In essential beliefs, we have unity: “There is one body and one Spirit..; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all….” (Eph. 4:4-6)

In non-essential beliefs, we have liberty: “Receive one who is weak in the faith, but not to disputes over doubtful things… Who are you to judge another’s servant? To his own master he stands or falls. So then each of us shall give account of himself to God.” (Rom. 14:1, 4, 12)

In all our beliefs, we show love: “And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.” (1 Cor. 13:2; Gal. 5:6; 1 Pet. 4:8)


God is the creator and ruler of the universe. God has eternally existed in three persons; the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God. (Gen. 1:1; Ps. 90:2; Isa. 44:6; Matt. 28:19; Mark 12:29; Acts 5:3-4; 2 Cor. 13:14; I Pet. 1:2)

Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus was born of a virgin and lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on the cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven’s glory and one day will return to earth to reign as King of kings and Lord of lords. (Isaiah 9:6; Matthew 1:18-23; Luke 1:26-35; John 1:1-5; 8:54-58; 10:30-38, 14:6-11; Acts 1:9-11; Romans 1:3-4, 3:21-26; I Corinthians 15:3-4; II Corinthians 5:21; Colossians 1:15-20; I Timothy 6:14-15; Titus 2:13; Hebrews 1:2-3, 4:14-15; I John 2:1-2)


The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son of God. He is present in the world to make people aware of their need for salvation in Jesus Christ. He also indwells every believer from the moment they trust in Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit provides the Christian with power for living and the ability to understand spiritual truth, gives spiritual gifts, and guides the believer in what is right. As believers, we seek to live under His control each day. (John 14:16-17, 26, 16:7-15; Acts 1:8, 5:3-4; Romans 8:9; I Corinthians 2:9-13, 3:16, 12:1-11, 13; Galatians 5:16-25; Ephesians 1:13-14, 5:18; 2 Timothy 1:14)


The Bible is God’s inspired, infallible, inerrant Word. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth and authority for Christian belief and living. (Psalm 119:105-160; Proverbs 30:5; Luke 24:27; Acts 17:2-3; I Thessalonians 2:13; II Timothy 3:16-17; Hebrews 4:12; II Peter 1:20-21)

People are created in the spiritual image of God to be like Him in character. We are the crowning glory of God’s creation. However, all of us disobey God in our attitudes and actions, which the Bible calls ‘sin’. Sin separates us from God and exposes us to God’s just wrath. As a result of sin we are in desperate need of God’s redeeming work in Christ. (Genesis 1:26-27; Psalm 8:3-6; 51:1-12; Isaiah 53:6; 59:1-2, 64:6; Romans 1:18-25, 3:10-11, 21-16; Ephesians 2:1-5)


All human life is sacred and created by God in His image. Human life is of inestimable worth in all its dimensions, including pre-born babies, the aged, the physically or mentally challenged, and every other stage or condition of human life from conception through natural death. We are therefore called to defend, protect, and value all human life. (Psalm 139:1-18; Matthew 10:29-31)

God immutably creates each person as male or female. These two distinct, yet complementary, genders together reflect the image and nature of God; therefore, rejecting one’s biological sex means rejecting the image of God created within you. (Genesis 1:26-27) God intends sexual intimacy to occur only between a man and a woman who are married to each other. (1 Corinthians 6:18-20, 7:2-5; Hebrews 13:4) God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage between a man and a woman. Any form of sexual immorality (including adultery, fornication, homosexual behavior, bisexual conduct, bestiality, incest, and use of pornography) is sinful and offensive to God. (Matthew 15:18-20; Romans 1:26-27; 1 Corinthians 6:9-10; 1 Thessalonians 4:3-8)

God designed marriage for humanity. As
introduced in Genesis (Genesis 2:24), affirmed by Jesus (Matthew 19:4-6), and
taught in the New Testament (Ephesians S:22-33; Hebrews 13:4. 1 Peter 4:17,
marriage is a God ordained, lifelong, sexually exclusive, covenant relationship
between a man and a woman, which models the relationship between Christ and His church. Biblical marriage is marked by joy, faithfulness and sacrificial love (1 Cor. 13). As Jesus said in Matthew 19:4-6: “Haven’t you read that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,’ and for this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh? So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore, what God has joined together, let man not separate.”

God offers redemption and restoration to all who confess and forsake their sin, seeking His mercy and forgiveness through Jesus Christ. (Acts 3:19-21; Romans 10:9-10; 1 Cor. 6:9-11; 2 Cor. 5:16-19). Every person must be afforded compassion, love, kindness, respect, and dignity (Matt. 5:38-48; Mark 12:28-31; Luke 6:31; 1 Jn. 4:7-8). Hateful or harassing behavior or attitudes directed toward any person are not in accordance with Scripture and are never acceptable.

We are saved only by God’s sovereign grace. Salvation is God’s free gift to us, which we must accept by true and sincere faith. No one can ‘earn’ salvation by self-improvement or good works. Salvation is possible only by trusting in the Lord Jesus Christ, who died on the cross and shed His blood for our sins. Eternal life begins the moment anyone receives Jesus Christ into their life by faith as Lord and Savior. Once saved, all of the redeemed are kept by God’s power and are thus secure in Christ forever. (John 1:12-13, 3:16, 6:44,47, 17:3; Romans 3:21-24, 3:27-28; 5:1-2, 6:23; 8:29-30, 9:14-18; Galatians 2:16, 3:26; Ephesians 1:3-8, 1:11, 2:8-9; Philippians 1:6;
Titus 3:3-7)


People were created by God to live forever. We will either live eternally separated from God because of our sin, or we will live eternally with God because we have received salvation through Jesus Christ. Hell is eternal separation from God. Heaven is to live in eternal union with God. We believe that heaven and hell are real places for eternal existence. (Matthew 25:31-46; Luke 16:19-26, 20:34-38; John 3:16, 5:28-29, 11:25-26, 14:1-3; Romans 6:23; I Corinthians 2:9; Revelation 20:11-21:8, 21:22-22:5)


Every believer can approach God and can have a personal relationship with God without the necessity of a human priest. All of God’s people are invited and commanded to engage in the ministry for which God has gifted them in order to build up and strengthen the church. God is sovereign in the giving of spiritual gifts. The baptism of the Holy Spirit occurs at conversion when the believer joins the body of Christ. Particular spiritual gifts are neither essential, nor prove the presence of the Holy Spirit, nor necessarily indicate deep spiritual experience. (John 4;21-24; I Corinthians 12:7,11,13; Ephesians 2:10, 4:7, 11-12; I Timothy 2:5;
Hebrews 4:14-16; I Peter 2:9, 4:10-11)

Jesus is now in heaven preparing a place for those who believe in Him. He will return one day to judge the world and to establish His kingdom. (Matthew 25:31-46; John 5:24-29, 14;1-3; Acts 1;10-11; II Corinthians 5:10; I Thessalonians 4:13-18, II Thessalonians 1:7-10;
Revelations 20:11-21:8)


We believe there are two church ordinances (baptism and communion) which are instituted and commanded by our Lord Jesus Christ for His church. We believe that these church ordinances of baptism and communion are the outward, visible signs of inward, spiritual reality.


Baptism in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit shall be administered in this church by immersion to believers who have accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior as a testimony that an inward work of regeneration has taken place. Baptism is an act of obedience to the command of Jesus Christ (Matthew 28:18-19). Baptism is a symbol of identification with Jesus Christ. (Romans 6:4). Baptism is a public testimony of faith in Jesus Christ (Matthew 10:32-33). Baptism does not bring salvation, but follows salvation (Luke 23:42-43; Acts 8:12-13, 35-38; Ephesians 2:8-9). Persons seeking to be baptized shall meet with and be interviewed by a Pastor or an Elder to determine if they are appropriate candidates for baptism.


We celebrate communion with the use of bread and the cup, in accordance with the accounts given in the scriptures (Matthew 26:20-30; Mark 14:17-26; Luke 22:14-20; 1 Corinthians 11:23-34). Communion is commanded by the Lord Jesus Christ and is an important part of church life and a priority for every believer. We celebrate communion on a regular and frequent basis (typically bi-monthly, on the first and third
Sunday of every month, and on other appropriate occasions). Since communion is for all who have faith and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, all who love the Lord Jesus Christ will be welcome to partake of communion as administered by this church, and the administration of communion will therefore not be restricted to the members of this church.