What we believe
God—From the teachings of the Holy Bible, we believe that God is the one and only true god and supreme being and creator of the universe. We believe He is holy and set apart from His creation yet is also ruling over the events that take place in history. He is miraculously known to mankind as the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit; three persons in one supernatural being.
Jesus Christ—He is one with God the Father and has been from eternity past. At the incarnation, the Son became a human being through childbirth and was given the name Jesus meaning savior. He was titled as the Christ, the promised Messiah of the Old Testament.
Holy Spirit—From Genesis 1:2 through the New Testament the Holy Spirit is the agent of God’s power and work in the world and the lives of men. He is also one with the Father and Son and is a person of the Godhead. He serves the Christian and the church as the Paraclete, one who comes alongside.
The Bible—Is the revelation of God to all mankind. It reveals God, His plan for mankind, His plan for eternity, and His plan or redemption of men and women, boys and girls. The Bible also is THE definitive guide for relationships, insight into relational problems, and answers for our questions about purpose and meaning in life.
The Gospel—Is the heart of the biblical history. From Genesis to the Revelation of John, God is revealing, working out, and completing the Gospel, the Good News that God the Father is redeeming men and women, boys and girls from the bondage of sin and death. The Gospel is defined in 1 Corinthians 15:1-4; there is no other way to know God the Father.
Sin—As presented in the Bible is the curse and scourge of mankind. It is the destructive power that drives mankind to self-destruction or the destruction of others and the destruction of all things relating to God. Since Adam and Eve, every man, woman, and child is “broken” by sin. Simply sin is the tendency and desire to violate God’s expressed will as found in the Bible. Satan or the Devil is the original author of sin.
Marriage—Beginning in Genesis 2, the marriage between a man and a woman has been and still is God’s design, His plan, and a part of His revelation. It was and is the first institution among mankind and still holds that primacy in God’s plan today. Marriage was given to procreate the human race, provide an intimate human connection, to meet the deep emotional and physical needs of humans, and to reveal some insight into God’s plan.
Family—As an outgrowth of the marriage relationship, the family is the foundational unit of society. Family can include singles, married couples without children, and couples with children. God has a purpose for everyone no matter their state and each serves a unique place in His eternal plan. Within the Church, a single believer should not be left out simply because they are not married, but should be included in not only the church life but in the life of families within the body of believers.
Relationships—With a few exceptions in the Bible, relationships are viewed as essential to a vital human life. Those relationships begin in the family and extend outward to friends, extended family, co-workers, acquaintances, and the new people whom we meet throughout life. While relationships can be constructive or destructive to us, the Bible most often speaks to our responsibility in relationships whatever the nature. Whether it is to love, forgive, encourage, or serve, the Bible views relationships as a central part of life.