very wide variety and must be cultivated and developed.

It is the responsibility of every believer to grow spiritually and be conformed to the likeness of Jesus. Spiritual growth is the product of the work of the Holy Spirit in a believer’s life, most often through the disciplines of reading the Bible, fellowship with other believers, and obedience. Spiritual maturity does not bring us into a place where we are loved by God more, neither does it earn for us his blessing. Everything God offers he offers by grace, through faith. His abundant grace does, however, cause us to want to conduct every area of our lives in a manner pleasing to him.

Jesus came to not only provide us a ticket to heaven, but he made it possible for us to live abundantly here and now. Through faith in his word and by obedience to its principles, we can experience a life beyond what we have imagined.

Jesus established the Church for one reason: To proclaim the Good News to all men. It is therefore the responsibility of every believer to be involved in reaching people with the Gospel. This happens by both, sharing their faith with others and by participating or supporting outreach efforts (the local church and world missions).

Hell is a place of suffering, torment, and permanent separation from God for those who do not accept Christ. God’s desire is that no one would go there.

Jesus will return one day and take all those who have accepted him to be with him for eternity. When a believer’s body ceases to function, his or her spirit goes immediately to be with the Lord.