Belief Statement

About God– There is only one true and living God. He is the creator and preserver of all things. He exists in three personalities; Father, Son and Holy Spirit. God is in charge of our lives.

About Jesus Christ– Jesus is the Son of God, who came manifested Himself in the flesh and was born into the world. He lived a sinless life and died as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of human- kind on the cross. He was resurrected from the grave and ascended into Heaven, and will come again as Judge, and He continues to reign as Lord over all.

Holy Spirit– The Holy Spirit, proceeds from the Father and Son, is one substance and in glory with God. The Holy Spirit makes us aware and conscious of our need for an intimate fellowship with Christ. The Holy Spirit also helps us to live according to Christ’s principles and precepts. We believe in the evidence and expression of the gifts of the Holy Spirit in a believer’s life. As a community of faith, we are led by the power of the Holy Spirit.

About the Bible– We believe that the Bible contains all things necessary for salvation and Christian living on a daily basis. God inspired the composition of the Bible which means that the Old Testament is not contrary to the New Testament but both offer the foundational truths of our faith through Jesus Christ. The Word of God will stand forever.

About Salvation– We believe that all people are born as sinners and we are saved by the grace of God through faith and not by any good works. Salvation is when we confess that we are sinners and believe in our hearts that Christ died for our sins.

About the Sacraments– There are two Sacraments ordained of Jesus Christ our Lord in the Gospel; that is Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. Baptism is not only a sign of profession and mark of differences whereby Christians are distinguished from others that are not baptized; but it is also a sign of regeneration of the new birth. We believe in infant, child and adult baptism. We have 3 modes of baptism: sprinkling, pouring, and immersion.

The Lord’s Supper is a Sacrament of our redemption by Christ’s death; as a result we should partake as rightly, worthily, and with faith as we receive the bread which we break which represents the body of Christ; and likewise the cup of blessing which represents the blood of Christ. The Body and Blood of Christ is given, taken and eaten or drunken in the Supper only after a very intentional time of careful self-examination.

About the return of Christ– We believe that Jesus will return at a time that is appointed by God. We believe in the resurrection of those who will have died at the time of Christ coming again and the rapture of those yet living.