What We Believe

Core Beliefs

This is an abbreviated version of our church Doctrinal Statement.
For the full Statement, click the link below to see our Church Constitution.

We exist to promote the worship of God and the advance of His kingdom by preaching, teaching, and living according to the counsel of God’s Word, presenting the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ at home and abroad confident that God will save sinners and believers will be edified.

The Bible

We believe that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are God-breathed, that the very words are chosen by God and are inerrant in the original manuscripts. We believe that the more closely a translation adheres to a literal translation of the literal words, the more reliable that translation will be. We believe that the Word of God is the supreme and final authority in all matters of faith and life.
2 Timothy 3:15-17, 2 Peter 1:21, Romans 15:4


We believe in one God, sovereign, eternally existing and manifesting Himself to us in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe that through His creative acts He is the Source and Sustainer of all that is. God is perfect and complete in and of Himself. He is omnipotent, able to do whatsoever His will desires. He is omniscient, knowing all things before there was anything. He is omnipresent, leaving no place in the entire universe apart from His presence. His love, grace, and mercy are perfect and immeasurable. His truth is absolute.
Deuteronomy 6:4, Matthew 28:18-20, 2 Corinthians 13:14

Jesus Christ

We believe that Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of God, the Eternal Word manifested in the flesh. We believe that He is co-equal and co-eternal with God the Father and shares all the attributes of deity—creating, sustaining, and redeeming. We believe that He was begotten of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary and that He is True God and True Man. We believe that Jesus Christ will judge all men, both saved and unsaved.
John 1:1-2, 14; John 14:1-6; Luke 1:35; 1 Peter 1:3-5

We believe that our Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice, and that all who believe in Him are justified through the merit of His shed blood.
2 Cor. 5:21; Phil. 3:4-9; 1 Pt. 1:18-23; Rom. 3:24-25

We believe in the bodily resurrection of our crucified and buried Lord, that He ascended into heaven, and that He is even now at the right hand of the Father as the believer’s Mediator, Priest, and Advocate. We believe that He is even now preparing our eternal home. We believe that His resurrection from the dead confirms and guarantees that we too shall live with Him.
Jn. 14:1-6, Heb. 7:25, 9:24, Rom. 8:34, 1 Jn. 2:1-2, 1 Cor. 15

The Holy Spirit

We believe in the Holy Spirit, in His personality, that He is God, co-equal and co-eternal with the Father, and that He shares all the attributes of deity. We believe that He works to convict men of sin, regenerate them, and that Hep indwells them from the moment His entrance brings new birth or regeneration. We believe that He works to set believers apart to a holy life, that He empowers them to live for Christ, and that He gives them gifts to enrich and edify the body of Christ. We believe that He reveals to seekers the truths of God’s Word, and that He guides them into obedience.
Jn. 16:7-8, 13-14; Jn. 3:3-6, Rom. 8:9, 14; 1 Cor. 12:13; Eph. 4:5; 1 Thes. 1:5

Man, Sin, Salvation

We believe that, although we were created in the image of God, all men by virtue of association with Adam and his fall are sinners by nature and by choice and are, therefore, under condemnation. We believe that those who repent of their sins and turn to Christ—inviting Him into their lives and asking His pardon—are born again by the entrance of the Holy Spirit. We believe that the believer’s salvation is the work of God’s grace alone. No one deserves nor has earned God’s favor. We believe that the regenerated sinner becomes a new creation in Christ Jesus, but that the old nature is not eradicated. This old nature will be the source of fleshly appetites susceptible to satanic temptation until we are with Christ. The mastery of our flesh will be dictated by how closely we walk with Chris
Rom. 3:23, 5:12, 6:23, 10:9-10; Eph. 2:8-10; 2 Cor. 5:17; Acts 20:21

The Church

We believe that all who are indwelt by the Spirit of God are part of the Body of Christ, the Church. It was for the Church that Christ died, and for it He is coming again. Christ is the Head of the Church, and He works to complete and purify it, making it a glorious church without imperfections.
Col. 1:18, 1 Cor. 12:12-27, Eph. 5:25-32


We believe in the blessed hope of the personal, visible, premillennial return of our Lord Jesus Christ. We believe that God will establish His kingdom according to His divine counsel and it shall never end.
1 Thess. 4:13-16, Jn. 14:1-3, 1 Cor. 15:51-54, Titus 2:11-14, 1 Pt. 1:14-16

The Ordinances

We believe that water baptism and the Lord’s Supper are ordinances to be observed by the Church till Christ returns. Although important and sacred, they are not to be regarded as a means to, or necessary for, salvation.
Mt. 28:19;Acts 16:31-32; 1 Cor. 11:23-25

Marriage and Sexuality

We believe that according to the Bible, marriage is the uniting of one man and one woman in covenant commitment for a lifetime. Marriage is God's unique gift to reveal the union between Christ and His church and to provide for the man and the woman in marriage the framework for intimate companionship, the channel of sexual expression according to biblical standards, and the means for procreation of the human race. We believe that sexual intimacy is a wonderful gift of God that is only to be expressed between one man and one woman, within the love and bonds of marriage.
Genesis 2:24-25; Matthew 19:4-6; Ephesians 5:21-33, 1. Corinthians 7:3-5; Hebrews 13:4

We do believe that God offers redemption and restoration to all who confess and forsake their sin, seeking His mercy and forgiveness through Jesus Christ (Romans 8). And we believe that every person must be afforded compassion, love, kindness and dignity. Hateful and harassing behavior, attitudes, or speech directed towards any individual are to be repudiated and are not in accord with Scripture.
1 Peter 2:13-25; 1 Thessalonians 4:11-12