Helping People Become Faithful Followers of Jesus Christ

Statement of Faith

The Word of God

We believe that the Bible is the Word of God, fully inspired and without error in the original manuscripts, written under the inspiration of the Holy spirit, and it has supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.

The Trinity

We believe that there is one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons, that these are equal in every divine perfection, and that they execute distinct but harmonious offices in the work of creation, providence, and redemption.

God the Father

We believe in God , the Father, an infinite, personal spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power, and love. We believe 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.

Jesus Christ

We believe in Jesus Christ, 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, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, perpetual intercession for His people, and personal, visible return to earth..

The Holy Spirit

We believe in the Holy Spirit who came forth from the Father and the Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness and judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify, and empower all who believe in Jesus Christ. We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Christ, and that He is an abiding helper, teacher, and guide.

Regeneration

We believe that all men are sinners by nature and by choice and are therefore, under condemnation. We believe that those who repent of their sins and trust in Jesus Christ as Savior are regenerated by the Holy Spirit,

Eternal Security & Perseverance

It is a great source of comfort to the Christian to know that all those chosen and called by God, who repent of their sins and trust Christ alone for their salvation, experience new life in Christ through regeneration, and are kept by God and can never lose their salvation. True Christians-though they can be tempted and temporarily stray in their walk with Christ-persevere in their faith in Christ to the end and are eternally saved because God preserves them by His grace and almighty power and transforms them into the image of the glory of Christ.

The Church

We believe in the universal church, a living spiritual body of which Christ is the Head and all regenerated persons are members. We believe in the local church, consisting of a company of believers in Jesus Christ, baptized on a credible profession of faith, and associated for worship, work, and fellowship. We believe that God has laid upon the members of the local church the primary task of giving the Gospel of Jesus Christ to a lost world.

Christian Conduct

We believe that a Christian should live for the glory of God and the well-being of his fellowmen; that his conduct should be blameless before the world; that he should be a faithful steward of his possessions, and that he should seek to realize for himself and others the full stature of maturity in Christ.

The Ordinances

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ has committed two ordinances to the local church: baptism and the Lord’s Supper.

Christian baptism – is an ordinance of the New Testament ordained by Jesus Christ; therefore baptism is the Christians first step of obedience in a new life of discipleship. Baptism conveys the following meaning to the person baptized:

  1. baptism is a public profession of faith in Jesus Christ as personal Savior and Lord;
  2. baptism is a visual enactment of our spiritual union with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection-the Christian has died to the guilt and power of sin, his/her old, godless lifestyle has been buried and he/she has been raised to share the life of God in Christ;
  3. baptism’s water symbolize personal cleansing from sin, and
  4. baptism is the introductory ceremony into Christ’s church, identifying the Christian with Christ and his covenant people.

Those who profess repentance towards God and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ are the only proper subjects of this ordinance. The outward element to be used in this ordinance is water, wherein the party is baptized in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. We practice baptism by immersion because we feel that it most clearly represents the symbols of dying and rising with Christ and the washing of regeneration, though we accept other forms of Christian believers baptism in water and in the name of the triune God.

The Lord’s Supper—was instituted by Christ himself to be perpetually observed by his people, the church. The bread and wine symbolize Christ’s body and blood, sacrificed on the cross for us to atone for our sin and reconcile us to God. The Lord’s Supper is a memorial celebration through which believers remember, reflect on and rejoice in:

  1. our Lord’s atoning death for our sin,
  2. the New Covenant which Christ inaugurates and establishes with believers,
  3. the visual proclamation of the gospel, and
  4. the anticipation of His return and the consummation of His kingdom when we will eat and drink in fellowship with Him.

When Christians observe the Lord’s Supper and reflect on the truths of the gospel visually depicted in it, their hearts are nurtured by God’s grace. The Lord’s Supper is a celebration for Christians All who have in faith embraced Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior are invited to join us in celebrating the Lord’s Supper.   We believe that these two ordinances should be observed and administered until the return of the Lord Jesus Christ.

The Last Things

We believe in the personal and visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ to the earth and the establishment of His Kingdom. We believe in the resurrection of the body, the final judgment, the eternal felicity of the righteous, and the endless suffering of the wicked.