Vision & Mission
- Reaching our community and beyond with the good news that Jesus saves.
- Molding the believer in Christ love God, love their neighbors and seek to experience God
- Sending those believers back out into the world to share with others the story of how Jesus saved them.
What is Most Important to Us
- The Bible: authoritative, inerrant, our standard for truth and obedience
- Christ-Centered Living: loving the Lord God with our whole hearts
- Dependency on God for every area of our lives through the HOLY SPIRIT
- Prayer: individual and corporate prayer as crucial in doing God’s work
- Equipping Believers for a passion-driven, gift-based ministry
- Missions: Taking Christ to the nations by giving, praying, and going
How We Do Ministry
- Loving Relationships: Acceptance, caring for others, forgiving
- Contemporary Worship: vibrant, heartfelt, reflective
- Small Groups for spiritual growth and relationship building
- Strengthening Families along with strong youth, children’s, and young adult ministries
- Empowering Leadership
- The Holy Scriptures of the Bible, in the original manuscripts, are the inspired and inerrant Word of God in all its parts and the whole. The Bible is the all-sufficient, infallible and authoritative rule for faith and conduct. Both, the Old and New Testaments were written by holy men as they were inspired by the Holy Spirit and are a guide to salvation and all Christian worship and service. The Holy Scriptures are the supreme revelation from God and about God, superior to all conscience and reason, though not contrary to them.
The Bible teaches us that there is but one true and living God. God has chosen to reveal Himself as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, the same though distinct in personality. The three are one, having the same nature, attributes, and are worthy of the same worship and obedience. God is the only proper object of worship.
- Jesus is the Christ. He is the Son of God and the Son of Man and was born of the Virgin Mary. He came into the world to save men from sin. He lived a sinless life, and although innocent, was crucified, died, and was buried. On the third day, Jesus Christ was physically resurrected from the dead. He was exalted to the right hand of God and His divinity is proved from all that exists, all that can be seen, His life, His words and teaching, His ministry, and His attributes.
The Holy Spirit is as much God as the Father and the Son. He, therefore, is equal in perfection, wisdom, and power, and feelings and emotions. He loves, comforts, draws to salvation, guides, empowers, leads, teaches, gives revelation, commands, forbids, sends, reproves, distributes spiritual gifts, and He can be sinned against and grieved. The works of God ascribed to the Holy Spirit include creation, inspiration, giving of life, washing of rebirth and renewal, and sanctification.
For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. Thus, man’s only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ, the only Son of God. Salvation is received through repentance of sin, and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. The inward evidence to the believer of his salvation is the direct witness of the Spirit and a good conscience toward God. And the outward evidence to all men is a life of love, righteousness, and holiness. The new life of a believer is demonstrated by the fruit of the Spirit and obedience to Christ. The final result of salvation is that the spirit of the believer dies in Christ immediately and goes to be with the Lord for eternity.
We believe water baptism by total immersion is commanded of every believer in the Scriptures. All who have repented and truly believe in their heart that Christ is Lord and Savior are to be baptized. Thus, they declare to the world that they have died with Jesus and that they have also been raised with Him to walk in newness of life in Him as Lord and Savior of their lives.
The Lord’s Supper, consisting of the elements – bread and the fruit of the vine – symbolizes our Passover, our perfect redemption, the new covenant in His precious blood, and our sharing the divine nature of our Lord Jesus Christ. It serves as a continual memorial of His suffering and death and as a prophecy of His second coming. It was commanded by Jesus to be celebrated by all believers until He comes.
All believers are entitled to and should earnestly seek and expect to be baptized in the Holy Spirit. This is distinct from the new birth and with it comes the power for Christian life, service, and witness. The baptism of the Holy Spirit is accompanied by the initial evidence of speaking in other tongues, and such speaking is conclusive evidence of the baptism of the Holy Spirit. We do not, however, hold that a believer who has not received the baptism of the Holy Spirit or who does not speak in tongues is less of a Christian than one who does, for all believers are chosen, holy and dearly loved by God.
Sanctification is the miracle by which a true believer is separated from evil and dedicated to God. Sanctification is realized in the believer by recognizing his identification with Christ in His death, burial and resurrection, and by faithfully meditating daily upon that oneness with Christ. The sanctified believer offers every aspect of his/her life, including thoughts, acts, feelings, and intentions, to the power and dominion of the Holy Spirit. Thus, sanctification is carried on in the hearts of believers by the presence and power of the Holy Spirit as they submit to and obey the Word of God, and engage in self-examination, watchfulness, and prayer.
The church is to be taught and led by the apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers so that every disciple can see and exercise their priestly and kingly ministry. By the authority granted in the Holy Scriptures, the church leadership must teach and train its people to do the work of the ministry with maturity and unity. Working with these ministries will be apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, teachers, and the gifted men and women of the church. The Bible also teaches that the church’s ministry leaders are to be paid from the tithes and offerings that the church receives.
The second coming of Christ includes the rapture of the saints, followed by the visible return of Christ with His saints to reign on the earth for one thousand years.
We look for and expect a new heaven and a new earth, the home of righteousness.