Statement of Faith
We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God to man, the infallible, all-sufficient, final authority in all matters of faith and conduct.
(II Timothy 3:16)
We believe in one infinite, triune God: Father, Son and the Holy Spirit.
(John 1:1; Colossians 2:9; Acts 5:3, 4)
We believe Jesus Christ is true God and true man, having been conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. Having lived without sin, He died and was resurrected in His own body for our atonement and resurrection.
(John 1:1, 14; Matthew 1:23, 24; Hebrews 4:15; I Corinthians 15:1-4; John 2:19-21; Acts 26:23; I Corinthians 15:20, 23)
We believe in the bodily resurrection of all mankind: of the believer to an everlasting dwelling with God in heaven, of the nonbeliever to an everlasting separation from God in hell.
(John 3:16-18; John 5:28-29)
We believe that the Holy Spirit, indwelling in the believer, enables him/her to live a godly life.
(Romans 8:13, 14; I Corinthians 3:16; Ephesians 4:30; Ephesians 5:18)
We believe in the imminent return of the Lord Jesus Christ.
(I Thessalonians 4:13-18)
1. Dependence on God
We believe that all things belong to God and that He rules over all, therefore, our sufficiency and strength are derived entirely from Him.
“Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is yours. Yours is the kingdom, O LORD, and you are exalted as head above all.” – I Chronicles 29:11
“Not that we are sufficient in ourselves to claim anything as coming from us, but our sufficiency is from God…”- II Corinthians 3:5
We seek to have the mind of Christ and to recognize our own poverty of spirit which compels us to treat others with respect and dignity.
“Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.” – Philippians 2:3-8
“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” – Matthew 5:3
We believe that by trusting and following God’s wisdom and direction, not our own, our path will be made secure.
“Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but he who makes his ways crooked will be found out.” – Proverbs 10:9
“So you will find favor and good success in the sight of God and man. Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your paths. Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD, and turn away from evil.” – Proverbs 3:4-7
4. Passion For His Word
We are driven by the reality that the Word of God is more precious than gold and more satisfying and life-giving than water to a thirsty soul.
“As a deer pants for flowing streams, so pants my soul for you, O God.” – Psalm 42:1
“The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple; the precepts of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes; the fear of the LORD is clean, enduring forever; the rules of the LORD are true, and righteous altogether. More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and drippings of the honeycomb. Moreover, by them is your servant warned; in keeping them there is great reward.” – Psalm 19:7-11
We are entrusted with the ministry of reconciliation, proclaiming the message of salvation to a lost and dying world.
“But God shows His love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” – Romans 5:8
“All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to Himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation.” – II Corinthians 5:18-19