We believe the whole Bible, contained in the sixty-six canonical books from Genesis to Revelation, was given as the inerrant, verbally inspired Word of God, which functions as our ultimate authority (2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:21).
We believe in one Triune God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (2 Corinthians 13:14, Matthew 28:19).
Creation and Fall
We believe that the one true God is the Maker of heaven and earth, and that he created people as male and female to reflect his image. Man fell from that relationship with God by sinning, and now all humanity possesses original sin and lives under God’s righteous judgement. Gender is not a social construct, but a fixed biological reality. Marriage is a lifetime commitment between one man and one woman. These are rooted in the creation order, and thus good gifts of God (Genesis 1:1, 1:27, Romans 3:10, 6:23).
The Person and Work of Jesus
We believe God the Son took on human flesh and blood, as well as a human nature, was born of the Virgin Mary, that He died as a substitute for the sins of all people, that He arose from the grave the third day, and that He alone is the mediator between God and man (Matthew 1:23, 1 Corinthians 15:3-4, 1 Timothy 2:5, Hebrews 2:14, 7:25).
Salvation By Grace
We believe that in order to be saved a person must be born again, that this involves repentance from sin and faith in Jesus Christ’s substitutionary work, that by God’s grace Christ’s death secures the believer’s justification, and that by God’s power alone, believers remain secure in Christ through their faith (Mark 1:15, 2 Corinthians 5:21, John 3:3, 2 Timothy 1:12, John 10:28, 1 Peter 1:5).
We believe a local church, rightly ordered, is a congregation composed of baptized believers whose mission is to make disciples of the Lord Jesus and build up one another (Matthew 16:18, 28:18-20, Acts 2:41-42, 1 Corinthians 14:23, 26).
Baptism and Communion
We believe that every born again person should profess his or her faith through baptism by immersion in water. Believers also regularly observe the Lord’s Supper as a memorial of Jesus’ sacrifice (Romans 6:4-5, 1 Corinthians 11:23-28).
The Return of Jesus
We believe that some day, Jesus Christ will return. In this second coming the Lord Jesus will resurrect believers for their eternal state of bliss, resurrect unbelievers to judgment, make visible his kingdom, and renew the earth, where God will live with his people forever (1 Corinthians 15:51-54, Revelation 20:12, Philippians 2:9-11, Titus 2:13, Revelation 21:1-5).