God: We affirm that the one true God exists eternally in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and that these, being one God, are equal in deity, power, and glory. We believe that God not only created the world but also now upholds, sustains, governs, and providentially directs all that exists and that He will bring all things to their proper consummation in Christ Jesus to the glory of His name.
Jesus: We affirm that Jesus Christ is God incarnate, fully God and fully man, that He was conceived and born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, and offered himself as a penal, substitutionary sacrifice for sinners. By the blood of the cross He bore the punishment of our sins obtaining for us the forgiveness of sins. By His resurrection where he was literally raised bodily on the third day He secured for us authority over Satan, eternal redemption and life everlasting. He then ascended to the right hand of the Father, where He makes intercession for those who believe in Him.
Holy Spirit: We affirm that the Lord Jesus Christ baptizes believers in the Holy Spirit, in whom also we are sealed for the day of redemption. The Holy Spirit regenerates, forever indwells, and graciously equips the Christian for Godly living and service. Subsequent to conversion the Spirit desires to fill, empower, and anoint believers for ministry and witness. We also believe that signs and wonders, as well as all the gifts of the Spirit described in the New Testament, are operative today and are designed to testify to the presence of the kingdom and to empower and edify the church to fulfill its calling and mission.
The Church: We affirm that the church is God’s primary instrument through which He is fulfilling His redemptive purposes in the earth. To equip the saints for the work of ministry, God has given the church apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers. We also affirm the priesthood of all believers and the importance of every Christian being joined with and actively involved in a local community of Christians. We believe that women, no less than men, are called and gifted to proclaim the gospel and do all the works of the kingdom. However, final governmental authority in the church has ideally been entrusted to men.
The Purpose of the Church: We affirm that God has called the church to preach the gospel to all nations, and especially to remember the orphan, the widow and the poor as well to minister to their needs through sacrificial giving and practical service. This ministry is an expression of the heart of the Lord Jesus Christ and is an essential part of the kingdom of God. The church is also responsible to release the kingdom of God on Earth as it in in Heaven, transforming the culture of this world from the bondage of Satan to the freedom and wholeness of God.
Bible: We affirm that only the sixty-six books of the Bible are the inspired, true and living Word of God. It is the final authority for all we believe and how we are to live.
Salvation: We affirm that salvation is by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone. This saving grace of God, through the power of the Holy Spirit, also sanctifies us by enabling us to do what is pleasing in God’s sight in order that we might be progressively conformed to the image of Christ. Baptism confirms a person's belief and acceptance of Jesus as Lord and Savior and joins their life to Jesus, through His death, burial and Resurrection.
Second Coming: We affirm in the literal second coming of Christ at the end of the age when He will return to the earth personally and visibly to consummate His kingdom. We also believe in and are praying for a great end-time harvest of souls and the emergence of a victorious church that will experience an unprecedented unity, purity, and power in the Holy Spirit.
Satan: We affirm that Satan was originally a great and good angel, rebelled against God, taking a multitude of angels with him. He was cast out of God’s presence and is at work with his demonic hosts to establish his counter-kingdom of darkness and evil on the earth. Satan was judged and defeated at the cross of Christ and will, at the end of the age, be cast forever into the lake of fire which has been prepared for him and his angels.