What We Believe

Our Basic Beliefs:

We believe that God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit created the heavens and the earth. Man’s sin interrupted our relationship with our loving God. The plan to bring mankind back into the right relationship with God is described in the Bible. Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection are its culmination. Belief in this Good News with obedient confession that Jesus is Lord and baptism leads to a new life through the grace of God. This new life is to be filled with sharing this saving message and serving our fellow man to the glory of God.

We believe God:

We believe there is one divine being who has existed eternally. God is the Creator, Ruler and Sustainer of the universe. He exists and reveals himself to humanity in three distinct, equally divine personalities: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. He is the only true essence of pure love and deeply desires a personal, eternal loving relationship with us. (Genesis 1; Psalm 90; 2 Corinthians 13; 1 Peter 1)

The Father:

God the Father is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness. He maintains love to thousands, forgiving wickedness, rebellion, and sin; yet He does not leave the guilty unpunished. He is Holy. He is worthy of glory, honor, and power. (Exodus 34; Revelation 4)

The Son:

Jesus of Nazareth is the eternal Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus chose voluntarily to take on humanity, conceived of the Holy Spirit and the virgin, Mary, born both fully human and fully divine. He lived a sinless human life, and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He rose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. Jesus has brought the kingdom rule of God into our world. He ascended to Heaven where He reigns with the Father in glorious praise and will return again someday to claim His own. (Matthew 1; John 1; John 14; Hebrews 4; 1 Corinthians 15; Romans 1; Acts 1; Titus 2; Revelation 5)

The Holy Spirit:

The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and Jesus the Son of God. He is present in the world to make people aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christ follower from the moment of salvation, distinguishing us as children of God, guiding and transforming us in the way of Jesus. He provides us with the power to live a fruitful, victorious life. He intercedes and is our comforter. Through the Spirit’s guidance, we have understanding of spiritual truth and boldness in sharing the Good News of Jesus with others. The Holy Spirit continuously transforms us into increasing holiness (sanctification) as we daily yield our will to his, desiring to be further changed into Christ’s image. He also gives each Christ-follower a spiritual gift or gifts for the purpose of serving others. (2 Corinthians 3; John 16; John 14; Acts 1; 1 Corinthians 2; 1 Corinthians 3; 1 Corinthians 12; Ephesians 1; Galatians 5; Ephesians 5; Romans 6)

The Bible:

We believe the Bible is the inspired word of God and is the final authority in life and doctrine. It reveals God’s continuous story of love and redemption. (2 Timothy 3)


We believe God created all of humanity in his image to live in relationship with him. Being made in God’s image, we were designed for relationship. But due to each person’s willful rebellion against God, we are alienated from him and are consequently lost and without hope if left to our own abilities. Salvation—the forgiveness of our sins and deliverance from our lost state by the power of the risen Christ—cannot be earned, but is freely given by the grace of God through the sacrifice of Jesus. Faith in Jesus Christ is our only hope for reconciliation. We connect with this grace-gift of God through our baptism into Him, buried and raised to live a new life. (Romans 3; Acts 4; Romans 5; Romans 6; Romans 23; Ephesians 2)

The Church:

The church is the earthly body of her head, Jesus Christ. God in His wisdom established the church so that we may encourage one another and have opportunity to confess to each other as we live out our spiritual worship. We believe the Spirit-empowered, Bible-based, Jesus-centered church is the primary vehicle God uses to reach the lost and disciple the saved, helping them become fully devoted followers of Christ. The foundation for our unity in Christ is rooted in biblical truths. In essentials, we have unity; in non-essentials, we have liberty and in all things, we show love. (Ephesians 4; Romans 14; 1 Corinthians 13; Hebrews 10; 1 John 1)


We believe worship (humbly offering ourselves as living sacrifices), in addition to being called to assemble together as the body of Christ, takes place daily in the life of the believer. (Romans 12, Hebrews 10)


We believe men, women and children are called to serve our Savior, Jesus Christ, and His earthly body, the church, according to their gifts. Jesus commanded His disciples to go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them and teaching them to obey Him. We believe God has gifted each of us differently to accomplish that task. (1 Corinthians 11; Acts 1; Acts 13-14; Matthew 28)

Heaven & Hell:

We believe that our time on this earth is temporal and our hope is not based on our lives here, but on God’s promise of eternal life with Him as citizens in heavenly places (John 18; Ephesians 1; Philippians 3; Matthew 6). We believe there is an eternal destination of separation from God for those who choose not to accept his grace and believe on Jesus as savior. (Matthew 25, Revelation 22)

Principalities & Powers:

We believe Satan is a real spiritual being. He is our enemy and prowls around looking for ways to devour the saved on earth. We are not defenseless. No, we are promised that He who is in us is greater than he who is in the world and that God protects the way of his faithful. “Resist the devil and he will flee” are words of comfort as we battle Satan’s lies and attacks. (1 Peter 5; Proverbs 2; 2 Timothy 2, 4; James 4; 1 John 4) 

Church Practices:

We believe each church body is independent and is guided by the oversight of Godly men (shepherds) who are always to be under God and His word, the Bible. Ministers are assigned to fill specific tasks as the body has needs. While all members are to serve as God has gifted them, deacons (servants) will labor specifically in many areas of service and outreach. (Acts 15; I Timothy 3; Titus 1)

We gather on Sunday to encourage one another, give praise and glory to our God in song and prayer, remember Jesus’ great and perfect sacrifice and resurrection by partaking in the Lord’s supper (communion), share in God’s Word, and return a portion of the blessings God has provided to further the work of spreading the Good News of Jesus. We gather on Wednesday and many other times to encourage, study, fellowship, celebrate, and work. (Acts 2; Acts 20; Hebrews 10)

We lift our voices in praise to God, singing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs and making music in our hearts to the Lord. This congregation chooses a cappella singing in our praise to the Lord. (Ephesians 5, Colossians 3)

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