Our mission is to bring glory to God (1 Cor 10:31) by obeying the commission of His Son, Jesus Christ, to make disciples of all nations (Matt 28:19), namely, to evangelize, to establish the saints in the faith, to equip the saints to do the work of ministry, and to expand the church locally and abroad by the power of the Holy Spirit.
We aim to evangelize unbelievers by proclaiming the gospel to friends, family, and others in our circles of influence. New believers are incorporated into the church body through water baptism.
We establish the saints in the faith through biblical exposition of the scriptures, bible studies, and Sunday school. This element of our mission is designed to allow believers to move beyond simply knowing they have faith and into a deeper understanding of what they have faith in.
We strive to equip the saints to do the work of ministry and train men for leadership through spiritual gift assessment and church based discipleship. Our mission is to give the saints the tools they need to not only be served by the ministry but also to serve in the ministry.
The goal of evangelizing, establishing, and equipping is the expansion of Christ’s church, both locally and abroad. This involves planting new churches in our local area and coming alongside other churches both locally and abroad in aid and fellowship.
what we believe
We believe that all scripture is inspired by God. In other words, scripture is the literal word of God, composed and recorded without error by human authors using their own individual personalities. God's message to man in the words of the original manuscripts. All Scripture is designed for our practical instruction and centered on the Lord Jesus Christ in His person and work in His first and second coming, and therefore no portion of it is properly read or understood until it leads to Him.
We believe that the Godhead eternally exists in three persons, commonly referred to as the Trinity—the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit—and that these three are one God; having precisely the same nature, attributes, and perfections, and worthy of precisely the same homage, confidence, and obedience, expressed in divine consistency, but through three separate but equal manifestations of glory.
We believe that all who are saved by grace through faith in the redeeming work of Christ to atone for our sins, are members of the true church, which is the body and the bride of Christ, begun at Pentecost and is completely distinct from Israel. By the Spirit, all believers in this age are baptized into one body that is Christ's. Having become members one of another, they are under solemn duty to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace and love one another fervently with a pure heart.
We believe that water baptism and the Lord's Supper are the only ordinances of the church and that they are a scriptural means of testimony for the church in this age. We believe that water baptism does not save, but is a command of Our Lord.
We believe that man was originally created in the image and after the likeness of God. The first man is Adam and the first woman, Eve, was brought forth from him. Both Adam and Eve fell through their outright disobedience to God.
As a consequence of their sin, Adam and Eve lost their spiritual life, became dead in trespasses and sins, and became subject to the power of sin as a normal condition. This spiritual death or total depravity of human nature has been transmitted to all of mankind.
Jesus Christ, the "second Adam," is the only exception. Therefore, every child of Adam is born with a sin nature which not only possesses no spark of divine life, but also unable to do works pleasing unto God apart from His divine grace.
The Nature of Man
the Nature of Christ
We believe that the eternal Son of God came into this world that He might manifest God to men, fulfill prophecy, and become the Redeemer for His chosen. To this end, He was born of a virgin, receiving a human body and a sinless human nature.
He became and remained a perfect man, being sinless throughout His earthly life, yet He retained His absolute deity, being at the same time God and man. His earthly life sometimes functioned within the sphere of that which was human and sometimes within the sphere of that which was divine.
Christ’s Death & Resurrection
Christ voluntarily accepted His Father's will by becoming the divinely provided sacrificial Lamb, and bearing the holy judgments against sin required by the righteousness of God. His death was substitutionary in the most absolute sense - the just for the unjust. By His death He became the Savior of lost sinners.
According to the Scriptures, He arose from the dead in the same body and, on departing from the earth, He was accepted of His Father and that His acceptance is a final assurance to us that His redeeming work was perfectly accomplished.
Christ became Head over all things to the church, which is His body, and in this ministry He does not cease to intercede and advocate for the elect.
Salvation in Christ Alone
We believe that, owing to universal death through sin, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless born again. It is the work of God, through His Holy Spirit, creating a new nature imparted from above. This new life implanted by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential to salvation, and only those thus redeemed are sons of God.
Our redemption has been accomplished solely by the blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, who was made to be sin for us, dying in our place. Not one work of man can add to the value of the blood, or to the merit of the finished work wrought for us by Christ.
When a person is born again by the Spirit of God, he is given faith to believe in and to acknowledge faith in Jesus Christ as his Savior. No other act, such as confession, baptism, prayer, or faithful service, is to be added to believing as a condition of salvation.
We believe that when an unregenerate person is born from above by the Spirit of God, they pass immediately out of spiritual death into spiritual life-- from the old creation to the new. In salvation, they are absolved from the just penalty of sin, accepted before the Father as Christ His Son is accepted, loved as Christ is loved, having their place and portion linked to Him and one with Him forever.
We believe the act of justification is a once for all instantaneous declaration of the believer's standing in Christ, as righteous in Christ alone. This act of justification is by faith alone. Because of the eternal purpose of God toward the objects of His love, all true believers everywhere, once saved shall be kept saved forever.
The Extent of Salvation
We believe it is the privilege of all who are born again by the Spirit of God as revealed in the Scriptures, to be assured of their salvation from the very day they trust Him to be their Savior.
We believe that sanctification is already complete for every saved person because their position toward God is the same as Christ's position. Since the believer is in Christ, they are set apart unto God in the same way that Christ is set apart unto God. However, they retain a sin nature, which cannot be eradicated in this life. Therefore, while the standing of the Christian in Christ is perfect, their present state is no more perfect than their experience in daily life. There is a progressive sanctification wherein the Christian is to "grow in grace" and to "be changed" by the power of the Holy Spirit.