Statement of Faith

  1.  Inspiration of Scriptures:   We believe all Scripture is infallible and is given by inspiration of God.  (II Timothy 3:16 | II Peter 1:21)
  2. Judgment on Adam and the Whole Human Race:  We believe all mankind became sinners as a result of the fall of Adam.  (Romans 5:12 | Romans 3:28 | I Corinthians 15:22-23)
  3. Salvation:    We believe that salvation is obtained by believing that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, who came in the flesh, died, and was resurrected from the dead.  (Romans 10:9-10)
  4. Repentance:  We believe that repentance, the confession of our sins, is essential to salvation.  (Luke 13:3 | Luke 15:7 | Acts 2:38-39)
  5. Grace:  We believe that grace is the freely given, unmerited, and unearned favor of God towards man.  Man does not gain favor with God by his works.  Jesus’ sacrifice completely justified mankind.  (Ephesians 2:5 | Ephesians 2:8-9 |  Romans 5:6-8)  It is also God’s enabling power to live a Christ centered life.  (Phil. 2:13)
  6. Water Baptism:  We believe in water baptism by immersion in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, as taught in Scripture.  (Acts 2:38 | Acts 8:16 | Acts 10:48 | Acts 19:5 | Romans 6:3-6)
  7. Baptism of the Holy Spirit:  We believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit accompanied by the speaking with other tongues, and as that which endues the believer with the spiritual power for Christian living and service.  (Luke 24:29 | Acts 1:8 | Acts 2:4 | Acts 10:44-46 | Acts 19:1-6)
  8. Divine Healing:  We believe that God is the Healer of His people, and in the practice of this ministry as directed by the Lord and practiced by His apostles and disciples.  (Exodus 15:26 | Isaiah 53:5 | Mark 16:18 | James 5:14-15 | Hebrews 13:8)
  9. The Lord’s Supper or Communion:  We believe that all followers of Christ should partake of the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper in remembrance of His death and resurrection.  (Luke 22:19-20 | Matthew 26:29 | I Corinthians 11:23-24)
  10. The Gifts of the Spirit:  We believe the nine gifts of the Spirit should be manifest in the church for the edification and building up of the church.  (I Corinthians 12:8-11 | I Corinthians 14:1)
  11. The Five-Fold Ministry:  We believe that God has set the offices of Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors and Teachers as gifts in the Body of Christ for the equipping of the saints for the work of the ministry and the unifying of the body until it is complete in Christ.  (Ephesians 4:11-16)
  12. The Fruit of the Spirit and Godly Living:  We believe that all believers should produce the Fruit of the Spirit in their lives.  (Galatians 5:22-23 | I John 2:6 | I Peter 1:16 | Titus 2:11-13 | II Corinthians 7:1)
  13. Giving:  We believe that all members of the Church of Jesus Christ should support the work of the ministry with tithes and offerings.  (Malachi 3:8-12 | Luke 6:38 | Acts 20:35 | II Corinthians 9:7)
  14. Second Coming of Christ:  We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ will return to earth again at a time designated by God.  (John 14:1-3)
  15. The Final Judgment:  We believe that there will be a great Final Judgment, as recorded in the Word of God.  (Hebrews 9:27 | Revelation 20:11-15)
  16. Women in Leadership:  We believe women are as anointed as men to hold a leadership position. (Galatians 3:28 | Genesis 1:26- 28 | Judges 4:4)