Beliefs & Distinctives

We live in remarkable days! The world around us is changing at a breathtaking pace.

This constant state of flux has left many people disoriented, confused, and asking if there is anything left that is solid, stable, secure. As the very fabric of society is being transformed it is vital to recognize that no structure, whether a building, a family, a nation, or a church, can be more sound than the foundation upon which it is built. Therefore, we have sought to base our fellowship upon footing that is Biblically secure. We believe that the primary purpose of our weekly assemblies is to edify and encourage believers, and that evangelism is to take place as each of us goes out into the world in which God has called us to live. As such, we do not design our worship to appeal to the tastes of those who do not yet know Christ, but for the spiritual maturity of God's people.

Our singing is not band or performance based, but incorporates both hymns and contemporary choruses in heartfelt praise to God. Furthermore, we believe that worship is not a day of the week or a scheduled service time, but is the cross-centered life we live in honor to God. We value doctrine, and the preaching / teaching of God's Word is primary in our services. In a world without absolutes, we believe that the Bible provides us with clear direction for our personal lives, family relationships, and how we are to glorify God. Our fellowship does not revolve around programs or events. It is our desire for our families to be strengthened by providing an environment in which they can worship together. God's design for marriage and the family is precious, and we encourage men to lead with their wife by their side, viewing their children as blessings from God. Our desire is to unite generations in an atmosphere that is fervent in spirit, strong in truth, and reverent in the presence of our great God.

We Believe:

  1. That the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, are verbally inspired by God and are the revelation of God to man, the infallible, authoritative, and sufficient rule of faith and conduct (II Tim. 3:15-17; I Thes. 2:13; II Peter 1:21).

  2. That there is but one true God, the eternal and self-existent Creator of all, who reveals Himself in three Persons as Father, Son, and Holy Ghost (Gen. 1:1,26; Deut. 6:4; I John 5:7).

  3. In the Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ (John 1:1-4,14).

  4. That Adam fell by voluntary transgression, though he was originally created good and upright (Gen. 1:26-27; 2:17; 3:6; Romans 5:12-19) and that by his fall sin has passed unto all mankind.

  5. That the forgiveness of sin is found only in the substitutionary work of Jesus Christ on the cross of Calvary by God's grace through faith (Acts 4:12; Rom. 6:23; Eph. 2:8-9).

  6. That sanctification is God's work in man, experienced by faith, through the cross of Christ, that delivers him from the penalty and power of sin, resulting in separation from that which is evil, and dedication unto God. In this work, the believer increasingly submits to and matures in the Lordship of Christ (Luke 9:23-24; Rom. 6; Rom.12:1-2; Gal. 2:20).

  7. That the ordinances of the Church are baptism by immersion in water and the Lord's Supper (Mat. 28:19; Mark 16:16; I Cor. 11:23-26).

  8. That the baptism in the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in other tongues (Acts 1:8; 10:44-46; Eph. 5:18), and the gifts of the Holy Spirit are for today (Rom. 12:3-8; I Cor. 12-14; Eph: 4:7-13), and did not cease at the close of the apostolic age. Such experiences are subject to the guidelines and divine order as set forth in holy Scripture (I Cor. 12-14).

  9. The Church's blessed hope is the return of Christ, the resurrection of those who have fallen asleep in Christ, and their translation together with those who are alive and remain (Mark 4:29, I Cor. 15:51,52; I Thes. 4,5; Titus 2:13). All believers will appear before the judgment seat of Christ, Who will establish His Millennial Kingdom on earth (Zech 14:5; I Cor. 3:11-15; II Cor. 5:10; Rev. 19:11-14). There will be a final judgment at which time those whose names are not found in the Book of Life will be eternally sentenced to the lake of fire originally prepared for the Devil and his angels (Mat. 25:46; Rev. 20:11-15; 21:8). Then will come the new heaven, the new earth, and the heavenly city in which the saints of all ages will enjoy their eternal home with their Lord (II Peter 3:13; Rev. 21,22).