Doctrinal Statement

We believe that there is one living and true God, who has revealed Himself in three persons as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

We believe that God the Father is the Creator and preserver of all things.

We believe that Jesus Christ, eternal God, was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born a human being of the Virgin Mary.

He lived a sinless life, died for the sins of all mankind, rose bodily from the dead, ascended to heaven, and will visibly return to earth again.

We believe that the Holy Spirit, true God, came forth from the Father and the Son, to convict, convert, and sanctify.  He indwells every believer, makes available to them the fruits of the Spirit for Christian living, and the gifts of the Spirit for service.

We believe the Bible, consisting of the original manuscripts of the Old and New Testaments, is the Word of God, without error, written through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit.

We believe that mankind was created in the image of God, rightly related to God, but that when Adam sinned he brought separation between God and the whole human race.  Since then all people are born in sin and come under God’s condemnation, until regenerated by the Holy Spirit.  We believe a person is justified by God’s grace because of the blood of Christ, through faith, without any consideration of works or merit on our part.

We believe that the dead will be resurrected; believers will be raised to eternal life, and unbelievers to eternal separation from God in hell.

We believe that the devil is a created spiritual being, who rebelled against God, and is the source of suffering, sin, and evil.  He exercises authority in the world, but his power reaches only as far as God allows it: Satan, along with his angels, shall ultimately be cast into eternal hell.

We believe that the church is the Body of Christ, with Jesus as its head, made up of all those who are true believers.  We believe it is the task of the church to evangelize the world and reconcile it to God, through the power and gifts of the Holy Spirit.