Our Purpose

Souls Saved

We want to do our best to reach the world with the wonderful news of salvation.  We are teaching every member how to share the Gospel with friends and neighbors.

Christians Discipled

We believe the Great Commission is so much more than just teaching salvation.  We want new Christians to grow in their faith and develop strong relationships with God.  Through an organized discipleship program we are helping Christians build strong foundations for their faith.

Families Strengthened

Families in our culture struggle against so many challenges.  The Bible has the solutions to the problems families face.  Through our family-oriented programs we are helping families find the solutions that the Bible offers.  From weekly Bible Study Classes, to Teen-Parent meetings, to One-on-One teaching times, a difference is being made.  Much of our teaching and preaching is designed to strengthen families

God Glorified

Our ultimate goal is to please God in all that we do.  There is no greater purpose.  Our services, activities, and outreach all flow from a heart-level desire to glorify God.  We certainly haven’t arrived, but we are constantly aware of our responsibility to please God in every aspect of our ministry.

What We Believe

We believe the Bible.  We believe it to be the literal Word of God from start to finish.  We believe it to be inspired, infallible, inerrant, and authoritative in everything it says.  We believe that the God who inspired it is the God who has preserved it for each generation and will until the end of time.  We believe the soul-saving, life-changing message of God’s Holy Word, and preach and teach it without apology.  We believe the Holy Bible, as translated in the Authorized King James Version.

The Bible

The Scriptures of the Old and New Testament were given by inspiration of God and are the only infallible, inerrant rule of faith (what we believe) and practice (how we live).  We believe it to be authoritative in every matter it addresses.  It is the eternal message of God to man.

Matthew 4:4Psalm 119:892 Timothy 3:16-17Isaiah 8:201 Thessalonians 5:21

God

There is one living and true God, revealed in nature as the Creator, Preserver, and Righteous Governor of the universe, and in Scripture we see that the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit make up the Godhead, yet as one God infinitely wise and good, who alone is worthy of our supreme love and worship.

Deuteronomy 6:41 John 5:17John 4:24Psalm 83:18Exodus 15:11Mark 12:30Matthew 28:19;John 10:30Ephesians 2:18

Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ is God manifest in the flesh; in His divine nature truly God; in His human nature, truly man; 100% both.  The mediator between God and man, once crucified, He is now risen and glorified and is our ever-present Savior and Lord.  He is the virgin-born, sinless, eternally begotten Son of God.

John 1:1-414Philippians 2:5-11John 3:16

The Holy Spirit

The Scriptures assign to the Holy Spirit all of the attributes of God.  He is personal and indwells every believer.  He is the Reprover, Comforter, Guide, Sanctifier, and the Seal of our Redemption.

John 16:7-14John 14:16,17,26Matthew 3:16,17Ephesians 1:13-14

The Sinfulness of Man

Man was created innocent, but by disobedience fell into a state of sin and condemnation.  His posterity, as a result of the Fall, inherit a fallen nature of such tendencies that all who come to the age of accountability sin and become guilty before God.

Genesis 3:1-7Romans 3:10-23Romans 5:12

The Salvation of Man

The conditions of Salvation are found in two inseparable graces, wrought in our souls by the regenerating Spirit of God, those graces being repentance and faith.  Repentance being sorrow for sin and a renunciation of a life of not trusting Christ, and Faith being the unreserved committal of one’s self to Christ as Savior.  Salvation is provided by the grace of God and Appropriated by faith, without any works performed by man.

Acts 3:19Romans 10:9,10John 3:16,36Luke 13:5Acts 16:31

Freedom of Will

The human will is free and self controlled, having power to yield to the influence of the truth and the Spirit and live, or to resist them and perish.

Revelation 22:17Romans 10:3Romans 6:16

Perseverance

All believers in Christ are saved by grace through faith and kept by the power of God through faith.  Salvation results when a man exercises faith in the Lord Jesus Christ as his personal Savior.  In doing so, the finished works of Christ settle his account in Heaven.  Perseverance is the sustaining grace of God that assures the true believer’s continued act of faith in Christ as his Lord and Savior.

Ephesians 2:81 Peter 1:3-5Hebrews 10:38-39; Jude 24; Philippians 1:6

Resurrection, Judgment, and Final Retribution

The Scriptures teach us the resurrection of all men.  The saved go to Heaven as soon as they die, but do not receive their resurrected bodies until all Christians do at the return of Jesus Christ for His church at the rapture.  They will then stand before the Judgment Seat of Christ to receive the rewards that Christ has promised for those who labor with Him.  After ruling and reigning with Christ for 1,000 years, they will then enjoy an eternity with Christ in the literal new Heaven and new earth.

Those who die without Christ will go straight to Hell to await the final White Throne Judgment where they will be sentenced to spend eternity in the literal Lake of Fire and Brimstone.

John 14:1-31 Thessalonians 4:13-18Revelation 5:101 Corinthians 15:51-571 Corinthians 3:11-152 Corinthians 5:10Matthew 25:41-46Revelation 20:11-15

Heaven

The Scriptures declare that Heaven is a definite place reserved for the saved.  It is indescribably beautiful and the eternal reward that God has for all who have been born again.

John 14:1-3Acts 1:10-11Revelation 21:1-2

Hell

The Scriptures tell us that Hell is a terrible, eternal reality for all who die in their sin.  As Heaven is indescribable beauty, Hell is indescribable horror.  The Bible states the fire and torment of Hell to be an inescapable, eternal reality.

Matthew 25:41Revelation 19:20Revelation 20:10Luke 16:23-28Luke 13:27-28

Church Ordinances

Jesus Christ gave the church two ways to show others that we have trusted Him as our Saviour.  Neither bring salvation.  They are both pictures that represent our trust in Jesus Christ.

Baptism is the immersion of believers in water, in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.  This represents the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.  Baptism also expresses to the world the Christian’s death to sin and being raised into newness of life.  It is an outward symbol of what takes place on the inside as one trusts Christ as his Savior.  Scriptural baptism only takes place after conversion.

Romans 6:4Matthew 28:19Colossians 2:12Titus 3:5

The Lord’s Supper is the only other Scriptural ordinance of obedience for the church. It symbolizes the broken body and shed blood of Jesus at the cross.  Participating in the Lord’s Supper does not forgive sins.  It is a living picture of the sacrifice Jesus Christ made at the cross.

1 Corinthians 11:23-26