As a church and as individuals we want to honor God by doing things His way. Clearly outlining what we believe as a church is done through our doctrine.
Our doctrinal statements are truths from Scripture that form the foundation of our faith. They are essential to our understanding of salvation and non-negotiable for our fellowship.
The Bible, the 66 books of the Old and New Testament, was written by men divinely inspired and is God’s revelation of Himself to humanity. It is the supreme source of truth and is trustworthy, without any mixture of error in the original writings. It is the true center of Christian union, belief, and living as it stands as the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and religious opinions should be measured.
God is the Creator and Ruler of all things. He eternally exists in three persons: The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit, each with distinct attributes, but without division of nature, essence, or being. God is eternal, all-powerful, all knowing, ever present, perfect in love, justice, and holiness and worthy to receive all glory, honor, and praise.
Unlike the rest of God’s creation, humanity was created in God’s own image. Those whom God created were innocent of sin and endowed with freedom of choice. By their choice influenced by the temptation of Satan, humanity fell into sin resulting in being out of fellowship with God. The inevitable result of sin is death. This sin and death became an inherent part of our flesh and our world, which inclines us all to sin. Satan continues to leverage influence into these predispositions. As transgressors under righteous judgment, only God’s grace exhibited in Jesus Christ can bring humanity back into fellowship with God.
Salvation is the process God designed to restore an intimate relationship between Himself and humanity that was lost because of sin. God’s grace was extended for all people in the person and work of Jesus.
The church is a communion of those who have accepted Christ by faith being called out of darkness into His marvelous light. It is the body of Christ, the bride of Christ, the kingdom of Christ, and also the household of Christ.
Being made in the image of God, humanity has an eternal quality to life. Although we die physically, we all face the literal realities of an eternal destination. Scripture teaches that Heaven is the eternal destination of those reckoned righteous through Christ and that Hell is the eternal destination of those bearing the weight of their own sin. Jesus Christ will return personally and visibly to earth. Those consigned to Hell will be eternally separated from God in everlasting punishment and those who have trusted in Christ will be resurrected with glorified bodies to receive their reward and dwell forever in Heaven with the Lord.