Statement of Doctrine
The Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, are 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
Christian faith and life.
In one God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and
Holy Spirit. We do not find three modes of existence as acceptable.
That Jesus Christ is true God and true man, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin
Mary. 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 He is now our High Priest and Advocate.
That 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 and
service. Spiritual gifts are a matter of much debate in the church but their proper use is not debated. Spiritual
gifts must never be used and are never manifest in ways contrary to Scripture. They are never a test for
That man was created in the image of God but fell into sin and is, therefore, lost, and only through
regeneration by the Holy Spirit can salvation and spiritual life be obtained.
That the shed blood of Jesus Christ and His resurrection provide the only ground for justification and
salvation for all who believe, and only such as receive Jesus Christ are born of the Holy Spirit and, thus
become children of God.
That water baptism and the Lord's Supper are ordinances to be observed by the Church during the present
age. Both are symbolic and as symbols they can take on different forms to different people. We allow for
diversity within the body concerning the observance of these symbols. They are, however, not to be regarded
as means of salvation.
That the true Church is composed of all such persons who through saving faith in Jesus Christ have been
regenerated by the Holy Spirit and are united together in the Body of Christ of which He is the Head. As such
each of us has a responsibility to care for other Christians as if they are our own family.
That once regenerated we are sealed with the Holy Spirit which is a guaranty of our redemption, and
commanded to do good works as a sign of our regeneration.
In the personal and imminent coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and that this "Blessed Hope" has a vital bearing
on the personal life and service of the believer.
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