We believe

There is one true God, eternally existent in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. God is the Creator of heaven and earth and the Redeemer of humankind (Deut. 6:4; Matt. 3:16-17; 28:19).

In the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, his incarnation, virgin birth, sinless life, his miracles, substitutionary death on the cross, his bodily resurrection from the dead, exaltation to the right hand of God, and future, physical return to the earth to rule in power and glory with justice and holiness (John 1:1, 18; Acts 10:38; Heb. 7:25-26; 1 Pet. 2:22).

The Holy Spirit is the third Person of the triune Godhead. He proceeds from the Father, ministers to glorify and exalt Jesus, draws people to Christ, and applies the saving work of Jesus to those who repent and believe in Christ. He empowers and leads the church to fulfill the Great Commission (John 14:26; 16:8-10; Acts 1:8; Rom. 8:14-16).

People were created good and upright but, by voluntary transgression, fell through knowing rebellion against the sovereignty of God and thereby incurred the curse of God and spiritual separation from him. The consequence of sin is immediate spiritual death, spiritual enslavement, and imminent physical death‒conditions from which people cannot save themselves (Gen. 1:26-27; 3:6; John 8:34; Rom. 3:23; 5:12-19; 6:23).

Salvation is only through the redemptive work of Jesus Christ, including his death and resurrection, and is received through repentance toward God and faith in the person and work of the Lord Jesus Christ. Spiritual salvation comes through the regenerating and renewing power of the Holy Spirit (John 3:5-6; 14:6; Eph. 2:8-9; Tit. 2:11; 3:5; 1 Pet. 1:18-19).

All followers of Jesus are entitled to and should earnestly seek the promise of the Father, the baptism in the Holy Spirit, for the purpose of being empowered to witness to the Lordship of Jesus among the spiritually lost, build up the church, and live a holy and supernaturally gifted life. This experience of the baptism in or infilling of the Holy Spirit is normative for all who believe in Jesus as Savior and Lord. The observable sign indicating that one has been filled with the Holy Spirit is speaking in tongues as the Spirit of God gives one the ability to pray using tongues-speech (Luke 24:49; Acts 1:8; 2:1-4; 19:1-7; 1 Cor. 12:4-11).

In the sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit who indwells believers enabling them to live holy, victorious lives, and works to progressively transform them to be more like Jesus in their character (Rom. 6:1-11; 8:1-2, 13; 12:1-2; Gal. 2:20; 5:16-25; 1 Thess. 4:3).

The Bible, both the Old and New Testaments, is the verbally inspired, written Word of God, a revelation of God to humankind, without error and fully trustworthy in all it intentionally affirms, and is the only infallible rule of faith and conduct for followers of Christ (2 Tim. 3:16-17; 2 Pet. 1:21).

The Church is the body of Christ, the community redeemed by Christ and indwelt by the Holy Spirit, called to worship and glorify God. Her members are to build up one another in the faith, proclaim the gospel to all individuals who are lost and all people groups who are unreached, make disciples, and transform social structures and communities through ministries of compassion (Matt. 10:42; 16:18; Rom. 14:17-18; 1 Cor. 4:20; Eph. 1:22-23; 2:22).

In a divinely called and scripturally ordained ministry of servant leaders including apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers who humbly and sacrificially edify and equip believers for service through preaching, teaching, leading, and counseling; and in the administration of the ordinances of the church including water baptism and Holy Communion. Water baptism, according to the biblical model, is by immersion and signifies new life and exclusive loyalty to Jesus Christ, and is a rite of passage into the Body of Christ. Holy Communion is a rite in which believers remember Christ’s death and resurrection, recommit themselves to live as faithful members of his church as participants in the New Covenant, and look forward to his imminent return (Matt. 28:19-20; Luke 22:14-20; Acts 10:47-48; Rom. 6:4; 1 Cor. 11:20-34; Eph. 4:11-13).

Christ provides healing for the physical body and emotions. He offers spiritual deliverance from all the enslaving powers of Satan and demons (Matt. 8:16-17; James 5:14-16; 1 Pet. 2:24).

The Blessed Hope, the rapture of the church at Christ’s return, and the creation of a new heaven and earth is imminent (1 Thess. 4:15-17; Tit. 2:3).

And in the physical resurrection of the dead and final judgment of both the saved and the lost, one to everlasting life and the other to everlasting damnation (Rev. 20:1-6, 10-15).