Our Doctrine Statement
God: There is one God (Deut. 6:4) who exists eternally (Psalm 90:2). God is comprised of three distinct Persons (Father, Son, and The Holy Spirit) in one unified Being (Matthew 3:16-17; 28:19).
Jesus: As the second Person of the Trinity, Jesus is one Person comprised of two natures: human and divine (John 1:1-14; Hebrews 1:7-8). Not considering “equality with God as something to be used for His own advantage,” (Philippians 2:6), Jesus was born of a virgin (Luke 1:26-38), lived a sinless life (2 Cor. 5:21), preformed numerous miracles as a sign of His deity and God’s coming kingdom (John 10:31-38), died on the cross as substitutionary atonement for man’s sins (Matt. 26:28; 1 Peter 2:24), bodily resurrected from the dead on the third day (John 20:1-31; 1 Cor. 15:1-8), ascended to the right hand of the father (Acts 1:4-11), and rules as the Head of the Church (Col. 1:18). Christ will one day return to establish God’s eternal kingdom in full (Rev. 19:11-16; 22:7-21).
Salvation: All humans are tainted by sin (Rom. 3:23) and will, barring saving faith in Jesus, be sent to everlasting punishment (Matthew 25:41-46). However, salvation is a free gift offered to all who place their trust in Jesus as their savior (John 3:16-21). By faith, through grace, all men have the opportunity to be restored to right relationship with God, man, and creation. A result of salvation is the indwelling of the Holy Spirit (Eph. 1:13; John 14:16). Though good works never merit salvation in any way (Ephesians 2:8-9), a true believer will consistently grow towards Christlikeness (Galatians 5:22-26).
Bible: The Bible is God’s Holy Word, communicating His truth without error (2 Tim. 3:16; Psalms 147:5; Num. 23:19; 2 Peter 1:20-21). Though God provides other sources for discovery of truth (reason, nature (Psalm 19), conscience (Romans 2:14), tradition, and history), God’s Word rightly translated and interpreted ought to be the final and most authoritative source of truth in the Christian’s life.
The Church: The Church is the community of all redeemed people (1 Thess. 1:1; 2 Tim. 2:19). Among the Church’s numerous roles and responsibilities is that we be Christ’s ambassadors (2 Cor. 5:20) ushering in God’s kingdom on earth by further restoring all things to His original design (Isaiah 42:1-9; Matthew 6:10).