What We Believe
God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He eternally exists in three personalities: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.
About Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father and the Holy Spirit. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He rose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven's glory and will return to earth someday to reign as King of Kings, and Lord of Lords.
About the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son of God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. He gives every believer spiritual gifts when they are saved. As Christians we seek to live under His control daily. All believers may receive the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, which provides additional power and boldness to share their faith in Christ. The Baptism in the Holy Spirit is accompanied by the gift of speaking in tongues.
About the Bible
The Bible is God's Word to us. Human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit, wrote it. It is the final source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because God inspires it, it is the truth without any error.
About Human Beings
People are made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. People are the supreme object of God's creation. Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by anattitude of disobedience toward God, called "sin." This attitude separates people from God and causes many problems in life.
Salvation is God's free gift to us, but we must accept it. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God's offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin's penalty. When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith we are saved and receive eternal life.
About Divine Healing
Because Jesus Christ suffered physically when He died, the price of physical healing has also been paid. Christians may ask for and receive divine healing from God in faith.
About the Return of Jesus Christ
When Jesus Christ ascended into heaven following His resurrection, He promised to return both bodily and personally. His return may occur at any moment and Christians should be continually ready to meet Him.
People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life.
Our Values Statement:
• The Bible is our Guide.
• Lost people matter to God and therefore to us.
• Continuous spiritual growth is normal and to be desired.
• No relationship is expendable.
• Without God, nothing eternal is possible.
• God transforms communities through the local church.
• Our individual talents and resources belong to God.
• God deserves our worship.
• Jesus Christ is the hope of the world.