We’d love to get to know you a little bit better. Below you will find a few of the beliefs that motivate and inspire us to live like Jesus and lead everyone in doing the same.
The Bible is the infallible Word of God. It is always correct and always relevant. Even though the standards of society change through time, the standards of scripture do not. Where the Bible clearly speaks we clearly stand.
He is the Creator and Sustainer of the world. He is the only true God. He is the author of all history – nothing occurs without His knowledge and approval. He is the Father of Jesus Christ.
He is the perfect Son of God, born of the virgin Mary. He lived a life of holy example, died on a cross as punishment for the sins of the world, was buried in a sealed tomb, and three days later rose from that grave and came to life again. He is the ultimate head of the church. He sits at the right of his Father in heaven right now and awaits His return to earth where He will escort His church to heaven for all of eternity.
He is by nature equal to God and sent to the lives of all believers to assist them in their Christian walk. He indwells a believer at the point of their baptism and provides them with specific gifts to serve God and His People. He comforts, convicts, guards, and equips all those who love the Father and the Son.
All people are sinful; no one is perfect. Therefore, all people need to be saved from impending punishment due to sin. When saved by the grace of God, people can make an incredible impact on society for the cause of good.
God’s plan is that we would repent and be baptized (Acts 2:38), which means to turn our hearts away from sin. It means allowing Jesus to be the leader of our life and accept the grace that God extends to us through Jesus’ death on the cross. We do not have enough goods, accomplishments, or ability to make up for our sin. Christ alone is our hope of salvation, and we make ourselves available to Him and publicly confess this through our baptism.
Jesus is the foundation, head, and authority over the Christian Church. We are a New Testament Christian Church in the tradition of the Restoration Movement. Our plea is unity! Unity is based upon the Word of God – no man-made law or rule is to alter or change what Jesus has set up in reference to faith and practice.
Baptism is a positive command. On the authority, subject, action, and design the Scripture is plain. We do not believe baptism is any more important than faith, repentance, or good works. Neither do we believe there is any virtue in the water. We simply believe that baptism is an act of obedience commanded by Christ in order to receive salvation (Acts 2:38, Mark 16:16).
The Lord’s Supper is a time to remember the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ. During this memorial remembrance the bread symbolizes the body of Christ and the grape juice symbolizes the blood of Christ. When believers take the elements in an act of worship, gathering in His name, Christ ‘s presence is among them and felt (Matthew 18).
Christ will one day return and judge all people (1Thessalonians 4:13-18). Unbelievers will be separated from God’s presence in Hell and believers will be welcomed in God’s presence in Heaven.