making disciples of Jesus Christ that
connect, grow, & serve.
WHAT WE TEACH
God is the Creator and Ruler of the Universe. He exists in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Genesis 1:1, 26-27; 3:22; Psalm 90:2; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 corinthians 13:14.
Jesus Christ lived a sinless human life and 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. He ascended to heaven’s glory and will return to earth to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
Matthew 1:22-23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5; 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14-15; 1 corinthians 15:3-4; Romans 1:3-4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:!4-15; Titus 2:13.
The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit in His nature is equal with the Father and the Son as God. He is present in the world to make us aware of our need for Jesus Christ. He lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation and provides Christians with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. We seek to live under his control daily.
2 Corinthians 3:17; John 14:16-17; 16:7-13; Acts 18; 1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; Ephesians 1:13-14, 18; Galatians 5:25
The Bible is God’s Word to all people, written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for all Christian faith and practice.
2 Timothy 1:13, 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Psalm 12:6; 119:105, 160; Proverbs 30:5
People are made in the spiritual image of God to be like Him in character. Although the supreme objects of God’s creation, all people are marred by sin (an attitude and disposition of disobedience toward God). This sinful attitude and disposition separates all people from God.
Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6; 59:1-2; Romans 3:23
Salvation is a free, grace-gift from God to all people who receive it by faith. We can never make up for our sins by self-improvement or good works. We are saved from sin’s penalty by putting our complete trust in Jesus Christ and His sacrifice alone as God’s offer of forgiveness. We show our faith publicly through water baptism.
Ephesians 2:8-9; John 1:12; 14:6; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1, 6:23
Baptism of the Holy Spirit
The Baptism in the Holy Spirit is an infilling of power promised to all believers for the purpose of being a powerful witness of Jesus Christ. It is an experience which culminates in an overflow and beauty of an unknown spiritual language which the person has never learned.
Matthew 3:11; Acts 1:5, 8; 2:4; 8:15-17; Acts 10:44-47; 19:2, 6; 1 Corinthians 12:13
Eternity is how long we were created to exist with God. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is hell. To be eternally in union with Him is heaven. Heaven and hell are real places of eternal existence.
John 3:16; 1 John 2:25, 5:11; Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:15
The church is the body of Christ on earth. It exists to glorify God; to communicate the Good News of new life in Jesus Christ to the world; to teach Christ’s followers to obey His teachings, and to equip His followers for service. The true church is made up only of those who have placed their faith in Christ.
1 Corinthians 12:27; Matthew 28:19-20; John 10:10; Ephesians 4:11-14; Acts 2:38; Galatians 3:26