- In one God who is the creator of all. He is sovereign in all ways through all times. He is alive and active today. In His names are insights into His character and the relationship He seeks with us… Names like… Redeemer… Provider… Healer… Peace… Protector… Everlasting… Most High Lord of All. God exists in three persons; father, son and Holy Spirit. (Isaiah 40:28;Ephesians 4:6)
- Jesus Christ is the son of God and the only source of salvation. The deepest needs of our hearts can only be satisfied by Him. He is the ultimate model for how we should live. He died a substitutional death to take away the sins of the world. He was buried and he arose from the grave by the power of God. He then commissioned all His followers to communicate the meaning of His life, death and resurrection to the world. (Colossians 1:15-20; Romans 5:6-11)
- The Holy Spirit came into the world to convict people of sin. He empowers Christians with gifts for ministry, spiritual growth, prayer, service and worship; all for the purpose of honoring Jesus and blessing His church. (John 14:15-19; 1 Corinthians 6:17-20; Acts 2:38; Romans 8:9)
- The Word has been since the beginning. Scripture is inspired by God. It perfectly reveals God’s nature and wisdom for all people of all times past, present and future. The Bible is the book that reflects the Living Word of God, presenting Jesus as the Lord of all. (John 1:1; John 1:14; Hebrews 4:12; 2 Timothy 3:16)
- We are saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. God’s adds all who are being saved to His church. We believe God wants immersion baptism to be the expression of faith for those who confess Jesus. Doing so they reenact the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus and by God’s power Christ’s the saving blood cleanses their life and make them into a new person, part of God’s family. (Ephesians 2:18; Titus 3:3-8; Romans 6:3-5; Colossians 2:12)
- The church is present incarnation of Jesus upon earth. The church is the body of Christ and He is its head. The purpose of the church is to continue the mission of Jesus through worship, ministry and the proclamation of God’s salvation. (1 Corinthians 12:27; Ephesians 4:12; Acts 2:42-47; Ephesians 1:22,23)
- The Lord’s Supper should be celebrated each Sunday, as it was with the early Christians of the Bible, so the church lives in regular remembrance that the cross of Christ is at the center of all we are and all we should be. (Acts 20:7; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26)
- Worship is the lifestyle of the Christian and when Christians assemble to worship together it is a sacred time of praise, celebration, remembrance and encouragement. (Romans 12:1, 2; John 4:23,24; 1 Corinthians 14:25,26; Hebrews 12:26, 27)
- We are a loving family of believers who accepts, teaches, encourages, forgives, honors and loves one another to the glory of God. The family of believers is a safe place where authenticity is cherished, grace is practiced in all ways and Jesus is honored. (Ephesians 4:22-32; 1 John 3:10-16)
- The cross of Christ as the central message and motivation of Christianity.
- The Holy Scriptures as the foundation for Godly living and all teachings of the church.
- The church as a loving, accepting family that provides safety, support and hope through all the times of life.
- Excellence in Bible study and teaching to live God’s will for our lives.
- The power of prayer to change lives.
- The importance of children and teens growing up in the Lord.
- The importance of Christ-centered in families.
- The wonder of heart-felt Biblical praise and worship with others.
- The satisfaction of giving ourselves away to serve others and the Lord.
- The importance of blessing, helping and serving our local community.
- The intentional pursuit of those outside of Christ.
- Affirming, accepting, loving and elevating the lives of one another.
- The power of Almighty God to change lives.
- The beauty of an authentic life lived for Jesus.
- In essentials, we have unity: “There is one Body and one spirit…there is one Lord, one faith, one faith, one baptism, and one God and Father of us all…(Ephesians 4).”
- In non-essentials, we have liberty: “Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on disputable matters…stop passing judgment on one another…each of us will give account of himself to God…so whatever you believe about these things [non-essentials] keep between yourself and God (Romans 14).”
- In all things, we show love: “…If I have faith to move mountains but have no love, I amount to nothing at all (1 Corinthians 13).”