In essential beliefs—we have unity.
“There is one Body and one Spirit…one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all…” (Ephesians 4:4-6)
In non-essential beliefs—we have liberty.
“Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on disputable matters… Who are you to judge someone else’s servant? To his own master he stands or falls… So then each of us will give an account of himself to God… So whatever you believe about these things keep between yourself and God.” (Romans 14:1, 4, 12, 22)
In all our beliefs—we show love.
“If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.” (1 Corinthians 13:2)
What We Believe
That the Scriptures, both the Old and New Testaments, were verbally inspired by God, inerrant in the original writings, and that they are supreme and final in authority, faith, and life. (2 Timothy 3:16-17, 2 Peter 1:20-21)
That there is one God eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, co-equal in power and glory, identical in their essential nature, attributes, and perfection. (Matthew 28:19, Genesis 1:1, Hebrews 1:1-3, Acts 5:3-4, John 10:30)
That the Lord Jesus Christ was begotten in the flesh by the Holy Spirit through the Virgin Mary, being thus true God and true man and the only Mediator between God and man. (Isaiah 7:14, Matthew 1:18-25, John 1:14, 1 Timothy 2:5, Philippians 2:5-8)
That the Holy Spirit is that person of the Triune Godhead who convicts men of sin and indwells believers for a life of victory and seals them unto the “Day of Redemption.” (John 14:16-17, John 16:7-12, Ephesians 1:3-14)
That man was created by God in His image, not a product of evolution; but that man fell into sin and thereby incurred to himself and his posterity not only physical death, but also that spiritual death which is separation from God, and that all human beings are born with a sinful nature and are totally depraved, having no spark of divine life. (Genesis 1:26-27, Romans 3:10, 23, Romans 5:12, Ephesians 2:1-3)
That the Lord Jesus Christ voluntarily died as a substitutionary sacrifice for our sins, and that all who believe in Him are justified by His death, burial, and resurrection. (Romans 5:8, Romans 3:23-26)
That salvation is not of works, but by grace alone, and that all who receive the Lord Jesus Christ by faith as their personal Savior are born again of the Holy Spirit and baptized by Him into that spiritual body (the Church) of which Christ is the Head. (Ephesians 2:8-10, John 1:11-13, 1 Corinthians 12:13, Colossians 1:18)
That the Church is the living Body of Christ on earth; He is its head and the source of its life. The body is composed of those who have received Him as Savior and Lord. (Ephesians 1:20-22, Acts 2:41-42)
That the Church exists to celebrate the life of God (worship), cultivate personal growth in Christ (discipleship), care about one another in Christ (fellowship & ministry), and communicate Christ to the world (evangelism). (Colossians 3:21, Ephesians 4:11-13, Romans 12:3-16, Acts 1:8)
That our Lord is personally coming again, first to receive His own to Himself and later to set up His earthly kingdom according to His promises. We believe that this Blessed Hope has a vital bearing on our personal life and service. (John 14:1-3, 1 Corinthians 15:51-52, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, Titus 2:13-14, 1 John 3:1-3)