Our Basic Beliefs

Jesus Christ is the Son of God who came and died on the cross as the final sacrifice for the sins of humanity. Three days later Jesus rose from the dead, thereby proving his deity, and enabling us to be saved through His name. Jesus will rapture His church, then later return for His millennial rule on Earth. There will be an ultimate Day of Judgment where all will be individually judged and rewarded. The redeemed will enter heaven as their eternal home, and those who have rejected Christ will be eternally separated from Him.

Three Primary Experiences of The Christian Life:

  • Salvation

    Salvation is initiated by a prayer of faith in Jesus. (Romans 10:8-9)
    Salvation is completed by God’s grace. (Ephesians 2:8)
    Salvation is maintained by a lifestyle of Biblical righteousness. (1 Peter 3:12)
    Salvation is demonstrated by works. (Ephesians 2:10)
    Salvation is forfeited through sin until repented of. (Romans 11:20-22, Hebews 10:26-27 and Revelations 22:19)
    Salvation is the only way to enter Heaven in eternity. (John 14:6)

  • Water Baptism

    Water Baptism is commanded by Christ. (Mark 16:16)
    Water Baptism is not salvation, but a step of obedience to Christ after salvation. (Romans 6:1-6)
    Water Baptism is a public demonstration of faith in Jesus Christ. (Luke 3:3-7)
    Water Baptism is effected in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. (Matthew 28:19)

  • Holy Spirit Baptism

    Holy Spirit Baptism is evidenced by speaking in tongues. (Acts 2:4; Acts 10:45–46)
    Holy Spirit Baptism is an experience different and distinct from Salvation or Water Baptism. (Acts 1:5; Acts 10:44)

Four Primary Responsibilities of Each Christian

  • Daily Prayer

    Seeking God in prayer is a fundamental necessity of maintaining our relationship with Him. (1 Thessalonians 5:17)

  • Outreach

    Sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with others. (Mark 16:15)

  • Reading the Bible

    Feeding our spirit with the Word of God, and living thereby. (2 Timothy 2:15)

  • Fellowship & Church Attendance

    Gathering together in a local assembly of believers for worship and admonition, and spiritually enriching camaraderie with other believers. (Hebrews 10:25)