Our Statement of Faith is a summary of the truths we believe to be essential to the Christian faith as laid down in Scripture.
In addition, our elders occasionally present an explanation of specific issues that are relevant to our church. We call these “position papers.” These beliefs guide how the elders lead and teach the church.
Elder Position Papers
Church Statement of Faith
For a downloadable document of these truths, click here.
To read the reference texts, simply click on the green scripture references underneath each truth.
We believe the 66 books of the Bible, 39 in the Old Testament and 27 in the New Testament, are God’s Infallible Word, without error in the original manuscripts, communicated by the Holy Spirit and faithfully recorded by chosen men. It is the only sufficient and supreme authority in all matters of Christian faith, teaching and living, given to the world that God may be known and glorified.
We believe that there is one living, holy and true God who works all things according to the counsel of his own unchangeable and righteous will for his own glory; eternally existing in three distinct but not separate persons (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) who are equal in every divine perfection, and that they execute distinct but harmonious offices in the work of creation, providence, justice, and redemption.
We believe in God the Father, an infinite, personal spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love. We believe that he actively concerns himself mercifully in the affairs of men, that he hears and answers prayer, and that he saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.
We believe Jesus Christ possesses two distinct natures yet is one person, fully God and fully man. We believe Jesus is God’s only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, and teachings. We believe in His substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, everlasting intercession for His people, and personal visible return to earth.
Matthew 1:18-25; Luke 1:26-38; John 1:1; John 20:28; Romans 9:5; 2 Corinthians 5:21; 1 Peter 2:21-23; John 20:30-31; Matthew 20:28; Ephesians 1:4; Acts 1:11; Romans 5:6-8; Romans 6:9-10; Hebrews 7:25; Hebrews 9:28; 1 Timothy 3:16
We believe in the Holy Spirit who came forth from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify, and empower all who believe in Jesus Christ. We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Christ, and that He is an abiding helper, teacher and guide.
We believe that God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. God made male and female to be equal in value and distinct in role. The man is to be the head of his own wife just as Christ is the head of the church. The woman is to respect and submit to her own husband just as the church does to her head Christ. Together from the beginning mankind was to be fruitful and fill the earth with image bearers of God and exercise dominion over the earth as representatives of God in order that we might worship Him, as well as proclaim and enjoy His glory forever. We believe therefore, that man’s deepest fulfillment and joy is found in communion with God.
In Adam’s sin, all mankind fell from this communion, leading to spiritual and physical death, and is now born sinful by nature, and by choice seeks fulfillment and joy outside of communion with God.
We believe Jesus Christ, as the perfect mediator between God and mankind, redeems and forgives all those who repent and put their trust in Him alone, that we may now and forever proclaim and enjoy His glory in perfect communion with Him.
Genesis 1:26-28; Genesis 5:2; Genesis 3; Genesis 2:17; Genesis 3:19; Ecclesiastes 2:11; John 3:14; John 5:24; John 5:24-30; John 7:10-13; John 8:12; John 10:26-27; Romans 9:22; 2 Thessalonians 1:9; Revelation 19:3-20; Revelation 20:10,14-15; Revelation 21:18; Psalm 51:7; Jeremiah 17:9; James 1:14; Romans 3:19; Romans 5:19; Proverbs 28:13; 1 John 1:9; John 3:16; John 1:13; 2 Corinthians 5:17; Romans 8:1; Ephesians 5:22-33; Colossians 3:18-19; 1 Corinthians 11:3; 1 Peter 3:1-7
Salvation belongs to the LORD! It is by the grace of God alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone, to the glory of God alone. Salvation includes: Election, Calling, Regeneration, Repentance, Faith, Justification, Conversion, Adoption, Sanctification, Perseverance, and Glorification all by Union with Jesus Christ! It is the work of God whereby sinners are restored back to communion with God as it was in the beginning. All Sinners everywhere are commanded by God to repent of their sins and trust in Jesus Christ alone and His finished work for the forgiveness of their sins and to be made right with God. Although salvation is a work of God, He not only acts on the sinner in a saving way but also works through the believer yielding fruit in accordance to salvation.
Psalm 3:8; Psalm 62:1; Revelation 7:10; Ephesians 2:8-10; Titus 3:5-8; Romans 1:17; Romans 3:21-28; Romans 4:1-14; Romans 5:1-2; Romans 8:1-2; Romans 8:28-30; Romans 9:11; Romans 10:9-10; John 3:3-8; John 3:16-18; Galatians 2:16; Galations 3:1-9; Galations 3:22-29; Philippians 2:12-13; Philippians 3:7-11; 1 Corinthians 15:1-2; 2 Thessalonians 2:13; Romans 6:1-5
We believe in the universal church, a living spiritual body of which Christ is the head and that all those who trust in Christ are members. We believe the local church is a visible expression of the universal church, consisting of baptized believers united to Jesus Christ, who have repented of their sin and continue to do so, who meet regularly for the teaching of God’s Word, prayer, fellowship, and celebrating the two ordinances: baptism and the Lord’s Supper under the oversight of ordained elders who care for the flock of God entrusted to them. We believe that the church is called to be a faithful witness of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Ephesians 2:19-22; Acts 1:8; Ephesians 5:19-21; Acts 2:42; Hebrews 10:23-25; 1 Corinthians 10:31; Romans 12:1-3; Hebrews 12:1-2; John 14:15,23-24; 1 John 2:3-6; 2 Corinthians 9:6-9; 1 Corinthians 4:2; Colossians 1:9-10; Matthew 28:18-20; Romans 6:1-5; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26; 1 Peter 5:1-5; Hebrews 13:17; Acts 20:17-32
We believe in the personal, visible, and bodily return of the Lord Jesus Christ, the resurrection of the body, the final judgment, the eternal enjoyment of the righteous and the eternal punishment of the wicked.
Matthew 16:27; Mark 14:62; John 14:3; Acts 1:11; Philippians 3:20; 1 Thessalonians 4:15; 2 Timothy 4:1; Titus 2:13; 1 Corinthians 4:5; 1 Corinthians 15; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-10; Revelation 20:4-6; Revelation 11-15