What We Believe

  • We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ and that Jesus is the sinless Son of God, conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin. Jesus is both human and divine. Matthew 1:18-25; Hebrews 2:16-18; Hebrews 4:5; Colossians 1:15-17; Philippians 2:6-8.
  • We believe that man and woman are created in the image of God, but fell into sin which resulted in ushering death, both physical and spiritual, into the world. Genesis 1:27; Romans 5:12-14; Romans 6:23.
  • We believe that all people can enter into restored fellowship with God through salvation. Salvation results when a person confesses with his mouth that Jesus is Lord, and believes in his heart that God raised Jesus Christ from the dead. Romans 10:9-10.
  • We believe that Jesus Christ paid the price once and for all to secure forgiveness for sin for all humankind. Anyone can receive this forgiveness through accepting the sacrifice made by Jesus Christ on the cross. 1 John 2:2; Hebrews 10:12-14.
  • We believe that water baptism by immersion is an outward sign of the spiritual truth that the believer’s old way of life is buried in death and that the believer has been raised to a new way of life now that he has acknowledged Jesus Christ as his Lord. Romans 6:4; Colossians 2:12.
  • We believe in the Communion of the saints by the sharing of food and fellowship in honor of the Lord Jesus Christ and in remembrance of his life, suffering and victory over sin and death. Luke 22:19-20; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26.
  • We believe that the baptism in the Holy Spirit is a subsequent experience to salvation that empowers believers for witnessing and effective service, just as it did in New Testament times. We believe that this experience is available to all believers and that the best evidence of this experience is the ability to speak in tongues. Acts 1:5, 8: Acts 2:4. (See the teaching Understanding the Different Baptisms for more on this subject.)
  • We believe that the Church is the Body of Christ and consists of the people who, throughout time, have accepted God’s offer of redemption (regardless of religious denomination) through the sacrificial death of His Son Jesus Christ. Ephesians 4:4; Hebrews 10:14-16.
  • We believe in the priesthood of the believer. 1 Peter 2:5; Revelation 1:6.
  • We believe that God desires his people to be healed and whole, spirit, soul and body. Psalm 103:3; 1 Thessalonians 5:23; 3 John 2.
  • We believe in the return of the Lord Jesus Christ. Hebrews 9:28; Acts 1:11.