Beliefs

GOD

God exists as a trinity: the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 28:19)

God is the Creator of all that is. (Genesis 1:1; Hebrews 11:3) – All good here

JESUS

Jesus is the Son of God and is both Lord and Savior. (John 3:16; I John 4:9)

Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. (Luke 1:31; 34-35) 

Jesus was both fully human and fully God. (John 1:1-18; Philippians 2:5-11) 

Jesus was placed on trial, falsely accused, and crucified on a cross to secure our salvation. (Luke 23:1-46; Romans 5:9; Ephesians 2:8-9)

Jesus died and was buried and rose on the third day. (Luke 23:44-56; John 20:1-31; I Corinthians 15:3-8)

Jesus ascended into Heaven and is now seated at the right hand of God. (Acts 1:1-9; Colossians 3:1)

Jesus will return to judge the living and the dead. (Matthew 24:36-42)

Jesus is the only name by which people can be saved. (Acts 4:12)

The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit exists as the third person of the Trinity. (Matthew 28:19)

Jesus sent Him to us as our Helper. (John 16:5-15; Romans 8:26-27)

The Bible

The Bible is inspired, inerrant, and reliable. (II Timothy 3:14-16; II Peter 1:20-21)

Humanity

God created human beings, male and female, in his own image. (Gen. 1:27)

Marriage is a covenant between one man and one woman and is the only context for sexual relations.(Gen. 2:24; 1 Cor. 6:9-10) 

The image of God in humanity has been distorted, but not lost, due to the fall. (Rom. 5:15-21) 

Apart from God’s intervention to save mankind, all humanity would be lost. (Rom. 3:23-24, Rom.6:23) 

Salvation

Salvation involves: putting faith in Christ (Romans 5:1-2), repenting of sin (Luke 24:45-47; Acts 3:19, 17:30; II Peter 3:9), confessing Christ as Lord (Matthew 10:32; Romans 10:9; Philippians 2:11; I John 4:15), and being immersed into Christ by baptism. (Acts 2:38; Romans 6:1-7; Galatians 3:27; Colossians 2:12; I Peter 3:21) 

Salvation is a process where we are both “saved” (justified) and “becoming more like Jesus” (sanctified). (Eph. 2:4-9; Phil. 2:12-13) 

When Jesus returns there will be a physical, bodily resurrection. (I Corinthians 15:20-23)

The New Heavens and the New Earth is where the saved will enjoy everlasting life. (Rev. 21:1-8; I Pet. 1:3-5; II Pet. 3:13)

Hell is where the unsaved will suffer everlasting, conscious torment. (Matthew 25:46)

Church Leadership

Elders shepherd the local congregation with authority.
(I Peter 5:1-4)

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