– What We Believe –

There is one and only one living and true God. He is an intelligent, spiritual, and personal Being, the Creator, Redeemer, Preserver, and Ruler of the universe. God is infinite in holiness and all other perfections. God is all powerful and all knowing; and His perfect knowledge extends to all things, past, present, and future, including the future decisions of His free creatures. To Him we owe the highest love, reverence, and obedience. The eternal triune God reveals Himself to us as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, with distinct personal attributes, but without division of nature, essence, or being.

(Genesis 1:1; 2:7; Exodus 3:14; 6:2-3; 15:11; 20:1; Deuteronomy 6:4; 32:6; 1 Chronicles 29:10; Psalm 19:1-3; Isaiah 43:3,15; 64:8; Jeremiah 10:10; 17:13; Matthew 6:9.; 7:11; 23:9; 28:19; Mark 1:9-11; John 4:24; 5:26; 14:6-13; 17:1-8; Acts 1:7; Romans 8:14-15)

Humankind and Sin
We are all created in the image of God, which means all people are of great value. Our desire to live life our own way is what the Bible calls sin, and sin separates us from God. We need to be rescued from this eternal separation from God. (Genesis 1:27, Romans 3:23, Isaiah 59:1-2, Colossians 3:5-6)

Jesus paid the penalty for our sin by dying on a cross, making a way for us to be reconciled to God. We are saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. We cannot make up for our sin with self-improvement or good works. We must accept the free gift of forgiveness offered to us through Jesus’ sacrifice. (Romans 6:23, Ephesians 2:8-9, Romans 10:9-10)

People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. Heaven and hell are real places of eternal existence. (Hebrew 9:27, Mark 9:43-48, Matthew 25:31-46)

The Trinity
The eternal triune God reveals Himself to us as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, with distinct personal attributes, but without division of nature, essence, or being.

  • God, the Father, is the Creator. He is holy, perfect, and powerful. (Gen. 1:1, 1 Peter 1:16, Psalm 92:15)
  • Jesus, the Son, came to earth as fully God and fully man. Born of a virgin He lived a sinless life, performed miracles, died on the cross for mankind and thus, paid the penalty for our sins through the shedding of His blood. He rose from the dead on the third day, ascended to the right hand of the Father, and will return again in power and glory. (John 1:1 and 14, Philippians 2:5-6; I Timothy 2:5-6)
  • The Holy Spirit is present in the world to make people aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He indwells the life of a believer with power for living, an understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. He gives every believer spiritual gifts. (John 14:16-17, 16:7-13, Ephesians 1:13)

The Bible is the authoritative Word of God. It is the final authority in determining truth. In its original writing, it is divinely inspired and trustworthy. (2 Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:20-21; Proverbs 30:5)

The Christian Life
This life is marked by constant submission to God’s Word and the Holy Spirit. Obedience to Him comes as a result of His great love for us and a trust that His ways are better than our ways. (1 Thessalonians 5:23, 2 Corinthians 3:18, Isaiah 55:8-9)

We believe the following have sacred purpose given to us by Jesus:

  • Baptism is a way for us to publicly declare our new life in Christ. It is a step of obedience for a follower of Jesus. (Acts 2:41, Romans 6:4)
  • Communion is a time for believers to remember the broken body of Jesus on the cross and His blood shed for forgiveness of sins. (Matthew 26:26-28, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26)

As a confessional spiritual family, we affirm the Lausanne Covenant and the Baptist Faith & Message of 2000 to provide theological clarity to our beliefs and practices as a church.

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We know there is no way to answer all your questions on a website. If you have other questions for our team about what we believe just got to our leadership page and feel free to email us directly.

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