What we believe?
We hold these Core Values
· We have a personal relationship with Almighty God through faith in His Son, Jesus Christ.
· Our relationship with the Father results in desiring and having fellowship with other like-minded believers.
· It results in us making a commitment to a local church where we receive Bible teaching, nurturing and have accountability.
COMMITTED TO GOD’S MISSION
· We believe we are to join God in what He is doing rather than asking Him to bless our plans.
· We believe that God is building His church with men, women and children from every people, language and nation.
· We take seriously our Lord’s last command to go into the whole world to preach the gospel and make disciples of all nations. We participate through our prayers, financial support and personal involvement.
· We preach Christ crucified and that the cross is central to all we believe. We recognize that the cross of Christ, and therefore true Christianity, is totally offensive to all other religions and ideologies.
· We believe the Christian life is simply Christ living His life in each of us. We give up our life to experience His life.
· The outworking of Christ–centered lives is joyful worship, righteous living, a desire for spiritual growth, love of the brethren, and a desire to serve one another with gladness.
COMMITTED TO PRAYER
· We believe God works in answer to the prayers He leads His people to pray. We are committed therefore to pray for God’s will to be done on earth as it is being done in Heaven.
· We believe that in addition to praying for personal needs, we are to intercede for needs in our church, our community, and in national and global situations.
· As a praying congregation, we are to boldly use our spiritual weapons that are mighty through God for the demolishing of strongholds that assert themselves against His will.
· We are committed to personal devotional times of prayer with the Lord knowing that this strengthens our Christian walk.
Doctrinal statement (abbreviated statement)(full statement)
1. We believe in one God who created all things.
2. We believe the Bible is without error in the original writings.
3. We believe human beings are sinners by nature and by choice.
4. We believe that Jesus Christ is God incarnate and that His shed blood and resurrection is the only ground for salvation.
5. We believe that the Holy Spirit glorifies the Lord Jesus Christ and indwells the believer.
6. We believe that the true church is composed only of believers.
7. We believe that Jesus mandated two ordinances, baptism and the Lord’s Supper.
8. We believe that God commands us to love Him supremely and others sacrificially.
9. We believe in the bodily return of our Lord Jesus Christ.
10. We believe that God will raise the dead bodily and judge the world.
The necessity of salvation
Biblical truth – Jesus said:
I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through me. (John 14:6)
For the Son of man has come to seek and to save that which was lost. (Luke 19:10)
I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God. (John 3:3)
For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16)
God loves you and desire to have a personal relationship with you for all eternity. However, Jesus believes that mankind is lost and faces eternal judgment. Paul quotes the Old Testament in Romans 3 to explain the reason that mankind faces God’s judgment. The conclusion is that men are sinners and separated from God (Romans 3:23). Jesus’ solution is that man needs to be born again. Jesus believes and taught that He is the only solution. No one can come to the Father but through Jesus. Because God loves mankind and has given him the freedom to choose or reject His offer, He will not impose His presence for eternity on those who choose not to accept the invitation to be born again.
You can be born again. You can be certain of eternal life and a place in heaven reserved for you. It is accomplished by agreeing with God. We have to acknowledge that we are separated from God. It is our sin; it is falling short of His perfection. That is harder for some than others. However, no matter how good we are, with a little reflection, we know we are not perfect. The second thing about which we must agree with God is that it is His gift to us. World religions are working their way to God; Biblical Christianity is God seeking man. We cannot earn, deserve, or justify His gift to us; we must receive it. We cannot cause ourselves to be born again, just like we couldn’t cause ourselves to born the first time. It is a spiritual transaction, my sin for His righteousness. I receive His life and I give Him mine. The Apostle Paul described the results this way, “I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me.” (Gal. 2:20) Here is a prayer [just talking with God] that can facilitate the process of becoming a child of God if that is the desire of your heart.
Prayer (You can use these or your own words)
God, I know we don’t talk much; it may have been never. But, I want to be your child, to be born again. I understand that I am not perfect and that means I am a sinner. My sin separates me from you. So, I am asking that you take away my sin and give me the perfection of Jesus. I want you to live in and through me; so, I give myself to you. Thank you for making me your child.
If you prayed this prayer, please let us know. We have some information that we would like to send you. We would encourage you to pray regularly, read your Bible, and attend a Bible believing, Bible preaching church.