Core Beliefs

 

1. ABOUT GOD

We believe in one God – the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Genesis 1:1,26-27,3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; I Peter 1:2; II Corinthians 13:14

 

2. ABOUT JESUS CHRIST

We believe that the atonement, through Jesus Christ, is for the whole human race, and that anyone who receives Christ is forgiven, adopted into God's family, and has eternal life.
Matthew 1:22-23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5, 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14-15; I Corinthians 15:3-4; Romans 1:3-4; Acts 1:9-11

 

3. ABOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT

The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son of God. He is active in the world, convicting people of sin, bringing life to those who repent and believe, sanctifying and empowering believers for ministry, and guiding into all truth.
II Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16-17; Acts 1:8; I Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:18

 

4. ABOUT THE BIBLE

The Bible is God's Word to us. It is inspired by God. It provides all we need to know about how to be saved and to live out our lives.
II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:20-21; II Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119:105, 160, 12:6; Proverbs 30:5

 

5. ABOUT HUMAN BEINGS

People are made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. People are the supreme object of God's creation. Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by sin, which separates people from God and creates a desires to please self. We believe that Christians are to continue to grow in maturity after their conversion.
Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1-2

 

6. ABOUT ATONEMENT

We believe that Jesus Christ died on the Cross – and that by trusting in His death, we are restored to right relationship with God.
Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 14:6, 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1

 

7. ABOUT FREE WILL

We believe that God gives us free will and enables us to turn to Him for salvation, but He does not force us to do so. He wants all to be saved, but gives us the freedom to accept or reject Christ.
Ezekiel 18:25-26; John 1:12-13; 3:6b; Romans 5:6-8, 18; 6:15-16, 23; 10:6-8; 11:22; I Corinthians 2:9-14;
Galatians 5:6; Ephesians 2:8-10; Colossians 1:21-23; 2 Timothy 4:10a; Titus 2:11-14; Hebrews 2:1-3

 

8. ABOUT REPENTANCE

Each person must repent, turn away from his/her sins, and trust in Jesus as their Savior and the Leader of their lives.
II Chronicles 7:14; Psalms 51:1-17; Isaiah 55:6-7; Jeremiah 3:12-14; Ezekiel 18:30-32; Mark 1:14-15

 

9. ABOUT JUSTIFICATION, REGENERATION, AND ADOPTION

When we turn from sin and trust in Christ, the old record of sin is wiped clean, and we are born again and adopted as children of God.
Luke 18:14; John 1:12-13; 3:3-8; 5:24; Acts 13:39; Romans 1:17; 3:21-26, 28; 4:5-9, 17-25; 5:1, 16-19; 6:4; 7:6; 8:1,
15-17; I Corinthians 1:30; 6:11; II Corinthians 5:17-21; Galatians 2:16-21; 3:1-14, Ephesians 1:6-7; 2:1, 4-5; Philippians 3:3-9

 

10. ABOUT ENTIRE SANCTIFICATION

The mark of a Christian is that their life is becoming more like Jesus, in character and in action. We are both saved and sanctified by grace through faith. In salvation, we receive all of God, and in sanctification, God receives all of us, as we surrender to His leadership.
Matt 5:1-7:29; John 15:1-11; Romans 12:1-15:3; II Corinthians 7:1; Ephesians 4:17-5:20; Philippians 1:9-11; 3:12-15; Colossians  2:20-3:17;
I Thessalonians 3:13; 4:7-8; 5:23; II Timothy 2:19-22; Hebrews 10:19-25; 12:14; 13:20-21; I Peter 1:15-16; II Peter 1:1-11
 
11. ABOUT THE CHURCH
The church is the body of Christ at work in the world today. It is a community of believers confessing Jesus as Lord and committed to advancing His mission in the world.
Matthew 8:11; 10:7; 16:13-19, 24; 18:15-20; 28:19-20; John 17:14-26; 20:21-23; Acts 1:7-8; 2:32-47; 6:1-2; 13:1; 14:23;
Romans 2:28-29; 4:16; 10:9-15; 11:13-32; 12:1-8; 15:1-3; I Corinthians 3:5-9; 7:17; 11:1, 17-33; 12:3, 12-31; 14:26-40;
II Corinthians 5:11-6:1; Ephesians 4:1-17; 5:25-27; Philippians 2:1-16; I Thessalonians 4:1-12; I Timothy 4:13

 

12. ABOUT BAPTISM

Baptism is the outward sign of an inner work of grace. It identifies us as followers of Jesus and gives testimony that we have made a decision to follow Jesus as the Leader of our lives.
Matthew 3:1-7; 28:16-20; Acts 2:37-41; 8:35-39; 10:44-48; 16:29-34; 19:1-6; Romans 6:3-4; Galatians 3:26-28;
Colossians 2:12; I Peter 3:18-22

 

13. ABOUT THE LORD'S SUPPER (COMMUNION)

Communion is a symbol of what Jesus has done for us on the cross. In it, we remember what Christ has done, who we are in Christ, and where we stand in relationship with God.
Exodus 12:1-14; Matthew 6:26-29; Mark 14:22-25; Luke 22:17-20; John 6:28-58; I Corinthians 10:14-21; 11:23-32

 

14. ABOUT DIVINE HEALING

We believe in the biblical teachings regarding diving healing. We encourage people to offer prayers of faith for healing, and also believe that God works to heal through those serving in the medical sciences.
II Kings 5:1-19; Psalms 103:1-5; Matthew 4:23-24; 9:18-35; John 4:46-54; Acts 5:12-16; 9:32-42; 14:8-15;
I Corinthians 12:4-11; II Corinthians 12:7-10; James 5:13-16

 

15. ABOUT ETERNITY AND THE RETURN OF CHRIST

People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is hell. To be eternally with Him is eternal life. Heaven and hell are real places of eternal existence. Jesus Christ will return, the dead will be raised, and the final judgment will take place.
Matthew 25:31-46; John 14:1-3; Acts 1:9-11; Philippians 3:20-21; I Thessalonians 4:13-18; Titus 2:11-14;
Hebrews 9:26-28; II Peter 3:3-15; Revelation 1:7-8; 22:7-20