In essentials, we have unity: "There is one Body and one Spirit...there is one Lord, one faith, one baptism and one God and Father of us all..." Ephesians 4:4-6
In non-essentials, we have liberty: "Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on disputable matters...stop passing judgment on one another...each of us will give an account of himself to God...so whatever you believe about these things [non-essentials] keep between yourself and God." Romans 14
In all things, we show love: "If I have faith to move mountains but have no love, I amount to nothing at all" 1 Corinthians 13
We believe Jesus Christ is the head of His church and that authority for life and doctrine rests in Him. Ephesians 1:22-23; Hebrews 1:1-14
We believe the Bible to be the only inspired, infallible, and authoritative Word of God. We accept the Old Testament writings as the history of God's dealings with His people, and preparing the world for His presence through His son, Jesus. We accept the New Testament, in conjunction with revelations recorded in the Old Testament, as the sole authoritative source of information concerning the will of God manifested in the person, life and teaching of Jesus Christ.
We believe there is one, true God who is the creator of the heavens and the earth. God eternally co-exists in three persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.
We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, atoning death on the cross, bodily resurrection, bodily ascension into heaven and His personal return once again in power and glory.
We believe that our sin has separated us from Holy God. The Bible tells us God created us for fellowship with him—to love us, and for us to love him in return. But we have sinned against God, breaking our fellowship with him. Because God is perfectly just and holy, our sin brings his condemnation and wrath upon us. Our greatest need, therefore, is to have our sins forgiven and our fellowship with God restored. But our problem is that there is nothing we can do of ourselves to bring about this restoration and make things right with God.
The good news is that God has done for us what we could never do for ourselves. Because of his great love for you and me, God the Son, Jesus Christ, took upon himself the penalty for our sins. “But God showed his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Rom. 5:8). Jesus Christ is the only way we can be saved from our sin and be right with God. Jesus himself said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No man comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6).
We believe in God’s free gift of salvation. God offers us salvation through his Son as a gift of his grace. We cannot earn that gift by our works; we receive it by faith, by believing in him (Eph. 2:8-9). We must believe Jesus Christ is Lord, the One who died for our sins and was raised from the dead. “For God so loved the world he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16; Rom. 10:9-10). To be saved by believing in Christ, our faith in him must move us to repent—to be sorry toward God for our sins, and determine in our hearts that we will turn away from sin and turn to God. We must publicly acknowledge Jesus as the Son of God through our confession (Rom. 10:9-10). And then we must be baptized—immersed in water—for the remission of our sins. God’s word tells us that to be saved by faith we must “Repent and be baptized...in the name of Jesus Christ, for the remission of your sins” (Acts 2:38; see also Acts 22:16). Baptism is an act of faith and not a work on our part. The one who is at work in baptism is God (Colossians 2:12). We are baptized because we are corrupt, unrighteous and spiritually dead in sin. That is why are buried with Him into death as explained in Romans 6. We must understand clearly that Christ’s death on the cross is the saving act! Thank God for his precious gift of Jesus.