"...on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hell shall not prevail against it.
-Matthew 16:18 (NKJV)
We want to be a church that worships God. We want to be a church that reflects others that are constantly concerned about reaching our community in reaching out and touching others. Jesus said love the lord, thy God, with all your heart, mind, soul and body”and “Love thy neighbor as yourself” then, Jesus said “if we can get these two right, we can get everything else right”. Once you do that,you can take the spiritual giftedness that god has given you and then you can embrace God’s kingdom for service
In summary we worship our heavenly father, we love others and we serve in some capacity to the glory
of God. Our final focus is to invite others to join us on this journey.
God is the creator and ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three persons: the Father, the Son and Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one god.
He is all powerful, all knowing, all loving, and all wise. He reigns with providential care over the universe and the flow of human history goes according to his purpose and plan.
THE SON (JESUS)
Jesus Christ is the son of God. He is co-equal with the father. Jesus has eternally existed and became man at his incarnation. He lived a sinless life and offered himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on the cross. He bodily arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate his power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven’s glory and will return again someday to earth as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
THE HOLY SPIRIT
He is the third person in the trinity. He guides men into all truth, exalts Christ, convicts of sin, righteousness and judgment, cultivates Christian character, comforts believers, bestows spiritual gifts by which believer serve God and seals the believer unto the day of final redemption. His presence in the lives of believers is the assurance of God to bring us into the fullness of the stature of Christ.
A New Testament church of the Lord Jesus Christ is as local body of baptized believers who are associated by their common faith and fellowship with Jesus. A local church is to observe the two ordinances (1) baptism (2) the Lord supper. The church should exercise their God given and extend the gospel to the ends of the earth. The church is an autonomous body serving under the Lordship of Christ. All members equally responsible as they serve with scriptural officers of the church, the pastor and deacons.
The Bible is God’s word to us. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it has salvation for its end and is truth without mixture of error.
Salvation is God’s free gift to us, but we must except it. We can never make up for what our sin by self- improvements or good works. Only by trusting Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin’s penalty. When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith we are saved. Eternal life begins the moment one received Jesus Christ into his life by faith. And we are eternally secure. Because God gives us eternal life through Jesus Christ, the true believer is secure in salvation for eternity. If you have genuinely saved you cannot “loose” your salvation. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian. It is the grace and keeping power of God that gives us this security.
Baptism by immersion- we believe that scriptural baptism must be (1) by being completely immersed under water and (2) after salvation. Jesus was immersed and all baptisms in the New Testament were by immersion. These two facts set the standard for baptism today. Baptism has no power to save, but is the first act of obedience symbolizing (1) the believer’s faith in the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus, (2) the believer’s death to sin and resurrection to walk in anew in Christ, and (3) the Christian’s belief that he will die, be buried and that Jesus will resurrect him from the dead.
THE LORD’S SUPPER
The Lord’s Supper is a symbolic act of obedience whereby believers remember the death of the Lord Jesus and anticipate His second coming. The bread is symbolic of his body and the juice is symbolic of His blood.