Statement of Faith

1.  We believe the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, to be the inspired Word of God, without error in the original
     writings, the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of man, and the Divine and final authority for all Christian
     faith and life.
2.  We believe in one God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three persons, Father, Son
     and Holy Spirit.
3.  We believe that Jesus Christ is true God and true man, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the
     virgin Mary. He died on the cross a sacrifice for the sins of all men, according to the scriptures. Further, He arose
     bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven, where at the right hand of the Father He is now our High Priest
     and Advocate.
4.  We believe that the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ, and to convict men, regenerate
     the believing sinner, and indwell, guide, instruct, and empower the believer for godly living and service.
5.  We believe that man is created in the image of God, but fell into sin and is therefore, lost, and only through regeneration
     by the Holy Spirit can he obtain salvation and spiritual life.
6.  We believe that the shed blood of Jesus Christ and His resurrection provide the only means for justification and
     salvation for all who believe, and only such as receive Jesus Christ are born of the Holy Spirit, and thus become
     children of God.
7.  We believe that the Lord’s supper and water baptism are acts of obedience to be observed by the church during
     this present age.
8.  We believe that the true Church is composed of all such persons who through saving faith in Jesus Christ
     have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit and are united together in the Body of Christ of which He is the head.
9.  We believe in the association of true believers in local congregations for the purposes of instruction in the faith,
     fellowship with one another, and organized outreach to the unbelieving world.
10. We believe in the personal and imminent coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and that this “blessed hope” has
      a vital bearing on the personal life and service of the believer.
11. We believe in the bodily resurrection of the dead, of the believer to everlasting blessedness and joy with the Lord,
     and of the unbeliever to judgment and everlasting conscious punishment without Him.