We believe the Holy Bible is the divinely verbally inspired Word of God inerrant in the original writings and is authoritative in all matters of Christian faith and practice. II Timothy 3:16-17.
We believe in one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; one in nature, attributes, power, and glory and that He created the universe out of nothing by His Word as recorded in Genesis and is the Sustainer of all things. Matthew 28:19
We believe Jesus Christ is God the Son, and this is evidenced by His virgin birth, His sinless life, His propitiatory and substitutionary death on the cross for the sins of the whole human race, His bodily resurrection, and His ascension to the right hand of the Father. We believe Jesus Christ is the only Savior of mankind. John 14:6, I John 2:2
We believe in the present ministry of God the Holy Spirit to convict, teach, guide, and empower Christians to witness and to live godly lives. The sign gifts, such as healing, raising the dead, and speaking in tongues, which authenticated the message of the apostles, are not the usual observable and general pattern today. John 14:15-16
We believe that through one man—Adam—sin entered the world, and from his fall all humans are sinners by birth. We believe any person who repents of sin, “confesses with the mouth that Jesus Christ is Lord, and believes in his heart that God has raised Him from the dead will be saved” to eternal life. Romans 10:9-10 We believe it is God’s desire to bring all who receive His free gift of salvation into a right relationship with the Father, making them into a new creation conformed to the image of His Son. Ephesians 2:8-10, Romans 8:28-29
We believe the Church is composed of believers in Jesus Christ, who is the Head and Source of its life. The Church, Christ's body, exists to bring glory to Jesus Christ, to accomplish His purpose through the preaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and through the various ministries of service. Ephesians 1:22-23
We believe in obedience to Biblical commands to separate ourselves unto God from sin and worldliness, which hinders a Spirit-filled life. Galatians 5:16-25, 6:7-8, 2 Corinthians 6:18-20
We believe in the personal, imminent return of Jesus Christ. We believe in the bodily resurrection of the dead: believers in Christ to everlasting peace and joy with our Lord God in heaven, and unbelievers to judgment and eternal conscious punishment in hell. To be with Jesus Christ eternally is the hope of the Church. The knowledge that He will return and “receive us unto Himself” encourages ministry and faithful living. I Thessalonians 1:10, 4:13-5:4
We believe in God’s eternal faithfulness to His covenant people Israel, that she is now dispersed because of her disobedience and rejection of Christ, and that she will be re-gathered in the Promised Land and, after the completion of the Church, will be saved as a nation at the second advent of Christ. Genesis 13:14-17; Ezekiel 37; Romans 11:1-32
We believe every human is created in the image of God, therefore every person in the human race is of equal value from the point of conception and is entitled to love, care, protection, and respect. Human life is a gift from God and is only to be ended by man as a result of a capital crime or in the defense of self or others under one’s protection. Genesis 9:5-6
We believe marriage is instituted by God as a lifelong covenant between one man and one woman for their mutual companionship, physical and spiritual prosperity, and propagation of godly offspring. Any sexual activity outside this exclusive male-female marital bond is sin. Genesis 2:21-25. (See Appendix.)
We believe God created human beings as complimentary genders, distinctly male and distinctly female. We believe changing one’s God-given gender contradicts God’s will for the person. Genesis 1:27
We understand the aforementioned statements do not by any means exhaust the content of our creed, which is the whole Word of God, and they are not intended to set a limit beyond which faith can go within this world. We do believe that in so far as these statements extend they are a true presentation of sound doctrine taught in the Scriptures concerning truth, morality, and the proper conduct of mankind. For purposes of church doctrine, practice, and policy our Doctrinal Committee is the Church’s final interpretive authority for the clarification and application of Scripture.