GOD We believe in the one true God who is Spirit and who revealed himself in history in the person of Jesus Christ. He is self-existent, infinite, personal, unchangeable, and eternal in His being. He is perfect in holiness, righteousness, love, justice, goodness, wisdom and truth. He is omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent. He is the creator and sustainer of all things both visible and invisible. He is triune and exists and reveals Himself as three persons; as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
THE BIBLE We believe the Old and New Testaments to be the authoritative Word of God recorded and written by men under divine inspiration, for the benefit of the people of God. We believe the original texts of these sixty-six books are God-breathed. These Scriptures are truth, written by holy men who were chosen and equipped by God for this special task. We believe the Scriptures, errorless in the original documents, are divine authority in all matters which they address.
MANKIND Creation of Mankind: We believe that man was created by an immediate act of God in the image and likeness of God, without sin, in order that he might glorify God and enjoy Him forever. Man was created not because God lacked in any way, but rather as an expression of God's creativity, love, and glory. Fall of Mankind: We believe that, after being confronted with a moral choice in the garden, man voluntarily disobeyed God's command, lost his original condition, became physically, morally, intellectually and spiritually depraved and was alienated from God. In consequence, the entire human race became guilty before God with the result that each one of us possesses a sin nature, which in addition to our acts of sin, make us deserving of the righteous judgment of God. Therefore all men are guilty before God, are dead in their sins, and are unable to save themselves.
SALVATION We believe that God must and will punish sin because He is holy and cannot tolerate it. This punishment must come either to the guilty person or to a satisfactory substitute. Because it is not God's will that any should perish, He has provided the way of salvation. Jesus Christ voluntarily offered Himself on the cross as the perfect sacrifice for sin so that all who believe in Him may be redeemed. Salvation requires repentance and faith which results in justification, regeneration and sanctification and culminates in resurrection and glorification.
THE CHURCH We believe the universal Church is composed of all believers regardless of name, race, nation or generation. The local Church, as a part of that body, is composed of a group of believers in Christ who voluntarily join together to live as God's family on God's mission. We believe the purpose of the Church is to glorify God through worship and participation in its mission: to make disciples for Jesus Christ.
ETERNITY We believe in the personal, visible and unexpected return of Jesus Christ as judge and king. We believe in the resurrection of the dead and that all men will give an account of their lives before God. Believers in the Lord Jesus Christ will be resurrected to eternal life with God in the new heavens and new earth. The unbeliever will be resurrected to eternal punishment and separation from God.