What we believe:
God: We believe in one God, Creator of all, who is holy, sovereign, eternal, existing in three equal Persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
(Psalm 102:25-27; Matthew 28:19)
Jesus Christ: We believe in the essential deity of Jesus Christ in His eternal existence with the Father in pre-incarnate glory in His virgin birth; sinless life, substitutionary death, resurrection, triumphant ascension, mediatorial ministry and personal return. (Isaiah 7:14; John 1:1, 1 Tim. 2:5-6)
The Bible: We believe the Bible to be the complete word of God; the sixty-six books, as originally written, comprising of the Old and New Testaments were verbally inspired by the Spirit of God and are entirely free from error; the Bible is the final authority in all matters of faith and practice and the true basis of Christian union. (2 Tim. 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Proverbs 30:5)
Salvation: We believe that salvation is by the sovereign, electing grace of God; that by the appointment of the Father, Christ voluntarily suffered a vicarious, expiatory and propitiatory death; that justification by faith alone in the all sufficient sacrifice and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ and that those whom God has effectually called shall be divinely preserved and finally perfected in the image of the Lord. (Ephesians 1:4-8):
The Church: We believe that the church is composed of all who have become children of God. The local church is a gathering of believers, organized to do God's will through evangelism, worship, fellowship, discipleship and service. The local church observes two ordinances: Baptism and the Lord's table. The scriptural officers of the church are Elders (pastors), who are responsible to give spiritual oversight to the church, and Deacons/Deaconesses to serve on behalf of the church. (Acts 2:41-47; Eph. 5:25-27; 1 Tim. 3:1-13)
Church and State: We believe in the entire separation of church and state.
The Lord’s Day: We believe that the first day of the week is the Lord's day and that, in a special sense, it is the divinely appointed day for worship and spiritual exercise.
Satan: We believe Satan exists as an evil personality; the originator of sin, the arch-enemy of God and man. (John 8:44; 2 Cor. 11:13-15)
Holy Spirit: We believe in the absolute and essential deity and personality of the Holy Spirit who convinces of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment; who regenerates, sanctifies, illuminates and comforts those who believe in Jesus Christ.
(John 3:6; 1 Cor.3:16; 6:11; 12:13; Ephesians 4:30; Romans 8:14; 8:16; 8:26)
The Future: We believe in the visible and bodily return of the Lord Jesus Christ to earth. Those who are the children of God will receive a resurrected body and live in the full enjoyment of God's presence forever. Those who are outside the family of God will be resurrected to spend eternity in everlasting punishment. (Daniel 12:2; 2 Thes. 1:7-9)
People: We believe that people were divinely created in the image of God; that they sinned, becoming guilty before God, resulting in total depravity and in physical and spiritual death. (Genesis 1:27; Romans 3:12; 5:12-19; Isaiah 64:6
Ordinances: We believe that there are only two ordinances for the church, regularly observed in the New Testament in the following order:
1) Baptism, which is the immersion of the believer in water, whereby he obeys Christ's command and sets forth his identification with Christ in His death, burial and resurrection (Matthew 28:19-20; 1 Cor.5:3,4)
2) The Lord's Supper, which is the memorial wherein the believer partakes of the two elements, bread and wine (grape juice), which symbolizes the Lord's body and shed blood, proclaiming His death until He comes. (1 Cor. 11:23-26)
Religious Liberty: We believe in religious liberty; that every person has the right to practice and propagate his beliefs.
Civil Government: We believe that civil government is of divine appointment for the interest and good order of society; the the magistrates are to be prayed for, conscientiously honoured and obeyed, except only in the things opposed to the will of the Lord Jesus Christ, who is the only Lord of the conscience and Prince of the Kings of the Earth.