What We Believe
WHAT WE BELIEVE!
There is one God who exists in three manifestations: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. A common phrase that is used to describe this is The Trinity or The Godhead. Not 1+1+1=3, but 1 X 1 X 1 = 1. (Matthew 28:19, Galatians 4:6)
Our Heavenly Father created the universe and us. He is the perfect parent, waiting for all of His children to come home. No matter what you have done or what has been done to you He wants you restored.He loves you with an everlasting love, and desires to make all things new! He wants you with Him forever. (Genesis 1:1ff, Luke 15, Jeremiah 31)
Jesus Christ is God’s Son. God the One and Only. He came down from Heaven, born of the Virgin Mary, lived in flesh the same as us, yet without sin, died on the cross for human sins, was raised from the dead, and is coming again. He is The Way, The Truth, and The Life. He is The Path to Heaven! There is no other. (John 1:18, Hebrews 4:15, 1 Corinthians 15:3-4, John 14:3-6)
The Holy Spirit is today’s manifestation of God until Jesus returns. When Jesus ascended, the Counselor was sent. The Christian believer is endowed with the Holy Spirit for guidance, comfort, giftedness, and assistance in prayer. The Holy Spirit is always at work building up The Body, and His desire is to fill your heart! (John 16:5-11, Ephesians 1:13-14, Romans 8:26)
The Bible is the inspired Word of God and is authoritative for all matters of Christian faith and practice. A life guided by the Scriptures is pleasing to the Lord. The Church is a fellowship of Christian believers, also known as the Body of Christ. (2 Timothy 3:16-17, 1 Corinthians 12:27)
Anyone who knows the right thing to do and doesn’t do it, sins. Just like the first sinners, Adam and Eve, all who sin are guilty and deserve the punishment of eternal death. (James 4:17, Romans 3:23; 6:23)
Salvation from the penalty of eternal death is made possible to humans through the atoning death of Jesus. His sacrifice on the Cross paid the price. The debt we owed was paid buy Jesus.That is, He bears the penalty of our sins. (Romans 5:8-9)
We cannot earn salvation. It is a gift of God offered to those who believe in Jesus Christ. Our good deeds communicate love and obedience, they do not earn salvation. (Ephesians 2:1-10)
We are called to respond to God’s love by faith, repentance, baptism, and continual Christ-like living. Baptism is immersion in water of a professed believer in Christ. Your response to God is your act of worship. (Acts 2:37-47; 16:29-34, Romans 12:1-2, Col. 2:6-7)
Christians have the privilege of approaching God in prayer, believing that He hears and answers. God desires for us to pray continually! Prayer is a holy conversation with God. We share our heart’s desire.(Ephesians 6:18, James 5:16, 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)
God has a specific plan for your life that involves a ministry that you alone will do best! He has given you gifts according to your ability. Investing those gifts in His service is His Will for your life. It is God’s Will for you to live out His plan! (Luke 19:11-27, Matthew 25, Ephesians 3:14-20)
God desires to use His people, you, in the local church to accomplish His global mission. (Acts 2:42-47, Acts 11:22-26)
"To Know Jesus, and Make Him Known."
If this is your mission too, we invite you to become a member of this church.
Our "requirements" if you will, are:
1. Accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior
2. Be baptized as a conscious decision of obedience reflecting your repentance (we baptize by immersion, and not infants, for they do not understand the concept of sin and a need for forgiveness)
3. Share publicly your desire to join this church with an understanding that we will be your main place of corporate worship, your main source of corporate discipleship, and your main focus of personal ministry.
4. Live out your decision with faithful attendance and participation.
Steps of Restoration you can take today:
Believe in Jesus. Repent of your sins. Confess your faith. Be Baptized into Christian Life. Be Transformed in heart, mind, soul, and strength. Pray continually. Give generously. Worship enthusiastically, and Invite faithfully. These aren't the only Steps of Restoration, but these are highlighted through out Scripture as your responsibility. Our God wants you restored. Take the steps! Come to Him. BE RESTORED!
We have quite a melting pot of people with various upbringings and beliefs. Therefore, we try to focus on key issues. This is why our mission is "To Know Jesus and Make Him Known" and our vision is "Restoration". If our mission is accomplished our vision will be fulfilled.