Our Doctrinal Statement
We believe that the Bible, comprised of the Old and New Testaments, is inspired by God, and is of supreme and final authority for truth, faith and life. 2 Timothy 3:16; 1 Corinthians 2:13; Mark 7:8-13
We believe in one true and living God eternally existing in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 3:13-17; 2 Corinthians 13:14
We believe in God the Father, an infinite, eternal, self-existent, self-sufficient, holy, all powerful, all knowing, ever present, personal Spirit who actively and purposely directs all things in accordance with his eternal plans. Exodus 34:6-7; Matthew 6:5-13; John 6:57
We believe in God the Son who in accordance with God’s plan voluntarily became a human being named Jesus the Christ to redeem humanity. Jesus Christ was conceived miraculously by the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin named Mary. Jesus Christ is fully God and fully man. Matthew 1:18-25; Philippians 2:6-11
We believe in Jesus Christ’s sinless life, vicarious death for sin, His bodily resurrection from the dead, His ascension into heaven, and His personal, imminent and visible return to earth, and His priestly intercession. Salvation is by grace, received only through personal faith in Jesus Christ apart from any human merit, good works or rituals. Romans 5:6-11; 1 Corinthians 15:3&4; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Ephesians 2:8-10
We believe in the Holy Spirit as the vital person in the God head in the revelation and operation of the Christian faith. We believe in the personality of the Holy Spirit and that His ministry is to reveal Jesus Christ to people in the regeneration and sanctification of their souls. The Holy Spirit provides believers with special abilities known as spiritual gifts and develops Godly character known as the fruit of the Spirit. John 14:26, 15:26; 1 Corinthians 12:1-11; Galatians 5:22-25
We believe that human beings are created in the image of God; however, all people are born with a sinful nature and thus sin thereby incurring spiritual death. We believe that physical death is a transition to another life. The soul of the believer departs to be with God. The soul of the non-believer is cut off from God. We believe in the bodily resurrection of the saved upon Jesus Christ’s return and the final judgment of the lost. We believe in the final eternal existence of all people in heaven or hell. Genesis 1:27; Romans 5:12-15; Luke 16:19-31
We believe that baptism is the immersion of a believer in water in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Baptism includes a visible witness of essential facts in redemption and the experience of the believer, including the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and our death to sin and resurrection to newness of life. Matthew 28:18-20; Romans 6:1-8; 2 Corinthians 5:17&18
We believe that the Lord’s Supper is a commemoration of the Lord’s death until He comes again. Luke 22:14-20; 1 Corinthians 10:16&17; 1 Corinthians 11:17-34
We believe that a New Testament Church is a body of baptized believers who are brothers and sisters in Christ who regularly gather together for worship, instruction in the Bible, fellowship, service, and who go out into the world to spread the Gospel in all the world. The church is compelled to fulfill Christ’s command to love one another. Acts 2:42-47; Romans 12:4&5; John 13:34&35
We believe that God designed, defined, and ordained marriage as the covenant relationship between one natural born man and one natural born woman Genesis 2:18-25; Matthew 19:3-6.
Our Church Covenant
Having been led, as we believe, by the Spirit of God, to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior, and having professed our faith, we do now in the presence of God and this assembly, most solemnly and joyfully enter into covenant with one another, as one body in Jesus Christ.
We resolve, therefore, by the aid of the Holy Spirit, to walk together in Christian love, to strive for the advancement of this Church in knowledge, holiness, and unity, to promote its prosperity and spirituality; to sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline, and doctrines, to contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support of the ministry, the expenses of the church, the relief of the poor and the spread of the Gospel through all nations.
We, also, resolve to maintain as far as possible family and personal devotions, to teach our children the Christian truths; to seek the salvation of our kindred and acquaintances, to walk with care in the world by being honest in our dealings, faithful in our engagements, exemplary in our deportment, and to be zealous in our efforts to advance the kingdom of our Savior, Jesus Christ.
We further resolve to watch over one another in brotherly love; to remember each other in prayer; to aid each other in sickness and distress; to cultivate Christian sympathy in feeling and courtesy in speech, to be slow to take offense but always ready for reconciliation, to secure it without delay, being always mindful of the commandments of our Savior, Jesus Christ.
We moreover resolve that when we move from this place, we will, as soon as possible, unite with some other church where we can carry out the spirit of the covenant and principles of God’s Word.