|What We Believe|
The Bible is the inspired Word of God, written by holy men who spoke and wrote as the Spirit of God moved upon them. We believe in both the Old and New Covenants, as recorded in the Bible, as our infallible guide in matters pertaining to life, godliness, conduct and doctrine (2 Timothy 3:16; I Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Peter 1:21).
Our God is one, but manifested in three persons -- the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, being co-equal (Philippians 2:6, Matthew 28:19, Luke 3:21-22, Acts 5:29-32).
The Ministry Gifts of the Church
We believe that the callings of Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Pastor and Teacher are functional within the body of Christ until the Lord’s return. These ministries are gifts to the church for the purpose of equipping the saints for the work of ministry, that the Body of Christ may be edified (Ephesians 4:11).
Man, His Fall and Redemption Man
is created in the likeness and image of God, but through Adam's fall, sin came into the world. Jesus Christ, the Son of God, came to earth to give His life and shed His blood to redeem and restore man back to God (Romans 3:10; 23; 5:12-18; 1 John 3:8).
Salvation is separate from works. It is God’s gift to man made operative by grace through faith in Jesus Christ (Ephesians 2:8-10, Romans 10:9-10).
Eternal Life and the New Birth
The New Birth is necessary for all men, and when experienced, produces eternal life (1 John 5:11-13, John 3:3-5, 16). Those who do not experience the New Birth remain unregenerate, and will experience the consequences of such, which is eternal damnation (Revelation 20:11-14).
Baptism in Water
As an act of obedience, all of God’s people are to be buried and resurrected with Christ through the sacrament of water baptism, following the New Birth (Matthew 28:19-20; Mark 16:16; Romans 6:4)
Baptism in the Holy Spirit
The Baptism in the Holy Spirit and fire is a gift from God as promised by the Lord Jesus Christ to all believers and is received subsequent to the New Birth. (Matthew 3:11; Acts 1:4-5, 8; 2:1-4; 19:1-7).
Physical healing is wrought by the power of God through the prayer of faith and by the laying on of hands. It is provided for in the atonement of Christ and is the privilege of every Christian (Mark 16:18; James 5:14-15; 1 Peter 2:24).
We believe in the Doctrine of Sanctification as a definite, yet progressive work of grace, commencing at the time of salvation and continuing until Jesus Christ's return to earth (Hebrews 12:14; 1 Thessalonians 5:23; 2 Corinthians 3:18).