We believe the Scriptures are inspired by God
and declare His design and plan for mankind.
We believe there is only one true God - revealed in three persons:
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We believe Jesus Christ is fully God.
As God's Son, Jesus was both human and divine.
We believe mankind, though originally good,
willingly fell to sin ushering in evil and death,
both physical and spiritual, into the world.
We believe every person can have restored fellowship
with God through "salvation"
(turning from sin and accepting Christ's forgiveness and Lordship).
Salvation is made possible by the death of Jesus
(who, accepted and paid for our sins)
and the bodily resurrection from the dead.
We believe and practice two ordinances:
Water Baptism by immersion after receiving
Christ's free gift of salvation, and
Holy Communion (the Lord's Supper) as a symbolic
remembrance of Christ's suffering and death.
We believe the Baptism in the Holy Spirit
is an experience following salvation that
empowers believers for witnessing and effective service.
We believe the initial physical evidence of the
Baptism in the Holy Spirit is
"speaking in tongues,"
as experienced on the Day of Pentecost
and referenced throughout Acts and the Epistles.
We believe the Church has a Mission to seek and
save all who are lost in sin.
We believe "The Church" is the Body of Christ
and consists of the people who,
throughout time, have accepted God's offer
of redemption through the
sacrificial death of His Son, Jesus Christ.
We believe divine healing of the sick
is a privilege for Christians today and is provided
for in Christ's sacrificial death on the cross.
We believe in The Blessed Hope -
when Jesus raptures (catches away) His Church
prior to His return to Earth (the second coming).
At this future moment in time,
all believers who have died will rise from their graves
and will meet the Lord in the air,
and Christians who are alive will be caught up with them -
to be with the Lord forever.