- Our role as believers is to study the Word of God and pass it on (2 Timothy 2:2). Our preferred method to accomplish this task is to teach the Word of God verse by verse and passage by passage, studying what the Bible says in the text in light of the greater context. Therefore, we mainly use expository preaching and teaching of books of the Bible rather than topical studies. Through systematic explanation of God's inerrant, infallible and sufficient Word, the congregation is built up in the faith and equipped for the work of service. We gather together for teaching and training and scatter throughout the world for evangelism, application, and discipleship.
Basic Beliefs About the Bible
- The Bible is the inspired Word of God, written without error and preserved for our instruction. (1 Cor. 2:7-14; 2 Tim. 3:16; 2 Pet. 1:20-21)
Basic Beliefs About God
- God exists eternally in three persons - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Matt. 28:19; John 14:16-26)
- God is the absolute and sole creator of this world and the universe. (Gen. 1:1-2:25; John 1:1-4)
- God, because of His compelling love, sent Jesus Christ into the world to save sinners by His atoning death on Calvary. (Isa. 53:1-6; John 3:16; Rom. 5:8; Eph. 1:3-6)
Basic Beliefs About Jesus Christ
- Jesus Christ in the flesh was both God and man.
- He was born of a virgin and lived a sinless life.
- He revealed the mind of God in His teaching and performed miracles exactly as described in the four gospels.
- He was crucified, died as the penalty for our sins and was raised from the dead, bodily, on the third day.
- He ascended to the Father, He is head of the church and intercedes for believers.
- He is coming again personally, bodily, and visibly to this earth. (Phil. 2:5-8; Luke 1:26-35; Heb. 4:14-15; I Pet. 2:21-24; I Cor. 15:3-5;Acts 1:9-11; Eph. 1:18-23)
What We Believe About Salvation
- Man's relationship with God has been broken by his own sin; therefore, we can't get to God on our own. We can be restored to a relationship with God only through the sacrificial blood of Jesus Christ. Apart from Christ, man remains eternally separated from God, and is ultimately consigned to Hell. This restored relationship is based on God's grace, not our efforts. Our response is to believe in Jesus Christ for Eternal Life.
- God invites us to accept His gift of grace through faith in Jesus Christ. (John 3:1-21; Acts 2:37-39, 8:26-39, 10:1-48, 16:11-34, 22:2-16; Rom. 3:21-31, 5:6-11, 6:1-23)
- After Salvation, the primary response of our faith is modeled in the New Testament (discipleship). The Holy Spirit lives, as promised, in the life of the Christian as God's pledge and seal of salvation. (John 16:8-11, 13-15; Acts 2:38, 5:3-4; Rom. 8 & 9)
- The Believer is enabled to grow in spiritual maturity through obedience to the Word of God by the indwelling Spirit. (Eph. 4:11-16; Col. 1:9-12, 3:12-17).
- At Death, the Christian's spirit departs to be with Jesus Christ. At the return of our Lord our bodies will be raised to the likeness of His resurrected body and will live forever in His divine presence in Heaven. (Luke 16:19-31; I Thes. 4:13-18; I Cor. 15:1-58)