What We Believe
What We Believe
There is one God, eternally existing in three persons:
Father (Duet. 33:27), Son (John 1:1), and Holy Spirit (Heb. 9:14).
We believe that the scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are verbally inspired by God, and
inerrant in the original writings and are of supreme and final authority in
faith and practice (II Tim. 3:16). We recognize the Authorized (King James)
Version as the only preserved Word of God for the English-speaking world.
We believe that Jesus Christ was born of a virgin (Luke 1:35), and was 100% God while becoming 100% man, yet without sin.
JUSTIFICATION BY FAITH
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins, according to the Scriptures (I Cor.
15:3) as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice; and all who believe on
Him are justified on the single ground of His shed blood (Rom. 3:24,25).
PERSON AND WORK OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe that the Holy Spirit is a Person who reproves the world of sin, of
righteousness, and of judgment (John 16:8-11), who regenerates and baptizes all
believers into the Body of Christ which is the Church (I Cor. 12:12, 13); and
who indwells, enlightens, and guides the individual believer
(I Cor. 6:19; John 16:13).
We believe that salvation of sinful man is wholly by God's grace and not by man's works: that Jesus Christ came into the world to make
full atonement for sinners by His shed blood, His vicarious death on the cross, bodily resurrection from the grave, and ascension
into Heaven again to intercede for believers; that man must personally repent of
his sins and accept Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior to receive the
free gift of eternal life and power over sin; that believers are indwelt
immediately by the Holy Spirit of God upon faith in Jesus Christ; that man can
be saved only once and that there is no other way of salvation for sinful man.
(Ephesians 2:8,9; Romans 10:9-10; Titus 3:5; Acts 4:12; John 1:12-13)
We believe that all who receive by faith the Lord Jesus Christ are born again of the Holy Spirit and
thereby become children of God (John 1:12,13; Rom. 8:16), and are the recipients
of everlasting life (I Peter 1:3-5).
We believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord Jesus Christ (Acts
2:32), in His bodily ascension into Heaven (Acts 1:9, 10), and now sits on the
right hand of the throne of God and serves as High Priest and Advocate for the
saved (Heb. 4:14; I John 2:1, 2).
SECOND COMING OF CHRIST
We believe in the rapture of the saved to meet Him in the air
(I Thes. 4:13-18), and in the pre-millennial, pre-tribulation and the personal,
visible, imminent, and glorious return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ
(Acts 1:11; Rev. 19:11-16; Rev. 1:7).
BAPTISM AND THE LORD'S SUPPER
We believe in two church ordinances. Scriptural Baptism is
the immersion of the believer in water in the name of the Father, the Son, and
the Holy Spirit. The act is a testimony of our faith in a crucified, buried and
risen Saviour. The members of the church by the use of bread and fruit of the
vine commemorate the Lord's death 'til He comes again. (Matt. 3:13-17; Matt. 28:19,20;
Mark 1:9-11; Matt. 26:26-27; Luke 22:19-30; John 3:22,23; Acts 8:28,29; Rom. 6:3-5;
I Cor. 10:16,17; I Cor. 11:23-26).
SEPARATION FROM THE WORLD
We believe that all Christians are called into a life of separation to the Lord and to His
joyous service, and from all worldly and sinful practices (I Thes. 1:99-10; II
Cor. 6:17,18; 7:1; I John 2:15,16).
Sunday School 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Gerbers For God (Ages 0-4) Building B room 4
God's Explorers (Ages 5-8) Building B Room 2
Faith Finders (Ages 9-12) Building B Room 1 (Fellowship)
Ignited (on fire for God) (Ages 12-18) Building A Room 1
College and Professional (Adult) Building B Room 3
Faithful Followers (Adult) Building A Sanctuary
New Members (Adult) Building A Room 3 (Pastor's Office)
Morning Worship Service 11:00 AM
Prayer Room 5:30 PM
Evening Worship Service 6:00 PM
Youth Group Meeting 6:00 PM to 6:45 PM
Evening Worship Service 7:00 PM