What We Believe

(The following are brief bullet points of our core beliefs)

  1. We believe that the glory of God is the end objective of all we do. (1 Timothy 1:17, 1 Corinthians 10:31)
  2. We believe the Bible is inerrant in its original manuscripts, is sufficient to meet our needs, is authoritative in our lives and is critical for the development of a biblical worldview. (John 17:17, 2 Timothy 3:16, Hebrews 4:12, Colossians 3:16)
  3. We believe in a doctrinal clarity and a biblical view of conversion which affirms that God is the author of salvation, not man’s decision or efforts. (Ephesians 2:8-9, Romans 10:17)
  4. We believe the church is the body and bride of Christ and is made up of only the regenerate. (John 3:5-8) We believe that the church is called to multiply and grow through personal evangelism, missions and by planting reproducing churches. (Acts 1:8, Acts 13:2-3)
  5. We believe that biblical church leadership consists of a plurality of godly elders who are called by God and acknowledged by the church to love, lead, teach, serve, discipline and encourage the flock. (Titus 1:5-9, 1  Timothy 3:1-15)
  6. We believe that the ordinance of the Lord’s Supper should be taken by believers regularly and frequently. (1 Corinthians 11:23-24) and we believe that the ordinance of Baptism is for the new convert by immersion and performed after conversion. (Matthew 4:16)
  7. We believe in authentic, God exalting, private and corporate worship, which can be led through musical expression, song, Scripture reading, giving and the preaching of the word of God. (John 4:23-26, 1 Corinthians 14:26)
  8. We believe in the practice of church discipline when necessary for the purity of the body of Christ with the goal of restoration and forgiveness. (Matthew 18:15-17, Galatians 6:1)
  9. We believe in being good stewards of the resources God has given us, which includes giving to the general operations of the church and to the elders as they serve the body. (Malachi 3:8-12, 1 Timothy 5:17-18)
  10. We believe all of life is service to God and for God’s Glory (Colossians 3:17). We believe in Christian unity therefore we do not segregate by age at church during the worship service (Titus 2:1-8).
  11. We believe discipleship must happen in the home and that fathers are responsible for their home and therefore should gather their family together at home regularly for family scripture reading, prayer and worship. (Genesis 18:19, Proverbs 1:8, Psalm 78:1-8, Luke 6:40)
  12. We believe in showing hospitality by opening our homes to others and caring for the needs of the congregation and by giving back to the community through compassionate and generous benevolence. (1 John 3:17, Psalm 112:9, Proverbs 14:21, Proverbs 22:9)
  13. We believe that Christian parents should give their children a Christian education and instill in them a Biblical Worldview. (Proverbs 22:6, Luke 4:43, 2 . Timothy 1:13)
  14. We believe in raising up missionaries from within our congregation to participate in local and world missions with an emphasis on establishing new churches, and will act to support those efforts. (Matthew 28:19-20)