Our Beliefs

To be mission minded, both at home and abroad, and to continue religious education of our membership in Christian doctrine.
To be a church which ministries unselfishly to person, community, and the world in Jesus name.
To be a church whose is to be Christ like in our daily living and commitment.

1. Of the Scripture
We believe that the Holy Bible was written by man divinely inspired, and is a perfect treasure of heavenly instruction; that it has God for it’s author, salvation for it’s end, and truth without any mixture of error for it’s matter; that it reveals the principles by which God will judge us; and, therefore, is and shall remain to the end of the world, the true center of Christian union, and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and opinion shall be tried.

2. Of the True God
We believe that there is one, and only ONE living and true God, and infinite, intelligent Spirit, whose name is JEHOVAH, the Maker and Supreme Ruler of heaven and earth; inexpressibly glorious in holiness, and worthy of all possible honor, confidence and love; that in the unity of the Godhead there are three persons, the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost, equal in every divine perfection, and executing distinct, but harmonious offices in the great work redemption.

We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary; that He died for our sins and was raised for justification; that He is the true God and true Man, through whom every soul may have direct access to God

We believe in the personality of the Holy Spirit and that His ministry is to reveal Christ to Men in the regeneration and sanctification of their souls, and in the understanding and application of Christian truth.

3. Of the fall of Man
We believe that man was created in holiness, under the law of his Maker; but by voluntary transgression fell from the holy and happy state; not by constraint but by choice; b being by nature utterly void of the holiness required by the Law of God, positively inclined to evil; and therefore under just condemnation to eternal ruin, without defense or excuse.

4. Of the Way of Salvation 
We believe that the salvation of sinners is wholly grace; through the mediatorial officer of the Sun of God; who by the appointment of the Father; freely took him our nature, yet without sin; honored the risen from the dead. He is now enthroned in Heaven; and uniting in His wonderful person the tenderest sympathies with divine perfection. He is every way qualitative to be a suitable, compassionate, and an all sufficient Savior.

5. Of Justification
We that the great gospel blessing which Christ secures to such as believe in HIM is justification; that justification included the pardon of sin, and the promise of eternal life on principles of righteousness; that is was bestowed not in consideration of any works of righteousness which we have done, but solely through faith in the Redeemer’s blood; by virtue of which faith his perfect righteous in freely imputed to us of God; that it brings us into a state of most blessed peace and favor with God, and secures other blessing needful for time and eternity.

6. Of the Freeness of Salvation
We believe that the blessing of salvation are made free to all by the gospel; that it is the immediate duty at all to accept them by a cordial, penitent and obedient faith; and that nothing prevents the salvation of the greater sinner of earth, but his own inherent depravity and voluntary rejection of the gospel, which rejection involves him in an aggravated condemnation.

7. Of Grace in Regeneration
We believe that in order to be saved, sinners must be regenerated, or born again; that regeneration consist in giving a holy disposition of the mind; that it is affected in a manner above our comprehension by the power of the Holy Spirit, in connection with divine truth, so as to secure our voluntary obedience to the gospel; and that it’s power proper evidence appears in the fruits of repentance, and faith, and newness of life.

8. Of Repentance and Faith
We believe that repentance and faith are sacred duties, and also inseparable graces, wrought in our souls by the regenerating Spirit of God; whereby being deeply convinced of our guilt, danger and helplessness, and of the way of salvation by Christ, we turn to God with unfeigned contrition, confession and supplication for mercy; at the same time heartily receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Prophet, Priest, and King, and relying upon Him alone as the Only and all-sufficient Savior.

9. Of God’s Purpose and Grace
We believe that election is the eternal purpose of God, according to which He graciously regenerates,sanctifies, and saves sinners; that being perfectly consistent with the free agency of man, it comprehends all the means in connection with the end; that it is a most gracious display of God’s sovereign goodness; being infinitely free, wise, holy, and unchangeable; that it utterly excludes boasting, and promotes humility, love, prayer, praise, trust in God, and active imitation of his free mercy; that it encourages the use of means in the highest degree; that it may be ascertained by it’s effect in all who truly believe the gospel; that it is the foundation of Christian assurance; and to ascertain it with regard to ourselves demands the utmost diligence.

10. Of Sanctification
We believe that sanctification is the process by which, according to the will of God, we are made partakers of His holiness; that it is a progressive work; that is begun in regeneration; and that it is carried on in the hearts of believers by the presence and power of the Holy Spirit, the Sealer and Comforter, in the continual use of the appointed means…especially, the Word of God, self examination, self denial, watchfulness, prayer, unselfish service and giving.

We believe that God, the creator and owner of all things and persons, has entrusted to the Christians His life, time, talents, influence, money, goods, and all things whatsoever he possesses; that as steward of these possessions he is to administer them under the will of God for the purpose of Jesus Christ; that in definite expression of this stewardship he is to contribute systematically and proportionately of his means to support of His church and of the Missionary and benevolent enterprises of Christ’s Kingdom.

11. Of the Perseverance of Saints
We believe that such only are real believer as endure unto the end; that their persevering attachment to Christ the grand mark which distinguishes them from superficial professors; that a special providence watches over their welfare, and that they are kept b y the power of God through faith unto salvation.

12. Of the Harmony of the Law and the Gospel
We believe that the Law of God is the eternal and unchangeable rule of moral government; that it is holy, just and good; and that the inability which the Scriptures ascribe to fallen men to fulfill its precepts, arise entirely from their love of sin; to deliver them from which, and to restore them through a Mediator to unfeigned obedience by the holy law, is one great end of the gospel, and of mean of grace connected with the establishment of the visible church.

13. Of a Gospel Church 
We believe that a church of Christ is a congregation of baptized believers, associated by covenant in the faith and fellowship of the gospel, observing the ordinances of Christ; governed by His laws; and exercising the gifts, rights, and privileges invested in them by His work, that its Scriptural officers and pastors, (sometimes called Bishops and Elders), and Deacons, whose qualifications are defines in the Epistles of Timothy and Titus, together with other leaders, teachers, and workers as the church may select and as are needful in carrying out the true functions of a gospel church.

We believe that every church is independent and self-governing, but that is under moral obligation to associate itself with other churches of like faith and order in approved common enterprises and seek the promotion of Christ’s Kingdom, particularly such as mission, Christian education and benevolence.

We believe that Christian baptism is the immersion in water of a believer in the name of the Father, the Son, and Holy Ghost; to show forth in a solemn and beautiful emblem, or faith in the crucified, buried and risen Savior, with is effect in our death to sin and resurrection to a new life; that it is a prerequisite to the privilege of a church relation; and to the Lord’s Supper, in which the members of the church by the sacred use of bread and wine are commemorate together the sacrificial love of Christ, preceded always by solemn self-examination.

15. Of the Christian Sabbath
We believe the first day of the week is the Lord’s Day or Christian Sabbath; and is to be kept sacred to religious purposes, by abstaining from al secular labor and sinful recreation, by the devout observance of all the means of Grace both private and public; and by preparation for that rest that remaineth for the people of God.