What We Believe
We believe in one God, revealed as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Deuteronomy 6:4,11 : 2 Corinthians 13:14 : John 1:1
We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His substitutionary and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to into heaven, and in His personal return in power and glory.
1 Timothy 3:16 : John 1:1-3, 14
We believe that the Bible is the inspired and only infallible, authoritative Word of God. Furthermore, we believe that the church has no authority to establish doctrine or practice contrary to these same Scriptures.
2 Timothy 3:16
We believe that man was made in the image of God and is the crown of his creation. He is now, by reason of the fall, spiritually depraved and alienated from his Creator. Apart from God’s grace, he has no ability to attain to his high calling.
Psalm 8 : Ephesians 2:8-9
We believe the only means of being cleansed from sin and absolved from its penalty is through repentance and faith in our Lord’s sacrifice at Calvary.
Romans 3:21-24 : 1 Peter 1:18-19
We believe that all of God’s people are to be buried with our Lord Jesus Christ in the waters of baptism, identifying with His death, burial and resurrection.
Matthew 28:19 : Acts 2:38 : Romans 6:4-5
We believe in baptism in the Holy Spirit, according to Acts 2:4, and that it is an endowment of power subsequent to conversion, given by God to anoint the believer for sanctification and evangelism.
Acts 8:14-17 : Acts 19:1-7 : Acts 1:8
We believe in the manifestations and operations of spiritual gifts and that these same gifts are to be encouraged and directed under the spiritual leadership of the local church.
1 Corinthians 12, 14
We believe that those who are called by the name of Christ should depart from iniquity. Understanding that salvation from the penalty of sin only begins with the process of redemption, we acknowledge that work of the Holy Spirit is to create in us the character of Christ.
2 Timothy 2:19 ; Titus 2:11-13
About the Kingdom
We believe in the literal second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ, the resurrection of the saints, the millennium, the final judgment and the ultimate victory of the eternal Kingdom of God. The final judgment will determine the eternal status of both the saints and the unbelievers, determined by their relationship to Jesus Christ.
Acts 1:9-11 : Daniel 12:2 : Revelation 22:1-7
About the Church
We believe in the Priesthood of the believer. That is to say, all people born of God have equal status before God and direct access to their Lord.
1 Peter 2:5
We believe the identity of the body of Christ on the earth is primarily perceived through the local church. While recognizing the need for consensus on matters of fundamental doctrine and conduct, we strongly confess the local church to be sovereign and autonomous.
Revelation 2, 3
We believe that the callings of Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Pastor and Teacher are functional within the Body of Christ until the Lord’s return.Furthermore, these ministries are gifts to the Church for the purpose of equipping the saints for the work of ministry, that the Body of Christ may be edified.