The Word of God – We believe the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments make up the inspired and complete Word of God. Because it is inspired, or God-breathed, it is authoritative, powerful and useful in the lives of mankind (2 Timothy 3:15-16; 2 Peter 1:21).
The Trinity – We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons. Each person (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) is distinct, and yet fully one (Genesis 1:26; Deuteronomy 6:4). The Father wills, the Son accomplishes this will, and the Holy Spirit applies this will.
God the Father – We believe in God the Father, the Creator and Sustainer of all things. He is righteous and merciful, and He made a way for men to come to Him in relationship through Jesus Christ (Genesis 1:1; Colossians 1:16; Galatians 4:4-6; John 14:6).
God the Son – We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s Son. We believe that He was with God in the beginning, and that God created all things through Him. Both fully God and fully man, Jesus was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. We believe He lived a sinless life, died a substitutionary death, was raised from the dead and ascended into heaven. We believe He sits at the right hand of the Father and intercedes for His people. We eagerly await and expect His return (Colossians 1:15-20; John 1:1-4; Matthew 1:18-20; Acts 1:11; 2 Corinthians :19-21; Revelation 19-20).
God the Holy Spirit – We believe in the Holy Spirit – equal, distinct and yet one with God. He regenerates those who come to God through faith in Jesus Christ. He indwells the believer, giving guidance, and empowering believers to obey God’s Word. The Holy Spirit gives spiritual gifts to men to use for the glory of God and the good of the body of Christ
(Matthew 28:18-29; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 6:11, 19; 1 Corinthians 12:4-13; Romans 12:3-8; Ephesians 3:14-21).
Humankind – We believe that God created humankind, male and female, in the image of God. He gave humans freedom, and humans willfully chose sin. Because of the fall through Adam, human beings are sinful by nature. Because of the sinful choices of all humans, human beings are also sinful by choice. Apart from Christ, there is no hope for life or salvation (Genesis 1:26-27; Romans 3:9-18, 23; Romans 5:12-21; Romans 6:23).
Salvation – We believe in the free gift of salvation, given by grace to those who confess faith in Jesus Christ. We believe this gift is founded in the will of the Father, accomplished by the Son’s incarnation, death and resurrection, and made manifest through the working of the Holy Spirit. Salvation is not received because of human works or merit. Believers demonstrate faith through baptism and through obedience to the Father as we are empowered by the Spirit (Romans 3:23, 6:23; John 1:12-13; Romans 5:1-2; Ephesians 2:8-10; Matthew 28:19).