What we believe
We have a passion for the presence of God and to see lives changed in that very presence. We live to lift Jesus higher and make a difference in our community.
The Scriptures, both the Old and New Testaments, are verbally inspired of God and are the revelation of God to man, the infallible, authoritative rule of faith and conduct. (2 Timothy 3:15-17 – 1 Thessalonians 2:13 – 2 Peter 1:21)
The one true God has revealed Himself as the eternally self-existent “I AM,” the Creator of heaven and earth and the Redeemer of mankind. He has further revealed Himself as embodying the principles of relationship and association as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Deuteronomy 6:4 – Isaiah 43:10,11 – Matthew 28:19 – Luke 3:22)
Jesus Christ, second Person of the Trinity, is the eternal Son of God. He was born of virgin, lived a sinless life on earth and demonstrated miraculous power. He voluntarily paid for our sin by dying on the cross as our substitute. This accomplished salvation for all who receive grace by trusting in Him alone. He rose from the dead and is the only mediator between God and us. He baptizes believers in the Holy Spirit and will return to earth to consummate history. (Matthew 1:23 – Hebrews 7:26 – Acts 2:22 – 2 Corinthians 5:21 – Matthew 28:6 – 1 Corinthians 15:4 – Philippians 2:9-11
Man was created good and upright; for God said, “Let us make man in our own image, after our likeness.” However, man by voluntary transgression fell and thereby incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death, which is separation from God. As a result, we need God’s saving grace to end our alienation from Him. Salvation comes only through God’s grace – not human effort – and must be received personally by repentance and faith. At the end, everyone will experience bodily resurrection and the judgment. Only believers will enjoy eternal fellowship with God. (Genesis 1:26,27 – Genesis 2:17 – Genesis 3:6 – John 3:3 – Ephesians 2:8,9 – Romans 10:13-15,16)
All believers are entitled to and should ardently expect and earnestly seek to receive the promise of the Father, the baptism in the Holy Spirit and fire, according to the command of our Lord Jesus Christ. This was the normal experience of all in the early Christian Church. With it comes the enduement of power for life and service, the bestowment of the gifts and their uses in the work of the ministry. We seek to practice a daily dependence on God’s Spirit to enable us to do what is right. (Ephesians 5:18 – Luke 11:13 – Acts 1:8 – Romans 8:11)
How we act
- In Essential Beliefs, We Have Unity!
- In Non-Essential Beliefs, We Have Liberty.
- In All Our Beliefs, We Show Charity.
“There is one Body and one Spirit…there is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and one God and Father of us all!” Ephesians 4:4-6
“Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on disputable matters…Who are you to judge someone else’s servant? To his own master he stands or falls…So then each of us will give an account of himself to God…So whatever you believe about these things keep between yourself and God.” Romans 14:1, 4, 12, 22
“…If I hold in my mind not only all human knowledge but also the very secrets of God, and if I have the faith that can move mountains – but have no love, I amount to nothing at all.” 1 Corinthians 13:2