What We Believe

We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God, without error in the original manuscripts.  We receive the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments as our final, absolute authority -- the only infallible rule of faith and practice.

We believe that in the fullness of time, God honored His covenants with Israel and His prophetic promises of salvation by sending His Son, Jesus, into the world.  He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary, fully God and fully man in one Person.  Jesus embodied humanity in the perfected state that God had always intended us to exist.

We believe that starting with the first man, Adam, we all have sinned, and that each of us as individuals are sinners by nature and choice.  We are all under God's just judgment.  But through the glorious preaching of the Good News of Jesus Christ and the Kingdom, and through the work of the Holy Spirit, God regenerates, justifies, adopts, and sanctifies us through the finished work of Jesus on the Cross.  By the Holy Spirit, all who repent of their sins and trust in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior are thus saved from the ravages of their sin.

We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Jesus Christ, and that He is our abiding Helper, Teacher, and Guide.  We also believe in the filling or overflow of the Holy Spirit, a conscious empowerment in the life of a believer for ministry today.

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit and in the exercise of all of the biblical Gifts of the Spirit.  We practice the laying on of hands for the empowering of the Spirit, for healing, and for recognition and empowering of those whom God has ordained to lead and serve the Church.

We believe that God is the Eternal King.  He is an infinite, unchangeable Spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, goodness, justice, power and love.  From all eternity He exists as the One Living and True God in three persons of one substance, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, equal in power and glory.