statement of faith
There is one God, who exists in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. These three are eternal, co-equal, and one.
The Bible is the divinely inspired and entirely trustworthy Word of God on all matters of faith, conduct, and doctrine.
Jesus Christ is the Son of God, fully God and fully man. He was born of the virgin Mary, lived a sinless life, offered Himself as a sacrifice for our sins, died on a cross, arose from the dead, ascended to heaven, and will return imminently.
Man was originally created righteous, in the image of God. Man became separated from God by sin and can only be reconciled to God by grace, through faith in the atonement of Jesus Christ. Salvation is a gift available to all who turn to God through repentance.
Baptism and Communion are ordinances given to the church. Believers should be baptized in water and in the Holy Spirit.
The Church consists of all who put their faith entirely in Jesus Christ and exists to carry on His ministry.
The Holy Spirit gives gifts to believers for the work of ministry: to edify and equip the Church, to bring the Gospel to all nations, and to sacrificially and generously serve His Kingdom. The indwelling presence and power of the Holy Spirit enables believers to glorify Jesus in all areas of life and ministry.
Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. Whoever loves his life loses it, and whoever hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life.
– John 12:24-25
I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith— that I may know him and the power of his resurrection, and may share his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, that by any means possible I may attain the resurrection from the dead.
– Philippians 3:8-11
We put no obstacle in anyone's way, so that no fault may be found with our ministry, but as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: by great endurance, in afflictions, hardships, calamities, beatings, imprisonments, riots, labors, sleepless nights, hunger; by purity, knowledge, patience, kindness, the Holy Spirit, genuine love; by truthful speech, and the power of God; with the weapons of righteousness for the right hand and for the left; through honor and dishonor, through slander and praise.
– 2 Corinthians 6:3-8