What We Believe

The Bible is God's complete and final revelation to humanity. We believe that every word in the Bible is inspired by God, without error, and is totally sufficient for matters of salvation and sanctification (1 Timothy 3:14-16, Ephesians 2:8-9).

We believe in one true God who is holy, all-knowing, all-powerful, and sovereign over all creation. God exists in three persons: the Father, the Son (Jesus Christ), and the Holy Spirit.

We believe that Jesus Christ is fully God and fully human, and that He is coequal and coeternal with God the Father. Jesus Christ accomplished our salvation from sin and reconciliation to God through His sacrificial death on the cross. His resurrection from the dead was a literal and physical event, and He now mediates for us as our Advocate and High Priest.

We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells every believer, sanctifies us, instructs us, and gifts us for service. The Holy Spirit seals us for the day of redemption and produces the fruit of the Spirit in us (Galatians 5:22-23). While we do not believe in the continuation of the miraculous spiritual gifts and tongues, we believe that the Holy Spirit continues to work in believers' lives in other ways.

We believe that God created humanity in His own image and likeness, but that sin has impacted the totality of our being, rendering us unable to remedy our lost condition. Salvation is a gift of God's grace, which we receive by faith alone, not by works. Once we receive salvation, it is permanent and cannot be lost or taken away.

We believe that baptism by total immersion is the primary New Testament expression of a believer's faith in Jesus, and that it symbolizes our spiritual union with Christ in His death and resurrection. Baptism is not necessary for salvation, but is an expression of obedience to Christ.

We believe that the Lord's Supper (communion) is a memorial and a proclamation of Christ's death. Through the bread and the cup, we remember the sacrifice that Jesus made for us and proclaim His death until He returns.

We believe that Satan is a created angel and the author of sin, who seeks to deceive and destroy humanity.

For a more detailed explanation of our beliefs, please refer to our complete doctrinal statement, which can be downloaded as a PDF below.

Complete Doctrinal Statement