Scripture lays out several key beliefs that Christians are to agree on in order to be in unity together. These are the essential beliefs that we hold as a church so that we can be a united body of believers who are together in "one faith.
…We believe that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are inspired by God and without error in the original writings, and that they are our supreme and final authority in faith and life.
…We believe in one God, the Creator, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
…We believe that Jesus Christ was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary and was and remains fully God and fully man.
…We believe that God created Adam and Eve in the divine image; that they sinned, and thereby incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death–which is separation from God; and that, as a result of Adam’s sin, all human beings are now born with a sinful nature and stand guilty before God.
…We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice; and that all who believe in Him are justified on the grounds of His shed blood. We believe that all who by faith receive the Lord Jesus Christ are born again of the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God.
…We believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord, in His ascension into Heaven, and in His present life there for us, as High Priest and Advocate.
…We believe in the blessed hope of the personal and imminent return of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
…We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells and gives spiritual life to all believers, enables them to understand Biblical truth, empowers them for godly living, gives them spiritual gifts and equips them for service and witness.
…We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and unjust, the everlasting blessedness of the saved, and the everlasting punishment of the lost.
…We believe that the New Testament assembly is a body of baptized believers with Christ as its head and the Holy Spirit as its guide. New Testament churches promote God’s work by cooperating together for missions and many other joint efforts. The assembly is to be led independently of outside persons, bodies, groups or authorities.
…We believe that the New Testament assembly observes two ordinances-baptism and the Lord’s Supper. We believe that all who have received Christ as Savior and Lord should be immersed in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit; that this immersion is a picture of the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ; and that the Lord’s Supper should be observed in remembrance of Him as a testimony to His death for our sins until He comes again.