What We Believe

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We believe that God loves us and through his mercy we are saved by grace. This grace is manifest through one man, Jesus, who is the only way to a true relationship with God. Our teaching is centered on our Lord’s life, death, burial, and resurrection. We believe that at conversion every disciple shares in Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection by responding to this grace through their own faith, repentance, and baptism.  The Bible is the standard for our lives and every member of our church is encouraged to read, study, and apply the scriptures to their every-day life.  Although written thousands of years ago, the Scriptures are inspired by God and have tremendous relevance for our lives today.

Statements of Belief:

We believe we are called to “Know God and Make Him Known.”

  • All we see bears witness and gives evidence of intelligent creation, thus we believe in God as the Creator. (Genesis 1:1, Romans 1:20, Colossians 1:16)                 
  • Love should define our lives: First our love for God and then our love for others.  We are to love the Lord our God with all of our heart, soul, strength and mind; and love our neighbor as ourself. (Luke 10:27)
  • Jesus Christ is the one and only Son of God as he claimed. He walked on this earth, died for our sins on a cross and rose from the dead. Salvation is found in no one else. (Acts 4:12, 1 Corinthians 15:3-5)
  • The entire 66 books of the Bible is the inspired and inerrant Word of God. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)
  • Everyone is guilty of sin and in need of a savior. (Romans 3:23)
  • Grace in the form of forgiveness of sins is available to everyone through Jesus, the Son of God. (John 3:16)
  • God’s plan of salvation is through faith, repentance of sins, confession of Jesus as Lord, baptism and the reception of the Holy Spirit. (Acts 2:38, Romans 10:9)
  • The Church is the body of Christ on earth. (Ephesians 4:4-6)
  • Members of the body of Christ are both called to be disciples and to go make disciples of all nations. (Matthew 28:18-19)
  • As members of the body, we are devoted to the Word of God, to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. (Acts 2:42)