Statement of Faith

1The Bible: We believe the Scriptures—all sixty-six of books of the Old and New Testaments—to be the inspired Word of God; thus infallible, inerrant, and the complete revelation of His will for the Salvation of man, and the Divine and final authority for all Christian faith and life.

2God: We believe in the one living and true God, Creator, Sustainer, Savior and Judge of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; and that these three are one and the same in substance, equal in power and glory.

3Christ: We believe that Jesus Christ is wholly God and wholly man, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He lived a perfect life on earth and died on the cross as a sacrifice for our sins according to the Scriptures. He arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven, where He now is our High Priest, Advocate and King, at the right hand of the Majesty on High.

4Holy Spirit: We believe that the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify and witness to the Lord Jesus Christ, and during this age to convict men of sin, regenerate the sinner, and indwell, guide, instruct, and empower the believer for knowledge of truth, godly living and gifted service.

5Man: We believe that all men were created in the image of God but fell into sin through Adam. All sinners are slaves of sin and enemies of God. They are totally unable to save themselves from the judgment of death, except by the grace of God.

6Salvation: We believe that salvation is by God alone as He chooses those He will save based on His grace by His sovereignty, not on any individual human merit. The sacrificial death of Jesus Christ on the cross provides the only ground for justification and salvation for all who believe, and only through the regeneration of the Holy Spirit can sinners have saving faith, repent from sin, and believe in Christ, and thus be justified in the righteousness of Christ, reconciled to God, and sanctified into God’s glory.

7Church: We believe that the true holy Catholic Church is composed of all true believers, who are united together in the body of Christ, of which He is the Head, whose purpose is to proclaim the entrusted Gospel to the end of the earth, build one another up as believers through fellowship in faith, hope and the love of Christ, and who expand the Kingdom of God through the transformation power of the Gospel in individual’s, lives, culture and society.

8Second Advent: We believe in the bodily, glorious return of Christ in the flesh to judge the living and the dead, and to usher this creation and the redeemed into eternity for the glory of God. This glorious hope is foundational to our Christian life and service.

9Eternal Life: We believe in the bodily resurrection of the dead, of the believer to everlasting blessedness and joy to be with the Lord in the new heavens and new earth, and of the unbeliever to judgment and everlasting conscious punishment.