Our Statement of Faith
We would rather have a cup of coffee with you in person to talk about faith issues! Unfortunately, the world we live in today is virtual and we might not get that Starbucks coffee chat….so the following is a good “snap shot” about our theological views regarding most major issues in the Christian life.
THE HOLY SCRIPTURES
We believe the Bible is God-inspired (2 Timothy 3:16,17).
THE ETERNAL GODHEAD
We believe God is Triune: Father, Son and Holy Spirit (2 Corinthians 13:14).
THE FALL OF MAN
We believe that people were created in the image of God, but that by voluntary disobedience we fell from perfection (Romans 5:12).
THE PLAN OF SALVATION
We believe that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us, signing the pardon of all who believe on Him (John 3:16, Romans 5:8).
SALVATION THROUGH GRACE
We believe that we have no righteousness and must come to God pleading the righteousness of Christ (Ephesians 2:8).
REPENTANCE AND ACCEPTANCE
We believe that upon sincere repentance, and a whole-hearted acceptance of Christ, we are justified before God (I John 1:9).
THE NEW BIRTH
We believe that the change which takes place in the heart and life at conversion is a very real one (2 Corinthians 5:17; Galatians 2:20)
DAILY CHRISTIAN LIVING
We believe that it is the will of God that we grow to be more like Jesus in our characters and in our works of service to the world around us (Hebrews 6:1)
BAPTISM AND THE LORD’S SUPPER
We believe that baptism is an outward sign of an inward work (mat 28:19). We believe in the commemoration of the Lord’s Supper by the symbolic use of the bread and juice of the vine (I Corinthians 11:24, 25).
THE SPIRIT-FILLED LIFE
We believe that it is the will of God that we walk in the power and enablement of the Spirit daily (Ephesians 4:30-32).
THE GIFTS AND FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT
We believe that the Holy Spirit has gifts to bestow upon the Christian; and that we should show spiritual fruit as evidence of a Spirit-filled life (I Corinthians 12:1-11; Galatians 5:22).
We believe that the experience and daily walk of the believer should never lead him to into the extremes of fanaticism (Philippians 4:5)
We believe that divine healing is the power of Christ to heal people physically, emotionally, and physically in answer to the prayer of faith (James 5:14-16).
THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST
We believe in the second coming of Christ (I Thessalonians 4:16, 17).
We believe that all other churches that proclaim Jesus are our partners regardless of their denominational affiliation (Acts 16:5; Hebrews 10:25).
We believe in the Bibles command to obey, honor, and pray for civil authorities (Romans 13:1-5).
THE FINAL JUDGEMENT
We believe that all shall stand some day before the judgement seat of God, and there receive eternal life or death 2 Corinthians 5:10).
HEAVEN AND HELL
We believe that Heaven is the glorious eternal home God had prepared for his people and the Hell is the destiny of those who want no part of God in this life or in the next. (John 14:1-3; Revelation 7:15-17; Revelation 20:10,15).
REACHING OUT TO OTHERS
The church exists to benefit other people both in terms of their spiritual needs and in terms of their physical and material needs.
TITHES AND OFFERINGS
We believe that the method ordained of God for the support and spread of His cause is by giving of tithes and free-will offerings (Malachi 3:10, 2 Corinthians 9:7).