We exist to delight in God by declaring His glory and the authority of His Word, while making disciples who treasure Christ above all else.


DOCTRINE

We believe that the Bible is God’s Word, that it was written by men as they were moved by the Holy Spirit, and that it is divinely inspired and inerrant. The Bible is absolutely trustworthy and has supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.


We believe in God the Father, Creator of heaven and earth, perfect in holiness, infinite in wisdom, measureless in power. We rejoice that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men, that He hears and answers prayer and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.


We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son, conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, sinless in His life, making substitutionary atonement for the sin of the world by His death on the cross. We believe in His bodily resurrection, His ascension into heaven, His high priestly intercession for His people, and His personal, visible return to the world according to His promise.


We believe in the Holy Spirit, who came forth from God the Father and God the Son to convict the world of sin, of righteousness and of judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify and comfort those who believe in Jesus Christ.


We believe in the Trinity – one God in three Persons – God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. 


We believe that all men by nature and by choice are sinners, but that “God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16). We believe, therefore, that those who accept Christ as their Lord and Savior will rejoice forever in God’s presence, and those who refuse to accept Christ as Lord and Savior will be forever separated from God unto eternal damnation and torment.


We believe in the Church—a living, spiritual body of which Christ is the Head and of which all regenerated people are members. We believe that a visible church is a company of believers in Jesus Christ, buried with Him in baptism and associated for worship, work, fellowship, and evangelism. We believe that to these visible churches were committed (1 Cor. 11:26), for observance “’til He comes,” the ordinances of baptism and the Lord’s Supper; and that God has laid upon these churches the task of persuading a lost world to receive Jesus Christ as Savior and to enthrone Him as Lord and Master. We believe that human betterment and social improvement are essential by-products of the Gospel.


We believe that every human being is responsible to God alone in all matters of faith.


HOW TO KNOW GOD


STEP ONE

God's Purpose: Peace and Life

God loves you and wants you to experience peace and life—abundant and eternal.

The Bible says . . .

"We have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ." Romans 5:1

"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16

"I came that they may have life and have it abundantly." John 10:10

Why don't most people have this peace and abundant life that God planned for us to have?


STEP TWO

The Problem: Our Separation

God created us in His own image to have an abundant life. He did not make us as robots to automatically love and obey Him. God gave us a will and a freedom of choice. We chose to disobey God and go our own willful way. We still make this choice today. This results in separation from God.

The Bible says...

"For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God." Romans 3:23

"For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." Romans 6:23

In our attempts to reach God people have tried many ways to bridge this gap between themselves and God.

The Bible says...

"There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death." Proverbs 14:12

"But your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, and your sins have hidden His face from you so that He does not hear." Isaiah 59:2

No bridge reaches God...except one.


STEP THREE

God's Bridge: The Cross

Jesus Christ died on the Cross and rose from the grave. He paid the penalty for our sin and bridged the gap between God and people.

The Bible says...

"For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus." 1 Timothy 2:5

"For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that He might bring us to God." 1 Peter 3:18

"But God shows His love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us." Romans 5:8

God has provided the only way. Each person must make a choice.

Our Response:

To receive Christ we must trust Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and receive Him in repentance and by faith.

The Bible says...

"Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to Him and eat with Him, and He with me. " Revelation 3:20

"But to all who did receive him, who believed in His name, he gave the right to become children of God." John 1:12

"Because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved." Romans 10:9

Have you believed? Will you receive Jesus Christ right now? Here is how you can receive Christ: Admit you are a sinner. Believe Jesus died to pay for your sin. Confess Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Through prayer, receive Jesus Christ into your life as Lord and Savior.


HOW TO PRAY

"Dear Heavenly Father, I know that I am a sinner and need Your forgiveness. I believe that Jesus died for my sins. I want to turn from my sins. I now confess you by faith as my Lord and Savior. In Jesus' name, Amen."

God's Assurance: His Word

If you prayed this prayer, the Bible says...

"Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved." Romans 10:13

Did you sincerely ask Jesus Christ to come into your life? What has He given you?

"For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast." Ephesians 2:8-9


When you receive Christ, you are born into God's family through the supernatural work of the Holy Spirit who indwells every believer. This is called regeneration, or the new birth. This is just the beginning of a wonderful new life in Christ.


To deepen this relationship you should:

Read your Bible every day to know Christ better. Talk to God in prayer every day. Tell others about Christ. Worship, walk with, and work for Christ with other Christians in a church where Christ is preached. As Christ's representative in a needy world, demonstrate your new life by your love and concern for others.


LET US HELP YOU IN YOUR WALK WITH JESUS CHRIST.