Our Beliefs:

The Life of a Christian Believer

About God


God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He is the Father of Jesus Christ. He is our Father and provides all the needs of our bodies and souls. He is present everywhere.



About Jesus Christ


Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of God. He gave His life as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of the world. He arose from the dead and is alive forevermore. He is Kings of Kings and will be finally victorious over all evil. He is the only way to God.



About the Holy Spirit


The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son – three persons in the Trinity. He is the “Comforter” who dwells in the hearts of people, convincing them of the truth of Christ’s teachings, and helping them live holy lives. The Holy Spirit’s presence is the guarantee of our relationship with God and the source of Christian unity.



About Human Beings


People are by nature sinful and cannot make themselves good. We can only be made righteous by accepting God’s forgiveness for sin through Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross. We will be given a new life because of our relationship to Jesus Christ. We are designed for everlasting life.



About Accepting the Message (Good News; Gospel)


We believe that God commands everyone everywhere to believe the gospel by turning to Him in repentance and receiving the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe that God will raise the dead bodily and judge the world, assigning the unbeliever to condemnation and eternal conscious punishment and the believer to eternal blessedness and joy with the Lord in the new heaven and the new earth, to the praise of His glorious grace.



About Christian Living


We believe that God’s justifying grace must not be separated from His sanctifying power and purpose. God commands us to love Him supremely and others sacrificially, and to live out our faith with care for one another, compassion toward the poor and justice for the oppressed. With the gospel, the Spirit’s power, and fervent prayer in Christ’s name, we are to combat the spiritual forces of evil. In obedience to Christ’s commission, we are to make disciples among all people, always bearing witness to the gospel in word and deed. We believe that all Christians are called to a life of godly character, devoted to the Lord Jesus Christ and service to Him. 


We believe that the gospel is not only the entry point into the Christian life, but is also the dynamic by which we relate to God. Growing in godliness happens by continually reflecting on the gospel, or “good news” of Jesus’ death and resurrection on our behalf. As we reflect on this, and God’s Word, we become aware of just how big the separation is between our sinfulness and God’s standard. This often happens simultaneously with growth in holiness. As we become more and more aware of just how big the separation is, the gospel becomes more and more important, the cross becomes more and more central, and, as a result, we are driven to worship, rather than pride or despair.



About the Bible


The Bible is the inspired Word of God. It is our only guide to show us what we should believe and how we should live. It is for everyone to read so that all may hear God speak to their hearts and minds.



About the Church – The One Family of God


The fellowship of all Christians – There is but one universal church made up of people of every race who believe in Jesus Christ, regardless of denominational affiliation. Jesus Christ is the Head of the Church and the members are his Body. As the body of Christ, our task is to carry out the work He began – to make Jesus Christ known to the whole world.



About Membership in the Church – Spiritual Birth


We believe that membership in the universal church comes through a personal relationship to Jesus Christ. A person is born into the church through a spiritual rebirth or awakening. Only God can place the member in the church.



About the Ordinances


We have three ordinances instituted by Christ in the new covenant: baptism, communion, and footwashing.  Those who become Christians will be encouraged to follow the Lord in baptism.  Communion is observed monthly.  Footwashing is an annual, special service on Thursday before Easter.



About the return of Jesus


We believe in the personal, glorious, and bodily return of our Lord Jesus Christ with His holy angels, when He will exercise His role as final Judge, and His kingdom will be consummated. We believe in the bodily resurrection of both the just and the unjust - the unjust to judgment and eternal conscious punishment in Hell, as our Lord Himself taught, and the just to eternal blessedness in the presence of Him who sits on the throne and of the Lamb, in the new heaven and the new earth, the home of righteousness. On that day, the church will be presented faultless before God by the obedience, suffering and triumph of Christ; all sin purged and its wretched effects forever banished. God will be all in all, His people will be enthralled by His holiness, and everything will be to the praise of His glorious grace.


We believe in the personal, glorious, and bodily return of our Lord Jesus Christ with His holy angels, when He will exercise His role as final Judge, and His kingdom will be consummated. We believe in the bodily resurrection of both the just and the unjust—the unjust to judgment and eternal conscious punishment in Hell, as our Lord Himself taught, and the just to eternal blessedness in the presence of Him who sits on the throne and of the Lamb, in the new heaven and the new earth, the home of righteousness. On that day the church will be presented faultless before God by the obedience, suffering and triumph of Christ; all sin purged and its wretched effects forever banished. God will be all in all, His people will be enthralled by His holiness, and everything will be to the praise of His glorious grace. (Matt. 24:29-31, 36-51, 25:31-46; Lk. 12:35-48,16:19-31; 2 Pet. 3:1-13; Rev. 20:11-15, 21:1-8, 22:6-21)

Learning ~Together~

None of this comes natural. As Paul wrote, "no one can say, “Jesus is Lord,” except by the Holy Spirit" (1 Corinthians 12:3). We grow together, as a body, not as individuals, as we are being built together for the Holy Spirit to dwell within (Ephesians 2:22). The best way to understand our beliefs and to be molded towards one heart and one mind, is to belong to a small group.


Find out more information about our small groups here.