Our core values are rooted in our faith in Jesus
We believe that Scripture, God’s Word, is the Truth. The infallible Word of God witnesses God’s redemptive acts culminating in the incarnation of the Living Word, the Lord Jesus Christ. The Bible, uniquely and fully inspired by the Holy Spirit, is the authority on all matters on which it speaks. On this foundation we affirm our core values:
We believe in one God, the sovereign Creator and Sustainer of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. To Him be all honor, glory and praise forever!
Jesus Christ, the Living Word, became flesh through His miraculous conception by the Holy Spirit and His virgin birth. He who is true God became true man united in one Person forever. He died on the cross as a sacrifice for our sins according to the Scriptures. On the third day He arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven, where, at the right hand of the Majesty on High, He now is our High Priest and Mediator.
The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit has come to glorify Christ and to apply the saving work of Christ to our hearts. He convicts us of sin and draws us to the Savior. Indwelling in our hearts, He gives new life to us, empowering and imparting us gifts for serving others. He instructs and guides us into all truth, and seals us for the day of redemption.
Being estranged from God and condemned by our sinfulness, our salvation is wholly dependent upon the work of God’s free grace. God credits His righteousness to those who put their faith in Christ alone for their salvation, thereby justifies them in His sight. Only such as are born of the Holy Spirit and receive Jesus Christ become children of God and heirs of eternal life.
The true Church is composed of all persons who, through saving faith in Jesus Christ and the sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit, are united together in the body of Christ as a community of Jesus followers from all races and nations. The Church finds her visible, yet imperfect, expression in local congregations where the Word of God is preached and the sacraments are administered in their integrity; where scriptural discipline is practiced, and where loving fellowship is maintained. For The Church's perfecting, we await the return of Jesus.
Jesus Christ will come again to Earth - personally, visibly, and bodily - to judge the living and the dead, and to consummate history according to the eternal plan of God. This is our prayer. "Amen! Come Lord Jesus!” (Rev. 22:20).
The Great Commission
The Lord Jesus Christ commands all believers to proclaim the Gospel throughout the world and to make disciples of all nations. Obedience to the Great Commission requires total commitment to “Him who loved us and gave Himself for us” (Eph. 5:2). He calls us to a life of self-denying love and service of others. “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do” (Eph. 2:10).