What we believe

BIBLE:

We believe the Bible (both Old & New Testaments) to be the inspired word of God.
2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:21

TRINITY:

We believe God is a Trinity in unity – God the Father, Jesus the Son and the Holy Spirit.
Matthew 3:16-17

HUMANS:

We believe man is created in the image of God and through Adam’s transgression and fall, sin entered the world.
Romans 3:23, 5:12

SALVATION:

We believe salvation is only through belief and faith in Jesus’ death on the cross and resurrection.
John 3:16, Ephesians 2: 8-9

We believe that one who dies without Christ is eternally lost and destined to a literal hell with no further opportunity for repentance.
Hebrews 9:27, Revelation 19:20

CHRIST’S CHURCH:

We believe the community of all born-again believers makes up the church.  The church being the body of Christ with Jesus as the Head.
Colossians 1:18, Ephesians 2:19-22

RESPONSIBILITIES:

We believe God calls men and women to serve in the five-fold ministry and specifically equips the one called with talents and abilities for that particular office.
Ephesians 4:8-13

We believe in tithing as having existed before, during and after the Law.  Tithing is representative of our personal commitment to the Lord and is a reflection of our covenant with Him.
Genesis 14:18-20, Malachi 3:10, Matthew 23:23, Hebrews 7:8

ORDINANCES:

We believe in water baptism by immersion as a direct commandment of the Lord to all believers.
Matthew 28:19, Romans 6:4, Colossians 2:12

We believe in the ordinance of the Lord’s Supper.
1 Corinthians 11:27

GIFTS:

We believe the baptism in the Holy Spirit is a gift from God and is available to all believers.  This baptism in the Holy Spirit is a second work of grace received after salvation, the initial sign of which is speaking in tongues as the spirit gives utterance.
John 14: 16-17, Acts 1:8, 2:4

We believe sanctification is an on-going work of grace in the life of the believer.
2 Corinthians 3:18,  2 Peter 3:18, 1 Thessalonians 5:23, Hebrews 12:14

We believe that healing is a healing part of the atonement and can be appropriated by faith in Jesus’s redeeming work.
Acts 10:38, 1 Peter 2:24

CHRIST’S SECOND COMING:

We believe in a visible return of Christ and a literal pre-tribulation catching away of the church to meet the Lord in the air.  Let it be stated that the doctrine of the rapture is not a point of fellowship in this church.
2 Thessalonians 2:7, 1 Thessalonians 4:17-18

We believe in the resurrection of the just at the return of Christ.  We further believe that the righteous dead are in the presence of God until the resurrection.
1 Thessalonians 4:16-17, 2 Corinthians 5:8