We believe there are essential beliefs and non-essential beliefs. Most of the time people get caught up in the non-essentials and miss the point of why Jesus came and what He did for us. In the non-essentials, we have freedom. We don’t expect or want everyone to think exactly the same about every issue of theology or doctrine. There are, however, several essentials that we believe, as a church, we must be unified around and support wholeheartedly. These are the essentials …
There is only one God.
He is the Creator of all things.
He made you in his image and he loves you very much.
Jesus is God's only son.
He is both fully human and fully God.
He came to earth and died on a cross for your sins. He is the only way to be saved.
The Holy Spirit is in every Christian and is there for you in times of weakness.
He convicts us of sin and he empowers us to live a fruitful Christian life.
The Bible is God's Holy Word. God inspired the original writings of the Old and New Testament.
Today, the New Testament is the final authority of all matters of faith, truth, morality, and Christian living
Everyone has willfully sinned against God and is lost without Jesus Christ.
The forgiveness of sins is only by grace through faith in Jesus Christ.
To place your faith in Jesus is to make Jesus your Lord and Savior.
One receives salvation by placing trust in Jesus Christ, repenting of sin, and being baptized by immersion as the Lord commands every believer.
God is the creator of human life and every single person, no matter how small, is special.
Life should be protected from conception to natural death.
God designed marriage from the beginning as an exclusive relationship between one man and one woman.
Children are a blessing from the Lord and should be raised with care and guidance.
The church consists of all Christians everywhere.
The Bible teaches that every Christian should belong to a local church.