We believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God, a divine revelation from God to man (2 Timothy 3:16-17). We accept the scriptures as the final authority in all matters of faith and conduct (Hebrews 4:12; 2 Peter 1:19-21).
We believe in the one eternal God (Deuteronomy 6:4): infinite in power and holy in nature, attributes, and purpose; and possessing absolute, indivisible deity (Jude 1:25; Malachi 3:6; Colossians 2:9).
We believe that in Jesus Christ dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily (Colossians 2:9). We believe that God came to us manifested in the flesh as Jesus Christ (John 1:1-14; 1 Timothy 3:16), was born of a virgin (Matthew 1:23), and lived a sinless life (Hebrews 4:15). He was crucified on Calvary for our sins (Matthew 26:28), he bodily rose from the grave (Romans 6:9), and he has been exalted to the throne of God where he is the only mediator between God and man (1 Timothy 2:5). We believe that through his death and life we have personal salvation and power for victorious living (Romans 6:5-7).
We believe that all men have sinned and stand in need of redemption (Romans 3:23) which is obtained through the new birth by faith in the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ (Matthew 26:28). Those who repent of their sins and are born again of water and spirit (John 3:3-5; Acts 2:38), through water baptism in Jesus’ name by immersion (Acts 4:12) and through the infilling of the Holy Spirit with the initial evidence of speaking in an unknown tongue (Acts 2:1-4, 38-39), become children of God and heirs with Christ (Romans 8:17).
As Christians, we are to love God and to love others (Mark 12:28-31). We are to worship God joyfully and seek to live a life of holiness that is pleasing to him both inwardly and outwardly – in our thoughts, words, motives, attitudes, and actions (2 Corinthians 7:1; Hebrews 12:14). We are empowered to live a life pleasing to God through the Holy Spirit (Galatians 5:19-26). As a Spirit-filled church, we believe that the supernatural gifts of the Spirit are for the church today and are available to all Spirit-filled believers.
We believe the church has been “called out” of the world to be a habitation of God through the Spirit (1 Peter 2:9; Ephesians 3:17-19), to love one another sacrificially, and to affect genuine spiritual change in the community (Hebrews 10:23-25; Acts 2:42-47). As the body of Christ on the Earth, the local church is the hope of the world. The church is one body made up of many members, diverse in their gifts and callings of the Holy Spirit to fulfill the cause of Christ and to expand the Kingdom of God on the Earth (1 Corinthians 12:12-27).
We believe in the pre-millennial return of Jesus Christ to receive his bride, the church, unto himself (John 14:3; Matthew 25:31). At his coming, we believe the dead in Christ will be resurrected from the grave followed by those believers who are alive and remain (1 Corinthians 15:52; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17). We believe in Christ’s millennial reign upon the Earth. After the final judgment, the righteous will inherit eternal life and the unrighteous will inherit eternal death (Revelation 20:11-15).