Statement of Faith

    1. The Holy Scriptures

We believe the Bible to be the only, inerrant, and inspired work of God. It is, therefore, the supreme and final authority in all matters of faith and life.  (Psalm 12:6-7; II Timothy 3:16-17; II Peter 1:20-21)

    2. The Trinity

We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. He is omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent. (Genesis 1:26; John 10:30, 14:10, 26)

    3. God the Son

We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life and in His miracles. We believe in His vicarious and atoning death through His blood which was shed to save His people from their sins. We believe in His bodily resurrection, and in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, where He rules as King. (Isaiah 7:14, 9:6; John 1:1-3:18; Luke 1:30-37; Matthew 1:21; Philippians 2:5-7; 

John 3:16; Romans 6:23; Hebrews 4:14-5:10, 7:22-25, 8:1, 9:12)

    4. The Creation of the World and Man

We believe that it pleased God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit to create the world, and all things therein, visible or invisible. We believe that man was created by the direct spoken act of God and in the image of God. We believe that God creates each person as male or female, and that these two distinct complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God. (Genesis 1:1-2:7, 2:18, 21-22; Psalm 139:13-16; Colossians 1:16-17)  

    5. The Fall of Man

We believe that man sinned and thereby incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death, which is separation from God. As a result, all human beings are born with a sinful nature and all fall short of God’s standard. (Genesis 3:1-3:24; John 1:3, 10; Romans 3:10-12, 3:23, 5:12)

    6. Sanctification

We believe that the Holy Spirit sanctifies the hearts of believers by removing the corruption of sin and working to make us more like Christ, enabling us to do good works and to live lives exemplified by the fruit of the spirit. (Ephesians 4:24; I Corinthians 10:13; II Corinthians 5:17, 7:1; I Thessalonians 5:23; Hebrews 2:11)

    7. Family Relationships

We believe that God has established the family as the foundational institution of human society.  The husband is to love his wife as Christ loves the Church, and he is to submit to the headship of Christ.  The wife is to submit herself to her own husband as the church is to submit to the headship of Christ. Children are a heritage from the Lord and are commanded to honor and obey their parents.  Parents are responsible for teaching their children spiritual and moral values and leading them through consistent lifestyle example and appropriate admonition, correction, and discipline. (Exodus 20:12; Deuteronomy 6:4-9; Psalm 127:3-5; Proverbs 19:18, 22:15, 23:13-14; Mark 10:6-9; Ephesians 5:21-33, 6:1-4; Colossians 3:18-21; Hebrews 13:4; I Peter 3:1-7)

    8. Sanctity of Human Life

We believe that all human life is sacred and created by God in His image. Human life is of inestimable worth in all its dimensions, including pre-born babies, the aged, the physically or mentally challenged, and every other stage or condition from conception through natural death. We are therefore called to defend, protect, and value all human life.  (Genesis 1:26-28; Job 3:16; Psalm 51:5, 139:14-16; Isaiah 44:24, 49:1,5; Jeremiah 1:5)

    9. Human Sexuality

We believe that God created marriage to be exclusively the union of one man and one woman and that intimate sexual activity is to occur exclusively within that union. We believe any acts of homosexuality, lesbianism, bisexuality, transgenderism, adultery or pornography are sinful perversions of God’s gift of human sexuality.  We believe that God created two genders and disapproves of attempts to treat gender as a choice by either 1) portraying oneself as something other than the gender of birth, or 2) by formally changing gender through reassignment. (Genesis 1:27, 2:24; Leviticus 18:1-30; Deuteronomy 22:5; Matthew 19:4-6; Romans 1:26-29, 7:2; I Corinthians 5:1, 6:9, 7:1-16; Hebrews 13:4)

    10. Final Authority for Matters of Belief and Conduct

The statement of faith does not exhaust the extent of our beliefs. The Bible itself, as the inspired and infallible Word of God speaks with final authority concerning truth, morality, and the proper conduct of mankind. The Bible is the sole and final source of all that we believe.