We believe that the Bible is the very Word of God written, the only infallible rule of faith and practice. We believe in the verbal inspiration of the Old and New Testaments, inerrant in the original manuscripts, and preserved throughout the ages.
We believe that Jesus Christ is Lord over all creation and that all things are to be used for the glory of God. We believe that all of life is to be interpreted and understood through the written revelation of God, the Bible.
We believe the doctrine of the Trinity as expressed in the Apostle’s Creed and the ecumenical creeds of Nicaea (AD 325) and Constantinople (AD 381), summarized in the Westminster Standards: There is One God in three Persons, who is the same in substance, equal in power and glory.
Person and Work of Christ
We believe that Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of God, fully God and fully man. He possesses these two natures in one person without sin, and as our mediator exercises the offices of prophet, priest, and king.
We believe that justification is an act of God’s free grace. Wherein He pardons all our sins and accepts us as righteous in His sight, only for the righteousness of Christ imputed to us and received by faith alone.
We believe that sanctification is the work of God, whereby He conforms us to the image of Christ according to the moral law of Scripture. Sanctification is the necessary result of being united to Christ by a true and living faith, without which no one will see the Lord.
We believe that God’s dealings with mankind, as set forth in Scripture, are to be understood in terms of covenants. All people are by nature under the covenant of works as children of Adam; but believers in Christ, together with their children, are under the covenant of grace as were the children of Abraham. The covenant of grace was essentially the same in the Old Testament as in the New.
We believe that covenant baptism is the New Testament sign and seal which superseded the Old Testament sign and seal of circumcision. Baptism is to be administered to believers and their children as a sign and seal of the righteousness of Christ which is received by faith.
We believe that God tells us how to worship Him in Scripture, and that the preaching of the Word is to be the central element of the worship service. We believe that the worship service is a covenantal gathering and therefore children should attend at the earliest possible age. We hold two services each Lord’s Day and meet during the week for prayer.
We believe that one of the Church’s primary tasks is to evangelize the lost in the local community and around the world. This task is not only for the minister, but for every individual Christian as opportunity and gifts permit.