OUR PURPOSE & BELIEFS
Accepting the Bible to be the very Word of God to man through men, and understanding the importance of knowing and obeying its truths, our church is committed to study and teach with diligence and authority. We strongly seek to teach the Scriptures to people that they may know God and serve Him in worship and ministry.
I. THE SCRIPTURES
We teach the entire Bible, all 66 books of the combined Old and New Testaments are verbally inspired by God (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21).
We teach that there is only one true, living sovereign, holy, and eternally existent God. He exists in three co-equal persons - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit - each being a distinct person and with a distinct function, but all of one essence and all possessing the same nature, perfection, and attributes (Deuteronomy 6:4-5; Genesis 1:31).
III. JESUS CHRIST
We teach that Jesus Christ is God. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, performed many miracles, shed His blood on the cross as a vicarious substitute, was buried, bodily resurrected, ascended to the right hand of the Father, and will return literally, visibly, and personally in glory and power (John 1:1-3, 14; Matthew 1:18-25; Philippians 2:5-9; Colossians 1:15; 1 Corinthians 15:1-8, Acts 1:11).
IV. THE HOLY SPIRIT
We teach that the Holy Spirit is God, co-equal and co-existent with the Father and the Son. He is the chief convictor of sin, the chief agent of regeneration and sanctification. The Holy Spirit indwells every believer and empowers every believer to live a godly life (John 14:16-19; 16:7-15; 1 Corinthians 6:19-20; Romans 8:9, 11; Titus 3:5; Eph. 4:11-16).
We teach that in the beginning God created mankind in His image, and is not in any sense the product of evolution (Genesis 1:17, 31).
We teach that Adam, the first man, sinned by disobedience. This act resulted in the fall of all mankind, therefore, all people have sinned and lost their ability to live for the glory of God. Mankind's fall has incurred both physical and spiritual death on all until there is forgiveness and salvation by the grace of God (Genesis 3:1-24; Romans 3:10-23; 5:12-21; 6:23).
We teach that election assures that those chosen will be saved, but it alone does not save them. People are saved through faith in the substitutionary death of Christ (Romans 8:28-30; Ephesians 1:4; 1 Peter 1:2; Romans 10:9-10, 13).
IX. ETERNAL SECURITY
We teach that since God gives us eternal life through Christ, the believer is secure in that salvation forever (John 10:29-30; 2 Timothy 1:12; Hebrews 7:25; 1 John 5:11-13).
X. THE CHURCH
We teach that the church is the body of Christ and the family of God. It is made up of a body of believers, who join together on the Lord's Day for worship, fellowship, and ministry (Matthew 16:18; 1 Corinthians 12:12-14; Hebrews 10:25).
We teach that it is the responsibility and privilege of every Christian to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ and to seek to make growing disciples (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8).
XII. THE HOME
In addition to these important beliefs, we also teach that God has given the parents and the home the responsibility to bring up their children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord (Ephesians 6:4; Proverbs 22:6).
We teach that man was created to exist forever. He will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or in union with God through salvation (John 3:16; Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:15).
XIV. BAPTISM AND LORD'S SUPPER
We teach Jesus instructed His followers to remember His death and resurrection. He gave the church two visible symbols (called "ordinances") as reminders. These two ordinances are baptism and the Lord's Supper. Neither of these ordinances contains any saving grace (Matthew 28:18-20; Matthew 26:26-29; 1 Corinithians 11:23-32).
Our Purpose is to:
SERVE God through exalting the name of Jesus Christ through worship and prayer
SERVE each other through fellowship as we study and apply Gd's holy word to our lives
SERVE the community through outreach; and
SERVE, assist and advocate for those with special needs.
"We are a Christ-Centered, Biblically Based, Family Oriented Church With Enough Room In Our Heart For Everyone"
|Worship Service||10:30 AM|
|Sunday School||9:30 AM|
|Bible Study||7:00 PM|
1 Peter 2:10 (KJV)
Which in time past [were] not a people, but [are] now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.
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