We consider this Statement of Faith to contain the basic, essential, foundational truths upon which the rest of the Christian life is built. As such, we do not believe these truths to be debatable or subject to further interpretation that would in any way dilute or compromise their full and literal meanings. These truths comprise the basis upon which all teaching will be evaluated for doctrinal soundness.
We believe in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as verbally inspired of God, and inerrant in the original writings, and that they are the supreme and final authority in our faith and in all of life.
We believe in one God who is eternally coexistent in Three Persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
We believe in the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth and all that is seen and unseen.
We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, light from light, true God from true God, begotten not made, of one being with the Father: through whom all things were made.
We believe he came down from heaven, by the power of the Holy Spirit he was born of the Virgin Mary and became man. That for our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered, died and was buried. That he descended into hell, and on the third day he rose again from the dead, in accordance with the scripture; that he ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of God the Father; from whence he has come in glory to judge the living and the dead and of his kingdom there will be no end.
We believe that salvation comes only through faith in Jesus and the atoning power of his shed blood and that there is no other name under heaven by which we can be saved.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who together with the Father and Son is worshiped and glorified, and who has spoken through the prophets.
We believe in the on-going process of sanctification in the life of every believer, and that the baptism of the Holy Spirit is available to every believer today.
We believe that all of the gifts and ministries of the Holy Spirit are operational in, and for the up building of, the church today.
We believe in one holy universal apostolic church, one baptism for the forgiveness of sins, the fellowship of the saints; the resurrection from the dead and life everlasting.