God is the creator and sustainer of the entire universe.
He has eternally existed in three persons: The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit.
These three exist as one deity, Yahweh. These three distinct persons of the Trinity have eternally coexisted, and are coequal.
God the Father
God the Father decreed the salvation of all who would abide in Christ.
He providentially rules the affairs of men.
God the Son
He became like us in every way so that through death he might destroy him who has the power of death, the devil.
We confess that Christ lived a sinless life, proclaimed the kingdom of God, died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, and was raised on the third day for our justification.
His resurrection gives us assurance that God is able to resurrect us from the dead also.
God the Spirit
The Holy Spirit convicts the world of sin, righteousness and judgement.
At the point of conversion, the Spirit indwells the believer, and conforms us to the imagine of Christ the Son.
He blesses believers with gifts to be used for the benefit of the Kingdom.
We believe the Bible is inspired by God, and profitable for teaching, reproof, correction, and training in righteousness.
The Bible is the word of God, and its ultimate purpose is to point to the Word of God, Jesus Christ.
Scripture should shape the way Christians think, act and live their daily lives.
A Christian’s worldview should come from the Bible.
All people are made in the image of God
God desires the salvation of all people.
All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
Each person has libertarian free will and can thus choose to reject the call of God to repent, or to submit to that call and Christ’s lordship.
Individual salvation consists of the forgiveness of sins, sanctification, justification, and glorification.
We are saved from the guilt of sin, the slavery to sin, the kingdom of darkness, and the power of Satan.
We are saved by grace through faith; and this is not of ourselves, it is the gift of God.
Biblical faith in Christ consists of confession of sin and of the lordship of Christ, repentance from sin, baptism into Christ for the forgiveness of sins, and obedience to him thereafter.
We believe that everyone will stand before God and be judged according to what they have done.To those who do good, they will be resurrected unto eternal life. To those who do evil, they will be resurrected unto eternal condemnation.
By grace, God is conforming us to the image of his Son, and enabling us to live righteously in anticipation of the coming judgement.
The Local Church
We believe God intended for each local congregation of Christ’s church to be autonomous and not subject to any
authority other than Christ himself.
Each congregation is to be led by a plurality of elders who meet the qualifications laid out in Titus 1:5-9, and 1 Timothy 3:1-7.
Likewise, each congregation is to be served by deacons who meet the qualifications laid out in 1 Timothy 3:8-13.
Local congregations should worship via prayer, Bible study, singing, monetary giving, and partaking in The Lord’s Supper.
We sing A Capella music, and partake of The Lord’s Supper weekly, as we believe that to be the pattern given to us by the first century church.