We Believe:


that both Old and New Testaments constitute the verbally inspired and inerrant Word of God in the original languages and manuscripts. (II Timothy 3:16-17)


in one God existing eternally in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  These Persons are co-eternal in being, identical in nature, attributes, and characteristics. (John 14:26; 1 Peter 1:2; 1 John 5:7)


that the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternally-existent Son of God, became man by virgin birth without ceasing to be God and lived a sinless life in order that He might reveal God and redeem sinful man by His death and resurrection.  (John 3:16-17;10:38; 14:6-7,11)


in the personal, visible and bodily return of the Lord Jesus Christ.  (Acts 1:11)


that the Holy Spirit came forth from the Father and the Son to convict the world of sin, of righteousness and of judgment; and to regenerate, sanctity, comfort, seal, and fill those who believe in Jesus Christ.  (John 14:26; 16:8; Ephesians 1:13; 5:18)


that man, prior to salvation and apart from Jesus Christ, is totally sinful and utterly unable to remedy his lost condition. (Romans 3:10-20)


that the salvation of man is wholly a work of God's grace and is not the work , in whole or in part, of human merit, effort, or religious ceremony.  (Ephesians 2:8-9)


that God imputes His righteousness to those who put their faith in Christ alone for salvation and justifies them in His sight.  Salvation is received by faith in the deity, atoning death, and bodily resurrection of Christ.  Nothing can be added to the finished work of Christ, and all who have come to reliance upon the work of Christ for their salvation will never lose this inheritance.  (Romans 5:18; 8:30)


the present life of the believer is to be lived through the indwelling and filling of the Holy Spirit, and is to be in the world as light and salt for the fulfillment of Christ's Great Commission.  Each redeemed believer partakes of Christ’s eternal life and is spiritually crucified, buried, raised, and enthroned with Christ.  This becomes an experiential reality to the believer as he or she chooses to walk in the Spirit and not after the flesh.  (Matthew 28:19-20; Romans 6:11-14)


the Scriptures affirm that the local church is a God-ordained instrument for worship, discipline, spiritual edification and encouragement; and that assembling together for these purposes should not be forsaken by Christians.  (Acts 2:42; Hebrews 10:24-25)