A Brief Statement of Faith


The Nature of God
We believe that there is one God, eternal  in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Genesis 1:26; Matthew 3:16, 17; John 1:1-4)   We believe God is sovereign over all and yet allows man to act according to a  free will.

The Sinfulness of Man
We believe that man was created in the image of God, but is fallen as a result of sin and is lost and cannot   save himself. (Genesis 1:26; Romans 6:23)

Redemption Through Christ
We believe that the only hope for man is to believe on Jesus Christ,  Son of God . Through faith in Christ’s life, death and resurrection, mankind is redeemed. (Romans 10:9, 10, 13; John 3:16; Ephesians 2:1-10)

Salvation
We believe that salvation is by faith in Christ  . No amount of good works will produce justification before God.

The Holy Scriptures
We believe the  Bible to be the inspired, infallible, and authoritative source for  Christian faith and practice. . (II Timothy 3:16, 17

The Baptism of the Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells all believers, and through the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, believers are empowered for Christian service and gifted for this service.

Eternal Life
We believe that eternal life in heaven is the reward of all who believe  in Christ. According to the Scriptures, "For God so loved the world that He sent His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life" (John 3:16).

The Body of Christ
We believe that the Church is the Body of Christ, both universal and local, and is composed of individuals who, through faith in Jesus Christ, have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit. We believe that Christ Jesus is the Head and Lord of the Church. The mission of the Church is worship, evangelism, discipleship and the nurturing and care of one another. (Matthew 28:18-20; Colossians 1:18; Ephesians 2:19-22)

The Return of Christ
We believe in the personal return of the Lord Jesus Christ, the consummation of the Kingdom of God , as He promised long ago through His holy prophets. (Matthew 24:42-44; Acts 1:11, 3:19-21; Revelation 11:15)