Statement of Faith

Statement of Faith

  • We believe the Bible to be the only inerrant, authoritative Word of God.

  • We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

  • We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.

  • We believe that, for the salvation of lost and sinful men, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely necessary.

  • We believe that salvation is by grace through faith alone.

  • We believe that faith without works is dead.

  • We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.

  • We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved to the resurrection of life and they that are lost to the resurrection of damnation.

  • We believe in the spiritual unity of all believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

Statement on Family, Marriage, and Sexuality
  • We believe that human beings are created in the image of God their Creator. Therefore, we affirm that all humans, including the unborn, male or female, young or old, rich or poor, believer or unbeliever, single or married, identifying as straight, gay, or otherwise have inestimable value and must be treated with dignity and respect.

  • We believe that God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as male or female. These two distinct, complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God.

  • We believe that the term “marriage” has only one meaning: the uniting of one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union, as set forth in Scripture. We believe that God intends sexual intimacy to occur only in such a covenantal marriage relationship between a man and a woman. We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage between a man and a woman.

  • We believe that any form of sexual immorality including adultery, fornication, homosexuality, bisexuality, bestiality, pedophilia, incest, and pornography is sinful and offensive to God. Similarly, we believe that rejection of one’s biological sex is a rejection of the image of God within that person.

  • We believe that God offers redemption and restoration to all who confess and forsake their sin, seeking His mercy and forgiveness through Jesus Christ.

  • We believe that every person must be afforded compassion, love, kindness, respect, and dignity.

  • We believe that human sexuality is intended, by God, to include more than the contemporary cultural emphasis upon physical, sexual experience. Our sexuality is intended, by God, to reflect the whole of our sensual and relational createdness. We, therefore, renounce the equation of sexuality with genital sex alone and the false representation of sexuality found in pornography. We believe that such an emphasis results in the dehumanization of all people, especially women and children.

  • We are committed to teaching Biblical truth about marriage and sexuality with conviction and grace.