This is a condensed statement of our doctrinal position.
We believe that the Bible of God’s revelation to man. It is free from error and is the final authority for all matters of life and belief.
We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We believe that the eternal Son, Jesus Christ, was conceived of the Holy Spirit and physically born of the virgin Mary. He lived a sinless life, died on the cross to pay the penalty for man’s sin, and was raised bodily from the dead. He ascended to the Father’s right hand, where He is Head of the Church and intercedes for believers. He will come again bodily to rapture the Church and establish a visible millennial kingdom on earth.
We believe that all men are hopelessly lost in sin and eternally separated from God unless they accept God’s offer of eternal life through faith in Jesus Christ.
We believe that salvation is solely by grace through faith in Christ’s substitutionary death. All who believe are eternally secure in their salvation.
We believe that it is the goal of every Christian to grow in spiritual maturity through obedience to the Bible and the indwelling Holy Spirit.
We believe that every believer should associate with a local church for the purpose of growth, fellowship, and service. The Church, as the body of Christ, is to practice the ordinances of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper, see to fulfill Christ’s great commission, pursue the unity of the Spirit and provide loving care to other believers and the lost.
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We gather together because we believe we have a relationship with God, our Creator, and Father, through Jesus Christ, his Son, and our Savior.
He, though absolutely innocent, took upon himself all our sins and sinfulness in his death on the cross. He was then raised from the dead as the forerunner of God’s gift to us of eternal life; life forever in relationship with God.
We now enjoy an intimate and growing relationship with our Father in heaven and are empowered by God’s Holy Spirit to live as God first intended; to live lives that please Him in every way.
Although, at times, we stumble and fall, relying upon God’s love and patience, and acknowledging our failure, we continue on knowing that God has forgiven our sin and continually cleanses us from every kind of wrongdoing.
We are committed together to cooperating with the Holy Spirit and others to bring at least one pre-Christian one step closer to Jesus Christ this week.