Statement of Faith
The sole basis of our beliefs is the Bible, God's infallible written Word,
the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments. We believe that it was uniquely,
verbally and fully inspired by the Holy Spirit and that it was written without
error (inerrant) in the original manuscripts. It is the supreme and final
authority in all matters on which it speaks.
We accept those areas of doctrinal teaching on which, historically, there has
been general agreement among all true Christians. Because of the specialized
calling of our movement, we desire to allow for freedom of conviction on other
doctrinal matters, provided that any interpretation is based upon the Bible
alone, and that no such interpretation shall become an issue which hinders the
ministry to which God has called us.
persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – each of whom possesses equally all the
attributes of Deity and the characteristics of personality.
Jesus Christ is God, the living Word, who became flesh
through His miraculous conception by the Holy Spirit and His virgin birth.
Hence, He is perfect Deity and true humanity united in one person forever.
- He lived a sinless life and voluntarily atoned for the
sins of men by dying on the cross as their substitute, thus satisfying divine
justice and accomplishing salvation for all who trust in Him alone.
glorified, in which He lived and died.
- He ascended bodily into heaven and sat down at the right
hand of God the Father, where He, the only mediator between God and man,
continually makes intercession for His own.
Spirit to be assured of their salvation from the very moment in which they trust
Christ as their Savior. This assurance is not based upon any kind of human
merit, but is produced by the witness of the Holy Spirit, who confirms in the
believer the testimony of God in His written word.
The Holy Spirit has come into the world to reveal and
glorify Christ and to apply the saving work of Christ to men. He convicts and
draws sinners to Christ, imparts new life to them, continually indwells them
from the moment of spiritual birth and seals them until the day of redemption.
His fullness, power and control are appropriated in the believer's life by
Every believer is called to live so in the power of the
indwelling Spirit that he will not fulfill the lust of the flesh but will bear
fruit to the glory of God.
Jesus Christ is the Head of the Church, His Body, which
is composed of all men, living and dead, who have been joined to Him through
God admonishes His people to assemble together
regularly for worship, for participation in ordinances, for edification through
the Scriptures and for mutual encouragement.
Jesus Christ will come again to the earth – personally,
visibly and bodily – to consummate history and the eternal plan of God.
The Lord Jesus Christ commanded all believers to
proclaim the Gospel throughout the world and to disciple men of every nation.
The fulfillment of that Great Commission requires that all worldly and personal
ambitions be subordinated to a total commitment to "Him who loved us and gave
Himself for us."