We believe the Bible is the inspired, inerrant Word of God. It is the final authority for what we believe and how we should live.

  • All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)

We believe that God is the creator of the universe and has eternally existed. Because He created everything, He should be worshipped as the ruler of all creation.

  • In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. (Genesis 1:1)
  • The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it; for he founded it on the seas and established it on the waters. (Psalm 24:1-2)

We believe in the concept of the trinity, that God is three distinct co-equal persons (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) and yet one God.

  • Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19)

We believe that Jesus is God’s one and only Son. That He died for our sins on the cross and rose victoriously three days later having power over sin and death.

  • Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage;rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death — even death on a cross!Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. (Phillipians 2:6-11)

We believe the Holy Spirit inspired the Scriptures and is present in the world to make all mankind aware of their sin, righteousness, and the coming judgement. We believe He lives inside the immersed believer to empower them to live faithfully.

  • But very truly I tell you, it is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Advocate will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you. When he comes, he will prove the world to be in the wrong about sin and righteousness and judgment: about sin, because people do not believe in me; about righteousness, because I am going to the Father, where you can see me no longer; and about judgment, because the prince of this world now stands condemned. (John 16:7-11)
  • Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. (Acts 2:38)
  • But if Christ is in you, then even though your body is subject to death because of sin, the Spirit gives life because of righteousness.  And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of his Spirit who lives in you. (Romans 8:10-11)

We believe that we are saved by grace, through faith, at baptism to do good works. We receive this free gift of salvation by:

  • Having Faith in Jesus Christ
    • For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16)
  • Confessing that Jesus is Lord
    • If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. (Romans 10:9)
  • Repenting of sins and being immersed in water for the forgiveness of our sins and to receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
    • Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. (Acts 2:38)

We believe the church is made up of every authentic believer throughout all history who live under lordship of Jesus and who have been commissioned to take the good news of Jesus to the ends of the earth.

  • Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” (Matthew 28:19-20)
  • And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. (Colossians 1:18)

We believe in eternity, a literal heaven and hell. How we choose to respond to Jesus in this life will determine whether we spend eternity separated from God (Hell) or eternity in the presence of God (Heaven).

  • “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. (John 14:1-3)
  • “Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.” (Matthew 25:46)

We remember the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus each Sunday by taking communion.

  • On the first day of the week we came together to break bread. Paul spoke to the people and, because he intended to leave the next day, kept on talking until midnight. (Acts 20:7) (cf. Luke 22:17-30)