These 12 Articles of Faith do not represent the final authoritative word on Bible doctrine or Christian Theology. They reflect the basic tenets of historical, evangelical Christianity.
We believe the Holy Bible is the only inspired, infallible, and authoritative source of Christian faith and practice. The Bible is the supreme revelation from God, superior to conscience and reason, though not contrary to reason.
We believe that there is one God, eternally present in three persons; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We believe that man was created in the image of God, but as a result of sin, is lost and powerless to save himself.
We believe that the only hope for man is to believe in Jesus Christ, the virgin-born Son of God, fully God, fully man. Through faith in Christ’s life, death, and resurrection, mankind is redeemed.
We believe that the Holy Spirit dwells in all believers, and through the baptism of the Holy Spirit, believers are empowered for Christian service, and gifted for this service. The Holy Spirit also enables believers to live a Christ-like life exhibiting Godly character.
Luke 11:13; Acts 1:8, 2:1-4, 8:17, 10:44-46, 19:6; Galatians 5:22-23; 1 Corinthians 12
We believe that the Church is the Body of Christ, both universal and local, and is composed of individuals who, through faith in Jesus Christ, have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit. We believe that Christ Jesus is the Head and Lord of the Church. The mission of the Church is worship, evangelism, discipleship, and the nurturing and care of one another.
Matthew 28:1-20; Colossians 1:18; Ephesians 2:19-22
We believe that eternal life in heaven is the reward of all who believe and receive Christ as their Lord.
John 3:16-17; Luke 23:43; John 14:2-3
We believe that salvation is by faith and through grace alone. No amount of good works will produce justification before God. We further believe that the manifestation of faith and grace is a holy life expressed through righteous works.
We believe in the calling and gifting of various ministries in the Church, including but not limited to apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, teachers, and deacons. We believe that the Church has responsibility for recognizing, equipping, and commissioning these various ministries for the edification of the Body of Christ.
Ephesians 4:11-13; 1 Corinthians 12:12-30; Romans 12:3-8
We believe in two sacraments of the Church:
The Sacrament of Water Baptism.
The Sacrament of Holy Communion.
Acts 2:38; Matthew 26:26-30
We believe that divine healing; physical, emotional, and spiritual, is included in the atonement of Christ.
Isaiah 53:4; Matthew 8:17; 1 Peter 2:24-25
Matthew 24:42-44; Acts 1:11; 3:19-21; Revelation 11:15