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Our Beliefs

ON GOD

We believe in one God, creator and sustainer of all things, infinitely perfect, holy, and eternally co-existing in three persons – Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit – who are omniscient, omnipotent, and omnipresent.

SCRIPTURE

We believe the Scripture, both Old and New Testaments, are the Word of God. We believe that the original manuscripts are the inspired, inerrant, and trustworthy Word of God, the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of human beings, and the final authority for all matters about which it speaks. We believe that God still does everything today that He did in Scripture

ON JESUS CHRIST

We believe Jesus Christ is God, and that He is God’s only begotten Son, conceived by the seed of the Holy Spirit, born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, performed miracles and infallibly taught, lived and is the Word of God from the beginning. He pre-existed with God in the form of God. He freely gave up His position, humbled Himself, and became incarnated as a man. We believe Jesus Christ is the only mediator between God and mankind.

ATONEMENT

We believe the substitutionary death of Jesus Christ for the atonement of our sins and His bodily resurrection provide the only ground for justification, forgiveness, and salvation for all who believe that He is the Son of God. 

ON SALVATION

We believe that accepting and confessing Jesus Christ as the only begotten Son of God and asking Him to forgive our sins, results in a re-conception and regeneration of our lives, as the seed of God’s light enters our spirit (Galatians 3:19; 1 John 3:9). This results in a new birth as we become a new creation in Him. This new birth or being “born again” does not make our decisions and actions immediately perfect; it is the beginning of a new way of life that allows God, in His faithfulness, to conform us to His nature (Romans 5:10; Philippians 1:6)

ON RESURRECTION

We believe Jesus Christ resurrected from the dead and ascended into Heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father, forever making intercession for His people. Just as He resurrected from the dead, His resurrection is the first-fruits promise of the resurrection into eternity for all who believe in Him.  

We believe that when Jesus ascended to the right hand of the Father He gave five ministry gifts to mankind: the Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Pastor, and Teacher. These ministry gifts are to mature and unify His people, help His people grow in intimacy with the Father, and advance His Kingdom.

ON HOLY SPIRIT

We believe the Holy Spirit is God. He came forth from the Father and the Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment. The Holy Spirit is the agent of regeneration and sanctification for believers in Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit makes the presence of Jesus Christ real in believers. He teaches, comforts, guides, convicts, and enable believers to live in ways that honor God. He empowers believers for ministry. He indwells everyone who believes in Jesus Christ. We believe in the present and interactive ministry of the Holy Spirit and in all the biblical gifts that He continues to give today.

ON WATER BAPTISM

We believe that water baptism should be by immersion and consummated immediately after committing to the Lordship of Jesus and His atoning sacrifice for our sin. This ordinance is a personal and public statement of our faith in the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ on our behalf. It is also a commitment to follow His example and lay down our lives for the sake of His Kingdom.

ON BAPTISM IN HOLY SPIRIT

We believe in the Baptism in the Holy Spirit as being an additional impartation with empowers, strengthens, comforts, and is usually accompanied by the manifestations of the gifts of the Holy Spirit in the believer’s life. These gifts are available to all who believe. Baptism in the Holy Spirit endues and transforms the believer to increasingly take on more of the nature of Christ. We accept, acknowledge, encourage, and seek all of the biblical gifts and ministries of the Holy Spirit. They are present, active, and vital in aiding the Church and the advancing of the glorious Kingdom of God.