What We Believe

The Bible is the inspired word of God
We believe that the Bible, both Old and New Testament, is God’s Word. It is accurate, authoritative and applicable to our everyday lives.
(2 Timothy 3:15 – 17; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Peter 1:21).

 

There is One God
We believe in one eternal God who is the Creator of all things. He exists as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. He is totally loving and completely holy.
(Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 43:10, 11; Mark 12:29).

 

Jesus Christ is the Son of God
We believe that our Lord Jesus Christ was begotten, not created, truly God, truly Man. He was born of the Virgin Mary, lived a sinless life, died a vicarious and atoning death for the sins of the world, resurrected bodily for our justification, and now reigns in glory until all things be put under His feet.
(1 Timothy 3:16)

 

We are saved by grace through faith
We believe salvation comes through our faith that Jesus is the son of God that he died on a cross for our sins and he rose again so that we can live. His grace alone saves us not our works or the works of any other men.

 

We are to be Baptized
We believe that all of God’s people are to be buried with our Lord Jesus Christ in the waters of baptism, subsequent to conversion. (Matthew 28:19, Acts 2:38, Romans 6:4)

 

The Holy Spirit still operates today
We believe that the Holy Spirit dwells in all believers, conforming them to the image of Jesus Christ.
(1 Corinthians 12:13, Romans 8:16 – 17)

 

The Baptism of the Holy Spirit is an Endowment of Power
We believe that the baptism of the Holy Spirit is an endowment of power, subsequent to conversion, given by God to anoint the believer for sanctification and evangelism. It is our understanding that the supernatural charisma of the Holy Spirit is active within the Body of Christ until the coming of the Lord. Furthermore, we believe the development of the gifts of the Spirit ought to be encouraged under the guidance of local church authorities.
(Acts 8:14-17, Acts 19:1-2, 1 Corinthians 12:4-7)

 

The saints should be equipped for the Work of the Ministry
We believe that the calling of Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Pastor and Teacher are functional within the Body of Christ until the Lord’s return. Furthermore, these ministries are gifts to the Church for the purpose of equipping the saints for the work of the ministry, that the Body of Christ will be edified. (Ephesians 4:11-16) We believe that the ministry gifts listed in Ephesians 4 are still in operation today. (Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Pastor and Teacher)

 

The Body of Christ is the Church
We believe in the spiritual unity of all who are born of Jesus. We confess even those with whom we disagree, those who do not confess us, and others who we exclude because of our willful ignorance.
(1 Corinthians 12:12-14)

 

The local church is important to the Body of Christ
We believe the identity of the Body of Christ on the earth is primarily perceived through the local church. While encouraging the voluntary association of local churches, and recognizing the need of consensus on matters of fundamental doctrine and conduct, we strongly confess the local church to be sovereign and autonomous.
(Revelation 2-3)

 

Looking forward to the Second Coming of Jesus Christ
We believe in the literal second coming of our Lord, the literal rule of Christ upon the earth, the resurrection of the regenerate to eternal life and the unregenerate to eternal damnation, and the ultimate victory of the eternal Kingdom of God.
(Acts 1:9-11, Daniel 12:2, Revelation 22:1 -7)