The Bible is the inspired, infallible, and authoritative Word of God. The Holy Spirit inspired the writers of the Old and New Testaments pointing to Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world.
The Trinity is One God, eternally revealed to the world in the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. They co-exist in perfect unity, co-equal and co-eternal.
Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, was sent out of God's great love for humanity to redeem all people. Jesus Christ was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life on this earth, performed many undeniable miracles, was crucified for our sins, buried and was raised from the dead for our justification. By the name of Jesus Christ, and His name only, can people be saved. He sits at the Right Hand of the Father and will return personally in power and glory to receive His Church unto Himself.
The Holy Spirit is God's presence with us. He brings conviction of sin, revelation of the truth of the Gospel of Christ, draws the lost to God, adopts mankind into the Body of Christ through regeneration, and distributes and administrates the Gifts and Fruit of the Holy Spirit in the believer’s life.
The Gifts of The Holy Spirit are given to build and sanctify the church, demonstrate the validity of the resurrection, and confirm the power of the Gospel. The biblical lists of these gifts are not necessarily exhaustive, and the gifts may occur in various combinations. All believers are commanded to earnestly desire the manifestation of the gifts in their lives. When we are baptized in the Holy Spirit we receive power and ability to fulfill the purpose that God has placed on our lives. These gifts always operate in harmony with the Scriptures and should never be used in violation of biblical parameters.
Sin is behavior that falls short of God’s way of doing things, or His will. Adam and Eve chose disconnection from God, which brought spiritual death into humanity. All people are born from Adam and inherit a sinful nature. Before Jesus, God gave humanity laws to help them understand right from wrong, but in their sinfulness they were unable to follow the law perfectly. God knew that we could not bridge the gap that sin created, so He sent Jesus to become the bridge for us. It’s only through the righteousness of Jesus that we have the ability to be in the presence of God. God's heart is that no one should choose to perish, but that all would be restored to relationship with him.
Salvation encompasses much more than eternal life. When we accept Jesus we are given access to a better life here on Earth. This word also means healing and freedom from bondage.
Local Church Leadership identified as Apostles, Prophets, Teachers, Evangelists and Pastors are appointed by Jesus and called to lead and equip those in their care to fulfill their ministry/purpose. The local church provides identity to it’s members as well as encouragement, interdependence, covenant relationship, correction, and discipline.
The Spiritual Realm is real and we overcome Satan with the power of God. Believers in Jesus Christ are given the authority to displace all the works of darkness with the Kingdom or the authority of Christ.
Eternal life in Heaven is the dwelling place for all believers in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, where, in the presence of God, his perfect will is manifested for all of eternity. After living one life on Earth, those who have not accepted the salvation of Jesus Christ will be judged by God according to their own works and cut off from his presence. Whether unbelievers endure eternal torment or cease to exist all together, we believe that the Bible provides adequate support for both doctrines.
The Identity of the Believer changes from being one identified as a “sinner” to a “saint”. We receive a new nature through Jesus Christ and are no longer slaves to sin. We have been set free from the laws of sin and death. This doesn’t mean that we are instantly perfect, rather that there is no behavior or stronghold in our life that can withstand the authority of Jesus. The devil is now a trespasser in our lives and has no authority to remain.
Water Baptism follows the confession of faith in Jesus Christ. New believers are instructed in the Bible to be baptized in water in the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. The act of baptism is symbolic of identifying with the death and resurrection of Jesus. We leave behind our old life in the water and are raised out of the water born again to a new life.
Communion is a time for all believers to receive communion elements (typically juice and bread) together. This is representative of the Body and Blood of Jesus, and taken in remembrance of His sacrifice on the Cross, establishing a new covenant for us.
Men and women are equally valued, together reflecting the glory and complete image of God. Both genders are biblically permitted to hold any position or operate in any church role or spiritual office.