Guiding and Discipling People to Jesus
Guiding and Discipling People to Jesus

Statement of Faith

 

 

What We Believe

  • In essential beliefs – we have Unity
    • There is one body and one Spirit… one Lord, one faith, one baptism,one God and Father of all, who is over all...” Eph 4:4-6
  • In non-essential beliefs – we have Liberty
    • As for the one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions. Who are you to pass judgment on the servant of another? It is before his own master that he stands or falls... So then each of us will give an account of himself to God. The faith that you have, keep between yourself and God...” Rom 14:1, 4, 12, 22
  • In all our beliefs – we show Charity
    • “And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.” 1 Cor 13:2

 

The Essentials We Hold To:

  • The Godhead (Trinity)
    • There is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Deu 6:4
  • The Father
    • The first person of the Godhead orders and directs all things according to His own purpose and pleasure. He authored, created, and sustains all things in the universe without any means other than His own pure power. By His grace, He involves Himself in the affairs of men, hears and answers prayer, and saves from sin and death all that come to Him through Jesus Christ. Mat 6:9, Eph 1:3, John 5:19
  • The Lord Jesus Christ
    • He existed eternally as the second person of the Godhead. By His virgin birth He came to earth as fully God and fully man, living a sinless life. His death on the cross made atonement for man’s sin, evidenced by His bodily resurrection from the dead. He physically ascended to the right hand of God the Father, and He will return in power and glory. John 1:14, Col 2:9, Acts 2:33
  • The Holy Spirit
    • The third person of the Godhead convicts men of sin, regenerates, baptizes, indwells, instructs, and sets apart believers unto a holy life. We encourage all believers to seek a life of obedience to the leadership of the Holy Spirit. We believe this step is essential for empowering believers for victorious living and ministry through the gifts given by the Holy Spirit. Titus 3:5, Acts 1:8, 1 Cor 3:16
  • The Bible
    • The Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the complete, inerrant in the original manuscripts, divinely inspired, infallible Word of God. The Bible is the supreme authority and guide for our Christian faith and living. 2 Pet 1:20, Heb 4:12
  • The Nature of Mankind
    • Mankind was directly created in God’s image, voluntarily fell into sin by personal disobedience to the will of God; consequently, all people are spiritually dead apart from Jesus Christ. The fall of humanity was a once-for-all historical fact. Its effect spread to all men, each of whom is born with a sinful nature and is in need of salvation. Eph 2:1, Rom 3:10, Rom 3:23-24
  • The Necessity of Salvation
    • Salvation (Justification) is by grace, a gift of God apart from works. Salvation (Justification) includes repentance, a turning from one’s own way to God’s way. All who receive Jesus Christ are born-again, regenerated by the Holy Spirit, and become the children of God. Our relationship with Christ is secure not by our actions but by the sustaining power and love of God. A changed life follows the work of God in a person’s Salvation (Justification). Titus 2:11, 1 John 1:9, 1 Pet 2:2
  • The Church
    • The church is the body of believers consisting of all born-again persons without respect to race, culture, age or background. Directed by Jesus Christ and empowered by the Holy Spirit, the church is taking the good news of salvation to the whole world.
    • Our fellowship is inclusive rather than exclusive and stresses love for God and one another, the unity of all believers, and obedience to the Holy Spirit. Eph 2:19-21, Eph 3:10
  • About Eternity
    • People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence. John 3:16; 14:17, Rom 6:23; 8:17, Rev 20:15, 1 Cor 2:7-9