We believe that the Holy Scriptures – the sixty-six canonical books of the Old and New Testaments – are the divinely-revealed, inspired, authoritative, written Word of God and, as such, are the only rule and norm of doctrine and life within the Church (John 10:35; II Timothy 3:15-17; II Peter 1:20-21).
We believe there is one true God, the Creator and Preserver of all things, Who is eternally self-existent, revealing Himself in the three distinct Persons of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, equal in power and glory and identical in nature, having the same divine attributes (Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 3:16-17; Matthew 28:19; I Corinthians 8:5-6; II Corinthians 13:14; Hebrews 1:3; I Peter 1:2).
We believe that salvation is a work of the Holy Spirit ordained by God the Father and purchased through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, the Son; that it is accomplished by grace alone through faith alone whenever anyone responds to the Holy Spirit and the Word of God, confessing with his mouth that Jesus is Lord and believing in his heart that God has raised Him from the dead; and that it grants the believer the gift of eternal life in the everlasting Kingdom of God (I Corinthians 12:3; Romans 10:8-13; John 3:16).
We believe the New Testament teaches that the sacrament of water baptism is mandated for all believers. (Matthew 28:19; Romans 6:3-13) and that the baptism in the Holy Spirit and the various gifts and manifestations of the Holy Spirit are available by faith to all who receive Jesus by faith (Acts 1:5; Acts 1:8; I Corinthians 12:7-10).
We believe that the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper is an important element of Christian worship intended for all who have received Jesus as Savior and Lord and that an appropriate communing requires a repentant heart toward God and a sincere desire to live in peace and harmony with others in the Body of Christ (I Corinthians 10:16; I Corinthians 11:27-30).
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is the Head of the Church and that He governs His Church – through His written Word and Spirit-given revelation – through the ascension gift ministries of apostle, prophet, evangelist, pastor, and teacher and the elders of local churches (Psalm 127:1; Acts 15:28; Acts 20:28; Ephesians 4:11-16).
We believe, with the rest of orthodox Christianity, that the Apostles’ Creed and the Nicene Creed provide accurate summaries of the Christian faith.