Statement of Faith in Summary Form
STATEMENT OF FAITH (summary)
We believe the Bible is the Word of God which is fully inspired and without error in the original manuscripts. This means that it is our only authority in matters of faith and conduct.
We believe that there is one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. God the Father is an infinite, personal spirit perfect in holiness, wisdom, power, and love. Jesus Christ is God’s only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, and teachings. We believe in His substitutionary atoning death and His bodily resurrection. The Holy Spirit came forth from the Father and the Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgement, and to regenerate sanctify, and empower all who believe in Jesus Christ.
We believe that all people are sinners by nature and by choice and are therefore under God’s condemnation. Those who repent and trust in Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord are new creatures, forgiven of their sins, delivered from condemnation, and have entered into a right relationship with God, having received eternal life.
We believe the local church is to be a community of believers in Christ, baptized on a profession of faith, and associated in worship, fellowship, witnessing, and making disciples.
We believe in an appropriate Christian lifestyle, religious liberty, voluntary cooperation for the promotion of the cause of Christ, the personal, visible return of Jesus, the resurrection of the body and the final judgement of all persons.