Statement of faith

The Scriptures: We believe the Bible to be the inspired Word of God, holy and without error in the original writings. And that both the Old and New Testament's Scriptures are the complete and sufficient revelation of His will for man's salvation and conduct; the supreme and final authority for faith and life.
The Bible is the infallible Word of God, inspired by the Holy Spirit, and contains every answer to man's problems. · 2 Timothy 3:16, 17; 2 Peter 1:20,21

The Godhead: We believe in one God, Creator of all things, indefinitely perfect and eternally existing in three persons -- Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
There is one God, existing eternally in three persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. · John 10:30; John 14:26; Philippians 2:5-7

The Lord Jesus Christ: We believe Jesus Christ is God, the Living Word, who became flesh through His miraculous conception by the Holy Spirit and His virgin birth. He led a sinless life, took upon Himself all of our sins on the cross, died and rose again, and is seated at the right hand of the Father as our mediator and advocate.
God is Love and He loves all people. It is His desire to reach out to those who are poor, oppressed, widowed or orphaned, and to heal the brokenhearted. · Psalm 68:5,6; 1 John 4:16

The Holy Spirit: We believe that the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to reveal and glorify Christ and to apply the saving work of Jesus Christ to mankind. That the Holy Spirit indwells in each born again believer to regenerate, convict, teach, seal, equip, and to empower us to live an obedient life, according to the will of our Heavenly Father. The Baptism of the Holy Spirit is a gift from God. He helps empower the believer to develop the character of Christ and live every day in God's will. · Matthew 3:11; Acts 2:4

Spiritual Gifts: God gives all believers spiritual gifts. They are for the strengthening of God's people (the Church) and proof of God's existence and power to unbelievers. The gifts of the Spirit are active and relevant today. · 1 Corinthians 12:4-11; 1 Peter 4:10

Sanctification: Sanctification is the ongoing process of allowing God's character to be developed in us. · Romans 6:19; Galatians 5:22-25

Healing: Divine healing is active in the lives of people today through Jesus, who is the Healer. Healing includes physical, mental, emotional and spiritual restoration. · Romans 6:19; Galatians 5:22-25

Man: We believe that man was created in the image of God but fell into sin and is, therefore, lost, and only through regeneration of the Holy Spirit can salvation and spiritual life be obtained.
Man is created in the image of God but separated from God by sin. Without Jesus we cannot have a relationship with God. · Genesis 1:26; 1 Timothy 2:5

Salvation: We believe that salvation is by grace, a free gift of God apart from works; through the shed blood of Jesus Christ. His sacrifice on the cross and His resurrection provide the only ground for justification and salvation for all who believe. Those who believe receive Jesus and are born of the Holy Spirit, thus becoming children of God with eternal life.
We can have a personal relationship with God through salvation, God's free gift to man. It is not a result of what we do, but it is only available through God's unearned favor. By admitting we have sinned and believing in the death, burial and resurrection of Christ, and accepting Him as Lord, we can spend eternity with God. · Ephesians 2:8,9; Romans 5:1; Romans 3:24

Water Baptism: We believe in water baptism, as taught and demonstrated by Jesus, as the way for believers to identify with the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus. · Matthew 28:19; Romans 6:4; Matthew 3:13-17

The Church: We believe in the spiritual unity of all believers in Christ and that the Church, the Body of Christ, is God's institution, of which He is the Head.

Christ's Return: We believe in the personal and imminent coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and that this "Blessed Hope" has a vital bearing on the personal life and service of the believer.
Jesus will return and take all those who have accepted Him as Savior to heaven for eternity. · Acts 1:11; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17; Hebrews 9:28