- We believe God exists in three equal entities; the Father, Son, and Spirit.
- We believe God communicated His complete will to us via the Bible and that it is God’s power to save us (Romans 1:16)
- We believe Jesus is the Son of God (John 20:31), that He existed as both man and God (John 1:1-18), that He was sinless (Hebrews 4:15), that He died on a cross (Philippians 2:8), that He was raised from the dead on the third day (Acts 10:40; 1 Corinthians 15:4), and that after being seen by over five hundred people at one time (1 Corinthians 15:6), and that He ascended into Heaven (Acts 1:9) where He is waiting to return in conjunction with the eternal judgement of mankind (John 14:1ff; 1 Corinthians 4:13ff).
- We believe Jesus appointed men, the apostles, to establish the church as seen in Acts 2.
- We believe People must be baptized into Christ for the forgiveness of their sins to be saved (Acts 2:38).
- We believe Christians must continue to walk a faithful life to be pleasing to God and that it is possible to fall away from salvation (Luke 8:13; Heb. 3:12).
Jesus’ mission was to seek and to save the lost (Luke 19:10). Prior to his ascension, he gave his disciples the “Great Commission” (Matt. 28:19-20), which included:
- going into all the world to preach the gospel (i.e., the good news of salvation),
- baptizing people for the remission of sins, and
- ongoing teaching in their Christian walk. As Christ’s body today, we strive to fulfill this call.
Furthermore, we have been given the ministry of reconciliation (2 Cor. 5:18). This ministry includes helping people repair their relationship with God and each other.
Moreover, we are called to be mindful of the physical and spiritual needs of those in God’s family, the community, and the world around us (Gal. 6:20).