What We Believe
We Believe that...
Jesus Christ is the foundation and cornerstone of the church. He came to restore man's broken relationship with God. His finished work on the cross made that possible.
(I Corinthians 3:11, Ephesians 2:20, Romans 5:6-10)
The Bible is the inspired, infallible Word of God and is relevant and applicable to man today. Therefore, we place great emphasis upon teaching it in public, studying it in private and using it as a guide for our daily lives.
(I Timothy 4:13, II Timothy 3:16-17, I Thessalonians 2:13)
Worship is essential as God is worthy of all praise, reverence and love. We take special time to worship Him when we gather to Him through song. It is our goal to worship Him with our whole lives, at home, work and play.
(John 4:23, Colossians 3:15-16, I Thessalonians 5:16-18)
Christian Growth is encouraged by abiding in Christ through obedience to His Word, prayer, fellowship and yielding our lives to the Holy Spirit. As believers, we are to be growing in our walk with the Lord.
(John 15:4, Romans 8:29, Ephesians 5:18)
Christian Service is a part of the Christian life and is the responsibility of all believers. Our goal is to develop the ministry of every member to use their gifts in love to the benefit of all for the glory of God.
(Ephesians 4:11-13, I Corinthians 12:4-7)
Love is the greatest virtue and demonstration of the reality of Jesus Christ and the fullness of His Spirit in our lives. We endeavor to show a Christ-like love toward all men. Love should be exhibited in our lives by our words as well as our actions.
(John 13:34-35, I Corinthians 13:13)
The belief that true Christians can be demon possessed.
"Five-point Calvinism." (A fatalistic Calvinistic view that leaves no room for free will. Specifically, we reject the belief that Jesus' atonement is limited. Instead, we believe that He died for all people. We reject the assertion that God's wooing grace cannot be resisted or that He has elected some people to go to hell. We believe that anyone who wills to come to Christ may do so.)
"Positive confession." (The faith movement belief that God can be commanded to heal or work miracles according to man's will.)
Human prophecy that supersedes the Scripture.
The incorporation of humanistic and secular psychology and philosophy into biblical teaching.
The over-emphasis of spiritual gifts, experiential signs and wonders to the exclusion of biblical teaching.