What We Believe

 

We are a Bible-based church. That means we seek to believe and practice what is explicitly taught in the Bible.

Based on the Bible, we believe the following:

About the Bible

The Bible is the inspired Word of God. It is true in all that it teaches. As the flawless Word of God, it is our only authority for what we believe and how we live.
II Timothy 3:15-17

God and Jesus Christ

There is only one God (Deuteronomy 6:4). The One God has revealed Himself to us as our Father, in His Son Jesus Christ, and through the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 4:4-6). Jesus Christ is the Son of God: the One God manifested in and through an authentic human life (I Timothy 3:16). To see Jesus is to see God (John 14:9).
Also see Colossians 2:9

Sin and Salvation

Everyone has sinned and needs salvation. Salvation comes by grace through faith based on the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ.
Romans 3:23-25, Romans 6:23, Ephesians 2:8-9

The Gospel and Conversion

The gospel is the good news that Jesus died for our sins, was buried, and rose again (I Corinthians 15:1-4). We express our belief in the gospel through our obedience to the gospel. (2 Thessalonians 1:8)

We obey the gospel and apply it to our lives by repenting of our sins (death to sin), being baptized in water in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of our sins (burial), and receiving the gift of the Holy Spirit with the same experience and sound as the church in the Book of Acts (resurrection)
Acts 2:37-39

This threefold experience is the consistent pattern of conversion in the early church.
II Thessalonians 1:8, I Peter 4:17, Mark 1:15, Acts 15:7, Romans 6:3-4, Acts 2:4, Acts 2:37-39, Acts 8:9-17, Acts 10:1-48, Acts 19:1-7

Christian Living

As Christians, we are to love God and love others (Mark 12:28-31). We are to worship God joyfully and seek to live a life that is pleasing to him both inwardly and outwardly—in our thoughts, words, and actions (II Corinthians 7:1, Galatians 5:19-26, Hebrews 12:14). We are empowered to live a life pleasing to God through the Holy Spirit (Romans 8:13-14).

As a Pentecostal church, we believe that the supernatural gifts of the Spirit are for the church today and are available to all Spirit-filled believers (I Corinthians 12:8-10).

The Future

Jesus Christ is coming again soon to catch away his church (I Thessalonians 4.16-17).

In the end, there will be the final resurrection and the final judgment. The righteous will inherit eternal life, and the unrighteous will inherit eternal death (Revelation 20:11-15).