What We Believe

"What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us." - A.W. Tozer

Core Beliefs

What We Believe

In the innerancy of Scriptures, that the Bible, Old and New Testaments is the inspired, infallible Word of God.
That God is eternally existent in three separate persons; Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
That God the Father is the personal, transcendent, and sovereign Creator of all things.
That Jesus Christ is fully God and fully human, that He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, provided for the atonement of our sins by His vicarious death on the Cross, was bodily resurrected by the power of the Holy Spirit, ascended back to the right hand of God the Father and ever lives to make intercession for us.
That after Jesus ascended to Heaven, He poured out His Holy Spirit on the believers in Jerusalem, enabling them to fulfill His command to preach the Gospel to the entire world, an obligation shared by all believers today.
That all people are by nature separated from God and responsible for their own sin, but that salvation, redemption and forgiveness are freely offered to all by the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. When a person repents of sin and accepts Jesus Christ as personal Savior and Lord, trusting Him to save, that person is immediately born again and sealed by the Holy Spirit, all his/her sins are forgiven, and that person becomes a child of God, destined to spend eternity with the Lord.
In the gifts of the Holy Spirit mentioned in the Scriptures, and that they are valid for today if they are exercised within the spiritual guidelines. We as believers are to covet the best gifts, seeking to exercise them in love that the whole body of Christ might be edified. We believe that love is more important than the most spectacular gifts and without love all exercise of spiritual gifts is worthless.
That church government should be simplistic rather than a complex bureaucracy, and we depend on the leading of the Holy Spirit, rather than on fleshly promotion.
That we are awaiting the pre-tribulation rapture of the church, and we believe that the second coming of Christ with His saints to rule on the earth will be personal, pre-millenial and visible. This motivates us to holy living, heart-felt worship, committed service, diligent study of God's Word, regular fellowship, participation in adult baptism by immersion and in the partaking of Holy Communion.
In the teaching of the Word of God in such a way that its message can be applied to an individual's life, leading that person to greater maturity in Christ.
That giving is a responsibility between the giver and his or her Lord. Each person should be a cheerful giver and give as they have purposed in their hearts.
That God has called us to fulfill the great commission. Therefore, we seek to pursue evangelism both on the home front and in worldwide mission outreach.
That the worship of God should be spiritual. So in turn we remain flexible and yielded to the leading of the Holy Spirit to direct our worship.
That the worship of God should be inspirational. Therefore we give a great place to music in our worship services.
That the worship of God should be intelligent. Our services are designed with great emphasis on teaching the Word of God so that He might instruct us as to how He would be worshipped.

What We Reject

The belief that true Christians can be demon possessed.
"5-point Calvinism" i.e., A fatalistic Calvinistic view that leaves no room for free will; specifically, we reject the belief that Jesus' atonement was limited, instead we believe that He died for all people, and we reject the assertion that God's grace cannot be resisted or that he has elected some people to go to hell; instead we believe that anyone who wills to come to Christ may do so.
"Positive Confession" The faith movement belief that God can be commanded to heal or work miracles according to man's will.
Human prophecy that supersedes the Scripture.
The incorporation of humanistic and secular psychology and philosophy into Biblical teaching.
The over-emphasis of spiritual gifts, experiential signs and wonders to the exclusion of Biblical teaching.

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