We believe that God exists in three distinct yet co-equal Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. God is Creator and Sustainer of all things and is perfectly holy, infinitely wise, and supremely powerful.
(Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 3:17; Colossians 2:9)
God demonstrated the extent of His love for humanity when He sent Jesus to earth in human form to die for our sins so that the relationship between God and man that had been destroyed by sin could be restored.
(John 1:14; Philippians 2:5-8; John 3:16-18)
Jesus lived a sinless life though tempted in every way. He chose to die a cruel death, becoming the perfect and only suitable sacrifice for the sins of humanity. He died and was buried and rose again on the third day as He promised. He will return one day for His Church. Jesus is the only way to a relationship with the Father and is the only means to Heaven.
(John 1:14; Romans 5:6-11; Acts 1:7-11)
The Holy Spirit came on the Day of Pentecost as promised by Jesus, The Spirit is received at conversion when a person accepts God’s gift of grace and submits to Christian baptism. The Spirit enables Christians to live a Christ-like life and is given as s deposit toward eternal life.
(John 16:7-9; Acts 2:1-4; Ephesians 1:13-14)
The Bible is God’s revealed word to us. Inspired by the Spirit and written by man, it is without error, contradiction, or confusion. The Bible is the ultimate authority on matters of faith and conduct.
(2 Timothy 3:16; Matthew 24:35; Psalm 19:7-11)
Mankind was created in the image of God but chose disobedience and therefore is separated from God because of sin. There is nothing humanity can do to restore our relationship with God. As a result, we are in need of a Savior. God’s grace is available to all by faith in Jesus. Those who accept Jesus as Lord in this life will be saved; those who reject God’s grace will be eternally separated from him with no chance of redemption.
(Genesis 1:26-27, 3; Romans 3:21-24, 5; John 3:16-18)
The Church is the natural result of people following the teachings of Jesus. Started shortly after Jesus’ return to the Father after His resurrection, the church exists to point people to Jesus. The Church must always seek to be relevant to its culture, never compromising the message but always seeking to be a conscience in its community.
(Acts 2:42-47; Ephesians 2:19-22)