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About God

We believe that there is one and only one living and true God, and that our eternal God reveals Himself to us as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, with distinct personalities, but without division of nature, essence or being.

About God the Father

 We believe that God as Father reigns with providential care over His universe, His creatures and the flow of human history according to the purpose of His grace.  God is Father in truth to those who become His children through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

About God the Son

We believe that Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God.  In His incarnation as Jesus Christ, He was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary.  He honored the divine law by his personal obedience, and in His death on the cross He made provision for the redemption of men from sin.

About the Holy Spirit

We believe in the Spirit of God.  He exalts Christ, convicts of sin, righteousness and judgement, and He enlightens and empowers the believer and the church in worship, evangelism and service.

About Man

We believe man was created by the special act of God in His own image, and is the crowning work of His creation; that by his free choice, man sinned against God and brought sin into the human race; that the sacredness of human personality is evident in that God created man in His own image; and that Christ died for man.  Therefore, every man possesses dignity and is worthy of respect and Christian love. 

About Salvation

We believe that salvation involves the redemption of the whole man and is offered freely to all who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior who, by His own blood, obtained eternal redemption for the believer.  In its broadest sense, salvation includes regeneration, sactification and glorification.

About Baptism and the Lord's Supper

We believe that baptism is by immersion in water of a believer.  It is an act of obedience symbolizing the believer's faith in the crucified, buried and risen Savior.  It also symbolizes the believer's death to sin, the burial of his old life, and his resurrection to walk in newness of life in Christ Jesus.  We believe the Lord's Supper is an important part of our weekly worship.  It is taken as a reminder of Christ's body so freely given and His blood so freely shed for our sin, and is done in obedience to Him.

 About the Scriptures

We believe that the Holy Bible was given without error, by God, through divinely inspired men.  It is His revelation of Himself to man for salvation and is our guidebook for life and godliness.

About Marriage

We believe marriage has been ordained by God.  This church defines "marriage" as the exclusive convenent union of one  man and one woman in which such union is a lifetime commitment, as described in Genesis 1:21-24.  

This church will only perform weddings for couples according to this Biblical definition of marriage.

About Stewardship

We believe that God is the source of all blessings, secular and spiritual.  All that we have and are, we owe to Him.  We have a spiritual debtorship to the whole world, a holy trusteeship in the Gospel, and a binding stewardship in our possessions.  We respond in service to Him with our time, talents, and material possessions.

About Last Things

We believe that God, in His own time and in His own way, will bring the world to its appropriate end.  We believe that Jesus Christ will return personally and visibly for His own, and the dead in Christ will be raised to meet Him in the air.  We believe that Christians will be judged righteously according to their deeds to either receive or lose rewards, but will live eternally in Heaven with their Lord.  We believe that the unsaved will be committed to Hell and will be judged according to their deeds and cast body and soul into the lake of fire for eternity.  We believe that the present Heaven and earth will be destroyed and God will create a new Heaven and a new earth where Christians will live eternally with Him.

About the Church

We believe that the present-day New Testament Church is the local body of believers who are associated by convenant in the faith and fellowship of the Gospel, seeking to extend the Gospel to the ends of the earth.  We believe that this church is an independent body and that the New Testament speaks of the church as the body of Christ which includes all the redeemed of all ages.  The Bible commands us to not "forsake" or leave behind our assembling together.  Attending and participating in church provides us a way to fulfill God's commands to serve and love each other and live by the Spirit.  In order to live under the control of God's Holy Spirit, the Bible explains we must "set our minds" on what the Spirit desires.  Those who live by the sinful nature, according to the Bible, have their minds set on what our sinful nature desires.  Church is an important way to keep the focus of our hearts and minds on Jesus.  Thus, attending Church gives us the opportunity to serve and builds us up in our faith as well.