We Believe

WE BELIEVE there is one God who lives forever in three persons; the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Matt. 28:19)

WE BELIEVE that the Bible is God’s Word to the world, speaking to us with authority and without error. (2 Tim. 3:16-17)

WE BELIEVE in the divinity of Jesus Christ the Son, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His death for us on the cross, His bodily resurrection, His ascension to the Father, and His personal, physical return to rule the earth in power and love. (Jn. 1:14-18; 1 Thess. 4:16-18)

WE BELIEVE that the primary purpose for Jesus Christ’s life on earth was to fully reveal the love of God the Father for the people of this world through His ministry, life, death on the cross and resurrection. (Jn. 3:16; Jn. 5:19-20)

WE BELIEVE that mankind is lost in sin and needs to turn from it and trust personally in the Savior, Jesus Christ; all need to be born anew by the Holy Spirit’s power into God’s family. (Eph. 2:1-10; Jn. 3:5-7)

WE BELIEVE the Holy Spirit lives in us as believers and brings love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, humility, and self-control into our lives. He works in and through us with His presence and charismatic gifts. (Gal. 5:22-23; l Cor. 12:7-11)

WE BELIEVE in the resurrection of every person; to eternal life for the believer and eternal judgment for the lost. (Matt. 25:31-46)

WE BELIEVE in unity for all believers in our Lord Jesus Christ and seek community together. We want to become more like Him in every way, who is the head of His body, the Church. We are called to love Him and one another and are enabled to do this as His life flows in and through us. (1 Cor. 12:12-13; Matt. 22:37-40)

WE BELIEVE that God has kept His ancient promise to bring the children of Israel back from the ends of the earth and establish them in their ancient land which He gave to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. He then promised to reconcile them with Himself and the Messiah Jesus Christ (Ezekiel 36:24-28). We believe that the present state of Israel is the fulfillment of that promise and that God is at work now to bring the nation back to their faith in Him. We acknowledge that the church of Jesus Christ is a spiritual body and does not replace the nation of Israel or inherit the same promises.

WE BELIEVE that marriage is the basic human relationship between a man and a woman, and as such is intended to reflect the relationship between Jesus Christ the Bridegroom and His bride the church. (Gen. 2:18-25, Eph. 5:25-32)