WHAT WE BELIEVE
We believe in the one triune God co-existing in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit
The Person and Work of Jesus Christ
We believe that Jesus Christ is God, come in the flesh, was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, was true God and true man, existing in one person and without sin; that he suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified and was buried; and we believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord on the third day, in His ascension into heaven, and in His present life there for us as Lord of all, High Priest, and Advocate. We believe in the visible, bodily return of Jesus Christ to the earth, to gather His Church, and to judge the world.
The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit
We believe the Holy Spirit to be the Third Person of the Trinity whose purpose in the redemption of people is to convict them of sin, regenerate them, indwell them, guide them into all truth, and give gifts to them as He desires, that they may minister as Christ would.
We believe that the Holy Spirit continues to supply God’s people with the full diversity of Spiritual gifts, ministries and workings illustrated in Scripture for their edification and for the fulfillment of the worldwide mission of the gospel.
We believe that Jesus immerses people in the Holy Spirit, as promised by John the Baptist, Jesus himself, Peter, and Paul, and as witnessed by the early disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ. This baptism in Spirit empowers believers to speak with other tongues, prophesy, boldly proclaim the gospel, and otherwise execute the mission Jesus has given to the Church.
We believe the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are verbally inspired by God and inerrant in the original autographs, so that they are fully trustworthy and of supreme and final authority in all they say
We believe that people, in their natural state, are sinners, lost, without hope in the world, and without God. We believe the only way to be saved is through the blood of Jesus Christ, who died for our sins and was raised for our justification. We believe that the terms of salvation are repentance toward God and a personal, heartfelt faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, which results in regeneration of the person. This salvation is entirely by the grace of our Lord and not of works. We believe that the Scriptures promise eternal punishment for the lost and eternal life for the saved.
We believe that those who believe the gospel should be baptized in water in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and should regularly partake of the Lord’s Supper, a memorial of the death, resurrection and second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
We believe that the Church of Jesus Christ is a body of believers who have Jesus as their head; who assemble to worship, who carry forth the great commission, and who minister as the Holy Spirit leads. We believe that the foundation of the Church consists of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ being the cornerstone. We believe that the leadership of God’s Church is multifaceted, reflecting the diversity and wisdom of Christ’s provision for it. We seek to recognize and develop the full complement of Christian leaders for the equipping of believers and the maturity of the Church.
We believe that followers of Jesus must live consecrated lives, embracing standards of conduct that exalt our Lord, build His Church, and demonstrate His purity and power to the world. A life of holiness and obedience to God is not optional, but is commanded by Jesus and the apostles as a requirement for those who will enter the kingdom of God. Holiness is not prerequisite to, but evidence of, salvation, and as such it is always present among those who are saved.
We believe that God uses doctors, medicines, and other material means for healing, but that divine healing is also provided in the atonement and may be appropriated by laying on of hands of elders, through the gifting of believers, or by a direct act of receiving this provision by faith.
We believe that in conjunction with the return of Jesus, the people of Israel will turn to God and be saved. With this in mind, the church should love Israel as it loves itself, should pray for Israel, should minister with the understanding that their Savior is Israel’s Messiah, and should pursue the salvation of Israel.
“We believe that Jesus immerses people in the Holy Spirit, as promised by John the Baptist, Jesus himself, Peter, and Paul, and as witnessed by the early disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ. This baptism in Spirit empowers believers to speak with other tongues, prophesy, boldly proclaim the gospel, and otherwise execute the mission Jesus has given to the Church. “