What We Believe

Christ – We believe in Jesus Christ as God incarnate, Lord, Savior, and coming King. We believe in one God, manifested as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Humanity – God created humans in His own image. But rather than loving and obeying God, human sin has resulted in eternal separation from God and causes many problems in life.

Redemption -We believe that humans are completely unable to make up for sin by self-improvement or good works. Salvation is found only in Jesus Christ; it is the free gift of God’s grace.

Inspiration of Scripture – We believe the Bible is God’s Word. It is inspired by God, completely accurate, our authority regarding Christian beliefs, and the guide for Christian living.

Spirit and Spiritual Gifts – We rely on the Holy Spirit and believe in spiritual gifts, but we are not a “charismatic” church. Spiritual giftedness and faithfulness determines where and how we serve.

Transforming Worship – Worship, both private and public, is an essential, transforming ingredient in the Christian life. We put God first in our lives by making Sunday worship a priority.

Immersion and Communion – Since we seek to follow the Bible in faith and practice, we practice believer baptism by immersion under water and we celebrate the Lord’s Supper every Sunday.

Authority of the Local Church – In the Bible, there were no denominations; churches were self-governing. Independent Christian Churches allow both leaders and members maximum growth.

New Life – Only through the indwelling power of the Holy Spirit are Christians able to grow, to live Christ-like lives, to witness, to serve, and to give. As Jesus said, “Apart from me, you can do nothing.”