WHAT WE BELIEVE

Below are the basic doctrines that shape our faith and the way that we partner together as a church.

The Bible

We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God and that none may add or take away from it.


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About God

There is only one living and true God who is eternal, all-knowing, all-powerful, and above space and time. He is a personal God and reveals himself in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.


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God the Father

God the Father reigns throughout the entire universe displaying His providence over all things. He is only Father to those who come to know Christ, but is fatherly towards all men.


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God the Son

Christ is eternal as the Son of God. He was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. Jesus lived a sinless life and gave his life for the redemption of men from sin. Christ died on the cross and was raised from the dead and then ascended into heaven. He is fully God and fully man, and the mediator to God for all believers. He will also one day return to this world in power and glory to judge and complete His redemptive mission. 


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God the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is fully God and is present in the lives of all believers. He convicts sin and molds followers of Jesus into the image of Christ. The Holy Spirit is also responsible for giving spiritual gifts, and for empowering, encouraging and interceding on behalf of all believers. 


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Salvation

Salvation is the free gift of God to those who accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Through his death on the cross, Jesus takes the punishment for sin and restores the believer to a right relationship with God. Salvation cannot be achieved through any good works or self-improvement; it only comes through Jesus' sacrifice on the cross. At the point of salvation, the believer is made into a new creation and is made holy and blameless in the eyes of God.


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The Church

We believe that the Church consists of all persons who have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit and made new people in Christ Jesus. The church is commissioned by Christ to carry out the mission of making disciples of all nations.


*For more information on what we believe please refer to the Baptist Faith and Message 2000