Statement Of Faith.

God

There is only one living God which has always existed and continues to exist forevermore. In the unity of the Godhead there is the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Not three gods, but one God. God is the Creator of heaven and earth and all mankind. God is unchanging in His character and attributes; the Sovereign Authority of all Truth and is infallible in all things.
Genesis 1:1; Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 28:19-20; John 1:1-3; John 16:13-15

Jesus

Jesus was begotten of the Holy Spirit. Born of the Virgin Mary. Lived a sinless life and was crucified, buried,  was physically raised to life through the power of the Holy Spirit, and ascended to  the right hand of the Father. Jesus died on the cross as a substitutionary sacrifice for the sins of all people. Being both fully human and fully God, Jesus did not lay aside His divine nature while on earth. Jesus was sent by the Father to testify to the Truth and is co-equal with both the Father and the Holy Spirit.
Matthew 1:20-21; John 1:14; Philippians 2:5-8; Hebrews 1:1-4

Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit was sent by the Father as a Helper and is co-equal with both the Father and the Son. The Holy Spirit abides with and in those that put their faith in Jesus. The role of the Holy Spirit is to teach all things, bring to remembrance all Jesus said, convict the world of sin, and empower people through various spiritual gifts.
John 14:16-17, 26; John 16:7-15; 1 Corinthians 12:4-7; 2 Peter 1:21

Bible

The Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as comprised of the 66 books of the Bible. The original texts and manuscripts were verbally inspired, are the completely inerrant Word of God, and are the supreme and final authority in matters of faith, doctrine, and life. Whatever cannot be proven by the true context of Scripture therefore cannot be required as matters of belief, practice, or necessary for salvation.
Deuteronomy 4:2; Psalm 19:7-11; John 17:17; 2 Timothy 3:16-17

Humanity

Man was created in the image of God. However, man chose to go against God’s command and therefore sinned. Sin resulted in not only physical death, but also spiritual death which separated man from God. All mankind has been affected by this original sin and has followed in this same pattern of sin. Therefore, each person is responsible for their own sin and is need of salvation.
Genesis 1:27; Psalm 51:5; Romans 5:17-19

Salvation

All who by faith accept Jesus’ death on the cross as a substitutionary sacrifice for their sins and believe Jesus was physically raised from the dead 3 days later are forgiven of their sins by God and are made right before Him. Those that earnestly repent of their sins and accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior will inherit eternal life with God. We cannot be saved from our sins by anything we do, but through God’s grace and faith alone.
John 3:16; John 17:3; Acts 4:12; Romans 5:8-11; Ephesians 2:8-10

Sanctification

The process after one accepts Jesus as Lord and Savior, their old way of life and sin has passed away and the new way of life, righteousness, and service for God has begun. This process continues throughout the life of a follower of Jesus as one transforms more and more into the likeness of Jesus in both word and deed. A person with a lifestyle of truly following Jesus shows the characteristics in line with the Fruit of the Spirit.
John 17:17-19; 2 Corinthians 5:17; Romans 8; Galatians 5:22-25

Church

The world-wide Body of Christ. Locally, people gathering together regularly being devoted to God’s Word, to fellowship, to the breaking of bread, and to prayer. Followers of Jesus who also minister to one another through their various spiritual gifts. Therefore, the Church must not be seen as a building or institution, nor something we attend or passively cooperate in, but rather a corporate gathering of believers that seek to know the Lord, minster to one another, and make Jesus known to the world. Jesus is the head of the Church, therefore all direction and guidance is sought by seeking Him.
Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 2:42; Hebrews 10:23-25; Colossians 1:18

Baptism

Sacrament that serves as a symbol to both the new believer and to the community of believers that a person has put their faith and hope in Jesus as their Lord and Savior. Baptism does not serve as a means of salvation, rather the outward expression of the person’s new life following Jesus.
Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:38; Acts 8:12

The Lord's Supper or Communion

Sacrament that serves as a symbol of remembrance for the Body of Christ. Those who profess that Jesus is their Lord and Savior may partake in taking the bread and the wine, which reminds us of the body and blood that Jesus shed for the forgiveness of sins.
Matthew 26:26-28; Mark 14:22-24; 1 Corinthians 11:23-29

Child Dedication

Commitment in the presence of God and believers to raise a child in the Way of the Lord. Child Dedication does not serve as a means of salvation, rather a unified commitment of believers to help the parents raise a child to come to know the Lord.
Deuteronomy 6:4-9

Last Things

Hopeful expectation that Jesus will physically and literally return to be the final judge of both the living and the dead; those who put their faith in Jesus, to eternal life with God; those that have rejected Jesus, to eternal judgment apart from God in Hell. Satan, along with other fallen angels, will join those that have rejected Jesus in eternal judgment in Hell.
Matthew 24; Matthew 25:31-46; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Hebrews 9:27-28