God’s Word

The Bible is the inspired and authoritative Word of God, a revelation from God to men, the infallible rule of faith and conduct, and superior to conscience and reason.

(2 Tim. 3:15-17; 1Pet. 1:23‐25; Heb. 4:12)

The one true God has revealed Himself as the eternally self‐existent, self‐revealed “I AM,” and has further revealed Himself as embodying the principles of relationship and association, by simultaneously existing as three separate persons; the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

(Deut. 6:4; Mark 12:29; Isa. 43:10-11; Matt. 28:19)

The Lord Jesus Christ is the Eternal Son of God, the Scriptures declare:

His Virgin Birth (Matthew 1:23, Luke 1:26‐38) His sinless life (Hebrews 7:26, I Peter 2:22) His substitutionary work on the cross (1 Cor. 15:3, II Cor. 5:21) His miracles (Acts 2:22; 10:38) His bodily resurrection from the dead (Matt. 28:6, Luke 24:39, I Cor. 15:4) His exaltation to the right hand of God (Acts 1:9, 11; 2:33; Phil. 2:9, Heb. 1:3)

Man was created good and upright, for God said, “Let us make man in our image and after our likeness.” Man, by voluntary transgression, fell, and his only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

(Gen. 1:26‐31; Gen. 3:17; Ro. 5:12‐21)

Conditions of Salvation

The Grace of God, which brings salvation, has appeared to all men, through the preaching of repentance toward God and through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; man is saved by the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, and being justified by grace, has become heir of God according to the hope of eternal life.

(Titus 2:11; 3:5‐7; Ro. 10:13‐15; Luke 24:47) Evidences of Salvation

The inward evidence to the believer of his/her salvation is the direct witness of the Spirit (Ro. 8:16). The outward evidence to all men is a life of holiness. (1 Thess. 4:7, 2 Tim.1:9)

The ordinance of baptism by burial with Christ should be observed (as commanded in the Scriptures) by all that have repented of their sins and in their hearts have believed on Christ as their Savior and Lord. In doing so, they declare to the world that they have died with Christ and that they have also been released to walk with Him in newness of life.

(Matt. 28:19; Ro. 6:4)

The Lord’s Supper, consisting of the elements, bread and fruit of the vine, is the symbol expressing our sharing in a memorial to His suffering and death, and a prophecy of His second coming, and is enjoined to all believers “until He comes.”

(John 6:48, 51, 53‐57; Luke 22:19-20; 2 Pet. 1:4; 1Cor. 11:25)

Believers should ardently expect and earnestly seek the Promise of the Father, which is the baptism in the Holy Spirit. With it comes the infilling of power for life and service, and the bestowment of the gifts and their uses in the work of the ministry.

(Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4‐8; 1 Cor. 12:1‐31)

This experience may be distinct from and subsequent to the experience of the New Birth.

(Acts 2:38; 10:44‐46; 11:14‐16; 15:7‐9)

By the power of the Holy Spirit we strive to obey the command, “Be ye holy, for I am holy.” Sanctification is the will of God for all believers, and should be earnestly pursued by walking in obedience to God’s Word.

(Heb. 12:14; 1 Pet. 1:15-16; 1 John 2:6)

The church is the holy Body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of her great commission. Each believer is an integral part of the church, and their names are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life.

(I Thess. 2:4)

We believe God’s plan for human sexuality is to be expressed only within the context of marriage, that God created man and woman as unique biological persons made to complete each other.  God instituted monogamous marriage between male and female as the foundation of the family and the basic structure of human society.  For this reason, we believe that marriage is exclusively the union of one genetic male and one genetic female.

(Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:5-6; Mark 10:6-9; Romans 1:26-27)

We believe that human life is sacred from conception to its natural end; and that we must have concern for the physical and spiritual needs for our fellowmen.

(Psalm 139:13; Isaiah 49:1; Jeremiah 1:5; Matthew 22:37-39; Romans 12:21; Galatians 6:10)

Divinely called and Scripturally ordained ministry has been provided by our Lord for a two‐ fold purpose:

(1) The evangelization of the world

(2) The edification of the Body of Christ.

(Mark 15:16, 20; Eph. 4:11- 13)

Deliverance from sickness is provided for in the atonement of Christ and is the privilege of all believers.

(Isa.53:4-5; Matt. 8:16-17; Mark 16:18; John 5:14)

Laying on of hands is simple belief that power or anointing or any other necessary quality can be transmitted from one person touching another. Laying on of hands was practiced by the Levitical Priesthood. Jesus practiced it in Mark 10:13‐16 as a blessing, and is our grounds for baby dedication instead of baptism.

Laying on of hands for healing (Mark 5:22-23 and 41; 5:28‐31, Acts 28:8, Acts 19:11‐12) Laying on of hands to confer office (Acts 6:2‐6) Laying on of hands to receive the Holy Spirit (Acts 8:16‐18) Laying on of hands to believe words spoken, to receive anointing, and cultivate the anointing (1 Timothy 4:14) Laying on of hands for Ordination to consecrate and receive the necessary ministry tools (1 Timothy 4:14)

The resurrection of those who have fallen asleep in Christ and their translation, together with those who are alive and remain unto the Lord, is imminent and is the blessed hope of the church.

(1 Thess. 4:16; Ro. 6:23; Titus 2:13; 1 Cor. 15:51-52)

The revelation of the Lord Jesus Christ from heaven, the salvation of national Israel, and the millennial reign of Christ on the earth are Scriptural promises and our hope.

(2 Thess. 1:7; Rev. 19:11‐16; Ro. 11:25; Rev. 20:l‐7)

The devil and his angels, the beast and the false prophet, and whosoever is not found written in the Lamb’s Book of Life shall be consigned to everlasting punishment in the lake which burns fire and brimstone, which is the second death.

(Rev. 19:20; 20:10‐15)

We, as promised in the Scriptures, look for a new heaven and a new earth wherein righteousness dwells.

(2 Pet. 3:13; Rev. 21: l)

NOTE: It is difficult to tell all we believe. We make this statement of faith available to those who ask for one so they will know we are Bible-believing Christians. Listening to our teachings will give you much more information. We appreciate your interest in growing in the things of the Lord!

The Family

We Believe…

  • That families are the building blocks of the Church.
  • That a family may consist of one, two, or many.
  • Believers of all ages benefit from fellowship with believers of all ages.
  • Singles are family units and should be involved in serving, mentoring, and all activities of the church family.
  • Parents, children, and teens can grow in faith together.
  • Parents should be encouraged and instructed with Biblical teaching that children can be trained up in the Word of God by their parents.
  • Children should be actively trained to be a part of the church service.
  • Teens and young adults should be mentored to serve in key roles in the church.
  • Parents and their teens benefit by taking part in activities together.