What We Believe

We have a Mission - Growing Passionate Followers of Jesus Christ who Love God, Love People and Serve the World

We have a Vision - To be a Sending Church: Here I am, send me!

We have a Heart for Kids - Reach the Next Generation for Jesus!

 

OUR GOALS:
153 - Lead people to Jesus, Baptisms, New Members
7 - Share your story with Seven people
2020 - Twenty in full time ministry, Twenty in full time missions by the year 2020

In essential beliefs -- we have unity. 
Ephesians 4:4-6 "There is one body and one Spirit -- just as you were called to one hope when you were called -- one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all."

In non-essential beliefs -- we have liberty. 
Romans 14:1,4,12,22 "Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on disputable matters... Who are you to judge someone else's servant? To his own master he stands or falls. And he will stand, for the Lord is able to make him stand... So then, each of us will give an account of himself to God... So whatever you believe about these things keep between yourself and God. Blessed is the man who does not condemn himself by what he approves."

In all our beliefs -- we show charity. 
1 Corinthians 13:2 "If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing."

WE BELIEVE
The Bible
All Scripture, 66 books, is verbally inspired as originally written and is infallible & inerrant.
(2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:21; Matthew 5:18; 1 Corinthians 2:13)

God 
There is one living and true God who exists eternally as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
(Matthew 28:19, 2 Corinthians 13:14; Deuteronomy 6:4; Is 43:10-11)

Jesus Christ 
...Is God
(John 1:1-14; Hebrews 1:8; Titus 2:13)

...Was born of a virgin
(Isaiah 7:14, Matthew 1:18-25; Luke 1:26-38)

...Was Tempted
(Hebrews 2:18, 4:15)

...Rose bodily from the dead & ascended to God the Father.
(Matthew 28, Mark 16, 1 Corinthians 15, Romans 1:4)

...Will return:
First, for the "dead in Christ" who will be resurrected bodily; and for those who are alive at His coming.
This resurrection not only precedes His return to earth to reign 1000 years, but also precedes the Tribulation
(1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, 5:9)
Then, to reign 1000 years on the earth
(Revelation 20:1-6, 2 Timothy 2:12)

Holy Spirit 
The Holy Spirit is one with the Father and the Son. (Acts 5:3,4).
He convicts the world of sin, unrighteousness, and judgment (John 16:8-11).
He leads men to respond to the Gospel, into the fellowship of the church.
He comforts, sustains, empowers and sanctifies the faithful, and guides them into all truth (John 17:7,12,13; 14:26).
He baptizes at conversion. (1 Corinthians 12:13)

Man
All men inherit a depraved nature and are lost sinners in need of salvation
(Romans 3:9-19; Ephesians 2:1-3)

Salvation
God has provided salvation through offering His Son on the cross of Calvary,and allowing His blood to be shed to pay for our sins
(Romans 3:25, Hebrews 9:22)
We're saved when we confess that we are sinners, trust Christ as Savior & Lord.
Salvation is by grace through faith. (Romans 3:24, 4:5, 10:9-10, Ephesians 2:8-9)

Security
Because God is faithful & true the believer's salvation is secure.
(Romans 8:35-39, Philippians 1:6, 1 John 5:10-12).
Faithful men are secure in Christ. (John 10:28-29)

Future State 
The saved go to heaven for eternity immediately upon death.
(John 4:14, 5:24, Ephesians 2:7, Job 19:25-27, Philippians 1:21-23).

The unsaved enter eternal punishment in hell immediately upon death.
(John 5:28-29, Matthew 25:46, Luke 16:23, 2 Thessalonians 1:8-9, Hebrews 9:27, Revelation 20:10,15)

Character and Conduct 
The grace of God teaches us to "live soberly, righteously, and Godly. (Titus 2:13)

"Looking for that blessed hope" of His returning for us. (Titus 2:13)

Setting our "affection on things above, not on things on earth." (Colossians 3:2-3; I John 2:15-17)

Living a life of separation from the world. (2 Corinthians 6:14-18)

We believe in separation "unto God".
(Romans 1:1, 16:17; 2 Corinthians 6:17-18; 2 Thessalonians 2:15, 3:6, 1 Timothy 6:3,5)
 


WE CELEBRATE 
Worship
It is the duty and privilege of man, who in the presence of God, bows in adoration, humility, & dedication.
It is essential to the life of the church, the assembling of the people of God,
Christian fellowship & spiritual growth.
(Hebrews 10:24-25; Psalm 29:2; Psalm 95:6; Philippians 2:10)

Communion 
We celebrate Christ's death and resurrection until He returns.
(1 Corinthians 11:23-24; Acts 2:42-47; Matthew 26:26)

Baptism 
Baptism is the immersion of the believer in water in the name of the Father, Son,
and Holy Spirit, as a public testimony to faith in Christ,
and the symbolic joining with Christ in His death & resurrection.
(Romans 6:1-11, Matthew 28:19, Acts 8:36-39)