What We Believe

We believe in the unity of all of those who are Christ followers, even though they are from different denominations and attending different churches.

In essential beliefs we have unity.
In non-essential beliefs we have liberty.
In all our beliefs we show charity.

These are the truths of our faith, our teaching and the Hope that Christ gives to everyone that comes to Him.

1. About God

We believe in one God, the Father, Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed co-equally as the Trinity, three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Genesis 1:1,26,27; 3:22, Matthew 28:18-20; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Psalm 90:2

2. About Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ is the Son of God, the Messiah. He is co-equal with the Father: God in flesh. Jesus was born of a virgin, lived a sinless human life, ministered in word and miracle, offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death, ascended to God’s right hand and is coming again for his people. Jesus Christ is the Way, the Truth and the Life. Matthew 1:22,23; Isaiah 9:6, 53; John 1:1-5, 14:1-30; Hebrews 4:14,15; 1 Corinthians 15:3,4; Romans 13:3,4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:14,15; Titus 2:13

3. About the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son of God. Present in the world to make people aware of their need for Jesus Christ; Living in every Christian from the moment of salvation and providing the power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. When we are saved, every believer is provided with a spiritual gift and we seek to use these gifts, for God’s glory, in our everyday lives and by how we treat others. 2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16,17; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:18

4. About the Bible

The Holy Bible is God’s Word to us, written by human authors, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit – it is the source of truth in all its teaching and the final authority for all matters of faith and practice. 2 Timothy 3:15-17, 1:13; 2 Peter 1:20,21; John 14:26; Psalm 119:105, 160, 12:6; Proverbs 30:5

5. About Human Beings

People are made in the spiritual image of God, as male and female, to be like Him in character. People are the supreme object of God’s creation. Every person has priceless value and worth as a creation of God, with tremendous potential for good, but we all have fallen short of the glory of God and are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called “sin.” This attitude separates us from God and causes many problems for us in life. The great news is that the forgiveness of sins and the promise of eternal life are available to those who: Admit they need a Savior, Believe that Jesus Christ is that Savior and then Commit, with faith in Him as Lord. Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1,2

6. About Salvation

Salvation is God’s free gift to us but we must accept it. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin’s penalty. When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith we are saved. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith. Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 14:6, 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1

7. About Eternal Security

Because God gives us eternal life through Jesus Christ, the true believer is secure in that salvation for eternity. If you have been genuinely saved, you cannot “lose” it. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by self-effort or by “works” alone of the Christian. It is the grace and keeping power of God that gives us this security. John 10:29; 2 Timothy 1:12; Hebrews 7:25; 10:10,14; 1 Peter 1:3-5

8. About Eternity

People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence. John 3:16; John 14:17; Romans 6:23; Romans 8:17-18; Revelation 20:15; 1 Corinthians 2:7-9

9. Membership Covenant

  1. I Will Protect The Unity Of My Church
    • By acting in love toward other members
    • By refusing to gossip
    • By adhering to its Constitution and By-Laws
    • By following the leaders

    Jesus said, “My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.” John 15:12 “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs…” Ephesians 4:29 “Obey your leaders and submit to their authority. They keep watch over you as men who must give an account. Obey them so that their work will be a joy, not a burden, for that would be no advantage to you.” Hebrews 13:17

  2. I Will Share The Responsibility Of My Church
    • By praying for its growth
    • By inviting the un-churched to attend
    • By warmly welcoming those who visit

    “To the church… we always thank God for you and pray for you constantly.” 1 Thessalonians 1:2 “Go out into the country… and urge anyone you find to come in, so that My House will be full.” Luke 14:23 (LB) “So, warmly welcome each other into the church, just as Christ has warmly welcomed you; then God will be glorified.” Romans 15:7 (LB)

  3. I Will Serve The Ministry Of My Church
    • By discovering my gifts and talents
    • By being equipped to serve by my pastors and lay leaders
    • By developing a servant’s heart

    “Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.” 1 Peter 4:10 “God gave…some to be pastors and teachers to prepare God’s people for works of ministry, so that the body of Christ may be built up…” Ephesians 4:11-12 “Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others. Your attitude should be the same as that of Jesus Christ… who took on the very nature of a servant…” Philippians 2:3-4, 7

  4. I Will Support The Testimony Of My Church
    • By attending faithfully
    • By living a godly life
    • By giving regularly

    “Let us not give up the habit of meeting together… but let us encourage one another.” Hebrews 10:25 “Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ.” Philippians 1:27 “Each one of you, on the first day of the week, should set aside a specific sum of money in proportion to what you have earned and use it for the offering.” 1 Corinthians 16:2