It’s All About Jesus
The Bible is God’s word to all people. It was written by people under the inspiration and guidance of the Holy Spirit. The Bible is inspired by God, true, without error, and relevant and applicable to our lives today.
God exists throughout eternity as one entity in the form of three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Although each member of the Trinity serves different functions, they each possess equal power and authority.
God is our Heavenly Father. He is great, all-knowing, all-powerful, omni-present, unchanging, faithful, and above all, Holy. God is good. We depend on Him for all that we have and all that we are, and we can trust Him to be faithful to the promises He makes to His people.
Jesus Christ is entirely human and entirely God. He was born of a virgin mother as the Son of God, whose purpose was to bring God’s people back into a relationship with Him. He lived a perfect, sinless life so that He could take our place in God’s request for perfect righteousness. His resurrection defeated death, hell, the grave, and gives us the opportunity to have a new victorious life. He came to restore The Kingdom of God to man and position us in our rightful dominion as sons and daughters of God in the Earth. We believe in His second coming where He will receive His church to Himself and judge the world of its sin.
The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit’s presence teaches, guides, convicts, comforts, equips, and assures us of our relationship with God. He manifests God’s character within us and leads us into all truth and makes us more like Jesus Christ. His powerful presence is available to all who ask The Father for the gift of His presence after our submission to Christ our Savior.
Mankind was created to exist forever, either eternally separated from God in sin or forever united with God through forgiveness in Heaven. Heaven and Hell are places of eternal existence. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is Heaven.
God created mankind in His image and as the masterpiece of His creation. Mankind was intended to have an unbridled relationship with God but became separated from Him through sinful disobedience. As a result, mankind cannot attain a right relationship with God through his own effort, thus presenting the need for Jesus. Each person is uniquely created, called to a meaningful purpose, and perfectly loved and forgiven by God through Jesus.
The blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the only way of salvation through the forgiveness of sin. Salvation occurs when people place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for their sin. Salvation is a gift from God, and it cannot be earned through our own efforts.
The Church is a local community of believers unified through faith in Jesus. It is committed to teaching the commands of Jesus, equipping individuals with the necessary tools to obey God, and empowering them to share the Gospel with the world. The Church is the center for equipping believers to be strong witnesses and devoted disciples of Jesus Christ. We believe that Christ gifted the church with the offices of Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Pastor, and Teacher to equip believers for work in ministry and for a thriving, mature, kingdom level life.
It is the responsibility for every believer to continue in the word of God, to learn from mature disciples about the character of God manifested through Christ. We believe in community which is the foundation of the Christian faith, and that community gives the believer a safe place of accountability. Discipleship helps the believer grow into maturity in Christ.