1. We believe in the one true God who has revealed Himself as eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; each being separate and distinct from the other; yet one God. (Col. 1:16)
2. We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ – that He is Lord, the Son of the living God. We believe He was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, and is truly God and truly man. We believe He lived a sinless life, performed miracles, and through His death and bodily resurrection from the dead we have forgiveness of sins.
(Matt. 1:23, I Peter 2:22, Acts 2:22, I Cor. 15:3, Matt. 28:6)
3. We believe that the Scriptures (Old and New Testaments) are God-Breathed, and that they are the revelation of God to man. The Scriptures are infallible and authoritative and are superior to conscience and reason.
(II Tim. 3:15-17, I Pet. 1:23-25, Heb. 4:12, II Pet. 1:21)
4. We believe in the resurrection of the dead. Those who have received Christ, as their Savior will be resurrected with a glorified body and live in eternal happiness. Those that die in their sin will be resurrected to face eternal judgment and separation from God in the lake of fire. (I Cor. 15:42-44, Rev. 20:4-15, Matt. 10:28)
5. We believe that salvation comes through the shed blood of Jesus Christ and occurs when one believes on the Lord Jesus Christ, repents of sin, and confesses His Lordship over their lives. We are saved by grace through faith. A life of righteousness, holiness, and the witness of the Spirit are all evidences of salvation.
(Acts 2:21, Rom. 10:9, Col. 1:4, Eph. 4:24, Eph. 2:8-9)
6. We believe in divine healing provided through the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus.
Healing is received by faith. (Matt. 8:16-17, Mark 1 1:23-24, Matt. 10:7)
7. We believe in the infilling of the Holy Spirit, or the Baptism in the Holy Spirit, which is accompanied by the initial sign of speaking with other tongues. We believe all believers are entitled to and should seek the promise of the Father. We believe in and practice the gifts of the Holy Spirit as recorded in I Corinthians 12. (Acts 1:4-8, Acts 2:4, I Cor. 12:1-31)
8. We believe in the ordinances of the Church.
- Baptism in water by immersion is commanded in the Scriptures. By this believers declare to the world they have died with Christ and that they are raised with Him to walk in newness of life. (Matt. 28:19)
- Holy Communion, which we celebrate monthly, consisting of the elements of bread and the cup. These are symbols expressing our sharing the divine nature of Jesus Christ. It is a memorial of His suffering, death, and second coming. (I Cor. 11:23-26)
9. We believe in the imminent personal return of Jesus Christ. The Scriptures record that the dead in Christ will rise and we who are alive shall meet them in the air, and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
(II Thess. 2:1, I Cor. 15:51-52, Rev. 19:11-16, I Thess. 4:16-17)
10. We believe the Church is the body of Christ and is divinely appointed to fulfill the great commission. Every believer is an integral part of the general assembly and has a place in the body. We believe in the local church as the primary instrument of God in the earth to disciple men, and to establish the kingdom of God through prayer, fellowship, and the ministry of the Word. (Eph. 1:22, Eph. 2:19-22, Heb. 12:23)
11. We believe in a divinely called and ordained ministry, which has been called to provide a two-fold purpose.
- The evangelization of the world
- The edifying of the Body of Christ (Mark 16:15-20, Eph. 4:11-13)
12. We believe in the Kingdom of God and that entrance Is available to all who believe. Entering the Kingdom is achieved through the new birth experience and is evidenced by a life confirmed to the likeness of Christ’s life. (John 3:3-5, Rom.8:29)