What to Expect



Our Sunday morning service starts with a time of music where we worship Jesus and glorify Him. When prompted, we pray for the needs of people. Then there is a time to give, after which we teach a message from the Scripture. We end each service with an opportunity to respond to God's message of salvation.  From there we close with communion also known as the Lord's Supper.  Our hope is to lift up Jesus and to draw closer to Him.


 




What We Believe


The Trinity:

We believe there is one God, eternally existing in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit.  (Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 29:19; Mark 12:29; John 5:17-30)

Scripture:
We believe the Bible, in its original text, is the inspired, infallible and authoritative word of God, inspired by God and given by God.  The Scriptures are totally sufficient and must not be added to, superseded, or changed by later tradition, extra biblical revelation or worldly wisdom. (2 Timothy 3:15-16)


Jesus Christ:
We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ. In His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles and in His vicarious and atoning death. We believe in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and His personal future return to the earth in power and glory to rule over the nations. (Isaiah 7:14; Hebrews 7:26; Acts 2:22; 1 Corinthians 15:3; Acts 1:9-11)

Salvation:
We believe man was created good and upright, but fell from that place of perfection into a condition of spiritual depravity and in the absolute necessity of regeneration by the Holy Spirit for salvation.  This is because of the exceeding sinfulness of the human nature, and that all are justified on the single ground of faith in the shed blood of Jesus Christ.  It is only by God's grace through faith alone that we are saved and at the time of salvation we are immediately justified and sanctified by faith. (John 3:16-19; John 5:24; Romans 3:23; Romans 5:8-9; Romans 5:12-19; Ephesians 2:8-10; Titus 3:5)

Communion and Water Baptism:
We believe the ordinances of the church are the communion of the Lord's Supper and baptism in water by immersion in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. (Matthew 28:19; Romans 6:4; 1 Corinthians 11:26; 2 Peter 1:4)

Holy Spirit:
We hold to the "continuist" belief and not the "cessationist" belief. We believe that the main evidence of the indwelling of the Holy Spirit is the manifestation of the fruit of the Spirit in a believer's life. Being indwelt by the Spirit and being filled with the Spirit are theologically distinct experiences. The Holy Spirit desires to fill each believer continually with increased power for Christian life and witness, and imparts His supernatural gifts for the edification of the body and for various works of ministry in the world.  All the gifts of the Holy Spirit at work in the church of the first century are available today, are vital for the mission of the church, and are to be earnestly desired and practiced. Also we believe that decency and order in church meetings are completely governed by the eldership as the overseers. (Acts 2:38-39; 1 Corinthians 12:4-11; Galatians 5:22-23; 1 Peter 4:10)

Eschatology:
We believe in the second coming of Christ with His saints to rule and reign on the earth and in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; those who are saved unto the resurrection of life and those who are not unto the resurrection of damnation. (Zechariah 14:5; Matthew 24:27; John 5:28-29; Revelation 19:20, 20:11-15, 21:8)