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A Brief Summary of What We Believe...

THE WORD OF GOD: We believe the Bible is the written word of God and inspired by the Holy Spirit in the original manuscripts. The Bible is the revelation of God’s truth and is without error and authoritative in all matters of faith and practice.
GOD: We believe that there is One God who exists forever in Three Persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. He is good and perfect in every way. God is the creator and sovereignly governs and cares for all things visible and invisible.  

THE HUMAN RACE: We believe that all people are created by God, male and female, in His image and are therefore accountable to Him. Every person sins and disobeys God’s commandments. We are unable to save ourselves from this sinful condition or the attending deserved judgment.  

JESUS CHRIST: We believe that Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God. Through His perfect life and sacrificial death, Jesus atoned for the sins of all who will trust in Him alone for salvation. Christ was raised from the dead and ascended into heaven. We believe that the Lord will return, bodily and visibly, to judge all humanity and to bring those He saves to be with Him forever.  

THE HOLY SPIRIT:  We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells God’s people and enables them with strength and wisdom to trust in Jesus Christ initially, follow Him fully, and faithfully represent Him to others.  

SALVATION:  We believe that through God’s free grace and not through human merit, we are brought to repent and believe in Christ. Because of the death and resurrection of Jesus, those who believe receive forgiveness of sins, a new relationship with God and eternal life. We believe that all aspects of our lives are to be lovingly and respectfully lived to the glory of God under the Lordship of Jesus Christ.  

CHURCH:  We believe that the Church consists of all believers in Jesus Christ. As a local Church we gather together as Christians under the authority of Christ to worship God, proclaim His Word, love each other, receive baptism and communion, and advance His work in the world.  Jesus Christ commanded us to go and make disciples of all nations.