1. We believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God, sufficient and authoritative for all matters of   faith, life, and godliness.
  2. We believe there is one God, eternally existing in three distinct persons, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
  3. We believe Jesus Christ is fully man and fully God, lived a perfect life, died a substitutionary death on the cross for the sins of the world, was buried and after three days rose from the dead, conquering death, ascended to heaven and is now seated at the right hand of God.
  4. We believe all men are sinners, falling short of the glory of God, and are in need of salvation from sin and its consequences.
  5. We believe that salvation is by God’s grace and mercy through faith alone, through the preaching of the gospel, repentance, and the regenerating work of the Holy Spirit.
  6. We believe every believer is indwelt by the Holy Spirit and is able and expected to walk in the newness of the Spirit by obeying God and growing in Christlikeness.
  7. We believe the Holy Spirit is sovereign in the bestowing of all His gifts for the perfecting of the saints and the edification of the church. While some gifts are given for use throughout the entire church age, other gifts were bestowed for specific times and purposes and were never intended to be characteristic of the lives of believers for all ages.
  8. We believe that salvation includes regeneration which produces increasing obedience and transformation into the image of Christ.
  9. We believe in the universal church whereby all true believers are united through faith in Christ according to the truth of God’s Word.
  10. We believe in the local church as an expression of the universal church in which a local body of true believers commit to love, serve and be accountable to one another under the loving servant leadership of a plurality of elders.
  11. We believe in the future resurrection of those who have died, the saved to eternal life and the unsaved to eternal punishment.
  12. We believe in the second bodily coming of Jesus Christ to set up a literal kingdom on earth which will last one thousand years and will be followed by the eternal state and the new heavens and earth.