What We Believe

This Church places high value on the spiritual and biblical truths of Christ spiritually joining the members to this Church with the purpose and intent that they feel God’s presence and power and that they utilize their spiritual gifts in fulfilling leadership roles at the Church and in their spheres of influence in the community. The Church should provide opportunities to its members to help them develop their gifts through prayer, study and exercising the same in a manner that blesses the members, the church and those ministered to by the members.

 

The relationship between all members and the Church, its leaders and other members, shall be directed by the bylaws, including their personal acceptance of the following Members’ Covenant.

 

This church believes that the Bible is the Word of God, without error in the original manuscripts, written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, and that it has supreme authority in the matters of faith and conduct.

 

This church believes that there is one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons, that these are equal in every divine perfection and that they execute distinct but harmonious offices in the work of creation, providence and redemption.

 

This church believes in Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in his virgin birth, sinless life, miracles and teachings. We believe He died in our place to atone for our sins, in His bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, continual intercession for His people, and personal visible return to earth.

 

This church believes in the Holy Spirit who was sent into the world by the Father and the Son to apply to mankind the saving work of Christ. He enlightens the minds of sinners, awakens in them a recognition of their need for a Savior and regenerates them. At the point of salvation, he permanently indwells every believer to become the source of assurance, strength and wisdom, and uniquely endows each believer with gifts for the building up of the Body of Christ. The Holy Spirit guides believers in understanding and applying the believer to lead a life of Christ-like character and to bear fruit to the glory of the Father.

 

This church believes that man was created in the image of God that he sinned and thereby incurred not only physical but also spiritual death which is separation from God, and that all human beings are born with a sinful nature and are guilty sinners in thought, word and deed.

 

This church believes that those who repent of their sins and trust in Jesus Christ as Savior receive forgiveness of sins and the promise of eternal life, and are regenerated by the Holy Spirit

 

This church believes that salvation from judgment, forgiveness of sin, and eternal life are free gifts of God’s grace, through faith in Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection, and cannot be earned, deserved, inherited or bought.

 

This church believes that water baptism and the infilling of the Holy Spirit, and therefore water baptism is done by immersion for followers of Jesus Christ. We also believe in the dedication of children to God, as well as their parents, family and this church to raise the child in such a way that they might live for God. We intent- tionally celebrate and communicate about these events so as to clear up any confusion that may arise.

 

This church believes that those who celebrate in the partaking of the Lord’s Supper should be believers walking in fellowship with our Lord Jesus Christ.

 

This church believes that the Church is the body of Christ on earth, empowered by the Holy Spirit and exists to evangelize to the lost and to edify the saved.

 

This church believes that local churches can best promote the cause of Jesus Christ by cooperating with each other as partners in the building of the kingdom of God.

 
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