OUR BELIEFS              

The Bible
It is true. The writers of the Old and New Testaments were inspired by God as to what to write to communicate His love and plan for us. As we believe that it is from God, it is more than just a book about history or religion. It is our authority on how to know God and we can trust it completely.
There is only one God who is infinitely perfect and more glorious than we can imagine. God created all that we can and cannot see out of nothing. He has always existed and has revealed Himself to us as three distinct and equal persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven’s glory and will return again someday to earth to reign as King of Kings, and Lord of Lords.
Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is God and equal with the Father and the Son. He is present in the world to make people aware of their brokeness and their need for Jesus Christ. He lives in every Christian from the moment we believe and confess that Jesus is our Lord and Savior. He provides Christians with power- for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in following God’s leading daily.
Human Nature
When God created the first people, he made them in His image and had a close relationship with them. Through willful disobedience they lost that purity and friendship, and every person since has inherited a disobedient heart and nature. This disobedience, what the Bible calls sin, separates us all from God and keeps us from being the people we were created to be.
Because of our disobedience and sin, there is nothing we can do on our own to earn forgiveness and regain that friendship with God. It is only as we believe in Jesus Christ, look to Him for forgiveness and accept His offer of mercy and grace that we reclaim that relationship and right standing with God. It is the work of the Holy Spirit that brings us to that point of decision, and it is the Holy Spirit that gives us a new life in Him.
Baptism is an outward symbol of what has happened on the inside. We practice baptism by immersion, which means you are dipped under the water and lifted back up. We believe this symbolizes the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus and is your public declaration that you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Savior. Baptism does not save you, but shows the world that you have already been saved. And while baptism is not required for salvation, it is a biblical command and demonstrates your love and obedience to Christ.