what we believe

Christ Alone: 

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” 

John 14:6


Bible Alone:

See that you do all I command you; do not add to it or take away from it. 

Deuteronomy 12:32


Grace and Faith Alone:

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God – not by works, so that no one can boast.

Ephesians 2:8-9


Glory to God Alone:

“You are worthy, our Lord, and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being.”

Revelation 4:11


Articles of Faith


We Believe…


-- in one God, eternally existing in three Persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy

Spirit.


-- that Jesus Christ was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. That Jesus Christ is true God and true man. That the Lord Jesus Christ died in our place for our sins and rose again, bodily, on the third day, ascending into Heaven to sit at the right hand of God, the Father, making him the only mediator between God and humankind.


-- that the Holy Spirit’s ministry is to reveal Christ to all people for the salvation and sanctification of their souls. That He, further, teaches the believers and provides gifts to the believers, equipping Christians to serve Jesus Christ.


-- that the Holy Bible is inspired of God and is of supreme and final authority in faith and life. Written under God’s inspiration, it is universal and without doctrinal error.


-- that all people were created in the image of God. Having a free will, people choose to go their own independent way, thereby sinning, and incurring spiritual death. That salvation is received only through personal faith in Jesus Christ.


-- that life is a gift of God, which begins at conception with its ownership vested in God.


-- that God created man and woman in His own image and for each other in the bonds of marriage. That there must be no attempt to rationalize and promote sexual conduct – heterosexual, homosexual, or bisexual – which is outside the scriptural will of God for His children.


-- in the scriptural teaching of the priesthood of believers, that every believer receives salvation and has free access to God the Father at any time for spiritual comfort and forgiveness of sins through Jesus Christ our Savior.


-- that the New Testament Church is a group of believers committed to Jesus Christ. They come together for worship and fellowship. That by the power and leading of the Holy Spirit, they are committed to evangelism, training and discipleship. That they encourage and educate each other in world missions and community concerns.


-- that baptism by immersion is a re-enactment of Romans 6:4, “being buried with Christ in baptism” in the name of the Father, and the Son and the Holy Spirit.


-- that baptism is an external witness of the believer’s previous experience: death to sin, burial of the old life, and the resurrection to newness of life.


-- that the Lord’s Supper symbolized by the elements representing Christ’s broken body and spilled blood is a remembrance of the Lord’s death until He returns.


-- in the imminent, visible return of Jesus Christ to earth. That He will establish His Kingdom of justice and peace. That He will have dominion and power forever.



Statement of faith

We trust the Bible, composed of Old and New Testaments, to be the divinely inspired Word of God. As we accept no humanly devised confession or creed as binding, the Bible is our final authority for faith and practice.


We worship the triune God of the Bible, who is eternally one God in three persons. This one, true God is most clearly revealed to us in His incarnate Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. God is sovereign over all and that sovereignty is expressed and realized through Jesus Christ. We confess that Jesus Christ is Savior and Lord and affirm the Lordship of Christ over the world and the church. We proclaim the Good News of the atoning death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, knowing salvation and eternal life are granted in grace to all who trust Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. This Gospel is the central message of the Bible. We also proclaim the presence and power of the Holy Spirit, who leads us into truth and guides us in our understanding of God’s Word and God’s will.


We believe that the church is a gathered fellowship of regenerated believers, as sign of the coming universal reign of God. We believe that God through Jesus Christ calls us to live as a redeemed people who claim a personal relationship to God through Jesus, who follow the Lord in believer’s baptism, who regularly gather together for worship, who share together in the Lord’s Supper, who honor the priesthood of all believers, and who live their faith as visible saints. We are joined together in membership with the high purpose of working together to determine and do the will of God. 


We believe that Jesus intends us to be an interdependent people. Because of this, we endorse the autonomy of the local church while affirming the importance of joining with other like minded churches through associational relationship and cooperating with other churches in our community. 


We believe we are called to be an inclusive people, embracing a pluralism of race, ethnicity and gender. We also guard the tradition of religious liberty and embrace the wisdom of separation of church and state. 


We further believe that God has called us forth to such a time as this. To live as people of hope, knowing that all creation will find its ultimate fulfillment in God and that Jesus, who reigns for ever and ever, will come again to judge the living and the dead.