What We Believe

THE BIBLE
The Bible contains the Old and New Testaments, and is God’s Word to us. It was written by human authors, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. The Bible is alone the inerrant, infallible, inspired Word of God and is our source for all doctrine and authority.
— 1 Timothy 3:16-17, Hebrews 4:12, John 17:17

THE ETERNAL GODHEAD
There is one God and He is eternally existent in three persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit. They are equal in Deity, dignity and only differ in purpose and administration.
— Matthew 28:19, 1 John 5:7

FATHER
He is the creator and sustainer of all things. He created us in His image for fellowship and through Christ we can have a relationship with Him.
— Genesis 1:1, 1 John 1:3

JESUS CHRIST
Jesus Christ is the Son of God and He is eternally God. He was with the Father and Holy Spirit from the beginning, and through Him all things were made. He left heaven and became human and was conceived of the Holy Spirit. Born of the virgin Mary, He lived a sinless life and offered himself as a perfect sacrifice for the forgiveness of sins. He is one Christ, with two natures – fully God and fully man in one person.
— Luke 1:31, John 1:1, 14, 18, Romans 3:24-26, 4:25

HOLY SPIRIT
The Holy Spirit is God, was active in the Old Testament and given to the Church in fullness at Pentecost. He empowers the saints for service and witness.
— Genesis 1:2, Psalm 139:7, John 20:21-22, Acts 1:8

SALVATION
Salvation is a free gift to us and is not something that can be earned. It is by grace we are saved through faith in Christ alone. While we were yet sinners Christ died for us, signing the pardon of all who believe on Him and confess Jesus Christ as their Lord.
— John 3:16, Rom. 5:8, Rom. 10:9, 10, Ephesians 2:8

DAILY CHRISTIAN LIFE
Obey, Trust and Love… We are to obey God’s Word, trust Him in everything, fellowship with the body of believers and love everyone.
— Proverbs 3:5-6, John 14:15, Acts 2:42-47

THE CHURCH
The church exists to glorify God through worship, discipleship and evangelism. Jesus is the head of the church. He is our authority and gives direction. The five-fold ministry is to equip the believers to works of service. The elders are to shepherd and serve the body. It is the responsibility of every believer to identify and actively participate with the local church. The church is not a building, it is the body of believers.
— Matthew 16:18, Matthew 28:19, Ephesians 5:23-26, Ephesians 4:11-13, Hebrews 10:25, Matthew 18:20

BAPTISM AND THE LORD’S SUPPER
Baptism is the outward sign of what God has already done in the individual’s life and is a testimony to all that the person now belongs to Jesus. It is identification with Jesus and is affected in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. The Lord’s Supper is a commemoration of the death of the Lord and is done in remembrance of Him until He comes again; it is a sign of our participation in Him.
— Matthew 28:19, 1 Corinthians 11:28

BAPTISM IN THE HOLY SPIRIT
Baptism of the Holy Spirit is to endue the believer with power, equipping them to be a witness on earth. Baptism in the Holy Spirit is in the same manner as it was in Biblical days and is subsequent to being born again. It releases the fullness of the Spirit and is evidenced by the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
— Acts 1:8, 2, 8, 10, 19, 1 Corinthians 12:7-11

DIVINE HEALING
Divine healing is the provision of Christ to heal the sick in response to the exercise of faith, prayer, anointing with oil and the laying on of hands. We believe this provision of Christ is for everyone today.
— 1 Peter 2:24, Matthew 8:17, James 5:14-16, Mark 16:15-18

THE SECOND COMING
Jesus will return again to earth! All who are born again and have a personal relationship with Christ will be caught up in the clouds to meet the Lord for all of eternity.
— 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17, John 14:1-3, Acts 1:10

“Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God.  Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.”  —I John 4:7