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Doctrinal Statement

 
 

The Trinity

We believe in one God, the Alpha, and Omega, who is omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent. We believe that He is a triune God who eternally exists as three distinct, but equal Persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. We believe that these three Persons all serve different functions in perfect harmony while still being one in essence.

We believe that the Father is the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth, and sole Maker of history and all things good.

We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son, who is both perfect God and man. He was incapable of sin, was the fulfillment of the Law, was the Word Incarnate, and was conceived by the virgin Mary through the Holy Spirit.

We believe that Jesus suffered under Pontius Pilate. We believe that He was crucified and slain as the Lamb for all of man’s transgression, was buried and that He resurrected on the third day. We believe that He ascended to the right hand of God and that He will return as the rightful judge for all of mankind.

We believe that the Holy Spirit was imparted to those who profess Christ as their Savior. We believe that the Holy Spirit enables men to willfully glorify God, continually convicts men of their sins, and ultimately transforms them to become more like Christ. We believe that the Holy Spirit empowers humankind to discern, understand, and internalize the Word of God.  



Scriptures

We believe that the Old and New Testament are the inspired Word of God, infallible, and the foundation and final authority for all Christians, overruling all personal and cultural inclinations.



Spiritual Gifts

We believe that the gifts of the Holy Spirit are still active and available for Christians today. We believe that the gifts of the Holy Spirit should not be abused but used only for glorifying God.



God’s Image and Man’s Depravity

We believe that all of mankind was originally created in the image of God and free from sin. We believe that through the temptation of Satan, mankind willfully transgressed against God’s commandment, and consequently, all people are inherently sinful, deserving of condemnation.



Salvation

We believe that salvation is only possible because perfect love is shown through the blood of Christ. We believe that Jesus Christ served as the substitutionary atonement for all of mankind, that God’s wrath was poured onto Jesus Christ in place of mankind. We believe that through this, Jesus imparts His righteousness onto us and that those who are called into faith will be considered righteous.

We believe that this salvation is offered to those who recognize their absolute depravity and sinfulness aside from God, the significance of the crucifixion and their need for a Savior found in Jesus Christ.



Two Sacraments

We believe that Jesus commanded water baptism and the Lord’s Supper (communion) to be held at particular importance.

We believe that water baptism is a way for believers to physically and publicly express their faith in celebration.

We believe that communion is an act of remembrance and thanksgiving of Jesus’ crucifixion. We believe that the bread and wine are to be symbolic of Christ’s body and blood respectively, and are not to be taken literally.    



The Church

We believe in the holy apostolic and universal Church, which is comprised of all transformed believers, sealed by the Holy Spirit, and unified in a communal fellowship. We believe that the Church is Christ’s body and bride, awaiting the return of Christ, the Head, and Bridegroom.  

We believe in the importance of belonging to a local church, an institution which Jesus created and authorized to pronounce the gospel of the kingdom, to oversee their discipleship, and to expose heretics.