We believe in one God—Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe in one God who exists as a Trinity. He is infinite, invisible, omnipotent, omniscient, unchanging, sovereign, and holy. He is eternal, without beginning or end. He is the source and sustainer of all that exists.
We believe in God the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible.
We believe in Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, Light from Light, God from God. He became incarnate by the Holy Spirit in the womb of the virgin Mary, fully God and fully man. He lived a sinless life. He was crucified as an atonement for sin and He bodily rose again on the third day. He ascended to the right hand of the Father where He reigns and intercedes for us. He will bodily and visibly come again in glory to judge the living and the dead.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, who is to be worshiped and glorified with the Father and the Son. He regenerates the sinner’s heart, indwells every Christian, convicts of sin, helps us in our weakness, and empowers us to live a fruitful Christian life.
We believe in the Gospel—the good news of salvation.
We believe that mankind was originally created good but fell into a state of sin through disobedience. We inherit a sinful nature from Adam and we commit individual sins. This sin separates us from God and makes it impossible for us to earn salvation by works.
We believe that in His life, death, resurrection, and ascension, Jesus Christ accomplished salvation for sinners. In His life, He kept God’s law on our behalf. In His death, He suffered as our substitute and satisfied the divine wrath we deserved. He took our guilt upon Himself and credited His righteousness to our account. In His resurrection, we receive newness of life now and eternal life to come. In His ascension, He poured out the Holy Spirit on His church. This entire salvation is the free and gracious work of God alone.
We believe that one receives Jesus Christ’s merits by repenting of sin, believing in the good news of His death and resurrection, and confessing Him as Lord and Savior. As a sign of this salvation, every professing believer is to be baptized by immersion. We believe that the entire salvation experience consists of regeneration, justification, sanctification, and future glorification.
We believe that every Christian is called to proclaim this good news to the nations.
We believe in the Bible—God’s holy Word.
We believe that the Bible is the inspired, inerrant, authoritative Word of God. We believe that the Holy Spirit inspired the original writings of Scripture and that the original writings are without error.
We believe that although God in His fullness is beyond comprehension, He reveals in the Scriptures everything we need to know about Him, everything we need to know in order to be saved, and everything we need to know to live a godly life. We believe that the Bible is the final authority for all matters of faith, truth, morality, and Christian living.
We believe the Bible teaches that God has made every person in His image and that life is sacred from conception. We believe the Bible teaches that male and female are distinct, complementary genders and a good part of God's original creation design. We believe the Bible teaches that marriage is a lifelong covenant between one man and one woman and that all sexual intimacy is designed for these parameters only.
We believe in the Church—God’s worldwide people assembled into local bodies.
We believe in one universal people of God, consisting of all the redeemed through the Old and New Testament ages from every tribe, tongue and nation who believe in Jesus Christ.
We believe that since the Day of Pentecost this worldwide body consists of local, autonomous congregations of baptized believers. This local assembly is bound by the faith and fellowship of the gospel and observes the two ordinances of baptism and the Lord’s Supper as given by Christ. We believe that the church is governed by Christ’s laws, exercises the gifts He gives through the Holy Spirit, serves one another in love, and seeks to extend the gospel to the ends of the earth. We believe that the local church meets on the Lord’s Day, the first day of the week, in observance of Christ’s resurrection.
We believe that each congregation is to be led by elders (pastors) and deacons. Although men and women are both gifted for service in the church, Scripture limits the office of pastor to men. The local church is responsible for discipleship, discipline, and administering the ordinances of Christ.