The Holy Scriptures
We believe that the Bible is the inspired word of God written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. Because it was inspired by God, the Bible is truth without any mixture of error.
We believe in one living and true God who eternally exists in three persons — Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ is the second member of the Trinity (the Son of God) and became flesh in order to reveal God to man.
We believe man was created in the image of God and is the supreme object of His creation. Man was created to have fellowship with God, but sinned against God, becoming spiritually dead and alienated from that relationship. Apart from the initiation of God, mankind is incapable of coming back to a right relationship with God.
The blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the only way of salvation through the forgiveness of sin. Salvation occurs when people place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for their sin. Salvation is a gift from God, and it cannot be earned through our own efforts.
We believe that Christians are called to live for God and to obey the Word through submission to the indwelling Holy Spirit, resulting in continual spiritual maturity.
We believe that the church is the body of Christ of which Jesus Christ is the Head. The members are those who have trusted by faith in the finished work of Christ. The purpose of the church is to glorify God as members use their individual spiritual gifts to build up the body and make God known to a lost world.