Affirm the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ; to reach the unchurched and the unsaved by carrying out the charge given in the Great Commission found in Matthew 28: 19-20, leading them to accept Jesus Christ as their personal Savior and then establish them in faith; motivate and encourage them to live a spirit-led, biblically-based life; stimulate and facilitate their spiritual growth and maturity; cultivate, empower and equip them to do ministry.
Take the message of Jesus Christ to the world by establishing a godly presence in the community and extended areas by sharing God’s word, and His love through community service, outreach, and evangelism.
“… for we walk by faith, not by sight.” ( 2 Cor. 5:7)
The Word of God declares in Eph 2:8, “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: [it is] the gift of God.” It takes faith to be saved. Likewise, it takes faith to live saved. Accordingly, our faith does not end once we receive salvation. It extends throughout our daily walk with Christ. We live every day, walking by faith in Jesus Christ, not by sight.
STATEMENT OF FAITH:
WE BELIEVE the entire Bible, in its original form, is the inspired, inerrant Word of God, (2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:21). It is God’s infallible revelation to man. It is without error or contradiction, and the authority on which we base our faith, conduct and doctrine. It is the only binding rule of faith and practice, and the final authority for truth and salvation. (Luke 24:27, John 5:39; Romans 15:4)
WE BELIEVE there is only one living and true God, infinite in every excellence, manifesting himself in the persons of the Trinity – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – equal in every perfection and executing distinct but harmonious offices in the great work of redemption. Deuteronomy 6:4; Galatians 3:20
WE BELIEVE In The Trinity:
God the Father: God the Father is maker of heaven and earth. He reigns with providential care over His creation. He is omnipotent (all-powerful), omniscient (all-knowing), and omnipresent (everywhere at once). He is all-powerful, all-knowing, and all-wise. His very nature is love. (Genesis 1:1, Matthew 6:9; Romans 8:14,15; 1 Corinthians 8:6; 1 Corinthians 15:24)
God the Son: The deity of Jesus Christ as the Son of God, who in His incarnation as a man, was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary; He lived a sinless life, died on the cross in our place as the supreme sacrifice for sin, was buried and rose again on the third day. He ascended into heaven and now is exalted as King of kings and Lord of lords. He sits at the right hand of the Father, interceding for the saints. Through Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection, He made atonement for sins and eternal life in heaven possible. (John 1:34-35; John 1:1,2,14,18; Romans 3:24-26’ Romans 8:34)
God the Holy Spirit: The Holy Spirit is the Divine Person of the Trinity who convicts the world of sin; bears witness to the truth, brings life to those who are spiritually dead; baptizes all believers with power; indwells and empowers believers and is given as a seal and pledge of our inheritance in Christ Jesus. It gives gifts to individuals in the Body of Christ, and aids in the cultivation of the fruits of the Spirit. (John 3:3-8;14:16-17; 16:7-11; 1 Corinthians 12;7-11; Ephesians 4:30; 5:18)
WE BELIEVE that man was created in the image of God, by direct act, not by the process of evolution; that man, in the person of the first Adam, was created in innocence but fell into sin; that every man born since the fall of Adam has been born with a dead spirit that can only be regenerated by believing in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. (Genesis 1:26-27; John 3:3; Romans 3:10,23)
WE BELIEVE in the distinct personality of Satan; that he is the prince of all powers of darkness and sin, the father of lies, and the deceiver who enticed man to sin. He comes to kill, steal, and destroy and is destined to eternal punishment. (Genesis 3; John 10;10; 2 Corinthians 4:4; Revelation 20:10)
WE BELIEVE that salvation is a gift of God’s grace and cannot be obtained through works. It is freely given to those who put their faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross, whose death, burial, resurrection and ascension are the only premise for salvation. All who confess Jesus as Lord and believe in their heart that God raised Him from the dead will be saved. Salvation is by faith alone, through grace alone, in Jesus Christ alone. John 1:12; Acts 16:30-33; Ephesians 1:7, 2:8-9)
WE BELIEVE that water baptism is an ordinance commanded by the Lord Jesus Christ as an act of obedience, after salvation. It is not a means of salvation. We also believe in water immersion – fully immersing a believer’s body in the water — to be the only biblical method of water baptism, and that it symbolizes one’s death to a life of sin and being raised in the newness of life in Christ Jesus. Colossians 2:11-14; Romans 6:3-5
WE BELIEVE in the infilling of, and baptism in, the Holy Spirit with evidence of speaking in tongues, which will lead and guide believers as they pursue Godly living.
WE BELIEVE that spiritual gifts are empowered by the Holy Spirit, that they are for today, are in operation today, and are given for the edification of the body of Christ, with the ultimate goal of bringing praise and honor to God. They are specifically listed below as:
Romans 12: 6-8
1 Peter 4:9-11
7. Mercy/Showing Kindness
WE BELIEVE in obedience to our Lord’s command to evangelize the world, to lead people of all nations to faith in Christ and to growth in Christ-likeness, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. We believe that God works through Christians as instruments of Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit. (Matthew 25:31-46; 28:18-20)
WE BELIEVE in the Church, established by the Lord as a spiritual community for worship, stewardship, and service to God and men.
WE BELIEVE in the personal and imminent return of Christ; the day of Judgment, when all men will stand before God to account for their lives, where the unconverted will be punished, and the true Believers will receive their just rewards.
WE BELIEVE in tithing and offerings as the method of supporting the work of the Lord, as ordained in Malachi 3:8-10, and that tithes and offerings should be freely given to your local church.