To make disciples of Christ by preaching the gospel to the unconverted and teaching the word of God to the converted.
Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in Heaven and earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
(Matthew 28: 18-20 NIV)
Now, these are the gifts Christ gave to the church: the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, and the pastors and teachers. Their responsibility is to equip God’s people to do his work and build up the church, the body of Christ. This will continue until we all come to such unity in our faith and knowledge of God’s Son that we will be mature in the Lord, measuring up to the full and complete standard of Christ.
(Ephesians 4:11-13 NLT)
Christians uniting to proclaim the love of God through Jesus Christ celebrate our commonality and serve people.
“Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people and especially those who belong to the Family of believers.”
(Galatians 6:10 NIV)
We believe this is the will of Jesus for his church, and it is our prayer that we shall be found doing the will of Jesus Christ when he returns.
“I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these because I am going to the Father.”
(John 14:12 NIV)
It will be good for that servant whose master finds him doing so when he returns. Truly I tell you, he will put him in charge of all his possessions.
(Matthew 24:46 & 47 NIV)
The Bible, the Scriptures, and the Old and New Testaments are the inspired Word of God without error, the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of men, and the divine and final authority for all Christians’ faith and life.
GOD IS ONE – Creator of all things, infinitely perfect, and eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. One God, three separate and distinct persons, only differing in function. Possesses these natural attributes, omniscient (knowing everything), omnipresent (everywhere present at once), omnipotent (all powerful), Immutable (never changing), and eternal (no beginning or end): moral attributes, holiness, righteousness and justice, loving kindness and mercy, and love.
JESUS CHRIST – Jesus Christ is fully God and man, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. According to the Scriptures, he died on the cross, the complete and final sacrifice for our sins. Further, He arose bodily from the dead and ascended into heaven, and now Jesus Christ is our High Priest and Advocate at the right hand of the Majesty on High.
THE HOLY SPIRIT – The ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ and, during this age, to convict men of sin, regenerate the believing sinner, indwell, guide, instruct, and empower the believer for godly living and service.
SALVATION –The shed blood of Jesus Christ and His resurrection provide the only ground for justification and salvation for all who believe, and only those who receive Jesus Christ by faith are born of the Holy Spirit and thus become children of God.
ANGELS – And God never said to any of the angels, “Sit in the place of honor at my right hand until I humble your enemies, making them a footstool under your feet.” Therefore, angels are only servants—spirits sent to care for people who will inherit salvation.
A BIBLE-BASED CHURCH
1. A Bible-based church proclaims the whole counsel of God as revealed in the Old and New Testaments of the Bible.
2. A Bible-based church has a system to lovingly help members live a lifestyle that reflects the teachings and values of Jesus Christ.
3. A Bible-based church applies scripture to every area of life. It looks to provide for all the members of the family.
4. A Bible-based church will encourage and provide opportunities for members to exercise their giftings.
5. A Bible-based church is passionate about reaching the lost and teaching the word of God to the saved.
6. A Bible-based church supports the weak, helps the needy, and encourages the downhearted.