Our Beliefs

These are essential and core beliefs that we as hold as foundational truth. While we recognize that there are various interpretations on Biblical ideas, these beliefs are firm and unwavering.

God

  • There is one God, eternally existing and revealing Himself to us in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, distinguishable, but indivisible. (John 14:23-26)

Jesus

  • Jesus is to be both Lord and Savior. (Philippians 3:20)
  • Jesus is the Head of the church. He divinely builds and plants people where He desires. (1 Corinthians 12:18)
  • We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, that He is true God and true man, His sinless life, and His atoning death on the cross which He obtained for us and eternal redemption. (Colossians 2:9-15)
  • Our Lord Jesus Christ was crucified and resurrected from the death.  He appeared to many after his death, ascended into heaven.  Now he is our high priest and advocate.  He will come again and rule for a millennium. (Acts 1:1-3)

Holy Spirit

  • The work of the Holy Spirit is to convict men of sin and lead and guide us to all truth (John 16:8)

  • The baptism in the Holy Spirit after salvation is an endowment of power and supernatural gifts for the equipping of His Church. (Acts 2:4)

  • The operation of the gifts of the Holy Spirit through all believers and are essential in the building of the church (1 Corinthians 12:7-11) (1 Corinthians 12:1-31)

Church

  • The local church is central to God’s purpose and should be central to our purpose. (Ephesians 3:8-11)
  • The local church is governed by a God appointed eldership. (Ephesians 4:8-13)

  • The church is the pillar and ground of the truth. (1 Timothy 3:15)

  • We are called to be a people belonging to one another as the Body of Christ, that our citizenship is in heaven, and that one day we shall be joined to our Savior and made like Him as our final reward as sons and daughters of God, to live with Him for all eternity. (Romans 12)

  • The local church is God’s vehicle to make His manifold wisdom known in the earth. (Ephesians 3:10)

Bible

  • The verbal inspiration and infallibility of the Holy Bible is the final authority for all matters of faith and conduct. (2 Timothy 3:16)
  • The whole Bible is absolute truth. It is the only objective, sufficient basis for faith and practice. (2 Timothy 3:16)

Sin

  • Jesus is the only way to salvation. By no other name are men saved. We all must acknowledge and repent of our sin and have faith in the perfect and complete work of Christ on the cross. (Acts 4:12) (John 14:6)

Relationships

  • Relationships are the biblical method of building the church to extend the Kingdom of God. God’s way is relational and ours should be too. (Acts 2:42-47
  • Right relationships are the measure and means to maturity. (John 13:34)

Worship

  • True worshippers are those who worship in spirit and truth. (John 4:24)

  • Worship is a way of life that goes beyond singing and music. (Romans 12:1-2)

  • Worship should be expressed through instruments, song, and the arts. Worship should have an expression. (Psalm 150) (Psalm 47:1) (Psalm 63:4)

Discipleship

  • We are called to follow Jesus. (Luke 14:26-32)
  • We are called to make disciples. (Matthew 28:19)

We Believe In The Practice Of:

  • Governmental team leadership, expressed through relational authority (Ephesians 4:11-16)
  • Apostolic and prophetic laying foundations in local churches – (Ephesians 4:11) (Ephesians 2:20)

  • Discipleship through relationships (Matthew 28:20

  • Laying on of hand (Acts 13:3-4)

  • Expressing the different gifts given to men and women through the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 12:1-31)

  • House-to-house fellowship (Acts 2:46)

  • Sharing of communion or the Lord’s supper as a covenant relationship with the Lord Jesus and with one another in the Body of Christ (I Corinthians 11:23-32)

  • Water Baptism as a symbol of death to our sinful nature and life through Christ  (Mark 16:16, Romans 6:3-4)

  • A lifestyle of prayer (Acts 2:42) (Acts 12:5)

  • Fasting (Mark 6:16)

  • Mentoring emerging leaders (2 Timothy 2:2)

  • Church planting- (Acts 14:23) (Titus 1:5)

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