Our Beliefs & Values
What we believe about Jesus, God, the Bible, the Church and more all are explained here. We know that in our modern culture, there are a variety of opinions about these, but essentially, everything we believe has been taught to us from God’s word – the Bible. If you have any questions about these beliefs, please connect with us about them.
We believe that Jesus Christ is God’s divine Son. We believe in His incarnation and virgin birth. We believe that He shed His blood vicariously for mankind. He died, was buried, and arose bodily the third day from the grave. He is currently in heaven and makes intercession for believers. He is the Head of the Church. He will physically return for His own at the rapture and for unbelievers in judgment at His second coming
We believe that God inspired the words of the Bible in the original languages. The Word of God is absolute and without error and it is the sole rule for our faith and practices.
We believe in the local church is self-governed which is also called the autonomy of the local church. Government and administration of the church is the responsibility of the believers who compose its membership.
We believe there is one true God. He is called Yahweh in original language and He possesses one divine essence that cannot be seperated. There are three eternal distinctions or persons called the God Head: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
We believe that sin is anything that displeases God. According to the Bible, sin brings physical, spiritual, and eternal death on all of us.
God created Adam without sin. Satan tempted Adam and Eve They sinned in the garden by disobeying God.
The Bible says that everyone sins. In order to not be punished for our sin and have eternal life in heaven, a sacrifice had to be given to GOd for our sin. God provided the sacrifice for sin – his son, Jesus Christ. To overcome the penalty of sin, we must believe in Jesus.
We believe that salvation is only possible through our belief in Jesus Christ, God’s son. Salvation is being rescued from eternal death and penalty for sin.
In order to be saved for eternity, we must repent of our own sins and believe and trust Jesus.
Baptism and the Lord’s Supper
Baptism is the public act of demonstrating an outward picture of our new birth in Jesus. Christian believers are immersed in water demonstrating the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus. Jesus asked us to do this.
The Lord’s Supper or “communion” is the simple ceremony Christians perform to remember Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross. As believers, when we eat and drink communion emblems, we are doing what Jesus asked us to do – “do in remembrence of me [Jesus].”