What We Believe

...About Jesus
Jesus is the Son of God, the child of the Virgin Mary and the Holy Spirit, truly God and truly Man, who for us and for our salvation came down from heaven. He is eternal Savior and Mediator, who intercedes for us and by him all persons will be judged.
 
...About the Cross
Sin separated all persons from God. Jesus' death on the cross was an atoning sacrifice, making possible our forgiveness and reconciliation with God. To repent of sin and trust in Jesus Christ are the only requirements for one to receive that forgiveness and reconciliation made possible by Jesus' death.

...About Sin
Because of rebellion against God going all the way back to Adam, all persons are inclined toward sin and selfishness. Sin means missing the mark of God's righteousness; it means to be in rebellion against God, to disobey his laws.

A person by strength of will power alone cannot forsake sin and please God. Only through an intervention of God's grace can a person overcome sin and become part of the Kingdom of God.
 
...About Justification
When a person repents of sin and trusts in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, that person is forgiven of sin, through the work of Jesus on the cross, and receives the gift of eternal life (right relationship with God). The Holy Spirit takes up residence in that person, teaching and equipping him or her to be a disciple of Christ, and confirming that the person is indeed a child of God.

...About the Resurrection of Jesus
Jesus' physical body became alive again after three days in the grave.
 
...About the Trinity
God is one God in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
 
...About the Bible
The Bible was inspired by God, is inerrant and infallible, and contains all things necessary for salvation. Scripture is the primary source and criterion for Christian doctrine. When read under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, the Bible is our true rule and guide for faith and practice.
 
...About Heaven and Hell
Jesus will judge the living and the dead. Those who have not accepted Jesus' offer of forgiveness and new life are at risk of living apart from him for all eternity. Jesus Christ alone is empowered to judge one's eternal destiny.
 
...About the Second Coming
Jesus Christ will return again in glory, bringing human history to a close, and inaugurating his Kingdom of God in all its fullness.
 
...About the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is of one substance with the Father and the Son. The Holy Spirit convinces the world of sin, and leads persons to a response in faith to the gospel. The Holy Spirit is the Christian's primary teacher, comforter, and source of power.
 
...About Baptism
The baptism of believers signifies repentance and forgiveness of sin, new birth, and the entry into Christian discipleship.
 
Young children, with or without baptism, are under the atonement of Christ and as heirs of the Kingdom of God are acceptable subjects for Christian baptism. For them baptism is a symbol of God taking the initiative toward them. Their baptism should be followed by Christian nurture within the church. Hopefully, they will be led at a later time to receive the gift of salvation through profession of faith in Christ.
 
...About Holy Communion
Holy Communion (or the Lord' s Supper) is a faithful remembrance of the suffering and death of Christ and a celebration of love within the Church. Those who in faith eat the broken bread and drink the blessed cup partake of the body and blood of Christ in a spiritual manner until He comes in glory.