God is the creator and ruler of the universe.
He has eternally existed in three personalities;
Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
These three are co-equal and are one God.
God is an intelligent, personal and spiritual
being. He is completelyholy and perfect
in every way. He desires and deserves
glory and worship.
The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son
as God. He causes people to be aware of their sin and need for Jesus Christ. He lives in every believer from
the moment of salvation. He is a companion, friend
and encourager to the believer. He gives spiritual
gifts to each believer.
Salvation is a gift from God to people. It comes to
a person “by grace through faith.” Salvation comes
when a person is willing to repent of sin and receive
Jesus as Lord and Savior by faith. Eternal life is given
at the moment of salvation.
Jesus Christ, the son of God, is co-equal with
the Father. He lived a sinless life and offered Himself
as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all men by dying
on a cross. He arose from the dead, proving his power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven where
He intercedes on behalf of all believers. He will
one day return to earth to reign as King of Kings
and Lord of Lords.
People were made in the image of God and are
the supreme object of God’s creation. They were
made to have fellowship with God, but chose to
sin against God, thus causing a separation with
God. All people are born with a nature to sin,
and are separated from God.
The Bible is God’s Word to all people. It was written
by human authors under the supernatural guidance
of the Holy Spirit. It is the absolute source of truth
for Christian beliefs and living. It is completely
without error and is trustworthy.
The church is a group of believers who have assembled together to carry out God’s mission and purpose. The New Testament speaks of the church as the body of Christ. Christ is the head of the church and is its source of life.
Worship is the proper response of grateful people to
a holy and loving God. It doesn't happen only in the context of a planned weekly event but a response of obedience to God as we submit ourselves to His
Lordship in every area of our lives.
The Lord’s Supper is a symbolic act of obedience which involves the eating of bread and drinking of juice. The bread represents the broken body of Christ.
The juice represents the blood of Christ.
We share the Lord’s Supper in order to
remember the sacrificial death of Christ.
Marriage is the uniting of one man and one woman in covenant commitment for a lifetime. It is God’s unique gift to reveal the union between Christ and His church and to provide for the man and the woman in marriage a framework for intimate companionship, the channel for sexual expression according to biblical standards, and the means for procreation of the human race.
Every believer is called to join in the great
task of sharing the good news of salvation
with others. We have been given a mandate
to share about Jesus with people of every
ethnic group and nation.
Baptism is the immersion of a believer in wateras
a testimony of that salvation. It is a picture of death,
burial and resurrection. It is an outward sign of
an inward change.
The Bible teaches that everything is owned
by God and we are stewards of what God has entrusted to us. We're expected to give to Kingdom work cheerfully, generously, proportionately and consistently to the local
church. Tithing is not a legal requirement for believers but it remains a great plan for giving.