We believe there is one God, who is eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and co-eternal (Genesis 1:26; Isaiah 9:6; Matthew 3:16-17, 28:19; Luke 1:35; Hebrews 3:7-11; 1 John 5:7).
We believe the Bible, comprised of the Old and New testaments, is the authoritative Word of God. It alone is the final authority in determining all doctrinal truths and leading life. In its original writing, it is inspired, infallible and inerrant (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Proverbs 30:5; Romans 16:25-26).
We believe that Jesus Christ is eternal Son of God. He set aside His glory and became man without ceasing to be God. He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, performed miracles, died on the cross for mankind and thus, atoned for our sins through the shedding of His blood. He physically rose from the dead on the third day according to the Scriptures, ascended to the right hand of the Father, and will return again in power and glory (John 1:1; John 1:14; John 20:28; 1 Timothy 3:16; Isaiah 9:6; Philippians 2:5-6; 1Timothy 2:5).
We believe humankind was created in the image of God to know and enjoy Him, yet we willfully rejected the Lordship and glory of God for which we were intended. Because of this, sickness, death and judgment entered the world and now creation experiences the effects and consequences of sin (Genesis 1:26-31; Genesis 3:1-7; Romans 3:23; Romans 5:12-21).
We believe we are saved by God’s grace, through faith in the person and work of Jesus Christ alone. Anyone can be restored to fellowship with God through repenting, believing and receiving Jesus as their Savior and LORD. The Holy Spirit convicts, regenerates, justifies, indwells, and adopts us as we enter the Kingdom of God as His sons and daughters (Ephesians 2:8-9; Galatians 2:16; John 1:12; Ephesians 1:7; Acts 2:21; Acts 3:19; John 3:6; John 16:8-11).
We believe sanctification is the ongoing process of yielding to God’s Word and His Spirit in order to complete the development of Christ’s character in us. It is through the ministry of the Holy Spirit and the Word of God that the Christian is enabled to live a godly life and produces much fruit (1 Thessalonians 4:3; 1 Thessalonians 5:23; 2 Corinthians 3:18; 2 Corinthians 6:14-18; 2 Thessalonians 2:1-3, Romans 8:29; Romans 12:1-2; Hebrews 2:11; Galatians 5:22-23).
We believe in the active ministry of the Holy Spirit. The baptism (or coming upon) of the Spirit is subsequent to salvation and is an ongoing experience in the believer’s life. The Spirit empowers us to be a witness and enables us to do the work of the ministry through supernatural giftings, which include gifts such as prophecy and speaking in tongues (Acts 1:4-8; Acts 2:4; Acts 2:38-39; Acts 8:14-17; Ephesians 5:18; 1 Corinthians 12:1-31; 1 Corinthians 14:1-40; 1 Peter 4:10-11).
We believe the Church consists of all who put their faith in Jesus Christ. The Church exists to carry on the ministry of Jesus Christ and further advance His kingdom by undoing the works of the enemy, preaching and living the good news of God’s love, discipling the nations, baptizing them in water and teaching them to love and obey God. Communion is celebrated within the local Church to honor the death of our LORD Jesus Christ. We also believe in the importance of recognizing the gift of leadership in the local Church, which is given to the Church in the form of apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers (Matthew 16:18; Matthew 28:19-20; Ephesians 1:22; Ephesians 2:19-22; Ephesians 4:11-12; Hebrews 12:23; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26).
We believe that the healing of the sick is illustrated in the life and ministry of Jesus, and included in the commission of Jesus to His disciples. It is given as a sign, which follows believers. It is also a part of Jesus’ finished work on the Cross and is one of the gifts of the Spirit (Psalm 103:2-3; Isaiah 53:5; Matthew 8:16-17; Mark 16:17-18; Acts 8:6-7; James 5:14-16; 1 Corinthians 12:9; 1 Corinthians 12:28; Romans 11:29).
We believe that Jesus Christ will physically and visibly return to the earth for the second time to establish His Kingdom. This will occur at a date undisclosed by the Scriptures. All people will be raised to judgment. Those who were believers will receive everlasting life and those who were not will be condemned to eternal punishment (Matthew 7:21-23; Matthew 24:30; Matthew 25:41; Matthew 26:63-64; Acts 1:9-11; Hebrews 11:16; 1 Peter 1:4; Revelation 1:7; Revelation 20:12-15).