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What We Believe

First, let us emphasize that we have no other creeds or beliefs beyond those found in the inspired Word of God.  In trying to express who and what we are in our beliefs and practices the following is shared reservedly as the human efforts of men and women attempting to speak for God are always fallible, where God's Word is not. By necessity this short journey begins with

The Bible   The sole basis of our belief is the Bible. The Scripture in its entirety is composed of 66 books of the Old and New Testament, which originated with God, and was given through the work of many different God-inspired authors. Scripture is the final authority in all matters of faith and practice.

God   We believe that there is one living, true, holy God eternally existent in the Holy Trinity of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe the love of God for men and women in his image is the beginning of the story of redemption. We want to love one another as He has loved us.

Jesus Christ   We believe that Jesus was miraculously conceived, born of a virgin, and sinless in life. Christ was fully man and fully God, walked our earth, lived a life of obedience, suffered at the hands of men, and died on the cross. We believe the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ constitute the core of the Good News all people need to hear. Jesus suffered the penalty our sins should have brought to us. He paid our debt to sin at the cross and was raised in glorious triumph. He is enthroned at God's right hand as our intercessor.

Salvation   We believe that our salvation is by God's free grace through faith in Jesus Christ. The central purpose of God's revelation in Scripture is to call all people into fellowship with Him. We deserve hell, not heaven. We cannot earn what God has done for us through Christ. Even our deepest remorse over our sins cannot undo the past or erase the harm already done. Forgiveness is a divine work. We can be made new through our belief in Christ.

Baptism in Christ   We believe that authentic faith expresses itself in repentance and immersion in Jesus' name. Repentance is our sincere acknowledgement that God's judgment against sin is just, and water baptism is our confession of the sufficiency of the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus to save us from sin.  Surrendering to the Lord involves our whole self and nothing less than the command of the Lord that the man or woman who surrenders to the Lordship of Christ will do so according to the words of Jesus who called for all who would be saved to be baptized for the remission of their sins. Biblical baptism is a burial in water.

Christian Living   We believe that believers are called to adopt a life of discipleship that imitates Christ's own. He is our perfect model in all things. As we yield to the Holy Spirit's power, we pursue all that is holy and learn to abhor the sinful things that once appealed to us. By that same power, we seek to honor God with spiritual worship, unity with our fellow believers, and service to our neighbors.

The Church   We believe the role of the local church is to glorify God the Father, the Lord Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit. We meet regularly to share Jesus through our lives and our words, encourage individuals to grow in Jesus, inspire a sense of belonging by sharing joys and burdens, participate in weekly gathered communion (Lord's Supper), and reach out with loving support to people in need.

The Resurrection   We believe the Scriptures clearly teach that there is a conscious personal existence after death. All individuals dying without Christ will suffer eternally, while those in Christ will enjoy eternal blessedness. Christ will return to judge the world and receive the saved.