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Statement of Faith

  • We believe the scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, to be the verbally inspired Word of God, without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of men, and the only absolute authority for all Christian belief and practice.

  • We believe in one God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three persons, Father, Son, and Spirit. He sovereignly rules His universe and is bringing all things to their proper end according to His omniscient plan.

  • We believe that Jesus Christ is true God and true man, having been conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He died on the cross as a perfect sacrifice for our sins and He rose bodily from the dead, later ascending triumphantly into heaven where He intercedes for us in God’s presence.

  • We believe that the primary ministry of the Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ. To accomplish this during this age, He convicts men, regenerates those who should be saved, indwells, guides, instructs and empowers believers for godly living and service in Christ.

  • We believe that man, originally created perfect in God’s image, fell into sin in Adam, and consequently we are all by nature under God’s wrath and subject to both sin and death if left to our own dispositions and designs.

  • We believe that the substitutionary death of Christ and His resurrection provide the only basis for justification and salvation for all who believe, and only those who receive Him by faith and through God's grace are truly born of the Holy Spirit and thus become forever children in God's family.

  • We believe that water baptism (immersion) and the Lord’s Supper are ordinances to be observed by each local church until Christ returns. These are symbolic (respectively) of the union of each believer with Christ in His death, burial and resurrection and of the communion of believers with God in the remembrance of Christ’s death. Neither of these ordinances is a means of salvation.

  • We believe that the true Church is composed of all persons who exercise saving faith in Christ and who thus become spiritually baptized into Christ’s Body. Each believer, being a priest before God, is gifted at salvation for a responsible role in the functioning of the Body.

  • We believe that only members of the true Church should be eligible for membership in the local church, those who profess personal faith in Christ and who have demonstrated their faith by obedience in the matter of baptism and by a growing consistency in their walk with Christ. The local church is to function directly under the authority of Christ and His Word.

Nicene Creed

We believe in one God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible.

And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of his Father before all worlds, God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God, begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father; by whom all things were made; who for us and for our salvation came down from heaven, and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the virgin Mary, and was made man; and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate; he suered and was buried; and the third day he rose again according to the Scriptures, and ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father; and he shall come again, with glory, to judge both the living and the dead; whose kingdom shall have no end.

And we believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son; who with the Father and the Son together is worshiped and glorified; who spoke by the prophets; and we believe in one holy catholic* and apostolic church; we acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins; and we look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.
* Universal

Position Statements on Inerrancy, Marriage and Gender

For more than two thousand years, the Christian church has held almost exclusively accepted viewpoints on the veracity and inerrancy of Scripture and on issues related to marriage and biblical sexuality. Acknowledgement of what constitutes a “Christian worldview” based on these beliefs has gone largely without dispute until the last decade. Current societal norms, both inside and outside the church, have challenged the clarity with which Christian organizations once operated and required us to resolutely arm what Scripture has to say about these two issues.

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