1. The Bible - We believe that the Bible is the Word of God, fully inspired and without error in the original manuscripts, written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, and has supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct. (John 17:17Romans 15:4II Timothy 3:1617II Peter 1:19-21)

2. God - We believe in God, the Father, an infinite personal Spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power, and love. We believe that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of people, that He hears and answers prayer, that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ. (John 3:16-174:2417:5)

3. Jesus - We believe in Jesus Christ as God, the only begotten Son of the Father, conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in His virgin birth as a human being, sinless life, miracles and teachings. We believe in His substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, perpetual intercession for His people, and personal visible return to earth. (Isaiah 7:14John 1:14Philippians 2:5-11I Thessalonians 4:1617Hebrews 1:23I John 1:7)

4. The Holy Spirit - We believe in the Holy Spirit who comes forth from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify, and empower all who believe in Jesus Christ. We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Christ and that He is an abiding Helper, Teacher and Guide. (John 16:7-15Romans 8:14-17Ephesians 1:1314I John 14:26)

5. Salvation - We believe that all people are sinners by nature and choice. Therefore, all people are under judgment. We believe in every person's need to be saved from sin. Salvation is offered freely to anyone who believes in Jesus and accepts the atoning sacrifice of His death on the cross, offered only through the grace and mercy of God. We believe that those who repent of their sins and trust Jesus Christ as Savior are regenerated by the Holy Spirit. (John 1:12133:16-18Acts 20:21Ephesians 2:1-9Titus 3:5)

6. Christian Conduct - We believe that a Christian should live for the glory of God and the well-being of others; that our conduct should be blameless before the world; that we should be faithful stewards of our possessions; and that we should seek to realize for ourselves and others the full stature of maturity in Christ. (II Corinthians 9:6-8Ephesians 4:11-16Philippians 2:14-16Colossians 3:17-23I Thessalonians 5:1718)

7. The Church – We teach that the church is not a building, but a group of people throughout the world who have a genuine faith in Jesus Christ. As members of Christ’s body, the people of the church are expected to regularly devote themselves to a time of teaching, study, and application of God’s Word; seek the Lord in earnest prayer; experience the power of authentic, life-changing fellowship; and engage their community and the world with God’s truth through acts of compassion and witness. (Acts 2:42-44Acts 1:8Hebrews 10:23-25)

8. Baptism and Communion - We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ has committed two ordinances to the local church: baptism and the Lord’s Supper. We believe that Christian baptism is the immersion of the believer in water into the name of the Triune God. We believe that these two ordinances should be observed and administered until the return of the Lord Jesus Christ. (Matthew 28:18-20Acts 2:4142Romans 6:3-5I Corinthians 11:23-32)

9. Eternity - We believe and teach that all of human history is moving toward one climactic event: the certain return and final revelation of Jesus Christ. At Christ’s return all those opposed to God will be subject to His wrath, spending eternity separate from God in righteously imposed punishment. The redeemed, however, will receive eternal rewards and enter into an everlasting state of glory with Christ in a newly created home where they will experience unhindered worship of God, and enjoy everlasting fellowship with Christ and one another. (Matthew 25:31-46John 5:1829II Corinthians 5:10Revelation 20:15)