While we affirm that many historic doctrinal positions are argumentative and non-essential, a church can only be a church if foundational positions are taken on the essentials. While much more could be said, listed below are summaries of what we believe.
About The Bible
The Bible is God’s Word, or His communication with us. It is inspired by Him, and is fully authoritative and without error. We can trust it in every circumstance and situation.
2 Timothy 3:15-17, 2 Peter 1:19-21
About Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ is God’s Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He is fully God and fully man. He lived a perfect life, died on a cross, and after three days, He defeated sin and death and rose from the grave. He will return one day to rule and reign.
John 1:1-18, Colossians 1:13-22
Because of our sinful nature, the Bible teaches that man cannot enter into heaven no matter how good of a life he may have lived. Jesus Christ came to earth to take the punishment for the sin of all mankind, and our only hope for salvation is faith in the truth that Jesus died for our sin and made a way for us to gain the righteousness it takes to enter heaven.
Genesis 3, Romans 3:10-23, Romans 6:23, Ephesians 2:8-9
God has always existed in perfect power and holiness. He is Creator of the universe, and He rules over every aspect of creation still today. He exists in three persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Genesis 1:1-2, Deuteronomy 6:4
About The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity. He works in the world to make all people understand their need for Jesus Christ, and He indwells every believer from the time of salvation. He empowers Christians to live a supernatural life.
Genesis 1:2, Acts 1:8, Ephesians 1:13-14
About The Church
The Bible teaches that the church is the body of Christ in the world today. A local church is made up of baptized followers of Jesus Christ. The church should live out the mission of Christ as His body.
Matthew 28:19-20, Acts 2:41-47, 1 Peter 5:1-5