What We Believe

What We Believe

Jesus Christ, the one and only Son of God, is our Lord and Savior (Matthew 16:15-17, Luke 22:70). He suffered and died for our sins, and rose from the dead on the third day. He ascended to Heaven and is at God the Father’s side, ruling as Lord of all (John 14:6, Matthew 28:18). Believers wait with great expectation for his return (1Th 4:13-5:2), at which time Christ will judge the living and the dead. The faithful look forward to being with him forever.

The Bible is the only inspired word of God (2Timothy 3:16-17, 2Peter 1:16-21). It is the standard and authority for both life and doctrine, superseding the opinions, emotions, experiences, and traditions of man (Mark 7:6-9, John 12:47-28, 1Timothy 4:16,
2Timothy 4:3-4).

Anyone who has heard the gospel, believes, has faith, repents of sin and confesses Jesus as Lord Рthen should be baptized into Christ, receiving the indwelling Holy Spirit, having their sins forgiven, and being added to the body of Christ (Luke 3, Acts 11:26, Acts 2:38, Romans 10:17, 1Corinthians 12:12, Hebrews 11:6, 1Peter 3:21).

As disciples of Jesus, we are committed to loving God and each other (Matthew 22:36-41). We’re never going to be perfect as people, but under God’s incredible grace we are striving to follow Christ’s example in our daily lives (1John 2:3-6) — and help each other do the same — through prayer, Bible study, and one another relationships in the church (Mark, 3:34-35, John 8:30-32, John 13:34-35).