The Theology that Shapes our Thinking Beliefs
God the Father
We believe, love and worship the one and only unchanging, sovereign, and loving God, the Creator and Ruler of all things in heaven and earth. God is manifest in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Gen 1:1, 26 | 1 Chr 29:11-12 | Deut 6:4 | Ps 90:2 | 1 Peter 1:2
Jesus Christ (Son)
Jesus Christ, our Lord, is God in the flesh. He is the Son of God, conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of a virgin, fully God, fully man, sinless. He died on the cross in our place for our sins, was buried, resurrected from the dead, ascended into heaven, and now sits at the right hand of God the Father, as our Advocate, and will return to judge the living and the dead.
Hebrews 1:1-3 | Matthew 1:18-23 | John 1:1-18 | Acts 1:9-11 | Acts 2:22-24 | 1 Corinthians 15 | Revelation 5:9-14
The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity, exalting Christ and convicting us of our sin and need for Jesus Christ. He fully lives in every believer from the moment of salvation. He comforts, teaches and empowers us to live in righteousness. He equips every believer with spiritual gifts for service in the Body of Christ.
Mat 1:18 | Jn 14:16-17 | Acts 1:8 | 1 Cor 3:16 | 1 Peter 4:10
Man is made in the image of God-created to worship God, to glorify Him, and to have dominion over the earth. Sin separates man from God and man is eternally doomed unless he receives salvation in Jesus Christ.
Genesis 1:26 | Psalm 8:3-6 | Acts 17:26-31 | Romans 3:10-18, 23
Since all persons are separated from God by sin and are in need of forgiveness, God offers the free gift of salvation. Each person must individually accept this gift, repent of sin, and place faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.
Exodus 6:2-8 | Matthew 16:21-26 | John 3:15-16 | John 17:3 | Romans 5:1 | Romans 6:23 | Ephesians 2:8-9
Eternal Security of the Believer
We believe our true salvation, provided by the grace of God through faith in Jesus Christ alone, is eternally secure. It is imperishable and no man or circumstance can snatch us out of the powerful hand of God because Jesus Christ has made an everlasting covenant with us.
Jn 10:28 | 2 Tim 1:12 | 1 Peter 1:4 | Heb 7:25 | 2 Sam 23:5 | Jn 3:36 | Jn 5:24 | Jn 14:6
The Bible is the divinely inspired Word of God to reveal God and His will to man. The Bible has God as its author, salvation for its end, and truth without any mixture of error. The Bible is the sole authority for Christian living
Deut 4:1-2 | Ps 12:6 | Ps 19:7-10 | Ps 119:105, 160 | Heb 4:12 | 2 Tim 3:16 | 2 Peter 1:20-21
Priesthood of the Believer
Every believer is a minister and has direct access to God through the high priest, Jesus Christ.
Heb 4:14-16 | Heb 10:19-22 | Eph 3:7
Jesus Christ is the head of His Body, the Church. The Body of Christ is composed of believers. The purpose of the Church is to carry out His mission in the world and is best lived out in local, autonomous churches.
Mat 16:15-19 | Acts 2:41-42, 47 | Rom 12:4-8 | Eph 4:10-16 | 1 Cor 12 | Rev 2-3