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About us

Knowing Christ and Making Him Known

Our Mission:            Glorifying God & Advancing His Kingdom

 

Our Mandate:          Making Disciples of Jesus Christ

 

Our Motto:               Knowing Christ & Making Him Known

 

Our Motive:              For Christ’s Love Compels Us

 

Our Statement of Faith

1.  The Bible. We believe that the Bible is God’s inspired Word, that it was written by men who were led by the Holy Spirit, and that it is the supreme, infallible authority in all matters of faith and conduct. (2 Peter 1:20-21; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; Mark 7:6-13; Acts 5:29)

 

2.  The Trinity. We believe that there is only one true God, the triune God of the Bible, eternally existing as three coequal but distinct Persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. (Matthew 3:16-17; 28:19; John 1:1-2, 14; John 10:30; 14:15-17; 2 Corinthians 13:14)

        a.God the Father. We believe that God the Father is perfect in holiness, infinite in wisdom, measureless in power. We rejoice that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men, that He hears and answers prayer, and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. (1 Peter 1:15-16; Jeremiah 10:12; Ephesians 2:4-5; Isaiah 65:24; Hebrews 7:25)

       b.  God the Son. We believe that Jesus Christ is the eternal and only begotten Son of God, conceived of the Holy Spirit, of virgin birth, sinless in His life, and making atonement for the sins of the world by His death. We believe in His bodily resurrection, ascension and visible, pre-millennial return to the world according to His promise. (John 1:1, 14, 18; Matthew 1:18; Hebrews 4:15; 1 John 4:10; Acts 2:23-24; Acts 1:9-11)

     c.  God the Holy Spirit. We believe that the Holy Spirit was sent by God the Father and the Son to convict the world of sin, of righteousness and judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify and comfort those who believe in Jesus Christ. (John 14:16, 26; 15:26; 16:7-8; Titus 3:4-6; 1 Corinthians 6:11)

 

3.  Salvation. We believe that all men are by nature and choice sinners, but that "God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life." We believe that God offers redemption, forgiveness and restoration to all who confess and forsake their sin, seeking His mercy and forgiveness through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe, therefore, that those who accept Christ as Savior and Lord will rejoice forever in God's presence and those who refuse to accept Christ as Savior and Lord will be forever separated from God. (John 3:16-18, 36; Acts 3:19-21; Romans 5:12; 3:23; 10:9-10; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11; Ephesians 2:1-3; 2 Peter 3:9; 1 John 1:8-10)

 

4.  The Church. We believe that a local church is a community of believers in Jesus Christ, baptized by immersion upon a credible confession of faith and associated for worship, work and fellowship. We believe that to these local churches were committed, for perpetual observance, the ordinances of baptism, and the Lord's Supper, and that God has laid upon these churches the task of proclaiming to a lost world the acceptance of Jesus Christ as Savior and the enthroning of Him as Lord and Master. We believe that human betterment and social improvements are the inevitable by-products of such a gospel. (Romans 10:9-10; Acts 2:42-47; Acts 1:8; Matthew 28:18-20; Galatians 6:10)

 

5.  Marriage and Human Sexuality. We believe that the God of the Bible is the Creator of the universe. We believe that He created mankind, male and female, in His own image and likeness. As such He created them different so as to complement and complete each other. God instituted monogamous marriage between a man and a woman who love each other as the foundation of the family and the basic structure of human society.

 

We believe that marriage is exclusively the binding union of one genetic male and one genetic female sanctioned by God and evidenced by a marriage ceremony.

 

We also believe that legitimate biblical sexual relations are exercised solely within marriage. Therefore, sexual activities such as, but not limited to, lust, adultery, fornication, pre-marital sex, incest, polygamy, homosexuality, transgenderism, bisexuality, cross-dressing, pedophilia and bestiality are contrary to God’s laws and the teachings of the Bible. Further, lascivious behavior, the creation, viewing and/or distribution of pornography are incompatible with a true biblical witness.

 

We believe that homosexuality and all other “sexual preferences” or “orientations” other than heterosexuality within the bond of marriage are unnatural, sinful, and unacceptable to God, a violation of His original, intended design for marriage. Therefore, this ministry will only perform marriage ceremonies and make its facilities and resources available for weddings between a man and a woman who are entering into a covenant relationship with each other and with God as an expression of their lifelong commitment to the Lord Jesus Christ and one another. (Genesis 1:26-28; 2:18-25; Matthew 19:4-12; John 4:16-18; Romans 1:18-32; 7:2; 1 Corinthians 5:11; 6:9-11, 18-20; 7:1-17; 2 Corinthians 6:14-18; Galatians 5:19-21; Ephesians 5:3-12, 21-33; 1 Timothy 1:8-11) (Please see also our Wedding Guidelines)

 

We believe that every person regardless of sexual orientation or practice should be shown compassion, love, kindness, respect and dignity. Hateful and harassing behavior or attitudes directed toward any individual are to be repudiated and are not in accordance with Scripture nor the doctrines and practices of this church. (Mark 12:28-31; Luke 6:3; Galatians 6:10)

 

6.  Autonomy of the Local Church. We believe that every human being is responsible to God alone in all matters of faith, that each church is independent and autonomous and must be free from interference by any ecclesiastical or political authority; that, therefore, Church and State must be kept separate as having different functions, each fulfilling its duties free from the dictation or patronage of the other. (Romans 14:12; Matthew 22:21; Acts 12:1)

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