What we believe:
The Scripture to be the inerrant Word of God, suitable for all matters of faith and practice in the Church. (John 17:17, 2 Timothy 3:16-17)
Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of Christ. (Romans 10:17)
There is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all who is over all, through all and in all. (Ephesians 4:5)
In one God, expressed in three distinct persons: God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit. (Ephesians 4:6)
Jesus is the Christ, the only begotten Son of God, the Savior of mankind and Lord of the Church. (Matthew 16:16)
We are saved by grace, through faith, in Christ, at baptism, for good works which God has
prepared for us. (Ephesians 2:8-10)
Entrance into the body of Christ comes through adoption granted by God to the believer upon faithful obedience to God’s covenant of salvation. (Ephesians 1:5)
God’s covenant of salvation consists of belief in Jesus as Christ, repentance of sin, public confession of Jesus as Christ, baptism (by immersion) in the name of Christ for the forgiveness of sin. (Acts 2:38-40)
The priesthood of all saints as 'Salt & Light' in this world (Matthew 3:13-16) and their accountability to the Great Commission expressed in Matthew 28:18-20.
An evangelist must study to show himself approved, a workman who rightly handles the Word of Truth. (2 Timothy 2:15)
In the partnership and co-accountability of the evangelist and local eldership in matters of pastoral care, study of the Word, prayer, evangelism, teaching and preaching. (Acts 6:1-5, 1 Timothy 5:17-21)
A true shepherd knows his sheep by name, and compassionately cares for their needs. (John 10:14)
In the autonomy of the local congregation, with Heaven our only headquarter, and Christ our only Head. (Colossians 1:18)
The virgin birth of Christ, His physical atoning death at Calvary, and His physical
resurrection to eternal life. (Isaiah 7:14, Matthew 1:18-25, )
God has called men to leadership within the body of Christ, and has established them as head of their household, and pillars of righteousness in their local community. (1 Timothy 3, Titus 1)
The Church is accountable to fulfill the great commission of Christ through local evangelism as well as support and participation in world-wide missionary efforts. (Matthew 28:18-20)
The Church must follow the model of Christ by actively seeking the lost, not employing the idea of waiting for the “seekers” to come to them. Christians are ambassadors, not stationary guards at a post. (2 Corinthians 5:20)
Physical and financial resources entrusted to the local Church are Kingdom resources, belonging to God, to be used entirely to fulfill the great commission.
Believers in denominational groups who have not been obedient to God’s covenant for salvation are to be approached as candidates for the Gospel, not as brothers or sisters in Christ.
Membership in the local congregation to be for faithful Christians only; we do not embrace “open membership”.
The Lord’s Supper is to be observed each Lord’s Day, as modeled by the Apostles and the 1st Century Church in the New Testament, and should hold a prominent place in the assembly. (Acts 2:42, 20:7)
The assembly of believers should include edification of one another, Scripture reading and instruction, prayer, joyful presentation of tithes, gifts and offerings to God, prayerful observance of the Lord’s Supper, singing of psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. (Hebrews 10:25, Colosians 3:16)
Any instrument used in the music portion of the assembly is acceptable when used to express honor to God, and mutually edifying to the assembly; understanding the Bible deems the human voice as sacred.
The Church is the body of believers, not a building.