Our Mission and Beliefs
WHAT WE BELIEVE
We believe in one God: The Father, The First Person of The Godhead, Creator of all that exists.
We believe that God is Omniscient, Omnipotent, and Omnipresent. He is Holy, Holy, Holy, Just, Sovereign, and worthy of all praise and obedience.
We believe that He never changes, just as Scripture says.
We believe that Jesus of Nazareth is The Only Begotten Son of God, The Second Person of the Godhead. He was with God from eternity, and He is God. He was sent to earth in the form of man and was wholly God and wholly man.
We believe that He was conceived by The Holy Spirit of God, and that His mother, Mary, was a virgin until Jesus' birth, just as Scripture says.
We believe that Jesus lived a perfect, sinless life, thereby enabling Him to make the perfect sacrifice for the sins of mankind, on the cross of Calvary.
We believe in the bodily resurrection of Christ Jesus from the dead.
We believe He ascended into heaven and is seated at the Right Hand of God.
We believe He is The One and Only Head of the Church, His Body, and He will return to take His followers home, just as Scripture says.
ABOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT:
We believe He is The Third Person of The Godhead. The Holy Spirit was given to the first Christians, and we believe that He is given to dwell in Christ's followers to guide, convict, empower, and transform us into Christ-likeness.
ABOUT THE BIBLE:
We believe that the whole Bible is the one and only written source for the basis of our beliefs, and each Member in The Body of Christ should study, abide in, memorize, and live by It as The Holy Authoritative Word of God, and the Perfect Revelation of God from God.
The whole Bible is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in 'Righteousness' so that Christ's followers may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
We believe that all humans are sinners (rebellious enemies of God), and fall short of the glory of God. As The Lord says in Jeremiah 2:13, "My people have committed two sins... they have forsaken Me, The Spring of Living Water, and have dug cisterns for themselves that cannot even hold water." Our sins separate us from God, thereby facing the wrath of God on Judgment Day. Therefore, we are in need of a Savior... Jesus Christ.
We believe that Jesus Christ's death on the cross was the Perfect, Complete and Ultimate Sacrifice for the sins of all humanity for all time, and to receive salvation from God's Wrath we must:
1) humble ourselves and confess that we are rebellious sinners who deserve God's Wrath and Judgment
2) turn our hearts from loving sin to loving God (die to self)
3) put on Christ and receive His indwelling Holy Spirit
4) take up our cross and follow Him daily (walk a New Life)
By The Enabling Power of God's Holy Spirit working within us, our purpose and mission is to bring glory to God in these ways:
1) Each Member of Christ's Body growing in Christ-likeness, Empowered by God's indwelling Holy Spirit
2) Each Member of Christ's Body loving the Fellowship of Believers
3) Being Ambassadors of His Good News: Salvation from God's Wrath for all who are IN Christ Jesus
4) We want to be a lighthouse in a dark world, that leads people out of death and darkness, and into God's Life and Light
2 Corinthians 5:11-21 says, "God reconciled us to Himself through Christ, and gave us the ministry of reconciliation. Christ's Love compels us to try to persuade others." So we implore others on Christ's behalf: "Be reconciled to God."