What We Believe
Jesus Christ is the one and only Son of God, who died for our sins and arose from the dead.
(1 Corinthians 15: 1-8; John 3:16)
The Bible is the inspired word of God – a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our path.
(2 Timothy 3:16; Psalm 119:105)
Every person has worth as a creation of God, but that all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
Forgiveness of sins and the promise of eternal life are available to those who trust Christ as Savior and Lord.
Those accepting Christ should repent of sin, confess their faith, and be baptized into Him.
(Romans 10:9; Acts 2:38)
The Church is the body of Christ on earth, empowered by the Holy Spirit and exists to evangelize the lost and edify the saved.
Jesus Christ will one day return to earth and reign forever as King of kings and Lord of lords.
(1 Thessalonians 4:13-18)
We believe in one God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
(Matthew 5:16, 45; 6:1, 4, 8, 9; James 1:17 / John 1:1; 14:9 / Genesis 1:2; John 4:24; 14:16-20; 2 Peter 1:21)
We believe in God the Father Almighty, Creator of all things visible and invisible.
(Genesis 1:1; Acts 17:24-28; Hebrews 11:3)
We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s one and only Son, my one and only Savior,
(John 1:14; 1 John 4:9 / John 3:16; 2 Peter 3:18)
Who was born Jesus of Nazareth, both fully human and fully divine, conceived of the Holy Spirit and the virgin Mary, (Matthew 21:11; John 19:19 / John 1:14; Romans 5:15-17; Colossians 2:9; 1 John 1:1 / Matthew 1:18; Luke 1:26-38)
Who suffered and was crucified under Pontius Pilate,
Who died and was buried, and Who rose again bodily from the dead on the third day,
(Luke 23:44 – 24:8; John 20:24-29; 1 Corinthians 15:3-8)
Who ascended into Heaven and now sits at the right hand of the Father,
(Luke 22:69; Acts 1:1-9; Colossians 3:1)
and Who will return to earth to judge both the living and the dead.
(Matthew 24:36-42; John 14:1-3; Acts 1:10-11; 10:39-42; 1 Peter 4:5)
We believe in the Holy Spirit, Who is an active and operative part of the triune God,
(John 16:5-15; Acts 1:7-8; Romans 8:26-27)
and Who indwells every Christian.
(1 Corinthians 3:16; 6:19; 2 Timothy 1:14)
We believe in the Bible and God’s Holy Word, Scripture. We believe God inspired the autographs (original writings) of the Scripture and those autographs were consequently without error.
(Mark 12:36; John 14:26; 16:12-15; Acts 1:16; 1 Corinthians 2:12-13; 2 Timothy 3:14-16; 2 Peter 1:20-21)
We accept the Bible as the final authority for all matters of faith and practice.
(Isaiah 40:8; Matthew 5:18; 24:35; Romans 15:4; Hebrews 4:12)
We believe the Bible teaches that man, created by God, willfully sinned against God and is consequently lost and without hope apart from Jesus Christ.
(Acts 4:12; Romans 3:23)
We believe the Bible teaches that salvation and the forgiveness of sins is achieved only by grace through the blood of Jesus Christ.
(Matthew 26:28; Romans 5:9; Ephesians 2:8-9; 1 Peter 1:18-19; 1 John 1:7)
We believe the Bible teaches that one receives God’s grace by putting faith in Christ, repenting of sin, confessing Christ, and being immersed into Christ, but that none of these is sufficient in and of itself for the assurance of salvation.
(Romans 5:1-2 / Luke 24:45-47; Acts 3:19; 17:30; 2 Peter 3:9 / Matthew 10:32; Romans 10:9; Philippians 2:11; 1 John 4:15 / Acts 2:38; Romans 6:1-7; Galatians 3:27; Colossians 2:12; 1 Peter 3:21)
We believe in the Church of Jesus Christ, founded on the Day of Pentecost and consisting of all Christians everywhere.
(Matthew 16:13-18; Acts 2:14-47)
We believe the Bible teaches that the Elders are to exercise authority over the local congregation.
(Acts 20:28; Philippians 1:1; 1 Timothy 3:1-7; Titus 1:5-9; 1 Peter 5:1-4)
1. We are a Christian Church – Our message is the Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God. We require no other creed than this one. He alone is Lord and Savior.
2. We are a Church of Christ – The church belongs to Him. We have no authority to change teachings, rewrite rules, offer altered membership requirements, or deny His authority.
3. We are a Church seeking unity – We seek to be one in Christ with all others whom He calls.
4. We are a Church seeking “Restoration” – As much as possible we are trying to imitate the New Testament church. That is why our baptism is immersion, our communion is every Lord’s Day, our prayers are in Christ’s name, our leaders are called Elders, our preaching is about Christ. Even our church name is an attempt to imitate the earliest disciples who were called Christians first at Antioch.
5. We are a thinking Church – The Christian Faith demands the best of our minds, so we are a studying church wanting to know what the Bible teaches and how we can apply it in today’s world.
6. We are a feeling Church – Ours is not a dryly intellectual approach to God. We rejoice in the Lord, we praise, pray, love, and serve from the heart.
7. We are a sharing Church – Because of our excitement about Christ, we eagerly share the Good News about Him with others. We share our possessions, property, and money. Our lives belong to the Lord.
8. We are a free Church – Like the earliest churches, ours is an independent congregation. We have no denominational headquarters to determine the policies here. As a congregation, we elect our own leaders, call and support our ministers, decide where our mission money will go and in every way determine the program of the church.
9. We are a growing Church – We want to grow numerically because under Christ’s commission to disciple the whole world. We want to grow spiritually because we know that we have not yet achieved all Christ wants of us.
We believe we are not the only Christians, but Christians only; we desire to speak where the Bible speaks, and be silent where the Bible is silent; we have no book but the Bible, no creed but Christ, and no law but love.