STATEMENT OF FAITH

WE BELIEVE
that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons; Father, Son,
and Holy Spirit.
 
 
WE BELIEVE the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God and inerrant in the original writings.

WE BELIEVE in God the Father, an infinite, personal Spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power, and love; that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men; that He hears and answers prayer; and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.

WE BELIEVE in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, God's only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit.  We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles and teachings, in His substitutionary, propitious, and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily Resurrection, ascension to the right hand of the Father, and His perpetual intercession for His people, and in His future personal, visible return to earth in power and glory at the end of the age.

WE BELIEVE in the Holy Spirit, the third person of the godhead, who came forth to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgement, and to regenerate, sanctify, and empower for ministry, service and witness all who believe in Christ.  We believe the Holy spirit indwells every believer in Jesus Christ, and that He is our abiding Helper, Teacher, and Guide.  We believe in the present day ministry of the Holy Spirit as recorded in the framework of the New Testament.

WE BELIEVE that all people are sinners by nature and choice, and therefore, are under condemnation; that God regenerates by the Holy Spirit and forgives those who repent of their sins and confess Jesus Christ as Lord; and that by the indwelling Holy Spirit, God enables said believers to live a godly life.

WE BELIEVE in the bodily resurrection of both the saved and the unsaved; those who are saved unto the resurrection of life, and those who are unsaved unto the resurrection of damnation.

WE BELIEVE in the spiritual unity of all true believers in our Lord Jesus Christ, called the body of Christ, in which Jesus Christ is the head of this body. 

WE BELIEVE that the Lord Jesus Christ committed tow ordinances to the church: 

                                                         Baptism 
                                                         The Lord's Supper

WE BELIEVE that water baptism and communion are open only to those who have accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.  These ordinances are observed in obedience to our Lord Jesus Christ as acts of love and devotion and are not to be considered necessary for our salvation.

PURPOSE

TO LEAD  men and women to faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord (John 3:16, John 4:40)

TO WORSHIP God our Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ, through the Holy Spirit (John 4:24)

TO BUILD UP the church of Jesus Christ through the teaching of the Word and ministry of the Holy Spirit (II Timothy 3:16-17, I Corinthians 12:4-7)

TO INCREASE CHRISTIAN FAITHFULNESS "as good stewards of the manifold grace of God"  (I Peter 4:10)

TO ENCOURAGE INDIVIDUAL Christians toward attaining "the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ."  (Ephesians 4:13)

TO BE AMBASSADORS OF CHRIST  in our community (II Corinthians 5:20-21)

TO SPREAD THE GOSPEL of Jesus Christ throughout the world (Matthew 28:19-20)

STATEMENT OF DISTINCTION
 
WE HOLD TO ...

                      The inerrancy of Scripture
                           
                      The continuance today of the diversities of spiritual gifts as found 
                       in I Corinthians 12:4-11 

                      Simplicity of church government rather than a complex bureaucracy

                       A dependence upon the Holy Spirit to lead rather than a fleshly 
                       promotion

                      The pre-millennial, pre-tribulation return of Christ for His waiting 
                       church

                      The teaching of the Word of God in such a way that it can be applied
                      to life as beneficial towards a growing maturity

           
                                          


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