We believe the New Testament church is built upon the foundation of the apostles, prophets, and Jesus Christ, who is the chief cornerstone of the church. Therefore, the foundation of our beliefs, imperatives, and actions are based upon the literal word of God. We seek to glorify God through applying the principles of His word to our everyday lives (Ephesians 2:20-22).
The Bible is the infallible Word of God and the authority for salvation and Christian living (2 Timothy 3:15-17).
There is one God, who has revealed Himself in three primary roles: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ is God manifest in the flesh. He is both God and man (Deuteronomy 6:4; Ephesians 4:4-6; Colossians 2:9; 1Timothy 3:16).
The saving gospel is the good news that Jesus died for our sins, was buried, and rose again. We obey the gospel (2 Thessalonians 1:8; 1 Peter 4:17) by repentance (death to sin), water baptism in the name of Jesus Christ (burial), and receiving the gift of the Holy Spirit (resurrection) (1 Corinthians 15:1-4; Acts 2:4; 37-39; Acts 10:44-48; Romans 6:3-4).
SIN & SALVATION
Everyone has sinned and needs salvation. Because all have sinned, we believe everyone must be born again of water and Spirit to enter the Kingdom of God (John 3:3-5). Salvation comes by grace through faith, based on the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ (Romans 3:23-25; 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9).
We believe that all people are called to repent. Repentance is a commitment to turn away from sin in every area of our lives and to follow Jesus fully (Acts 2:38; 17:30; Matthew 3:1-2; Isaiah 55:7-7).
We believe that every believer is commanded by the Word of God to be baptized in water in the Name of Jesus. Water baptism is a physical act of obedience that allows us to identify with Jesus in His death and burial. We are buried (submerged) in water baptism, so that we may rise to walk in a new life (Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:38, 8:12, 16, 36-38, 10:48, 16:33, 19:5, 22:16; Mark 16:16; Romans 6:4; Colossians 2:12).
We believe that the Holy Spirit is active in the world today and that the baptism of the Holy Spirit is the privilege and promise of all believers (Mark 1:7-8; John 14:16-18; Acts 1:5, 8, 2:1-4, 38-39, 4:31, 8:17, 10:44-45, 19:6).
As Christians, we strive to exemplify the words of Jesus Christ to love God with all of our heart, soul, and mind, as well as love others. We should live a holy life inwardly and outwardly, and worship God joyfully. The supernatural gifts of the Spirit, including healing, are for the church today (Matthew 22:37-39; Mark 12:28-31; 2 Corinthians 7:1; Hebrews 12:14; 1 Corinthians 12:8-10).