Our Core Beliefs

What We Believe

Every church has essential beliefs that together they unapologetically and unashamedly hold as non-negotiables. The following is a list of our core beliefs:

About the Bible

We believe the Bible is the verbally inspired Word of God without error as originally written. It is the complete revelation of His Will for salvation and the final and unfailing authoritative rule of faith and practice for the Christian life. (2 Tim. 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21)

About God

We believe in one God, Creator of all things, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit and that these three are co-eternal and of equal dignity and power. (Deut. 6:4; Matt. 28:19-20)

About Jesus

We believe in the deity and the pre-existence of the Son of God; His miraculous conception by the Holy Spirit; His virgin birth; His sinless life, miraculous works, and substitutionary death on a cross. We also believe in His bodily resurrection; His ascension into heaven to the right hand of the Father; His priestly ministry, and in
His personal return and reign. (John 1:1-2; John 3:16; Luke 1:30-35; Heb. 4:15; John 5:25; 1 Tim. 2:6; 1 Cor. 15; Acts 1:9-11; Heb. 7:17; 1 Thess. 4:16-17; Rev. 19:11-21; 20:4)

About The Spirit

We believe in the personality, deity, and present ministry of the Holy Spirit who convicts men of sin, righteousness and judgment; who regenerates, indwells, guides, and empowers the life and ministry of all those who believe in the Lord Jesus Christ. (Acts 5:3-4; John 16:8; Titus 3:5; Romans 8:9)

About Humanity

We believe the Bible teaches that all people are created in the image of God and as a result, each person in every place and time, despite differences, has inherent dignity and value.

We believe that the first man and woman (Adam and Eve) were originally created by and for God and in the image and after the likeness of God. They then fell through sin, becoming subject to physical death, losing spiritual life, becoming dead in trespasses and sins, and subject to the power of the devil.

We believe that because of the disobedience of Adam and Eve, every person incurred physical death and spiritual death, which is separation from God; and that all human beings are consequently born with a sinful nature that condemns them and leads them to personally sin in thought, word, and deed. (Gen. 1:27; Eph. 2:1; Ps. 51:5; Rom. 3:23)

About Salvation

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice for the sins of the whole world. Everyone who believes and accepts that Jesus Christ can and will save him or her is declared righteous in his or her standing before God. All who believe are justified on the basis of His shed blood alone; there is no other way to be restored to a right relationship with God apart from Christ’s substitutionary atonement. (Matt. 20:28; John 14:6; Acts 4:12; Rom. 3:24)

About the Church

We believe the universal church is a living spiritual body made up of all born-again persons of which Christ is the Head. We believe the local church is a segment of the universal church, organized with leadership for the purpose of advancing the cause of Christ.  (Matt. 16:18; Col. 1:18; Matt. 28:19-20; Acts 18:8)

About The Resurrection

We believe in the resurrection of all mankind, to everlasting blessedness with God for those in right relationship with God, and to everlasting punishment for those who have rejected God’s forgiveness in His Son. (1 Thess. 4:16-17; Rev. 20:4, 11-15)

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