We believe there is one God, eternally existing in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Deuteronomy 6:4-5, Romans 8, Ephesians 1:13-14)
believe God created mankind, and loves us so much he sent his son Jesus Christ
to die for our sins. (1st
Corinthians 15:1-8, John 3:16-17, John 1, 2nd Corinthians
believe the Bible is the inspired, infallible, unchanging word of God and is the
final authority in our life and doctrine.
(2 Timothy 3:16, Hebrews 4:12)
believe the church is the body of Christ on earth, whose mission is reaching the
lost and discipling the saved, helping them become fully devoted followers of
(Ephesians 4:1-16, Matthew 28:18-20, Mark 16:15-16)
believe salvation is a free gift of God, and that the death of Christ on the
cross is the only sufficient payment for our sins. Everyone has sinned, and all
can be forgiven and saved through Christ. (Romans
3:23, Romans 6:23, John 3:16-17)
believe that God freely bestows salvation on all who believe in Christ, repent
of their sins, confess Christ as Lord, and are immersed in water (baptism), and
that God gives the gift of the indwelling of the Holy Spirit when one is buried
and raised with Christ in his/her baptism.
(Romans 10:9 & 6:3-4, Acts 2:38 & 22:16, Colossians
believe in the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and that He will one
day return to raise all mankind--those who reject Him to judgment, and those who
accept Him to eternal life with God.
(I Thessalonians 4:13-18, John 11:25-26, Matthew
ESSENTIAL BELIEFS — WE HAVE UNITY.
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." Ephesians 4:4-6 (NIV)
NON-ESSENTIAL BELIEFS — WE HAVE LIBERTY.
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... 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." Romans
ALL OUR BELIEFS — WE SHOW LOVE.
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."
1st Corinthians 13:2 (NIV)