Our Church’s Doctrine and Mission
Church Doctrinal Statements
- We believe in loving one another as Jesus loves, that the believer demonstrates our discipleship, proves our love for God, and symbolizes our authority as New Testament churches. Love is, therefore, the great commandment of the LORD Jesus Christ upon which all others are dependent.
- We believe in the infallible, verbal inspiration of the whole Bible and that the Bible is the all-sufficient rule of faith and practice.
- We believe in the personal tribune God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, equal in divine perfection.
- We believe in the Genesis account of Creation.
- We believe in the virgin birth and sinless humanity of Jesus Christ.
- We believe the Holy Spirit is the divine Administrator for Jesus Christ in His churches.
- We believe that the suffering and death of Jesus Christ were substitutionary for all mankind and are effectual only to those who believe.
- We believe in the bodily resurrection and ascension of Christ and the bodily resurrection of His saints.
- We believe that the depraved sinner is saved wholly by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, and the requisites to regeneration are repentance toward God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit convicts sinners, regenerates, seals, secures, and indwells every believer.
- We believe that all who trust Jesus Christ for salvation are eternally secure in Him and shall not perish.
- We believe that Jesus Christ established His church during His ministry on earth and that it is always a local, visible assembly of scripturally baptized believers in covenant relationship to carry out the Commission of the Lord Jesus Christ, and each church is an independent, self-governing body, and no other ecclesiastical body may exercise authority over it. We believe that Jesus Christ gave the Great Commission to His church and that He promised the endless existence of it.
- We believe that there are two pictorial ordinances in the Lord's churches: Baptism and the Lord's Supper. Scriptural baptism is the immersion of penitent believers in water, administered by the authority of a New Testament church in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The Lord's Supper is a memorial ordinance restricted to church members who have so examined themselves as in Corinthians 11:28.
- We believe that there are two divinely appointed offices in a church, pastors and deacons, to be filled by men whose qualifications are set forth in Titus and I Timothy.
- We believe that marriage has been ordained by God. This church recognizes marriage as exclusively the legal union of one man and one woman.