We Believe

1. We believe in the existence of the eternal God, who – though One Being – is revealed in Scripture as three distinct persons: God the Father, Jesus the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

2. We believe that God created the heavens and the earth. We believe that Jesus Christ was sent by the Father to live a sinless life and die a cruel death on the cross to redeem humanity from its sin. We believe the Father has not left us alone, but has sent the Holy Spirit to indwell obedient believers who place their faith in the finished, saving redemption of Jesus.

3. We believe the proper response to the redeeming work of Jesus is obedient faith. We believe that adult believers who confess their faith in Jesus and are baptized for the forgiveness of their sins are added to the family of God.

4. We believe that the Family of God should assemble every Sunday to worship and thank God for his blessings and care, to take the Lord’s Supper in memory of the Savior’s love, and to fellowship and encourage one another in this great adventure of faith.

5. We believe that God has revealed his will to humanity through the Bible, the divinely inspired Word of God.

6. We believe that the Bible is the “owner’s manual” for our lives. As a church, the prescription for who we are and what we do is revealed by the life and example of the first churches presented in Scripture. Using the Bible as our authoritative guide, we strive to serve the world according to the example of the first churches mentioned in Scripture.

7. We believe that disciples of Jesus Christ who have been saved by grace through an obedient faith response are to engage in good works. These works do not earn our salvation, but reflect the Lordship of Jesus in our lives. As such, we seek to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, visit the lonely, and provide aid for the material, financial, emotional, social and spiritual needs of others.

8. We believe in the autonomy of the local church and seek to be a truly non-denominational body. We believe the spiritual oversight of the local church has been granted by God to Elders whose primary concern is to lead as a gentle shepherd and to feed the spiritual needs of every member of the church family.