What We Believe
Statement of Faith
... in one God, Maker of all things who eternally exists in Trinity as three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (I John 5:4-7; John 1:1-14) ... in the Deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, His bodily resurrection, His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and His personal return in power and glory. (I Cor. 15:3; I Peter 2:23-24; John 3:16) ... that the Bible is the inspired and only infallible authoritative Word of God. (II Tim. 3:16) – His Word is Spirit and Life (John 6: 63). ... that for salvation of lost and sinful man, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential. (Rom. 3:21-30; Gal. 4:4-7) ... that a person receives the Holy Spirit upon salvation (I Cor. 6:19). ... that the Holy Spirit’s work is: glorify the Father (John 16: 14 – 15); empowering a person to live the Christian life (Acts 1:8); leading and speaking to us (Romans 8: 14, Heb. 3: 7); tells us of things to come (John 16: 13), distributing and empowering believers with spiritual gifts for the purpose of edification (1 Cor. 12:1 – 26), especially the prophetic (1 Cor. 14: 1 – 5). ... that Christ’s ministry to believers is: Healing (physical, emotional and spiritual), bringing freedom from bondage, restoration and rebuilding our lives; making beauty from ashes, providing joy for mourning and praise for heaviness (Isaiah 61: 1 – 4). ... that we are called to “abide” in the Vine – in Christ through the Holy Spirit – in His Word (John 15: 1 – 8) Through this abiding, we will know the truth and be set free (Romans 8: 28 – 32); will receive faith from Christ who is the author and finisher of faith (Heb 12: 1 – 2) – as faith comes from hearing and hearing from the Word (Romans 10: 17); and that apart from Him we can do nothing (John 15: 5). ... that the Christian life should be lived out in loving, caring community. (Acts 2:42-47) ... in the imminent return of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ (I Thess. 4:16-18; Rev, 22:20). ... in the resurrection of both the saved and lost; those who are saved unto the resurrection of life and those who are lost unto eternal separation (John 5:24-29).