We believe that there is one God, one being who created all things out of nothing. This one being is three distinguishable persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. We believe the Son, Jesus Christ became a man. We believe He is fully God and fully man. We believe he died on the cross to pay the penalty for our sins, that He was buried, and that on the third day He was resurrected in the flesh, and that He arose to heaven where He now intercedes for believers. We believe He will return again to claim his believers, finally judge sin, and rule all creation.
We believe in salvation by the grace of God through faith alone (Eph 2:8-9). Christ died on the cross for all sins and nothing needs to be added to His work to provide salvation for a believer (Rom 6:10). To receive this salvation, the believer must only accept this gift of forgiveness by faith. We believe this salvation produces a new life within the believer that will never die (2Cor 5:17).
We believe that sanctification is a work of God in which He transforms us into an image of His Son (Phil 1:6, 2:13). This sanctification was achieved by Christ on the cross, is being worked out in believers, and will be concluded when we leave our mortal bodies. We believe we can inhibit this process as we live by purposely persisting in doing that which we know is displeasing to our Father. This, however, cannot stop or thwart this work of God ultimately. We believe this process results in the believer's complete submission to and dependence on God. This will result in the believer's life exhibiting the fruit of the Spirit which will result in the production of more believers and the furthering of the gospel.
We believe the Bible is the word of God (2Tim 3:16). We believe that although it was physically penned by over 40 authors over a period of almost 1600 years, every word in the original was God breathed and is reliable for correction, for reproof, and for training in righteousness.
We believe that baptism is not a requirement for salvation, but that a believer should follow the example and command of Jesus and be baptized by immersion as a public confession of their belief in Him as his or her personal Lord and Savior.
We believe that the elements of communion are the symbols of Christ's flesh broken for us and blood spilled for us. We believe that communion should be celebrated as a way of reminding us of what He did for us. This should be done as often as desired.
We believe there is only one church (Eph 4:4). Membership in that church is a result of salvation. All Christians are brothers and sisters no matter what congregation they may belong to.