Statement of Faith

Teach Us to Pray LogoWe believe in one eternally self-existent God who manifests himself as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, three beings who in their distinct individuality constitute the Godhead.

We believe that the Bible, both Old and New Testaments, is the revealed, written Word of God. In its original text, the Bible was totally accurate, without error or misstatement in all areas upon which it comments. The Bible has been handed down to us through translations that are consistent with the autograph copies and constitute a perfectly reliable guide for all matters relating to Christian faith and practice today.

We believe in the deity of Jesus, the only begotten Son of God. He was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, lived a life without sin, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and buried, but on the third day, rose again bodily for our salvation as recorded in the Bible. Through his perfect sacrifice Jesus became the author of salvation to all who believe in him and accept the offer of his love. He is the only way to the Father; there is no means of salvation apart from him.

We believe it is the responsibility of the church to disciple the nations, teaching the truth of the Gospel to all people everywhere so that some will come to salvation through belief in Jesus as personal Lord and Redeemer. We believe the Holy Spirit indwells all believers and empowers all Kingdom ministry. We believe that prayer moves the Lord to act on behalf of his children and his eternal purposes.

We believe Jesus resides in heaven with his Father, awaiting the time when he will bodily return to establish his eternal reign over all creation, welcoming those he has redeemed into his eternal presence and consigning those who have rejected him to the eternal flames of hell along with the devil and his angels.

We believe there is one church, consisting of all people everywhere who share a saving faith and belief in Jesus as their only Lord and Savior, but expressing itself in a variety of outward styles consistent with appropriate Biblical principles yet reflecting the diversity of the peoples he has created.