Statement of Faith

The Bible
We believe the bible, both old and new testaments, to be the inspired Word of God without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of men and the divine and final authority for Christian faith and life (1 Timothy 5:18; 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:21, 3:16).

We believe in one God, the sovereign creator and sustainer of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in a triune community of three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Deuteronomy 6:4-5, Isaiah 2:17).

Jesus Christ
We believe that Jesus Christ is the true God and true man. He became fully man without ceasing to be fully God, having been conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary, so that he might reveal God and redeem sinful man (John 1:1,2,14; Luke 1:35). He died on a cross as the sacrifice for our sins to accomplish our redemption from sin.

The Holy Spirit
We believe that the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ and, during this age, to convict men, regenerate the believing sinner, and indwell, guide, instruct and empower the believer for godly living and service (John 16:8-11).

We believe that man was created in the image of God, but man sinned and is, therefore, spiritually dead. Through his own power or efforts, man is utterly unable to remedy his spiritual condition (Genesis 1:26, 27; Romans 3:22, 23, 5:12; Ephesians 2:1-3, 12). Only through faith in Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of one’s sins can salvation and spiritual life be obtained.

We believe that the shed blood of Jesus Christ and His resurrection provide the only ground for justification and salvation for all who believe. Only those who receive Jesus Christ are born of the Holy Spirit and, thus, become children of God. Justification and salvation are by faith alone. All those who believe and confess Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord are saved by their faith (Ephesians 2:8-10; John 1:12; Ephesians 1:7; I Peter 1:18-19; Romans 10:9-10).

The Church
We believe that God saves people individually, but, He has called them to live in a community which is His church. The true church is composed of all such persons who, through saving faith in Jesus Christ, have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit and are united together in the Body of Christ, of which He is the Head. Only those who are members of the true church shall be eligible for membership in the local church (Acts 2.41-47, Ephesians 1.22-23, Hebrews 10.25).

End Times
Jesus will return to the earth — personally, visibly and bodily — to consummate history and God’s eternal plan. Since his return is known only to the Father, believers should live in a state of constant expectancy, godly living, sacrificial service and mission to the world (Mark13.33, John 14.3, 1 Thessalonians 4.16-17, Hebrews9.28, Revelation 1.7).