What We Believe:
Our church accepts The 2000 Baptist Faith and Message. However, we submit the following 9 statements of faith as simple, easy to understand commitments to be shared on our church website and in documentation.
1. God is the creator of the universe and ruler over of all things. He is revealed as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
2. Jesus is the God the Son, co-equal with God, born of a virgin and lived a sinless life. Jesus offered Himself as a sacrifice for the sin of all people by dying on the cross. After he died and was buried for three days, He arose again, demonstrating His power over death and sin.
3. The Holy Spirit is co-equal and co-eternal with God the Father and the God the Son, Jesus. He is present and active in the world to make men aware of their sin and need for Jesus as Lord and Savior. He also lives in every believer from the moment of salvation, equipping and empowering them to do the will of God.
4. The Bible is God’s revelation of Himself to man. It is the sole authority in the daily life and practice of a Believer. All of the words of the Bible are God’s words, written through the personality and hands of human authors as they were guided by the Holy Spirit, therefore the Bible is accurate, true and trustworthy in all that it says.
5. People are made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. Yet, all of us are stained by an attitude of selfishness and disobedience called “sin.” This separates people from God and results in many problems of life.
6. Salvation from the eternal penalty of sin is God’s gift to man, obtained by Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection. No person can obtain salvation by his own goodness or work but only through God’s offer of forgiveness, which must be received by repentance and faith.
7. Because God gives us eternal life through Jesus Christ, the true believer is secure in his or her salvation for eternity. If one has been genuinely saved, he cannot "lose" his salvation. Salvation is maintained by the grace and keeping power of God.
8. Upon death we will either exist eternally separated from God by our sin in a literal place God calls ‘hell’ or eternally with God through the forgiveness and salvation offered and accepted through Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, in Heaven.
9. Receiving Baptism or the Lord’s Supper does not provide salvation for an individual, but are expressions of one’s faith. Through Baptism, the believer outwardly identifies with Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection. Through the Lord’s Supper, believers remember Jesus’ broken body on the cross and His resurrection to eternal life. Jesus commanded his disciples, “Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” (Matt. 28:19)