The Bible

We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infal­li­ble, author­i­ta­tive Word of God. (II Timothy 3:15–17)

God

We believe that there is one God, eter­nal­ly exis­tent in three per­sons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Matthew 28:19; John 14:26; Mark 3:21–22; Ephesians 4:4–6)

Jesus Christ

We believe that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is the world’s only sav­ior. We acknowl­edge His incar­na­tion, His vir­gin birth, His sin­less life, His vic­ar­i­ous death, His phys­i­cal bur­ial, and His bod­i­ly res­ur­rec­tion. We believe Jesus Christ will return in a per­son­al and vis­i­ble form. (John 1:1–4; Matthew 1:23; Philippians 2:5–11; Hebrews 1:1–4; Hebrews 4:15; Acts 1:11; Acts 2:22–24; I Corinthians 15:3–4)

Holy Spirit

We believe in the present min­istry of the Holy Spirit, Whose indwelling at sal­va­tion enables the Christian to live a god­ly life. (Acts 1:8; Galatians 5:16–18; Romans 8:9)

Man

We believe that man, in his nat­ur­al state, is a sin­ner: lost, undone, with­out hope, and with­out God. (Romans 3:19–23; Galatians 3:22; Ephesians 2:1–2, 12)

Salvation

We believe that, for the sal­va­tion of lost and sin­ful man, repen­tance of sin and faith in Jesus Christ alone result in being born again by the Holy Spirit. (Titus 3:4–7; Luke 24:46–47; Ephesians 2:8–9; John 14:6; Acts 4:12)

Baptism of/in the Holy Spirit

We believe that the bap­tism in the Holy Spirit is the promise of the Father that Jesus told His fol­low­ers to wait for, and it was giv­en at Pentecost. It was sent by Jesus after His ascen­sion to empow­er the Church to preach the gospel through­out the whole earth. (Joel 2:28–29; Matthew 3:11; Mark 16:17; Acts 1:5; Acts 2:1–4; Acts 2:17–18; Acts 2:38–39; Acts 8:14–17; Acts 10:38; Acts 10:44–47; Acts 11:15–17; Acts 19:1–6)

Gifts of the Holy Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit is man­i­fest­ed through a vari­ety of spir­i­tu­al gifts to build and sanc­ti­fy the Church, demon­strate the valid­i­ty of the res­ur­rec­tion, and con­firm the pow­er of the gospel. The lists of these gifts in the Bible are not nec­es­sar­i­ly exhaus­tive, and the gifts may occur in var­i­ous com­bi­na­tions. All believ­ers are com­mand­ed to desire earnest­ly the man­i­fes­ta­tion of the gifts in their lives. These gifts always oper­ate in har­mo­ny with the Scriptures and should nev­er be used in vio­la­tion of bib­li­cal para­me­ters. (Romans 1:11; Romans 12:4–8; I Corinthians 12:1–31; I Corinthians 14:1–40; Ephesians 4:7–16; I Timothy 4:14; II Timothy 1:5–6; Hebrews 2:3,4; I Peter 4:10)

The Church

We believe in the spir­i­tu­al uni­ty of believ­ers in our Lord Jesus Christ and that all true believ­ers are mem­bers of His body, the Church. It is the respon­si­bil­i­ty of the church to obey Christ’s great com­mis­sion to reach the whole world with the whole gospel. (Matthew 28:18–20; I Corinthians 12:12; Ephesians 1:22,23)

Ordinances

We believe that water bap­tism and the Lord’s Supper are the ordi­nances to be prac­ticed by Christians in accor­dance with the Word of God as revealed through the Bible. (Matthew 26:26–29; Matthew 28:19; Mark 16:15–18; Acts 2:37–41; Acts 8:12; Acts 8:36–39; Acts 10:47–48; I Corinthians 10:16–17 ; I Corinthians 11:23–32)

Resurrection of Man

We believe that there is exis­tence beyond phys­i­cal death for believ­ers and non-believers—that all will be res­ur­rect­ed, the saved unto eter­nal life in the pres­ence of God and the lost unto damna­tion and eter­nal pun­ish­ment. (Revelation 20:11–15; I Corinthians 15:51–57)

Second Coming

We believe that Jesus Christ will phys­i­cal­ly and vis­i­bly return to earth for the sec­ond time. This will occur at a date undis­closed by the Scriptures. (Matthew 24:30,31; Matthew 26:63–64; Acts 1:9–11; I Thessalonians 4:15–18; II Thessalonians 1:7–8; Revelation 1:7)