What We Believe

What we believe is the foundation for all we do corporately as a church and individually in our personal lives. Beliefs lead to values, and values are demonstrated through action. We want to help strengthen your belief in Christ so that your values are in line with what the Word of God teaches. As Christians, we are given two basic mandates from God. First, to love God with everything we’ve got, and to love other people in the same manner that we love ourselves. Second, we are to make new disciples for Christ through preaching the gospel to the world. In fulfilling these mandates, we should live a life that is holy… both inwardly and outwardly. We should worship God joyfully and wholeheartedly. In addition, God provides spiritual gifts and ministries that He intends to be working in the church today, including: the fivefold ministry, healing, miracles, and supernatural faith.
 
(1 Corinthians 12:8-10, 27-28; Ephesians 4:11-13; Mark 12:28-31; 2 Corinthians 7:1; Hebrews 12:14)
About the Bible…
 
We believe that the Bible is the literal, infallible Word of God. All of life’s questions can be answered by reading and applying what’s inside, including how we should live, and how to find salvation.
 
(2 Timothy 3:16)
About God…
 
We believe that there is one God who revealed Himself as the Father of creation, the Son of redemption (Jesus Christ), and the Holy Ghost of regeneration. Furthermore, we believe that Jesus Christ is God revealed in the flesh and that He is both God and man.
 
(Deuteronomy 6:4; Ephesians 4:4-6; Colossians 1: 12-16, 2:9; 1 Timothy 3:16)
About Salvation…
 
We believe that everyone has sinned and needs salvation. The Bible is clear that salvation comes by the grace of God through man’s faith, and is only possible because of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. The biblical standard of full salvation is repentance, water baptism by immersion in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission (cleansing) of sins, and the baptism of the Holy Ghost. When someone receives the infilling or baptism of the Holy Spirit, the bible says that they will speak in an unlearned language as a sign of total submission to the Lord (Acts 10:44-46). This supernatural experience differs from the Gift of Tongues as mentioned in 1 Corinthians 12:6-11. We invite you to join one of the various Christian Development Bible Studies we offer to “rightly divide the Word of Truth” to gain an understanding to this mystery and much more.
 
(Romans 3:23-25, 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 3:3-5;
Acts 2:38 [Matthew 28:19]; 1 Peter 3:20-21; Mark 16:16; Titus 3:5)