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What We Believe

What We Believe (Statement of Faith)

We believe in one true God who exists eternally in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

These, being one God, are equal in deity, power, and glory. (Ps. 104; 139; Mt. 10:29-31; 28:19; Acts 17:24-28; 2 Cor. 13:14; Eph. 1:9-12; 4:4-6; Col. 1:16-17; Heb. 1:1-3; Rev. 1:4-6)

We believe that salvation is by grace alone, through faith alone, in Jesus Christ alone.

No ordinance, ritual, work, or any other activity on the part of man is required or accepted in order to be saved. This saving grace of God, through the power of the Holy Spirit, also sanctifies us by enabling us to do what is pleasing in God's sight in order that we might be progressively conformed to the image of Christ. (Jn. 1:12-13; 6:37-44; 10:25-30; Acts 16:30-31; Rom. 3:1-4:2; 8:1-17, 31-39; 10:8-10; Eph. 2:8-10; Phil. 2:12-13; Titus 3:3-7; 1 Jn. 1:7, 9)

We believe the Bible teaches that all homosexual conduct opposes God's standards.

We uphold these standards of holiness while strongly affirming God's love and redemptive power to recreate the individual who follows him. Therefore, we reject the philosophy that one who experiences homosexual desire or temptation should embrace it as their unchangeable identity. We also reject the philosophy that engaging in homosexual conduct is a healthy and natural part of finding oneself. We emphasize the distinction between merely experiencing homosexual desire or temptation and acting upon them—and seek to relieve those who feel shame about something they haven't even done.

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit who indwells, regenerates and equips the Christian for godly living and for service.

Subsequent to our conversion, the Spirit desires to fill, empower, and anoint believers for ministry and witness. We also believe that signs and wonders, as well as all the gifts of the Spirit described in the New Testament, are operative today and are designed to testify to the presence of the kingdom and to empower and edify the Church to fulfill its calling and mission. (Mt. 3:11; Jn. 1:12-13; 3:1-15; Acts 4:29-30; Rom. 8:9; 12:3-8; 1 Cor. 12:12-13; 2 Cor. 1:21-22; Gal. 3:1-5; Eph. 1:13-14; 5:18)

We believe that only the sixty-six books of the Bible are the inspired and, therefore, inerrant Word of God.

The Bible is the final authority for all we believe and for how we are to live. As such, we believe the Bible teaches that homosexual conduct opposes God's standards of sexual purity. Sexual immorality is by no means limited to homosexual conduct but consists of any expression of human sexuality outside the covenant of marriage between one man and one woman, as well as any expression within marriage that is not self-giving. We graciously uphold these standards of holiness while strongly affirming God's love and redemptive power to recreate the individual who follows him. (Mt. 5:18; Jn. 10:35; 17:17; 2 Tim. 3:16-17; 2 Pet. 1:20-21; Gen 1:27, 2:24, 19:4-11; Lev 18:22, 20:13; Rom 1:24-27; 1 Cor 6:9)

We believe in the forgiveness of sin, the resurrection of the body and eternal life.

(Lk.14:14; 1 Cor. 15:52; 1 Thes.4:5-18; Rev.11:15, 20:4-5)