What We Believe

What We Believe 2017-12-20T19:51:29+00:00

Jesus Said…

“Go and make disciples of all nations.” (Matthew 28:19) We think He truly meant it and His desire for us is that we actually do it! Jesus’ intention was not for us to simply gather together those who already believe. Instead, He invites us to follow His example of engaging the world by building bridges of friendship and sharing God’s Word.

Compelled by Jesus’ Love

Jesus is real. He really lived, He really died, and He’s alive again today. Not only is He real, His love for us is real. In fact, Jesus loves us so much that He came into the world to suffer and die for us. He paid the price for our sins by dying in our place. He made it possible for us to receive what we don’t deserve; forgiveness and life. His love for us is unconditional and often beyond our comprehension. In response, we love Him and follow Him.

Discipleship. Prayer. Outreach.

We picture our journey of discipleship as climbing a mountain together as we learn what it means to follow Jesus. Prayer is our oxygen. Therefore, everything we do is saturated in prayer, supplication and intercession. Finally, been commissioned to go all out, to build relationships and to serve. Therefore, we are reaching out into our community and our world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, by what we say and what we do.

OUR CULTURE

We Adore Jesus
There is none like Him. Because of what He has done for us, we express our love to Him regularly through prayer, worship and service.

We Love to Study the Bible
We immerse ourselves in the Scriptures because the Spirit of God works through the Word of God to change the people of God.

We are a Family of Faith
We have been adopted into the family of God. We value every family member and we celebrate our differences in culture, language, age and background.

We are Weak, He is Strong
We aren’t a perfect church. We’re a community of imperfect people who rely on the grace of God every single day. We love the fact that God uses ordinary people to do extraordinary things.

It’s Not About Us
It’s all about Jesus. We’re interested in His Kingdom, not ours. We’re seeking His will, not ours.

Where God Guides, God Provides
We depend on God. He is with us wherever we go, enabling us to be courageous and take bold ventures of faith. We’re not afraid to fail.

VALUES

How We Plan & Evaluate Our Efforts

Devotional: How will it include the Word and prayer?
Relational: How will it promote love and unity?
Missional: How will it be gospel driven?
Reproducible: How will it develop leaders?

WHAT WE BELIEVE

  • We believe that there is one living and true GOD, eternally existing in three persons: The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, equal in power and glory; that this triune God created all, upholds all, and governs all things. (Genesis 1:1; Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 28:19; John 10:30; Hebrews 9:14)
  • We believe in the person of God the Father, an Infinite, personal Spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love; that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men; that He hears and answers prayer; and that He saves from sin and death all those who come to Him through Jesus Christ. (Deuteronomy 33:27; Psalms 90:2; Psalms 102:27; John 4:24; 1 Timothy 1:17; Titus 1:3)
  • We believe in the person of Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles and teachings, his substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, perpetual intercession for His people and personal, visible return to earth. (Isaiah 7:14; Micah 5:2; Matthew 1:23; Mark 16:19; Luke 1:34-35; John 1:1-2; John 8:58; John 11:25; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Hebrews 1:8; 1 John 1:2; Revelation 1:8)
  • We believe in the person of the Holy Spirit, who came forth from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify and empower for ministry all who believe in Christ. (Acts 1:8; 2 Corinthians 3:18; John 16:8-11; Romans 15:13,16; Hebrews 9:14)
  • We believe the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Jesus Christ and that He is an abiding helper, teacher, and guide. (John 14:16-17, 16:8-11)
  • We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit and in the exercise of all Biblical gifts of the Spirit. (1 Corinthians 14)
  • We believe that the sixty-six books of the Bible, (the scriptures that make up the Old and New Testaments), are the inspired, inerrant, infallible, and authoritative Word of God and are the infallible rule of faith and practice. The Word of God is the foundation upon which this church operates and is the basis for which this church is governed. We believe that the Word of God supersedes any earthly law that is contrary to the Holy Scriptures. We use the New King James Version of the Bible to establish our doctrine and Statement of Faith. (Isaiah 28:13; Nehemiah 8:8; John 17:17; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; Hebrews 4:12; 1 Peter 1:23-25; 2 Peter 1:21)
  • We believe that all people are sinners by nature and, therefore, are under condemnation; that God regenerates based upon faith by the Holy Spirit, those who repent of their sins and confess Jesus Christ as Lord. (Acts 8:15-17; Titus 3:5)
  • We believe in the universal Church, the living spiritual body, of which Christ is the head and all who are born again are members. (1 Corinthians 12:12-13; Ephesians 4:15-16)
  • We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ committed two ordinances to the church: (1.) full immersion water baptism, and (2.) the Lord’s Supper. (Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:38; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26)
  • We believe also in the laying on of hands for the baptism of the Holy Spirit and the ordination of pastors, elders, and deacons, and for the receiving of the perpetuity of the gifts of the Holy Spirit. (Acts 6:6, 8:17; 1 Timothy 4:14)
  • We believe in what is termed “the apostles’ creed” as embodying the fundamental facts of the Christian faith.
  • We believe in the Rapture of the Church where all believers will meet the Lord in the air and be taken out of this world in the last days. (Matthew 24:29-31; Luke 21:36; Romans 1:18, 5:9; 1 Thessalonians 5:9; 2 Peter 2:7-9; Revelation 5:7-10, 7:13-14)
  • We believe in the Second Coming of Jesus Christ which is His personal, visible return to earth and the establishment of His millennial kingdom, in the resurrection of the body, the final judgment and eternal blessing of the righteous and endless suffering of the wicked. (Matthew 16:27; Acts 1:11; Revelation 19:11-16, 20: 11-15)
  • We believe in a literal Heaven and a literal Hell and that all those who place their faith, hope and trust in Jesus Christ will spend eternity in Heaven with the Lord, while those who reject Jesus’ free gift of salvation will spend eternity separated from the Lord. (Matthew 5:3, 25:31-34; Hebrews 12:23; 1 Peter 1:4; Psalm 9:17; Matthew 5:22, 18:9; Luke 12:5)