WHAT WE BELIEVE

God

We believe in the one everlasting, eternal God:  infinite in power, holy in nature, attributes and purpose; and possessing absolute, indivisible deity.  This one true God has revealed Himself as Father, through His Son in redemption, and as the Holy Spirit dwelling in us.

The Bible

We believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God, a divine revelation from God to man.  We accept that “all scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness” (2 Timothy 3:16).  We believe that the holy Word of God is the final authority in all matters of faith and conduct. Reading the Bible is an important part of the Christian’s relationship with Christ, as it is one of the primary means by which God speaks to us.

Jesus Christ

We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, born of a virgin; that He lived a sinless life, was crucified on Calvary for our sins, and bodily rose from the grave; and that He has been exalted to the throne of God where He is the only mediator between God and man (1 Timothy 2:5).  We believe that through His death and life we have personal salvation and power for victorious living.

Salvation

We believe that all men have sinned and stand in need of redemption (Romans 3:23), which is obtained through the new birth by faith in the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ.  Those repenting of sin and being born again become Children of God.

Baptism

We believe that following faith in Jesus Christ, new believers are commanded by the Word of God to be baptized in water as public evidence of that faith.  Water baptism is an act of obedience symbolizing the believer’s faith in a crucified, buried, and risen Savior, the believer’s death to their own sin, the burial of that old life, and the resurrection to a new life in Christ Jesus. Baptism is an essential part of our Christian experience.  It is another step in our journey from a life of sin to a life with Christ.

The Holy Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit is active in the world today and that the baptism of the Holy Spirit, with His accompanying gifts is the privilege of all believers.  “For the promise is for you and for your children and for all who are far off, everyone whom the Lord our God calls to himself” (Acts 2:39).

Church

We believe the church has been called out of the world to be a group of people who follow Jesus Christ.  These Christ-followers, through the power of the Holy Spirit, will affect genuine spiritual change in their communities.  As the body of Christ on earth, the church offers hope to humanity.  The church is one group of people made up of many members, diverse in their gifts and callings of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 12:12).

Fasting

The goal of fasting is to draw nearer to God. Biblical fasting always has to do with eliminating distractions for a spiritual purpose; it hits the reset button of our soul and renews us from the inside out! It also enables us to celebrate the goodness and mercy of God, and prepares our hearts for all of the good things God desires to bring into our lives. Remember, your personal fast should present a level of challenge, but it is very important to know your own body, know your options and most importantly, seek God in prayer and follow what the Holy Spirit leads you to do.

Prayer

Prayer is the act of speaking with God. It is a conversation that requires two voices. An important mark of the Christian’s life, prayer is not only a way for us to bring our cares to God, but also one of the primary ways in which God speaks to us, His children.