Brief summary of KEY BELIEFS we hold to:

The Scriptures
We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New testaments to be the God-inspired, revealed word of God, authoritative truth for faith and life (2 Tim. 3:16, 17; 2 Pet. 1:20, 21; Matt. 5:18; John 16:12,13).

The Godhead
We believe in one triune God, eternally existing in three 
entities--Father, Son, and Holy Spirit--each person who is: coeternal in 
being and nature, coequal in power and glory, and sharing the same attributes 
and perfections, who love and interact with each other in perfect relationship 
(Deut. 6:4; 2 Cor. 13:14). We believe that God created all things according to 
His will for His glory (Genesis 1:1).

The Person and Work of Christ
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, 
became man without abdicating His divinity, having been conceived by the Holy 
Spirit, and born of the Virgin Mary, in order that He might reveal God and 
redeem sinful man, thereby bringing His Kingdom on earth (John 1:1, 2, 14; Luke 
1:35). We believe that because of His great love for mankind, the Lord Jesus 
Christ accomplished our redemption through His death on the cross as a 
representative, vicarious, substitutionary sacrifice; and that our 
justification is made sure by His literal, physical resurrection from the dead 
(Rom. 3:24; 1 Peter 2:24; Eph. 1:7; 1 Pet. 1:3-5). We believe that the Lord 
Jesus Christ ascended into heaven and is now exalted at the right hand of God, 
where, as our High Priest, He fulfills the ministry of representative, 
intercessor, and advocate and is actively inviting us to be His body as He 
makes all things new (Acts 1:9, 10; Heb. 7:25, 9:24; Rom. 8:34; 1 John 2:1-2; 
Rev. 21:5).

The Person and Work of 
the Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit is a member of the Godhead and a
person who is sent to counsel and guide us towards the Father, convict the 
world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment; and that He is the supernatural 
agent in regeneration, baptizing all believers into the body of Christ, 
indwelling them and sealing them unto the day of redemption (John 16:8-11; 2 
Cor. 3:6; 1 Cor. 12:12-14; Rom. 8:9; Eph. 5:18).

We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God, 
but that through Adam and Eve’s sin, the race of mankind fell, inherited a 
sinful nature, and became alienated from God. Man has a radical propensity to 
sin and chase after what God has not given him, and of himself is utterly 
unable to remedy his lost condition, creating our need for salvation (Gen. 
1:26, 27; Rom. 3:22, 23, 5:12; Eph. 2:1-3, 12). We also believe that humanity 
is created in the image of God, and thus has intrinsic value. This is seen in 
the reality of Jesus Christ's incarnation, becoming a man, and his willingness 
to die for humanity. We believe that God created man and woman as co-heirs in 
the family of God, equally loved by their creator and endowed with specific and 
unique qualities that though somewhat different, both reflect and reveal the 
character of God. We believe that man and woman only are ordained by God for 
the blessed marriage union and to reproduce, populate, and oversee the earth 
(Gen. 1:28, 2:21-25).

We believe that salvation is the gift of God brought to man by 
grace and received through personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, whose 
precious blood was shed on Calvary for the forgiveness of our sins, redemption 
of our souls, and restoration of our relationship with God the Father (Eph. 
2:8-10; John 1:12; Eph. 1:7; 1 Pet. 1:18-19).

Eternal Security and 
Assurance of Believers
We believe that all the redeemed are kept by God's power and are 
thus secure in Christ forever (John 6:37-40, 10:27-30; Rom. 8:1, 38, 39; 1 Cor. 
1:4-8; 1 Pet. 1:5). We believe it is the privilege of believers to rejoice in 
the assurance of their salvation through the testimony of God's word, which 
clearly forbids the use of Christian liberty as an occasion to the flesh (Rom. 
13:13, 14; Gal. 5:13; Titus 2:11-15). We believe that the saved person is in 
the process of being conformed to the image of Christ, and will bear fruit in 
their life before they die.

Ministry and 
Spiritual Gifts
We believe that God is sovereign in the bestowing of spiritual 
gifts. It is, however, the believer's responsibility to follow the Holy Spirit 
and develop their sovereignly given spiritual gift(s). The baptism of the Holy 
Spirit occurs at conversion and is the placing of the believer into the Body of 
Christ. We also believe that particular spiritual gift(s) are neither essential 
(proving the presence of the Holy Spirit), nor an indication of a deep 
spiritual experience (1 Cor. 12:7, 11, 13; Eph. 4:7-8). We believe that God 
does hear and answer the prayer of faith, in accordance with His own will, for 
the sick and afflicted (John 15:7; 1 John 5:14, 15). We believe it is the 
privilege and responsibility of every believer to minister according to the 
gift(s) and grace of God given to him in order to make disciples, equip and 
edify the Body of Christ, and participate in building His Kingdom (Rom. 12:1-8; 
2 Cor. 13; 1 Pet. 4:10-11).

The Church and the 
We believe that the church, which is the body and espoused bride 
of Christ, is a spiritual and relational organism made up of the community of all 
born-again persons of this present age (Eph. 1:22, 23, 5:25-27; 1 Cor. 
12:12-14; 2 Cor 11:2). We believe that the Chief Architect of the Church is 
Jesus Christ Himself, and that He is building and establishing His Kingdom 
through local groups of His disciples who by faith follow Him and become His 
expression of love in the world. (Matthew 16:18) We believe in the autonomy of 
the local churches, that they are to be free of any external authority and 
control (Acts 13:1-4, 15:19-31, 20:28; Rom. 16:1, 4; 1 Cor. 3:9, 16, 5:4-7, 13; 
1 Pet. 5:1-4). We recognize believers' baptisms (by immersion) and the 
Eucharist (Lord's Supper) as scriptural sacraments and means of testimony of 
Christ for the church in this age in addition to confession, healing of the 
sick, traditional marriage, and fulfilling the Great Commission (Matt. 
28:19,20; Luke 22:19; Acts 2:41,42, 18:8; 2 Cor. 11:23-26).

The Second Advent of 
We believe in the "blessed hope," 
the personal, imminent, coming, and return of the Lord Jesus Christ for His 
redeemed ones and to rule on earth (Matthew 24; I Thess. 4:13-18; Zech. 
14:4-11; Rev. 19:11-16, 20:1-6).