Community and Foundation
The Church is a community of believers unified through faith in Jesus committed to all of the teachings and commands found in the Holy Bible. It is without error and completely relevant to our lives. Everything we need is found in scripture, which is our foundation.
Matthew 16:18-19, Acts 2:41-47, 1 Timothy 4:14-16
God: Three in One
God exists as one in three persons. We live, move, and exist in God the Father, Jesus, the Son, brings people into a right relationship with the Father, and Holy Spirit guides us into all truth, convicts us, leads us, comforts us, and empowers us to fulfill God’s purpose for our lives.
Genesis 1:26, Deuteronomy 6:4, Matthew 3:16-17, Luke 1:35
Eternity and Man
Man is created in the image of God and is meant to be in unity with God for all eternity. Because of sin, we can either choose to be eternally separated from God in Hell or we can choose to be unified for eternity with God in Heaven.
Genesis 1:26-31, John 3:16, Romans 6:23
Salvation and Life
Salvation is obtained only in accepting Jesus who purchased life through His sacrifice on the cross and His resurrection from the grave. We are transformed in His image as we live a life of separation from the desires/ways of the world as we abide in Christ’s teachings.
Acts 2:21, Acts 3:19, 1 John 1:9, Galatians 2:16, Ephesians 2:8-9
Gifts and Purpose
All believers receive, and operate in, gifts of the Spirit as manifested in the early church. They are given so that God would receive glory and honor as we carry out the commission of Jesus to be witnesses throughout our lives, establishing His Kingdom on earth as it is in Heaven.
1 Corinthians 6:14-15, 1 Corinthians 1:7
Symbols of Unity in Jesus
We believe in baptism by immersion of water as a public testimony of our faith in Jesus Christ representing new birth in Jesus. We participate in the regular taking of Communion with the elements of bread and juice, representing the sacrifice of Jesus’ flesh and blood on the cross.
Matthew 28:19, Matthew 26:26-28, Mark 1:4-5, Luke 22:19-20
Tithing is the way we honor God, our Provider, by giving 10% of our income to the storehouse so that believers will not go without, supporting the mission of the church. After we give our tithe, we give offerings as Holy Spirit leads us individually.
Malachi 3:8-12, Matthew 6:21, 2 Corinthians 9:7
Jesus Christ will physically and visibly return to earth, at a date undisclosed by the Scriptures, for the second time to establish His Kingdom.
Matthew 24:30-21, Acts 1:9-11, Revelation 1:7