God

  • There is one God, eternally existing and revealing Himself to us in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, distinguishable, but indivisible. (John 14:23-26) 

Jesus

  • Jesus is to be both Lord and Savior. (Philippians 3:20)
  • Jesus is the Head of the church. He divinely builds and plants people where He desires. (1 Corinthians 12:18)
  • We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, that He is true God and true man, His sinless life, and His atoning death on the cross which He obtained for us and eternal redemption. (Colossians 2:9-15)
  • Our Lord Jesus Christ was crucified and resurrected from the death.  He appeared to many after his death, ascended into heaven.  Now he is our high priest and advocate.  He will come again and rule for a millennium. (Acts 1:1-3)

Holy Spirit

  • The work of the Holy Spirit at the time of salvation gives us a new heart to know and obey the Lord. (2 Corinthians 5:17)
  • The baptism in the Holy Spirit after salvation is an endowment of power and supernatural gifts for the equipping of His Church. (Acts 2:4)
  • The operation of the gifts of the Holy Spirit as manifested in Scripture and in the ability of God to minister divine healing in its varied aspects as practiced in the Early Church. (I Corinthians 12:7-11)

Church

  • The local church is central to God’s purpose and should be central to our purpose. (Ephesians 3:8-11)
  • The local church is governed by a God appointed eldership that is plural, governed by biblical principles, and not a democratic system. (Ephesians 4:8-13)
  • The church is a committed people with mutual responsibility, not an “it” or “them”, but “us.” (Ephesians 4:15-16)
  • Christianity is a way of life, not just a meeting or a decision. (Matthew 24:12-14)
  • The church is grace inspired in nature. (John 1:16-17)
  • There is one church made up of believers who serve God through the local church around the world. These local churches should be under the sovereign headship of the Lord Jesus Christ, exercising autonomous government under Him, administering all their local affairs and ministries for the spreading of the Gospel. (Ephesians)
  • We are called to be a people belonging to one another as the Body of Christ, that our citizenship is in heaven, and that one day we shall be joined to our Savior and made like Him as our final reward as sons and daughters of God, to live with Him for all eternity. (Romans 12)
  • The local church is God's vehicle to make His manifold wisdom known in the earth. (Ephesians 3:10)
  • Spiritual gifts are essential in building the church.  (1 Corinthians 12:1-31)

Bible

  • The verbal inspiration and infallibility of the Holy Bible is the final authority for all matters of faith and conduct. (2 Timothy 3:16)
  • The whole Bible is absolute truth. It is the only objective, sufficient basis for faith and practice. (2 Timothy 3:16) 

Our Sin

  • We deserve everlasting punishment for our total sinfulness, and thus we need complete regeneration and salvation by grace. We all must acknowledge and repent of our sin and have faith in the perfect and complete work of Christ on the cross. This is the only means of salvation. (John 14:6)

Relationships

  • Relationships are the biblical method of building the church to extend the Kingdom of God. God’s way is relational and ours should be to. (Acts 2:42-47)
  • Right relationships are the measure and means to maturity. (John 13:34)
  • We want to pursue a multi-generational, multi-cultural vision. (Revelation 14:6-7)

Worship

  • God has called His people to love Him with their whole heart and live as servants of the Holy Lord. (Mark 12:28-31)
  • Worship in Spirit and Truth is the number one job in connecting with God’s presence.  (Matthew 22:37-40)  
  • Worship is a way of life that goes beyond singing and music. (Romans 12:1-2) 
  • Contemporary, traditional, and prophetic instrumental worship. (Psalms 150) 

Discipleship

  • We are called to follow Jesus (discipleship) not to try to get Him to follow us. (Luke 14:26-32)
  • We are called to make disciples (followers of the Lord Jesus) not just believers.  (Matthew 28:19)
  • Death to self is the only biblically valid Christian lifestyle.  (Matthew 16:24)
  • Constant change is here to stay. Change is the process of development and is valued. (2 Corinthians 3:18)

We believe in the practice of:

  • Governmental team leadership, expressed through relational authority (Ephesians 4:11-16)
  • Discipleship through relationships (Matthew 28:20)
  • Laying on of hand (Acts 13:3-4)
  • Expressing the different gifts given to men and women through the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 12:1-31)
  • House-to-house fellowship (Acts 2:46)
  • Sharing of communion or the Lord’s supper as a covenant relationship with the Lord Jesus and with one another in the Body of Christ (I Corinthians 11:23-32)
  • Water Baptism as a symbol of death to our sinful nature and life through Christ  (Mark 16:16, Romans 6:3-4)
  • Fasting (Mark 6:16)