What We Believe


We believe the Bible is God’s Word. We believe it is without error in the original writings.

(Ps 12:6; Prov 30:5; Jn 10:35; 17:17; 2 Tim 3:16; Titus 1:2; 1 Pet 1:19-21)

We believe God has supernaturally preserved His Word across history through His Church.

(Ps 119:160; Isa 40:8; Mt 5:18; 24:35; Rom 15:4; 1 Pet 1:24-25)

We submit to the Word as the ultimate authority, over every realm of human knowledge and endeavor, believing that it is completely sufficient to teach us how to have a relationship with God and bring Him glory in our lives.

(Ps 19:7; Jn 14:2-3, 6; 1 Cor 15:3-4; 2 Tim 3:1-17)

Therefore, we belive the Scripture is to be believed in all that it teaches, obeyed in all that it requires, and trusted in all that it promises.

(Jn 3:16; 14:23; 2 Tim 3:1-17)


We believe the one and only God is the Creator of all that exists, and that He exists eternally in three Persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, in one essence.

(Deut 6:4; Matt 28:19; Jn 16:7-15; Heb 1:2-3)

We believe God is perfectly righteous, just, and loving.

(Isa 6:3; 51:8; Ps 11:7; 97:2; Deut 32:4; Ps 18:30; Jer 12:1; Ps 136:7; 109:26; Rom 5:8)


We believe that God created mankind in His image to worship Him and give Him glory. Being in the very likeness of God, man is above the rest of creation and was given dominion over it.

(Gen 1:26-27; Isa 43:7, 21; I Cor. 10:31)


We believe that sin is the breaking of God’s Law. Sin entered the human race through Adam’s disobedience of God in the garden, and since humankind comes from Adam, all are born as sinners who live contrary to the laws of God.

(1 Jn 3:4; Gen 3:1-24; Rom 5:12; Ps 51:5)

We believe that sin has kept all of mankind from knowing and worshipping God as he was created to do, and that the penalty for man’s sin, apart from the saving work of Christ, is eternal death.

(Gen 3:1-24; Rom 3:10-23; 5:12-21; 6:23)


We believe that salvation from sin and death is only found in Jesus. Jesus died on the cross to pay the penalty for our sin, was physically resurrected, and now offers a restored relationship with God to all who believe in Him.

(Jn 3:16; 14:6; Acts 2:22-39; 4:12; Rom 3:21-24)

We believe that salvation is a free gift given by God and must be received personally by responding to the Gospel in faith and repentance.

(Jn 5:24; Acts 3:19; Rom 10:9-10; Eph 2:8-9)


We believe that Jesus founded the Church, and He is working through His Church for His glory and His fame in all the earth. We believe the church is a family, and that every believer should be identified with a local church for the purpose of mutual encouragement, spiritual growth and accountability.

(Matt 16:18; 1 Cor 12:12-31; Eph 4:11-16; Heb 10:24-25;1 Pet 2:9)

Baptism and Lord’s Supper

We believe that baptism and the Lord’s Supper are the two ordinances Christ has given His church. We believe in baptism by immersion as an outward sign of a previous inward transformation by God’s grace (i.e., believer’s baptism). We believe that the Lord’s Supper is a symbolic remembrance of the sacrifice of Christ on the cross.

(Matt 3:13-17; 26:26-29; 28:18-20; Rom 6:1-4; I Cor 11:23-32)


We believe that God loves every person in the world and longs to see them saved. Therefore, we believe it is the responsibility of every Christian to model and share the love of Christ. We believe that our ongoing mission as a church is to be “connecting people to the gospel and to one another, while connecting all the gospel to all of life.” We believe the task of disciple-making begins at home, with our own children, and extends to the ends of the earth.

(Deut 6:4-9; Matt 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Jn 13:34-35; 2 Pet 3:9)

The Future

We believe in the imminent return of our Lord Jesus Christ to snatch up His Church into Heaven, where believers will be rewarded according to their works.

(1 Thess 4:15-5:11; Titus 2:13; Jn 14:1-3; 1 Cor 3:11-15; 15:51-53; 2 Cor 5:10)

We believe that Christ will return bodily, with the saints, to establish His Kingdom on Earth, and reign with Israel for 1,000 years.

(Matt 25:31; Lk 1:31-33; Acts 1:10-11; 2:29-30; Rev 19:11-16; 20:1-7; Ezk 37:21-28)

We believe that at the end of that reign, the dead will be raised and face judgment, that the unrighteous will be consigned to the place of eternal punishment, and the righteous will be glorified and spend eternity in the presence and fellowship with God.

(Rev 20:7-15; 2 Thess 1:9)

We believe that after the Judgment, the redemption of this earth will be finished—the elements of this earth are to be dissolved and replaced with a new earth, wherein only righteousness dwells.

(2 Pet 3:10; Eph 5:5; Rev 20:15; 21:1-27; 22:1-21)

We believe that after Jesus’ redemptive mission is fulfilled, the triune God will reign in all spheres forever and ever.

(1 Cor 15:24-28)


The Gospel

Being a Christian is more than identifying yourself with a particular religion or affirming a certain value system. Being a Christian means you have embraced what the Bible says about God, mankind, and salvation. Consider the following truths found in the Bible.

God Is Holy
God is absolutely and perfectly holy; therefore, He cannot commit or approve of evil. God requires holiness of us as well. God said, “you shall be holy, for I am holy.”

(Isa 6:3; Jas 1:13; 1 Pet 1:16)

Mankind Is Sinful
According to Scripture, everyone is guilty of sin—there is no man who does not sin. That doesn’t mean we’re incapable of performing acts of human kindness. But because all are guilty of sin, no one can ever be “good enough” to be judged righteous by God.

(1 Kgs 8:46; Rom 3:10-12)

Sin Demands a Penalty
God’s holiness and justice demand that all sin be punished by eternal death. That’s why simply changing our patterns of behavior, and trying to be good, can’t solve our sin problem or eliminate its consequences.

(Ezk 18:4; Rom 6:23)

Jesus Is Lord and Savior
The Bible says, “If you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved.” Even though God’s justice demands eternal punishment for sin, His love has provided a Savior who paid the penalty and died for sinners. Christ’s death satisfied the demands of God’s justice, and Christ’s perfect life satisfied the demands of God’s holiness, thereby enabling Him to forgive and save those who place their faith in Him.

(Rom 10:9; 1 Pet 3:18; 2 Cor 5:21; Rom 3:26)

The Character of Saving Faith
True faith is always accompanied by repentance (or turning) from sin. Repentance is agreeing with God that you are sinful, confessing your sins to Him, and making a conscious choice to turn from sin, pursue Christ, and obey Him. It isn’t enough to believe certain facts about Christ. Even Satan and his demons believe in the true God, but they don’t love and obey Him. True saving faith always responds in obedience, and once you become saved, God gives you a new heart, with new desires, to serve and follow Him.

(Lk 13:3, 5; 1 Thess 1:9; Matt 11:28-30; Jn 17:3; 1 Jn 2:3; Jas 2:19; Eph 2:10)