What We BelieveWe believe there is only one God, He created all things, He is the Great I Am, and He is omniscient, omnipotent, and omnipresent. He is our Father; He is the Alpha and Omega, the Provider and Sustainer, the Author, the Developer, the Comforter, and the Teacher of Life. He is the Leader of the church. He is Holy, spiritual, merciful, mighty, awesome, gracious, and just.
We believe that the Holy Spirit is real and that he is God’s gift to us. He lives inside all Christians and acts as our conscience. He is our Comforter, our Guide, our Teacher, our Prompter, and our Counselor. He is one component of the Trinity, along with Jesus Christ and God the Father.
Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of God; he is our Savior. He existed before He came to earth and entered into our world from the womb of a virgin. He is the one and only way to salvation and eternity in heaven. He is a Teacher, Friend, Healer, High Priest, performer of miracles, perfect man, fully human and fully God (possess all of God’s qualities), and the Head of the Church. He died on the cross as a perfect sacrifice, once and for all. When He died, He forgave all past, present, and future sins of those who ask for his forgiveness. He arose from the grave and is still alive today. Someday He is returning to judge all evil.
The Bible is the infallible, truthful, applicable, perfect, holy, authoritative Word of God. It is a guidebook, required reading, God’s story given to us so that we can know and understand Him.
Baptism is commanded by God but is not necessary for salvation. It is a public declaration of personal faith, an expression to God and others of a decision to follow Christ and live by His commands. It is a symbol of spiritual rebirth.
We believe that the Lord’s Supper, which took place on Passover, was the Last Supper that Jesus had with His disciples before He died, wherein He disclosed His Father’s plans. It is what we are commemorating, remembering, and celebrating in communion, as Christ commanded us to do. The elements are symbolic of His sacrifice. Communion is a sacrament, as is baptism, it is open to all believers, and should be a regular part of church life.
Man was created by God in the image of God, and each person is born with a yearning to be in close relationship with Him. Man became separated from God because of sin, but through faith in Christ man can be reconciled to God to satisfy the yearning for the divine relationship which he was born to experience. Each person was born with a potential for greatness, which can be realized only through a relationship with God.
We, as the church, must worship and praise God and pray, study and teach the Bible. We must strengthen fellow believers by nourishing spirits through supportive assembly and prayer and by sharing one another’s joys and sorrows through loving fellowship, including visitation. Members are called to encourage and lead as examples by living moral, God-honoring lives and demonstrating God’s love wherever they go and in all circumstances.