our basic beliefs are:

  •  God is perfect in power, wisdom, and goodness.  He is the creator and ruler of the universe.  (Revelation 4:9-11) 
  • Jesus Christ is both God and human, was born of a virgin, died for the sins of all and was raised from the dead on the third day.  (Romans 1:3-4; Matthew. 1:26-35; 1John. 4:9-10; 1Corinthians 15:3-4)    He is our Lord and our ultimate authority (Matthew 28:18; Acts 4:12). 
  •  The Holy Spirit has been given to all Christians.  (Acts 2:38) He works within us to witness to Jesus, develop His ‘fruit’, and empower us to live as God desires.  (John 15:26-27; Galatians 5:16-24; Romans 8:1-17)
  •  The Bible is inspired by God, authoritative, and all-sufficient (2 Timothy 3:16).  We affirm the inspiration of all the Scriptures.  
  •  Our Lord, Jesus demands that He be first in our lives.  This means:
  1.   Jesus is to be loved above our family.  (Luke 14:26)
  2.   Jesus is to be loved above our self. (Luke 14:27)
  3.   Jesus is to be loved above our possessions.  (Luke 14:33)
  •  All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23).   Salvation is by grace, through faith (Ephesians 2:8) based on the atoning death of Christ (Romans 5:6-11). 
  •  Forgiveness of sins, the promised Holy Spirit and new life are available to those who trust Christ as their Savior, turn from their old ways of living to adopt Jesus’ ways and are united with Him through baptism into Christ. (John 3:16; Romans 6:1-7; 10:9; 1Peter 1:3; 3:18-22; Acts 2:38)
  •  Christ intends for His followers to be His witnesses and spread the good news to all the world (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:7-8).  That means we don’t practice any prejudice but welcome sincere seekers regardless of their race or social status (Matthew 9:10-13; Acts 10:34-35).  
  •  Shepherds and servants are appointed in the Lord’s church., (Acts 14:23; 1 Timothy 3:1-7; 1 Timothy 3:8-13) to help every Christian discover and develop their gifts and serve others (Ephesians 4:11-14).  We reject any hierarchical church structure that elevates some individuals over others in spiritual status (Matthew 23:5-12) but instead affirm the priesthood of all believers. (1Peter 2:9; Matthew 20:20-28; John 13:12-17).
  •  Christ established His church as a foundation for His Kingdom and as such has given us several responsibilities:
  1.    to establish God’s will here as it is in heaven. (Matthew 6:10; Ephesians 3:7-13)
  2.   to embody God’s love as demonstrated through Jesus. (Acts 1:6-8; Ephesians 1:15-23; 1John 4:7-12)
  3.   to assist all Jesus’ followers in continuing in His ways. (Ephesians 4:11-13; Hebrews 10:19-25)
  4.   to love God (Mark 12:28-31), love others (John. 13:34-35), share the Good-News (Matthew 28:18-20).
  •  Jesus will return, at which time there will be a final judgment, when we will all give an account (Romans 14:10-12; 2 Corinthians 5:10; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18).