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PURPOSE STATEMENT

We strive to reach people where they are and bring them into a relationship with Jesus Christ and His Body.  Grow them up in the Word to Christ-like maturity so that they may go forth and be fruitful in their service for the kingdom that God may be glorified.

WHAT WE BELIEVE

The Bible – The Bible in its entirety is the inspired Word of God.  It shows His will for man’s salvation and is the divine and final authority for all Christian faith and life.

God – There is One God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect, and eternally existing in three Manifestations:  Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  He is Sovereign and Absolute in His Authority.

Jesus Christ – Jesus Christ is Lord, the only begotten Son of God.  Jesus was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary.  He died on the cross for our sins according to the scriptures.  He arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven, where, at the right hand of the Majesty on High, He is now our-high Priest and Avocate.

The Holy Spirit – The Holy Spirit is the Third Person of the God Head.  He convicts men of sin.  He regenerates, indwells, guides, instructs, and empowers the believer for godly living and service.

Spiritual Gifts – Spiritual Gifts are given to all believers at salvation by aid of the Holy Spirit.  We beleive that all spiritual gifts are active and available to the church for the perfecting of the saints for the work of the ministry.

Man – Man was created in the image of God but fell into sin and is therefore lost, and only through regeneration by the Holy Spirit can salvation and spiritual life be obtained.

Salvation – The shed blood of Jesus Christ and His resurrection provide the only ground for justification and salvation for all who believe, and only such receive Jesus Christ by faith, are born of the Holy Spirit and become children of God.

The Return of Jesus Christ – Jesus Christ will come again to judge the living and the dead.  The dead shall be resurrected.  He shall reign forever.

The Church – The true Church is composed of all such persons, who through saving faith in Jesus Christ, has been regenerated by the Holy Spirit and is united together in the body of Christ of which He is the head.

Water Baptism – Water baptism by immersion is a public statement of faith, where the new Christian publicly declares that their old sinful nature has died and been buried and their new nature, born of Jesus Christ, is now alive.

Communion – All Christians need to partake of the communion elements which represent the Lord Jesus’ body and blood. By participating in the Lord’s Supper, we proclaim His death until His return.