THIS IS WHAT WE BELIEVE
We are not the sole authority for things
pertaining to the Kingdom
we are a part of a long line of orthodoxy and strive to value,
study, and practice each of the following statements.
We affirm our belief in the one true and living God,
who is infinite Spirit, creator, and sustainer of all things,
eternally existing in three persons – Father, Son, Spirit –
who is distinguishable and yet indivisible in
nature, essence, and being.
(Genesis 1:1-31; Deuteronomy 33:27; John 4:24, Colossians 1:15-17)
We affirm that the Father is the first person of the Trinity
and the source of all that God is and does. From Him the
Son is eternally begotten and from Them the Spirit
eternally proceeds. He is the designer of creation,
the speaker of revelation, the author of redemption,
the sovereign authority of history, and the source of
(John 1:14; 3:16; 14:28; 16:28; Ephesians 4:6)
We affirm the deity of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ,
who was born of the Virgin Mary through a miracle of the Holy Spirit
and is therefore both human and divine; He is one
indivisible person with two natures – wholly God and wholly man.
He lived a sinless life, performed miracles, died an atoning death
on the cross, and was resurrected – having appeared to many after his death –
after which He ascended into heaven and is now seated at the right hand of
the Father. He will come again in power and glory.
(Matthew 24:36; John 1:1-14; Acts1:1-3; Philippians 3:20; Colossians 2:9-15;
1 Corinthians 12:18; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17; Hebrews 1:3; Revelation 1:7-8; 22:12-13)
THE HOLY SPIRIT
We affirm the deity and present ministry of the Holy Spirit
by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a Godly life.
He came forth from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin,
of righteousness, and of judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify,
comfort, and seal those who believe in Jesus Christ, and to
empower them to use spiritual gifts for the carrying out of
the work of the Lord Jesus Christ.
(2 Corinthians 5:17; Acts 2:4; 1 Corinthians 12:7-11)
THE WORD OF GOD
We affirm that the Bible is the inerrant and infallible word of God
that directs and tests our every step. It is free from errors and
contradictions and is the final authority for all matters of faith
and conduct; it is absolute truth and the only objective,
sufficient basis for faith and practice. Our lives should clearly
reflect a biblical worldview that impacts society.
(Psalm 119:160; John 17:17; 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:21)
OUR SIN & SALVATION
We affirm that all people are sinners by nature and choice,
falling short of God’s standard, deserving of everlasting punishment
for our total sinfulness, and therefore has need for complete
regeneration and salvation by grace. We all must acknowledge and
repent of our sin and have faith in the perfect, complete, and atoning
work of Christ on the cross.
(Mark 1:15; John 14:6; Acts 20:20-21; Romans 10:9; Ephesians 2:8).
Heaven & Hell:
We affirm that there is a literal Heaven and a literal Hell
and that all those who place their faith, hope and trust in Jesus Christ
will spend eternity in Heaven with the Lord. Those who reject Jesus’
free gift of salvation will spend eternity separated from the Lord.
(Psalm 9:17; Matthew 5:3, 5:22, 18:9, 25:31-34; Mark 9:42-49; Luke 12:5; 16:19-31;
John 3:18; Hebrews 12:23; 1 Peter 1:4; Revelation 14:10-11, 20:11-15)
Baptism & Communion:
We affirm that water baptism is a symbol of death to our sinful nature
and life through Christ and that the sharing of communion
represents our covenant relationship with the Lord Jesus and
with one another in the Body of Christ.
(Mark 16:16; Romans 6:3-4; 1 Corinthians 11:23-32)
We affirm that worship is a way of life that goes beyond
singing and music. The people of God are called to worship
in Spirit and Truth and to love Him with their whole heart and life.
(Matthew 22:37-40; Mark 12:28-31; Romans 12:1-2; Psalms 150)
We affirm that discipleship is a requirement for every believer –
that we each take up our cross and follow Jesus, walk with mature leaders,
and make disciples of all the nations.
(Matthew 16:24; Matthew 28:19; Luke 14:26-32)
THE CHURCH – A SPIRITUAL PEOPLE
We affirm that the church is to be a people of faith who gather
regularly for fellowship, worship; prayer, and the breaking of bread;
a people who allow the fruit of the Spirit to operate through
their lives by proclaiming the gospel, promoting justice and love,
and carrying out signs, wonders, and spiritual gifts, using those gifts
to serve the local church and community.
(Matthew 10:8; Mark 16:20; John 12:44; Acts 13:3-4; Romans 12:3-8; Ephesians 3:10-11; 4:16;
1 Corinthians 12:1-31; 1 Corinthians 14:1-33; 2 Timothy 2:12; 2 Peter 2:1-3)
A RELATIONAL KINGDOM:
We affirm that the kingdom of God is a relational family under God’s authority.
Relationships are the biblical method of building the church to extend the Kingdom of God –
God is relational and we should be as well. Further, right relationships are the measure
and means to maturity. We will continually pursue a multi-generational, multi-cultural vision of the Kingdom
(John 13:34; Acts 2:42-47; Revelation 7:9; 14:6-7)
We affirm that spiritual authority is a reality woven into every aspect of the Kingdom.
It should be seen operating relationally in every home through the lives of families
(fathers & mothers), in the community as displayed by civil government, and in the
church through governmental family-team leadership along with apostolic involvement.
(Romans 13:1-2; Ephesians 4:11-16; 6:1-3; Colossians 3:20; 1 Timothy 2:1-3; Titus 2:15;
1 Thessalonians 5:12; 1 Timothy 5:17; Hebrews 13:17; 1 Peter 5:3)
The Return of Christ: THE RETURN OF CHRIST
We affirm that Jesus will return – personally and visibly – to fulfill the purposes of God, who will
raise all people to judgment, bring eternal life to the redeemed and eternal condemnation to the lost.
He will establish a new heaven and new earth.
(1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; John 14:1-3; Zechariah 14:1-9; Luke 11:39;
Acts 1:10‑11; 1 Corinthians 15:51-2; Revelation 20:6)
We affirm that God created man and that He created them male and female.
As such, He created them different so as to complement one other.
God instituted monogamous marriage between male and female as the foundation of
the family and the basic structure of human society. Therefore, we perform marriages in
accordance with the Bible consistent in both the Old and New Testament.
(Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:4-6; John 4:16-18; Romans 1:18-32; 1 Corinthians 5:11, 6:9-11,18-20, 7:1-3,8-9;
Galatians 5:19-21; Ephesians 5:3-7; 1 Timothy 1:9-11)