WHAT WE BELIEVE
We believe
Jesus is who he says he is;

He will do what he says he will do.  

We are who Jesus says we are;

we can do everything he says we can do.

GOD’S WORD: We believe the Bible to be the inspired Word of God.  We believe it is accurate, authoritative and applicable to our everyday lives. Therefore when it comes to essential beliefs, the Word of God is our standard. (Hebrews 4:12, 2 Peter 1:20,21)

GODWe believe in one eternal God who is the Creator of all things. He exists in three Persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. He is totally loving and completely Holy. (Matthew 28:18-20) 

JESUSHis eternal deity, virgin birth, sinless life, atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension and imminent return. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is both God and man, and is the only One who can reconcile us to God. He lived a sinless and exemplary life, died on the cross in our place, and rose again to prove His victory and empower us for life.  (John1:1; Isaiah 7:14, Luke 1:26-38)

THE HOLY SPIRITHe dwells in the heart of every believer to impart the character of Christ, and comes upon God’s people in power to equip them for ministry. His gifts are available to every believer today, and are necessary for the church to function as God intended. The Holy Spirit enables us to use these spiritual gifts, including speaking in tongues. (Acts 2:38-39; Galatians 5:22-23; 1 Corinthians 12:4-11)

THE TRINITY: There is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  (2 Corinthians 13:14)

 

NEW BIRTHSalvation by grace, through faith, apart from any works of our own. We believe that in order to receive forgiveness of sins and the ‘new birth’ we must repent of our sins, believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and confess Him with our mouth  (Ephesians 2:8-9, Romans 10:9,10) .

SIN: We believe that sin has separated each of us from God and His purpose for our lives. Forgiveness of sins is available to us only through the blood of Jesus. (Matthew 26:27-28)

WATER BAPTISM: A public testimony of our identification with Jesus Christ in His death and resurrection life.  We believe that in order to live the holy and fruitful lives that God intends for us, we need to be baptized in water. (Romans 6:3-4)

DIVINE HEALING: For the whole man; body, soul and spirit through the stripes of Jesus. (Isaiah 53:5, I Peter 2:24)

THE LORDS SUPPER: A covenant meal celebrating our unity with Jesus and one another. (Luke 22:19-20,  1 Corinthians 10:16-17)

WORSHIP: Worship is an expression of love, thanksgiving and adoration to God for who He is.  Our purpose is to glorify God and worship Him in spirit and truth.  (John 4:24)

GIVINGTithing is not only an Old Covenant command, but also a New Testament blessing and privilege.  Tithing is different from seed-faith gifts and offerings. The tithe is the 10 percent that belongs to God.  Gifts and offerings are above and beyond the tithe. (Matthew 23:23,  Malachi 3:8-10)