Our Beliefs & Vision
We believe the Bible to be given by inspiration of the Holy Spirit, infallible, and God’s revealed word to man.
We believe that Scripture teaches that there is only one true and living God who has chosen to reveal Himself as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 43:10 & 11; Matthew 28:19; Luke 3:22).
We believe that man is a sinful being in need of redemption (Genesis 1:26-31, 3:1-7; Psalm 51:5; Ecclesiastes 7:29; John 6:44; Romans 5:12-21; 1 Cor. 2:14).
We believe in the virgin birth of Jesus Christ, that He is the Son of God and the son of man, that He came to save man from condemnation of sin by offering His blood as an atonement and making it available to all who exercise faith in Him (Matthew 1:23; Luke 1:31, 35; John 3:16; 1 Cor. 15:3; 2 Cor. 5:21).
We believe that because of man’s total inability to save himself, salvation is by God’s grace alone, through faith in Jesus Christ. Salvation is received through sincere, godly repentance, and whole-hearted acceptance of Jesus Christ as personal Savior. Through being born again, we become new creatures in Jesus Christ. Old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. (John 3:3; 2 Cor. 5:17; Gal. 2:20:
1 Pet. 2:24)
We believe that having been cleansed by the blood of Christ and quickened by the Spirit, it is God’s Will that we should be sanctified daily and be made partakers of His holiness, walking not after the flesh, but after the Spirit, forsaking the very appearance of evil. (Rom. 8:1& 5; Rom. 12:1-2; 2 Cor. 7: 1; I Pet. 1: 15; 1 Thess. 5 :22)
We believe that water baptism by immersion in the name of the Father, Son, and the Holy Ghost, and in Jesus’ name, is commanded by God. It is subsequent to conversion and not a saving ordinance, but an outward sign of an inward work. (Matt. 28:19; Rom. 6:4; Acts 2-.38)
We believe in the commemoration of the Lord’s supper as a type of the broken body and shed blood of our Lord Jesus Christ. It is an ordinance showing forth the death, burial, and resurrection of our Lord. (I Cor. 11:23-33; Luke 22:14-20)
We believe the Baptism in the Holy Spirit is a definite experience, not identical with conversion. The Baptism in the Holy Spirit is given to endue the believer with power from on high; to give and to equip him for a practical, efficient, spirit-filled, soul-winning ministry and service. Inasmuch as this is the dispensation of the Holy Spirit, every believer has a right to expect His incoming to be after the same manner as recorded by the Word of God in Bible days. (John 14:16; Acts 1:8; 2:4,38-39; 19:6 )
We believe that for the edification of the saints and the building up of the church of Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit has the following gifts to bestow upon the individual believer: the word of wisdom, the word of knowledge, faith, gifts of healing, working of miracles, prophecy, discerning of spirits, diverse kinds of tongues, and the interpretation of tongues, dividing to every man severally as He will. These gifts should be coveted earnestly by all spiritual believers and exercised in the spirit of love. We believe that the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long- suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance, against such there is no law. These should be cultivated in the life of every believer.(1 Cor. 12:7-11, 31; Gal. 5:22-23; John 15:4,8)
We believe that divine healing was provided by the atonement of Christ Jesus’ death. It is the power of God to heal the sick and afflicted in answer to believing prayer. We believe that God is willing to heal the sick today and does so. (lsa. 53:4-5; Matt. 8:16-17; James 5:14-16; Acts 3:16)
We believe that marriage was instituted by God, sanctioned by the Lord Jesus Christ, and commended by St. Paul. We believe that a Christian man or woman should not marry an unsaved person. Having been united by God in holy matrimony, both are bound by Scripture and must follow it carefully. Each situation is weighed by Scripture. (Mal. 2:10-16; 1 Cor. 6:15; Matt. 19:5-9; Luke 16:18; Heb. 13:4)
We believe that government is ordained of God, and all Christians should be subject to the laws of the land, except those contrary to the revealed will of God. We pledge allegiance and moral and spiritual support to the United States of America. In times of war, the individual’s participation in actual combat and taking of life shall be governed by his own conscience. (Rom. 13:1-7; Acts 5:29; Matt. 5:39-48; Heb. 12:14)
We believe that every born-again child of God should identify with the visible church of Jesus Christ, should labor diligently, and should contribute his temporal means toward the spreading of the Gospel here on earth, We believe that tithes (ten percent of one’s income) and offerings should be given into the storehouse of the Lord, which is the local church. (Neh. 13:10-14 Heb. 10:24-25; Acts 2:47 Acts 16:5; Rom. 12:5; Mal. 3:8-12 1; Matt. 23:23)
We believe in the five-fold ministry gifts: apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers. God speaks to His body through these ‘gifts” to the church. God did not ordain or establish committees, but individuals, filling one of these five-fold ministry gifts (Ephesians 4:11)
We believe that as the redeemed children of God we should put forth our utmost efforts to spread the Gospel to every ‘kindred, tribe, and tongue.” (II Tim. 4:1-2; Eph. 5:14-16; Prov. 11:30; Ezek. 3:17-18; John 4:35-37)
We believe that the great commission of our Lord Jesus Christ to the entire world is literal, imperative, and binding today. It is the supreme privilege and duty of the church to stress the cause of worldwide missions. (Matt. 9:38; Mark 16:15; Rom. 10:13-15; James 5:20; Ps. 2:8)
We believe in the personal, imminent return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (Acts 1:11; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18).
We believe in the final judgment of the wicked at the Great White Throne, when the dead, both small and great, shall be resurrected to stand before God to receive the reward of their deeds done in the flesh. (Matt. 13:41-43; Rev. 20:11-15)
We believe hell is a literal place of outer darkness, bitter sorrow, remorse, and woe, prepared by God for the devil and his angels, and that there, into a lake that burns with fire and brimstone, shall be cast the unbelieving, the abominable, the murderers, sorcerers, idolaters, liars, and those who have rejected the love of Jesus Christ, whose names are not written in the Lamb’s Book of Life.
(Rev. 14:10; 20:10, 14 & 15; 21:7-8; Matt. 25:41; Mark 9:43-44)
We believe that heaven is the habitation of the Living God, where Christ has gone to prepare a place for all His children, and where they shall dwell eternally in happiness and security with Him. (1 Cor. 2:9; John 14:2; Rev. 7:15-17; 21:4; 22:5)
To be a community of loving disciples where the accepted, the rejected, the rich, the poor, the young and the old can come, just as they are and be introduced to the saving and delivering power of the Lord Jesus Christ. We are dedicated to being a people that are strong in faith, rich in character, global in vision and are committed to not only knowing the Lord personally, but to making Him known throughout the earth.
…be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you.
– I Peter 3:15