1. We believe the Bible to be the inspired and only infallible, authoritative Word of God.
2. We believe in the triune Godhead, eternally existent in three Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
IICor13:14; Matt3:16-17; Jn14:26
3. We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious death and atonement through His shed Blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His present priestly ministry.
ITim3:16; Rom3:25,26; Col2:9-10; Jn1:1-3; Jn1:14; Jn10:30
4. We believe in evangelistic and missionary fervor and endeavor.
5. We believe in the fall of man because of the sin of Adam and Eve, and therefore all men are born in sin and separated from God.
6. We believe that one is saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, His redemptive work and regeneration by the Holy Spirit..
Gal3:13-14; Eph2:8-9; Jn3:3-5; 1Jn5:11-12; Rm10:9-10; 1Jn1:9-1
7. We believe that sanctification, holiness and the overcoming life is God’s design for the Church, which is the Bride of Christ.
8. We believe that sexual purity is a necessary expression for all of God’s children and requires abstinence from adultery, fornication, incest, homosexuality, or other sexual relationships or practices forbidden by Scripture.
Heb13:4; ICor6:18; Lev18:1-30
9. We believe that marriage is the uniting of one man and one woman in covenant commitment for a lifetime and a sacred institution established by God.
10. We believe that Baptism is for believers in the Lord Jesus Christ and is to be administered by immersion, thus bearing witness to the Gospel of Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection for us, and our own new life in Him.
11. We believe that Communion (the Lord’s Supper) is to be shared by believers as a witness to the saving power of the Gospel and to Christ’s presence in His Church, as we look forward to His victorious return.
12. We believe in the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, subsequent to salvation, as on the day of Pentecost, in the continuing ministry of the Holy Spirit as evidenced in charismatic gifts and ministries, and in the fruit of the Holy Spirit in the life of the believer.
Acts2:4; Acts10:46; Acts19:6; Eph4:11; ICor12:8-11; Gal5:22,23
13. We believe that Divine healing, by faith, is obtained on the basis of the Atonement.
IPet2:24; Matt8:17; Jam5:14-20
14. We believe in Christ’s imminent personal return in power and great glory and in His present and everlasting dominion.
Rev1:7; Dan7:14; Acts1:11
15. We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost: they that are saved unto the resurrection of eternal life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of eternal punishment.
Jn5:28,29; Rev20:15; 1Thes4:16-17
The following shall be considered as the covenant of this church
Having been led, as we believe, by the Spirit of God to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior, and on the profession of our faith, having been baptized in the name of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, we do now, in the presence of God, most solemnly and joyfully enter into covenant with one another, as one body in Christ.
We engage, therefore, by the Power of the Holy Spirit, to walk together in Christian love; to strive for the advancement of the Kingdom of God in knowledge and holiness, to promote the churches impact and spirituality; to sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline and doctrines; to give it a sacred preeminence over all institutions of human origin; and to cheerfully and regularly support the ministry with tithes and offerings, the relief of the poor and the spread of the gospel through all the nations.
We also engage to maintain family and private devotions; to educate our children through Christian nurturing and training; to seek the salvation of our relatives and friends; to be fair and honest in all our dealings, faithful in commitment, and exemplary in our conduct; to willfully refrain from all gossiping, spreading of rumors, backbiting, drunkenness and excessive anger, and sexual misconduct; and to be zealous in our efforts to advance the Kingdom of our Savior. We further engage to watch over one another in brotherly love; to remember each other in prayer; to encourage and assist each other in sickness and distress; to cultivate Christian compassion and gracious speech; to be slow to take offense, but always to be ready for reconciliation and mindful of commands of our Savior to secure it without delay. We further promise to guard our lives from the inroads of sin and to maintain a constant warfare against anything that separates us from Almighty God and the fellowship of believers.
We recognize that Christ is the head of the church and that he He has established the eldership as shepherds of the flock. We choose to submit to them as they submit to Christ.