WHAT WE BELIEVE
AT THE WAY
God is the Creator and Lord of all who exists eternally as the Godhead, including Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Jesus is the eternal Son of God, incarnate, fully God and fully human, conceived and born of the virgin Mary, who died on the Cross for our sins, rose bodily from the grave, ascended into heaven, is seated at the right hand of the Father and will come again in glory to judge us all.
THE HOLY SPIRIT
The Holy Spirit is the third person in the Godhead. The indwelling of the Holy Spirit is given to the believer upon the confession of their faith as an earnest deposit. The Holy Spirit was given to live inside those who believe in Jesus, in order to produce God's character in the life of a believer in a way that we cannot do on our own. His primary role is to bear witness of Jesus Christ.
Scripture is God’s spoken Word written; divinely inspired without error; the sole, final totally trustworthy authority in the church.
We are saved by grace alone when God imputes to us his gift of righteousness through faith alone in Christ, who died for our sins. Good works are the inevitable result of true faith; but in no way the basis of our right standing before God.
The souls of believers upon dying go immediately to be with Christ; and at Christ’s return, their bodies are raised to immortal eternal life. The wicked will suffer eternal punishment in hell.
The church (universal) is the body of Christ, which consists of the redeemed throughout history. The term “church” usually refers to local congregations, each of which is autonomous, whose members are to be baptized believers and whose officers are pastors, deacons and elders. Churches may form associations or conventions for cooperative purposes, especially missions and education.
Baptism is one of the ordinances Christ left to the church. It is the immersion of believers only as a symbol of their faith in Christ. Baptism does not save.
The Lord’s Supper is one of the ordinances Christ left to the church. It is a symbolic memorial of Christ’s death and anticipation of His return.
GIFTS OF THE CHURCH
We believe that there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.
GIFTS TO THE CHURCH
Gifts to the church given by Christ are apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry and edifying of the body of Christ.