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BELIEFS

We accept anyone as a fellow believer who has expressed faith and trust in our Lord Jesus. We believe this faith will show in repentance of sin and in placing one’s trust in the finished work of Christ on the cross. The agape love that comes from this new birth is the basis for true fellowship.

WE BELIEVE that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the Word of God, fully inspired without error in the original manuscripts, and the infallible rule of faith and practice. Matthew 5:17-18; Mark 12:26, 36; Luke 24:27, 44; John 10:34-36, 16:13, 17:17; Acts 1:16, 28:25; 1 Corinthians 2:12-13; 2 Timothy 4:2; Hebrews 1:12; 2 Peter 1:21

In addition, WE BELIEVE that there is one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, equal in power and glory; and that this triune God created all, upholds all, and governs all. Genesis 1:26; Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 6:8; Psalms 90:2; Matthew 3:13-17, 28:19-20; Mark 12:29; John 1:1-3, 10:30, 14:16, 23; 2 Corinthians 13:14; 1 Peter 1:1-2; 1 John 5:7

WE BELIEVE IN GOD THE FATHER, an infinite, personal Spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power, and love; that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men; that He hears and answers prayers; and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ. John 1:18, 5:17-47, 17:1-26; 1 Corinthians 8:6; Hebrews 1:1-2

WE BELIEVE IN JESUS CHRIST, God’s only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles and teachings, His substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, perpetual intercessions for His people, and personal, visible return to earth. Isaiah 7:14, 53:5-6; Matthew 1:20-25; John 1:1, 14, 3:16, 4:6, 11:35, 20:28; 2 Corinthians 12:13, 15:5-8; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Galatians 2:16; Ephesians 2:8-9; Colossians 1:15-19

WE BELIEVE IN THE HOLY SPIRIT, Who came from the Father and Son, convicted the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify, and empower for ministry all who believe in Christ. We believe the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Jesus Christ and that He is an abiding Helper, Teacher, and Guide. We believe the Holy Spirit equips every believer with grace gifts(s) to be used to build up the body of Christ. Genesis 1:2; Psalms 104:30; Matthew 28:19; John 14:16-17, 26, 15:26; Acts 5:3-4, 11:16; Romans 8:9, 13-14, 16, 26; 1 Corinthians 2:10, 6:11, 19-20, 12:13; 2 Corinthians 1:21-22, 3:17-18; Galatians 5:22-25; Ephesians 1:13-14, 3:16, 4:30; Titus 3:5; Hebrews 9:14

WE BELIEVE THAT ALL MEN ARE SINNERS, by nature and by choice and, therefore, under condemnation, that God regenerates by the Holy Spirit, those who repent of their sins and confess Jesus Christ as Lord. Genesis 2:7, 18-24, 3:1-24, 6:5; Psalms 51:3, 58:3; Jeremiah 17:9; Mark 7:21-23; John 3:5-6, 18, 36, 8:42-44; Romans 3:23, 5:12-19; 1 Corinthians 2:9-16; Galatians 3:11; Ephesians 1:4, 2:1-3, 4:18; Philippians 3:4-9; Colossians 1:16-17; Titus 3:5; James 2:10; 1 John 5:12

WE BELIEVE IN THE UNIVERSAL CHURCH, the living spiritual body, of which Christ is the Head and all regenerated persons, are members. WE BELIEVE within the local fellowship there is a plurality of leadership consisting of a pastor, elders, and deacons. We believe God hasdelegated authority to the church leaders to lovingly guide and care for the people, under His leadership and direction. Matthew 9:36-38, 16:16-18, 18-20, 28; Mark 16:15; Acts 1:8, 2:41-47, 15:22; Romans 10:13-15, 12:5, 13:1; 1 Corinthians 12:12-27; 2 Corinthians 5:20, 9:6-15; Ephesians 1:13-23, 4:1-16, 5:25-32; Colossians 3:16; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17; Hebrews 10:23-25, 13:17; 1 Peter 5:5

WE BELIEVE that the Lord Jesus Christ committed two ORDINANCES to the church:

  • Baptism
  • The Lord's Supper
  • Matthew 26:26-29, 28:19-20; Luke 22:19-20; Acts 2:38, 41, 8:13, 38-40, 10:47-48,16:33, 1 Corinthians 1:14-16, 11:23-24

    WE BELIEVE in "that blessed hope", the personal and imminent return of our Lord and Savior Jesus and in the resurrection of the body, the final judgment and eternal blessing of the righteous and endless suffering of the wicked. Psalms 96:10, 13; Isaiah 9:7, 11:10-12; Jeremiah 23:4-6, 30:4-7; Daniel 7:13-14, 12:1-2; Zechariah 14:3-21; Matthew 13:41-43, 24:15-22, 27-31, 25:31; Mark 13:33-37; Philippians 1:23, 3:20-21; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-9; Titus 2:11-13; James 5:8; Hebrews 10:37; Jude 14-15; Revelation 1:7, 6:1-17

    PRINCIPLES:

    1. Emphasis:

    Word of God – study of God’s Word applied to daily life

    Worship of God – informal and relational

    Body Life – producing healthy sheep

    Reproduction – spreading the gospel

    Prayer – Foundational to everything

    2. The Unity of the Spirit:

    In the essentials – unity

    In the non-essentials – liberty

    In all things – charity

    3. Liberty in Christ - What hill to die on? Or what are the essentials (Basic Beliefs) “Where the Scriptures speak we speak; where the Scripture is silent we are silent.”

    4. Keeping short accounts – keeping watch over our tongues. – James 3:2-12, Matthew 18:15-20 – be an encourager not a gossip or slanderer.

    5. Keep striving for the balance of Scripture – try to stay in the center of Biblical tension on all issues.

    6. Keep proper focus by keeping things simple – emphasis on people not programs.

    7. It's not about us - "…Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit…” Zechariah 4:6 “He who glories, let him glory in the Lord.” 1 Corinthians 1:31

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