what we believe
AUTHORITY OF THE BIBLE
The entire Bible is the inspired and infallible Word of God. All cures, keys, answers, and solutions needed for a victorious life can be found within the Bible. For this reason, we practice and encourage daily reading and studying the Word of God (2 Timothy 3:16-17; Romans 15:4; 2 Peter 1:19-21).
ROLE OF GOD
We believe in one true God, Creator of all things, who eternally exists in three distinct persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Matthew 3:16-17, Matthew 28:19; John 14:16-18; Philippians 2:5-8)
THE PERSON OF JESUS
Jesus Christ is the union of God and man. He is fully God who became man, conceived of the Holy Spirit, and born of a virgin. He lived a sinless life, revealing to man the love and nature of God the Father. He died on the cross as the sacrifice for the sins of all men. He rose from the dead, ascended into heaven, is seated at the right hand of the Father, and one day will return for His family. We believe that Jesus Christ our Lord is the only access which humanity has to God the Father (John 1:1-3; Matthew 1:20-23; Hebrews 4:14-15; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; 1 Thessalonians 5:1-5; 1 Timothy 2:5-6).
Salvation is a free gift, given to each person who acknowledges and confesses that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, that He died on the cross for the remission of our sins, and He rose from the dead. It is by this that one enters into the family of God, releasing them from sin, and granting them eternal life (Acts 15:11; Romans 5:8-9; Romans 10:9-11).
The best way possible to live an effective Christian life is to have God’s power released in our daily living. This is the result of the baptism of the Holy Spirit: a spirit-filled life. We seek to practice a daily dependence on the Holy Spirit to guide, teach, and empower us in every area of life (Romans 8:14-15; Galatians 5:16; John 15:26-27; John 16:13-14, Mark 16:17, Acts 2:1-4).
Everything good comes from God, that He is the Creator and the Owner, and we are the stewards of what He has given us. He has assigned us as managers of our time, talents, and treasures. We recognize that the principle of stewardship in the Bible is a lifestyle for Christians. For this reason, we practice tithing, giving the first 10 percent of our income, and offerings. Stewardship teaches us to be grateful for who God is, what He has done, and what He will continually do for us (Luke 6:38; 2 Corinthians 9:6; 1 Timothy 6:18-19).
TELLING OTHERS ABOUT JESUS
Every Christian has the responsibility of sharing the Gospel and telling others about their relationship with Jesus Christ. This is accomplished by living as a Christian example, building relationships, and using every opportunity to share the excitement about who Jesus is to us (Mark 16:15; Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 1:8).