Just because we believe these truths doesn't mean they are the truest thing about us. These are only positions, and neglect to take our posture into account. These are best used in the context of relationship and conversation. The truest thing about us is Jesus Christ, his resurrection, and his love for each and every one of us.
Statement of Faith
The Word of God: We believe the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, to be the inspired Word of God, without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of men, and the Divine and final authority for all Christian Faith and life.
The Trinity: We believe in one God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
The Father: We believe in God the Father, an infinite personal Spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power, and love. We believe He concerns himself mercifully in the affairs of men, He hears and Answers prayer, and He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.
The Son, Jesus Christ: We believe Jesus Christ is true God and true man, having been conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He lived a sinless life. He died on the cross a sacrifice for our sins according to the Scriptures. Further, He arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven where, at the right hand of the Father, He now is our high priest and advocate.
The Holy Spirit: We believe the Holy Spirit is fully God, equal with the Father and the Son. The ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ and during this age to convict men, regenerate the believing sinner; and indwell, guide, instruct, and empower the believer for godly living, service and ministry.
Man: We believe God created man in the image of God. We believe man is a sinner by nature and choice and is spiritually dead. We also believe those who repent of sin and trust Jesus Christ as savior are regenerated by the Holy Spirit.
Salvation: We believe salvation is a free gift of God and is received by man through faith in Jesus Christ, apart from any human merit, works or ritual. We believe the shed blood of Jesus Christ and His resurrection provide the only grounds for salvation for all who believe, and only those who receive Jesus Christ through faith are born of the Spirit, become children of God and receive eternal life.
The Church: We believe the true Church is composed of all people who have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit through saving faith in Jesus Christ and are united together in body of Christ of which He is the head. We believe the ordinances of the local church are believers' baptism and the Lord's Supper. Believers' baptism is a testimony of death to sin and resurrection to a new life in Christ; and the Lord's Supper is a memorial service, showing in a sacred and symbolic manner the death of the Lord Jesus Christ. All true believers and only true believers should participate in these ordinances.
Christ's Return: We believe the personal and imminent return of our Lord Jesus Christ is our blessed hope and has a vital bearing on the personal life and service of the believer.
Eternity: We believe in the bodily resurrection of the dead: of the believer to everlasting blessedness and joy with the Lord; of the unbeliever to judgment and everlasting conscious punishment.
Christian Responsibility: We believe the supreme task of every believer is to glorify God by living in the power of the Holy Spirit and seeking first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness. Practically, this pursuit includes a commitment to spiritual growth, faithful giving, holy character and personal service.