OUR BELIEFS

We believe the Bible to be the inspired and only infallible, authoritative Word of God. Therefore, our ministry emphasizes the exposition of God’s Word from Genesis to Revelation, line upon line, precept upon precept.

  • We believe the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments to be the full record of God’s self-disclosure to mankind. Different men, while writing according to their own styles and personalities, were supernaturally moved along by the Holy Spirit to record God’s very words, inerrant in the original writings.
  • Therefore, those applying themselves to study its literal, historical-grammatical context can accurately understand God’s Word. Scripture is fully trustworthy as our final and sufficient authority for all of life (2 Timothy 3:16–17; 2 Peter 1:20–21). 

We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

THE TRIUNE GOD

We believe in the one living and true God, eternally (John 17:3) existing in perfect unity as three equally and fully divine Persons: The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19–20).

  • Each member of the Godhead, while executing distinct but complementary roles in redemptive history, has precisely the same nature, attributes, and being, and is equally worthy of the same glory and honor and obedience (John 1:1–4; Acts 5:3–4).

GOD THE FATHER

We believe God the Father created all things in six literal days for His glory according to His own will (Revelation 4:11), through His Son, Jesus Christ.  

  • He upholds all things by the Word of His power and grace, exercising sovereign headship over all creation, providence, and redemption (Colossians 1:17, Hebrews 1:3). 

GOD THE SON

We believe that Jesus Christ, the eternal Son, moved by love in accordance with the will of the Father, took on human flesh (John 1:1, 14, 18). 

  • Conceived through the miraculous work of the Holy Spirit, He was born of the virgin Mary. He, being fully God and fully man (John 14:8–9), lived a sinless life and sacrificially shed His blood and died on the cross in our place accomplishing redemption for all who place their faith in Him. 
  • He arose visibly and bodily from the dead three days later and ascended into heaven, where, at the Father’s right hand, He is now Head of His Body the church. 
  • He is the only Savior and Mediator between God and man and will return to earth in power and glory to consummate His redemptive mission (1 Timothy 3:16). 

GOD THE SPIRIT

We believe that the Holy Spirit, in all that He does, glorifies the Lord Jesus  Christ during this age. 

  • He convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment. 
  • He draws the unredeemed to repentance and faith, and at salvation imparts new spiritual life to the believer, bringing that person into union with Christ and the Body of Christ.  
  • The Holy Spirit sanctifies, seals, fills, guides, instructs, comforts, equips, empowers, permanently indwells at salvation, and bestows spiritual gifts to the believer for Christ-like living and service (John 16:8; 13:15; Titus 3:5; Ephesians 1:22; 4:11–12; Romans 8:9–17; 12:4–8; 1 Corinthians 3:16; 12:4– 5, 11–13, 19; Galatians 5:25; Hebrews 2:1–4; 2 Corinthians 12:12).

We believe in Jesus Christ.

  • His deity, his virgin birth, his sinless life, His miracles, his vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, his bodily resurrection, his ascension to the right hand of the Father, his personal return in power and glory (Matthew 1:22–23).

We believe Jesus is the only way to know God.

That for the salvation of lost and sinful humanity, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is essential and that repentance from sin and acceptance of Jesus Christ as Lord and  Savior is the only way to come into a relationship with God.

SALVATION

  • We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the  Scriptures, as the substitutionary atonement in our place, and that salvation is found in none other than Jesus Christ.  
  • Before Creation, God chose those who would be saved and granted this unearned grace solely based on His sovereign good pleasure.  
  • Jesus Christ’s death on the cross was the sole and complete payment for sins, fully satisfying God’s righteous wrath, for each person that turns from sin in repentance and places their faith in Christ alone by grace alone.  
  • At salvation, each person is made a new creation by the Holy Spirit, declared righteous before God, and secured as an adopted child of God forever.
  • Genuine faith continues in obedience and love for Jesus Christ with a life eager to glorify God and persevere to the end (Romans 8:37–39; 2 Corinthians 5:21; 1 Corinthians 12:13).

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit.

By whose indwelling the Christian enables them to live a godly life; we further believe His power and gifts are available to believers today.

THE CHURCH

  • We believe that upon placing one’s faith in the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior,  the believer is made part of the Body of Christ, the one universal church, of which Jesus Christ is the Head.  
  • The Scriptures command believers to gather locally in order to devote themselves to worship, prayer, the teaching of the Word, fellowship, the ordinances of baptism and communion, service to the local body through the development and use of talents and spiritual gifts, and outreach to the world to make disciples (Ephesians 1:22–23; Acts 2:42–46; 1 Corinthians 14:26; Matthew 28:18–20).
  • Wherever God’s people meet regularly in obedience to this command, there is the local expression of the Church under the watchful care of a plurality of elders.  
  • A church’s members are to work together in love and unity, intent on the ultimate purpose of glorifying Christ (Ephesians 4:16).

We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost.

  • They who are saved unto the resurrection of life, and they who are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.

THINGS TO COME

We believe that Jesus Christ, the eternal Son, moved by love in accordance with the will of the Father, took on human flesh (John 1:1, 14, 18). 

  • Conceived through the miraculous work of the Holy Spirit, He was born of the virgin Mary. He, being fully God and fully man (John 14:8–9), lived a sinless life and sacrificially shed His blood and died on the cross in our place accomplishing redemption for all who place their faith in Him. 
  • He arose visibly and bodily from the dead three days later and ascended into heaven, where, at the Father’s right hand, He is now Head of His Body the church. 
  • He is the only Savior and Mediator between God and man and will return to earth in power and glory to consummate His redemptive mission (1 Timothy 3:16).

We believe it is important to uphold the scriptural practices of the early church.

Therefore, we hold to the practice of water baptism and the regular taking of  Communion. We do not believe that either of these practices is essential for salvation, but that they serve as a demonstration of our living faith in Christ.

BAPTISM & COMMUNION

  • We believe that Christian baptism is a public declaration of the believer’s salvation in Christ, identifying with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection symbolized by immersion in water.  
  • The Lord’s Supper is the united commemoration by believers of Christ’s death until He comes and should be preceded by a careful self-examination (Acts 2:41; Romans 6:3–6; 1 Corinthians 11:20–29).

We believe that God created mankind in His image.

  • Mankind—male and female—in His own image and likeness, free of sin, to glorify  Himself and enjoy His fellowship. Tempted by Satan, but in the sovereign plan of God, man freely chose to disobey God, bringing sin, death, and condemnation to all mankind. 
  • All human beings, therefore, are totally depraved by nature and by choice. Alienated from God without defense or excuse, and subject to God’s righteous wrath, all of mankind is in desperate need of the Savior (Genesis 3:1–6; Romans 3:10–19;  Romans 1:18, 32).

We believe in the Great Commission.

  • It is the aim, duty, and privilege of every believer and team member to glorify God by responding as active participants in the Great Commission call of Jesus Christ to go and make disciples of all nations. (Matthew 28:19).  
  • We believe partnering with other like-minded individuals, groups, and ministries can help to unify the church and accomplish this together.

We believe in making plans and seeking the Lord.

  • Proverbs 16:9 reminds us that “The heart of man plans his way, but the LORD  establishes his steps.  
  • With discernment and prayer, we take bold steps of faith to plan and seek the Lord for each step.

We believe growth is the flexibility to iterate and adapt.

  • We pursue our present and keep an eye on the future. 
  • We do not live in the past, but we learn from it.  
  • We’re intentional about improving (plan, build, launch, review, improve, repeat).

We believe serving God is a joyful privilege.

  • While “bearing one another burdens” and “weeping with those that weep,” we  also choose to “rejoice with those that rejoice.”  
  • We actively support each other, our partners, and our vendors with prayer, edification, and guidance to grow.

We believe God qualifies us.

  • We are bold in our faith to covet the gifts of the Spirit by living according to the fruits of the Spirit in our daily tasks and projects. 
  • We will be intentional about wanting to always do the best by understanding how to impact the culture around us. 

Because these beliefs are foundational to our ministry (Matthew 7:24), everyone involved in our ministry is expected to act in a manner that promotes and supports these beliefs. 

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