Statement of Faith

Statement of Faith

What We Believe About

  • THE HOLY TRINITY

    We believe in the Holy Trinity; there is one God, who exists eternally in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

  • A SOVEREIGN GOD

    We believe God is sovereign in creation, revelation, redemption, and final judgment

  • THE BIBLE

    We believe the Bible is the written Word of God, inspired by the Holy Spirit and without error in the original manuscripts. The Bible is the revelation of God’s truth and is authoritative in all matters of faith and practice.

  • THE FALL OF MAN

    We believe since the fall (of Adam & Eve), the whole of humankind is sinful and guilty, so that everyone is subject to God’s wrath and condemnation.

  • JESUS CHRIST

    We believe the Lord Jesus Christ, God’s incarnate Son, is fully God. He was born of a virgin; His humanity is real and sinless; He died on the cross, was raised bodily from death, and is now reigning over heaven and earth.

  • REDEMPTION

    We believe sinful human beings are redeemed from the guilt, penalty, and power of sin only through the sacrificial death, once and for all time, of their representative and substitute, Jesus Christ, the only mediator between them and God.

  • SALVATION FROM SIN

    We believe those who trust in Christ are pardoned of all their sins and accepted in God’s sight only because of the righteousness of Christ credited to them. This justification is wholly God’s act of mercy and is not obtained by anyone’s own efforts.

  • WATER BAPTISM

    We believe water baptism by immersion is an essential act of obedience by those who put their faith in Jesus Christ.

  • EFFECTIVENESS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

    We believe the Holy Spirit alone makes the work of Christ effective to individual sinners, enabling them to turn to God from their sin and to trust in Jesus Christ.

  • CHANGE COMES THROUGH THE HOLY SPIRIT

    We believe the Holy Spirit lives in all those he has regenerated. He makes them increasingly like Christ in character and behavior.

  • THE HOLY SPIRIT EMPOWERS BELIEVERS

    We believe that in addition to effecting regeneration and sanctification, the Holy Spirit also empowers believers for Christian witness and service. While all genuine believers are indwelt by the Holy Spirit at conversion, the Bible teaches the importance of an ongoing, empowering work of the Holy Spirit often described as being filled with the Holy Spirit.

  • SPIRITUAL GIFTS

    We believe in the continuity of all the spiritual gifts. We find nothing in Scripture that suggests that these gifts have passed away or will pass away prior to Christ’s return. Rather, Scripture portrays these gifts as available to believers, imparted through the empowering work of the Holy Spirit and important to the mission of the Church.

  • THE UNIVERSAL CHURCH

    We believe the one, holy, universal Church is the Body of Christ to which all true believers belong.

  • THE RETURN OF CHRIST

    We believe the Lord Jesus Christ will return bodily to judge everyone, to execute God’s just condemnation on those who have not repented, and to receive the redeemed to eternal glory.

  • APOSTLES & NICENE CREEDS

    We believe the Apostles’ and Nicene creeds as historic declarations of the faith for the Church.

  • A LIFE LIVED FOR GOD

    We believe that all aspects of life are to be lived for the Glory of God.

  • Statement of Faith

    The Apostle’s Creed

    I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.

    I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended to the dead. (into hell) On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead.

    I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church*, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.

    Amen!

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    Nicene Creed

    We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen.

    We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one being with the Father; through him all things were made. For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven: by the power of the Holy Spirit he was born of the Virgin Mary, and became man. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered, died, and was buried. On the third day he rose again in fulfillment of the Scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end.

    We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son; who with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified; He has spoken through the prophets.

    We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come.

    Amen!