WHAT WE BELIEVE

Declaration of Faith

We Believe:

  • In the verbal inspiration of the Bible.
  • In one God eternally existing in three persons; namely, the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
  • That Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of the Father, conceived of the Holy Ghost, and born of the Virgin Mary. That Jesus was crucified, buried, and raised from the dead. That He ascended to heaven and is today at the right hand of the Father as the Intercessor.
  • That all have sinned and come short of the glory of God and that repentance is commanded of God for all and necessary for forgiveness of sins.
  • That justification, regeneration, and the new birth are wrought by faith in the blood of Jesus Christ.
  • In sanctification subsequent to the new birth, through faith in the blood of Christ; through the Word, and by the Holy Ghost.
  • Holiness to be God’s standard of living for His people.
  • In the baptism with the Holy Ghost subsequent to a clean heart.
  • In speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance and that it is the initial evidence of the baptism of the Holy Ghost.
  • In water baptism by immersion, and all who repent should be baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.
  • Divine healing is provided for all in the atonement.
  • In the Lord’s Supper and washing of the saints’ feet.
  • In the premillennial second coming of Jesus. First, to resurrect the righteous dead and to catch away the living saints to Him in the air. Second, to reign on the earth a thousand years.
  • In the bodily resurrection; eternal life for the righteous, and eternal punishment for the wicked.

Mission

Love God. Love People. Grow Followers of Jesus.

Vision

Present Jesus and teach believers to disciple nations through the power of the Holy Spirit and obedience to God’s Word.

Core Values

  • Biblical Proclamation (Acts 2:42)
To know, love, and live the scriptures.
 
  • Compassionate Outreach to People (Acts 2:42)
Changing lives by meeting physical, emotional, and spiritual needs.
 
  • Worship in the Presence of the Lord (Acts 2:42)
Valuing the awe and wonder of God’s manifest presence.
 
  • Cultivating a House of Prayer (Acts 2:42)
Teaching, modeling, and creating a culture of prayer.
 
  • Making and Multiplying Disciples Locally and Globally (Mt. 28:18-20, Acts 1:8, Acts 2:47)
Leading people toward a growing relationship with Christ at home and abroad.
 
  • Spirit-Baptized Living, Giving, and Serving (Acts 1:8, 2 Cor. 12:14-15)
Dependence upon the Spirit’s power for the daily living out of our faith.
 
  • Healing, Forgiveness, and Restoration (Is. 61:1-3, Gal 6:1-2)
A belief and practice of the restoration and healing of broken people.
 
  • Unity in the Body of Christ (Eph. 4:1-7)
Our church family should reflect the diversity of our region by growing a church of all ages, races, classes, and walks of life.
 
  • Training a generation to hear and heed the prophetic voice of God. (2 Peter 1:19)
Every believer can know and do the will of God in their life through the person and work of the Holy Spirit.

Statement on Marriage & Family

Based on scriptural passages such as Genesis 2:24 and Matthew 19:3-9, we believe that biblical marriage is a spiritual union in which one man and one woman are joined by God to live together as one. Since scripture, not culture, is our final authority, this is our guide for Christian faith and conduct.

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