who we are
what we believe
The Holy Spirit inspired human authors to write the books of the Bible. Every word of scripture is chosen by God himself. The Bible is God's love letter to all of humanity and is the final authority in every issue it communicates. It is complete truth, and we can trust it for all matters in this life and eternity.
Many people have differing ideas about the nature of God. Most of those ideas have one thing in common they are the product of human intellect! When it comes to our Creator, it matters very little who we think God is. The Bible is the only trustworthy source for understanding Him. Scripture teaches that God created everything we can see -- and even everything we can't see -- out of nothing. Although it might be difficult for the human mind to comprehend, the Bible teaches that He is one yet has existed before the beginning of time as three distinct and equal persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
Jesus Christ is God's Son and an equal of the Father. He has existed before the beginning of time, yet lived on earth during the first century A.D. Throughout His earthly life, he was completely God and completely human at the same time. After living a perfect, sinless life, Jesus offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for every human being who has ever lived by dying on a cross. After three days in the grave, he defeated sin and death by rising from the grave. He then ascended to Heaven and will return to earth one day to reign as King.
The Holy Spirit is a full and equal part of the Trinity. He works in the world to make all people understand their need for Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit lives inside every follower of Jesus from the moment they decide to follow Him. The Spirit is our power source for life, ministry and spiritual growth. To tap into that power, we must continually yield to the Holy Spirit.
Salvation is a gift from God to man. Our disobedient nature has eternally separated us from our Creator. No matter how hard we try, we can never earn our way back into God's presence. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God's offer of forgiveness can man be saved from sin's penalty. Whenever you make that decision, you step into the eternal and abundant life Jesus promises for all believers.
Your salvation is through Jesus Christ! You didn't do anything to earn your salvation, and you can't do anything to lose it. Your salvation is maintained by God's trustworthiness and love not by what you do.
The first step of obedience after our decision to receive Christ is baptism by immersion. This act of obedience represents the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. We do not believe that a person receives salvation through baptism. Salvation and baptism are two independent acts. Both are significant and important in the life of a believer.