Statement of Faith
We believe in the deity of Christ (John 10:33); His virgin birth (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23; Luke 1:34-35); His sinless life (Hebrews 4:15, 7:26); His miracles (John 2:11); His vicarious and atoning death (1 Corinthians 15:3; Ephesians 1:7; Hebrews 2:9); His resurrection (John 11:25; 1 Corinthians 15:4); His ascension to the right hand of the Father where He intercedes for His people as High Priest (Mark 16:19, Romans 8:34, Hebrews 4:14); His personal return to earth in power and glory (Acts 1:11; Revelation 19:11-16).
Man was originally created in the image and likeness of God (Genesis 1:27); he fell through disobedience, incurring thereby both physical and spiritual death. All men are born with a sinful nature (Romans 3:23), are separated from the life of God (Isaiah 59:1-2), and can be saved only through the atoning work of the Lord Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 15:20-23), which God made available to all mankind, not because of our own merit but because of His grace and mercy (Ephesians 2:8-9).
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost, the outcome of the unrepentant and unbelieving is existence forever in conscious torment (Revelation 21:8), and that of the believer, in everlasting joy and bliss in the presence of God (Revelation 21:1-4).
We believe that we as Christians are examples of the love of God in this world. It is this love that we desire to possess and without which we have no right to call ourselves Christians (1 John 4:16-17).
We believe it is the mandate of the whole Church to go and make disciples of all nations (Matthew 28:18-20).
Statement of Biblical Authority
The statement of faith does not exhaust the extent of our faith. The Bible itself, as the inspired and infallible Word of God that speaks with final authority concerning truth, morality, and the proper conduct of mankind, is the sole and final source of all that we believe. For purposes of church doctrine, practice, policy, and discipline, our Elder Board is the church’s final interpretive authority on the Bible’s meaning and application for church affairs.