Statement of Faith

The Scriptures

We believe that the Bible was written by men divinely inspired by God. It is inerrant, infallible and fully sufficient and therefore is the only rule of faith, practice and proclamation.

The True God

We believe that there is one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons: The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit: three persons yet one God.

The Person and Work of Jesus Christ

We believe that Jesus Christ is the divine Son of God. He is Fully God and Fully Man. He was born of the Virgin Mary, lived a sinless life and died a sacrificial and vicarious death on the cross. He was buried and raised bodily from the dead and is now ascended to the right hand of God the Father. He will physically return to earth to judge the living and the dead.

The Fall of Man

We believe that God created humanity perfect and in His own image, but that man voluntarily chose to disobey God. The result of this choice is that all people are by nature guilty, sinful and wholly dependent on the regenerating power of the Spirit of God for salvation.

The Work of Salvation

We believe that the salvation of sinners is wholly of grace. As the Spirit of God gives new life to the sinner, he repents of his sin and trusts in Jesus Christ for salvation. God then justifies the sinner, considering him righteous in His sight. God also begins to work in the heart of the converted to make him actually holy. The entire work of salvation wrought by God before the foundation of the world is brought about according to the eternal purposes of God who works all things according to the counsel of His will.

Perseverance of the Saints

We believe that those who are truly regenerate will never fall away but will persevere in their salvation unto the end by the power of God.

The Church

We believe that God uses individual believers to serve Him and do His will, but that God has chosen to use the local church uniquely as the means by which His kingdom is being established on earth. The church is not the Kingdom of God but that the Kingdom of God is manifest through the church which is both universal and local consisting of all the redeemed of all the ages, manifest in local bodies of believers in which the redeemed invest themselves in worship and work through which the witness of the Gospel is given to the world.

The World to Come

We believe that the end of the world is approaching; that at the last day Christ will descend from heaven and raise the dead bodily from the grave for final reckoning, the lost unto the resurrection of damnation and the saved unto life and eternal joy in the presence of God.