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God

WE BELIEVE God has revealed himself as He wishes to be known (John 1:18; Romans 1:19). We believe in one eternal, sovereign God, creator of all (Genesis 1:1-31; Deuteronomy 6:4; Psalm90:2)  and  eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Genesis 1:2; Matthew 28:19; John 1:1).
 

God the Father

WE BELIEVE God the Father, creator of heaven and earth (Genesis 1:1; 1 Corinthians 8:6). The Father is the designer of the work of redemption (Psalm 2:7-9; Isaiah 53:10; John 14:6; Ephesians 1:3). It is by the grace of the Father that all our earthly needs are met (Matthew 6:26, 30, 32).
 

God the Son, Jesus

WE BELIEVE that the man known as Jesus of Nazareth, the Christ and promised messiah, is the second person of the trinity (John 1:18, 14:22; Colossians 2:15, 19; Jude 4) - fully human and fully divine. Eternal life is only possible by receiving, in faith, Jesus' death and resurrection as atonement for your sins (John 3:16; Romans 5:8, 8:32; 1 John 4:10).
 

God the HolySpirit

WE BELIEVE that the Holy Spirit is equally God with the Father and the Son (Acts 5:3-4; 2 Corinthians 3:17). The Holy Spirit is at work in the act of creation (Genesis 1:2, 2:7; Psalm 140:30), inspiration (1 Samuel 11:6; Acts 2:4), equipping for ministry (1 Corinthians 12:1-11; Hebrews 2:4), convicting of sin (John 16:7-11; Galatians 5:16), and generates faith (Malachi 3:17; Romans 8:15).
 

Sovereignty of God

WE TEACH the absolute sovereignty of the triune God over all things. God's sovereignty is affirmed in the act of creation (Genesis 1:1; Jeremiah 32:17; Acts 4:24), it sets Him apart from all other possible gods (Deuteronomy 3:24; 2 Samuel 7:22), it gives him authority over governments and kingdoms (Daniel 4:17, 7:14), and it is exercised in the salvation and judgement of individuals (Psalm 68:20; Romans 9:16, 18).
 

Glory of God

WE TEACH that God is supremely concerned with the continuation and spreading of his own glory (1 Chronicles 29:11; Psalm 109:21; Romans 11:36). God's ultimate goal and the defining factor in everything God does is to receive glory from His people and to make His glory known without limit (Numbers 14:21; Isaiah 11:9; Habakkuk 2:14; Revelation 15:4).
 

Revelation

WE TEACH that God has revealed himself in two ways: generally  through creation (Psalm 19:1; Romans 1:20), and specially through Scripture (Psalm 147:19; 2 Timothy 3:15-17). We maintain that God's general revelation in creation is insufficient for salvation, and the only through Scripture can we know what is required for salvation.
 

Creation

WE TEACH that all that exists was created by God ex nihilo - "out of nothing" (Genesis 1:1-2; John 1:1-3). In its original form, creation was perfect without any of the shortcomings, imperfections, or problems we experience today (Genesis 1:31). Acknowledging this reality, we recognize our place of humility within creation and submit all areas of life to God accordingly.
 

Scripture

WE TEACH that the Bible is the written Word of God, inspired by God, to be our rule of faith and practice (Numbers 12:6; 2 Timothy 3:15-17). Scripture is clear and sufficient in itself for accomplishing it's ultimate goal: the glory of God and the salvation of those whom God calls to himself (Deuteronomy 29:29, 30:11-14; 1 John 2:20; 2 Timothy 3:15).
 

Human Beings & Sin

WE TEACH that all human beings are created in God's image (Genesis 1:26-27). Human beings were created to be in relationship with each other (Genesis 2:18, 3:8-9). Although initially created perfect and without sin, The Fall has tarnished our perfection making us guilty of sin from conception on (Genesis 3:1-19; Jeremiah 17:9; Romans 3:23; Ephesians 1:3). Our sinful nature has left us totally incapable of doing good apart from the working of the Spirit (Jeremiah 13:23; Job 15:14; Romans 8:7-8).
 

Covenant

WE TEACH that the usual way God works out his redemptive plan and interacts with His people is through covenants (Genesis9:9; Exodus 2:4; Luke 1:72; Acts 2:25; Hebrews 9:15). The covenants that God establishes with his people re everlasting covenants that we today are still held accountable to (Genesis 17:7; Deuteronomy 6:1-2; Isaiah 61:8; Hebrews 13:12). God is the perfect covenant keeper, never failing to uphold His role in the covenant relationship (Deuteronomy 7:9, 12; 1 Kings 8:23; Nehemiah 1:5).
 

Salvation

WE TEACH that salvation is only possible by the grace of God, and granted to a person on the basis of faith in Jesus (John 3:16; Ephesians 2:8-9). Because salvation is an act of grace, it is a gift that God gives to us, not something we can earn (Romans 3:28, 4:2-3; 2 Timothy 1:9). We agree with the Reformed doctrines of election and predestination in that God first chooses who will be saved, the Holy Spirit then convicts that person of their need and softens them to the gospel (Romans 9:13-16; Ephesians 1:4-13; Titus 3:4-7). All people receive eternal life; those who believe will spend eternity in God's presence in heaven, those who do not believe will experience an eternity of separation from God known as hell (Daniel 12:2; Matthew 25:46).
 

Eternal Security

WE TEACH that once a person is truly saved, they cannot lose their salvation (John 10:27-28; Romans 11:29; 1 Corinthians 1:8-9; 2 Thessalonians 3:3; 1 Peter 1:4-7).  The Holy Spirit protects and preserves God's people bother corporately as the Church, and individually as disciples of Jesus. We recognize that it is human to go through seasons of doubt or confidence in our relationship with the Father; none of this has the ability to strip a person of their inheritance in the kingdom of heaven.
 
 

The Church

WE TEACH that the Church is the living, breathing, organic, worldwide community of believers (1 Corinthians 12:12-14; Ephesians 4:4-6). It transcends culture, denomination, and time to include everyone, everywhere, at all times who profess the true faith in, and the gospel of, Jesus (1 John 1:3-4). The Church, while visible through local congregations, exists from the beginning of time until its end (Deuteronomy 29:14-15; Isaiah 59:21). The only requirement for membership is belief in the triune God and reception of Jesus' death and resurrection for the complete washing away of your sins (Acts 2:38-39; Ephesians 4:1-4). The primary function of the Church is to glorify God and the active service of making disciples (Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 12:8, 11).
 

Spiritual Gifts

WE TEACH that the Holy Spirit infuses everyone with particular  spiritual gifts as the Spirit sees fit (1 Corinthians 12:1-11; Ephesians 4:7; Romans 12:6). These may be charismatic gifts or non-charismatic gifts. The Bible offers clear guidance for the proper use and context for these gifts (1 Corinthians 14:1-40). All spiritual gifts - charismatic or otherwise - are for the purpose of edifying and encouraging the Church, and bringing glory to God (Romans 12:4-5; Ephesians 4:11-12; 1 Peter 4:10-11).
 

The Sacraments

WE TEACH that we have been given two sacraments: baptism and communion (Acts 1:8; Luke 22:19-20). These are called "sacraments" - not "ordinances" - because we believe that in each act, God is the initiator, therefore making baptism and communion "acts of grace." We understand baptism to be a New Testament extension of the Old Testament covenantal practice of circumcision, and therefore baptize the children of believing parents and new believers (Genesis 17:7-13; Matthew 19:14; 1 Corinthians 7:14; Colossians 2:11-12). We under-stand Communion to be a remembrance of Jesus' crucifixion and in invitation to approach and receive the blessings of the cross (1 Corin-thians 11:23-26). While commanded in Scripture and central to Christian practice since the early church, we do not believe that participation and practice of the sacraments is necessary for salvation; albeit, one's faith will compel them to participate as often as possible according to the patterns presented in Scripture (Acts 2:42).
 

Last Things & The Kingdom of God

WE TEACH the amillennial view of last things, in which the "millennium," as spoken of in Scripture, is symbolic of period between Pentecost and the second coming of Jesus. Since his ascension, Jesus has ruled physically in heaven and spiritually over the lives of believers through the Holy Spirit, which resides in the hearts of all believers (Luke 17:20-21; Romans 14:17; 1 Corinthians 4:20, 15:50). We affirm the bodily, physical return of Jesus at some point in the future (Matthew 16:27; Acts 1:11; 1 Thessalonians 4:16; Revelation 1:7, 22:7, 12, 20). At that time will establish his throne upon the earth and all things will be made new - a new heaven and new earth (Isaiah 65:17; Daniel 2:44; Zechariah 14:9; Revelation 21:1-5)!