WE BELIEVE

A PLACE OF GROWTH

THE HOLY SCRIPTURES
We believe the Bible is God inspired. (II Tim. 3:16-17)

THE ETERNAL GODHEAD
We believe God is Triune: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (II Cor. 13:14)

THE FALL OF MAN
We believe that man was created in the image of God, but that by
voluntary disobedience he fell and became sinful. (Rom.5:12)

THE PLAN OF SALVATION
We believe that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us and signed
the pardon for all who believe on Him. (John 3:16; Rom. 5:8)

REPENTANCE AND SALVATION
We believe that upon sincere repentance and a wholehearted acceptance
of Christ, we are justified before God and given eternal life. (I John 1:9)

THE NEW BIRTH
We believe that the change which takes place in the heart and life at
conversion is a very real one. (II Cor. 5:17; Gal. 2:20)

DAILY CHRISTIAN LIFE
We believe that we should be sanctifing ourselves, (setting ourselves
apart unto God daily), and growing continuously in our faith as a
progressive act. (Heb. 6:1; II Pet. 3:18)

BAPTISM AND THE LORD’S TABLE
We believe that baptism by immersion is an outward sign of an inward
work. (Matt. 28:19) We remember the Lord’s Supper by the sharing of
bread and juice of the vine. (I Cor. 11:24-25)

BAPTISM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe that the baptism or infilling of the Holy Spirit is to empower
believers for service; and should be received by all. (Acts 1:8, 2:38)

THE SPIRIT FILLED LIFE
We believe that God wants us to walk in the power of His Spirit daily.
(Gal. 5:16)

THE GIFTS AND FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT
We believe that the Holy Spirit operates various ministry gifts through
those who are open and seeking God; and that we will see spiritual fruit
as evidence of a Spirit-filled life. (I Cor. 12:1-11; Gal. 5:22)

MODERATION
We believe that a Christian should maintain fervor, passion and committ-
ment without resorting to extreme indulgences, behavior or points of view.
(Phil. 4:5)

PHYSICAL AND SPIRITUAL HEALING
We believe that divine healing is provided through Christ and His work
on the cross. The sick will recover by the prayer of faith. (James 5:14-16)

THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST
We believe that the second coming of Christ is a real future event.
(I Thes. 4:16-17)

CHURCH FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS
We believe it is our responsibility to identify ourselves with other believers
in Christ and work together as members of His body. (Heb.10:25)

CIVIL GOVERNMENT
We believe that rulers should be upheld at all times except in things that
oppose God’s Word. (Rom. 13:1-5)

THE FINAL JUDGMENT
We believe that all shall stand before God to be judged; and there receive
eternal life or eternal separation from God. (II Cor. 5:10)

HEAVEN
We believe that heaven is a real place God is preparing for believers
and we will gather there to worship Him. (John 14:1-3)

HELL
We believe that hell is a place of eternal torment for those who reject Christ
as savior. (Rev. 20:10, 15)

EVANGELISM
We believe that soul winning is a very important responsibility of the Church.
(James 5:20)

TITHES AND OFFERINGS
We believe that the method ordained of God for the support of the Church
and the spread of the Kingdom of God is by the giving of ten percent of
ones increase, whether it be income or other forms of increase, and the
giving of free-will offerings for various needs. (Mal. 3:10; II Cor. 9:7)