BThe following themes are just a small part of what we believe that will provide you with a pretty clear picture of how we view the world:
The birth, death, and resurrection of Christ are non-negotiable fundamental principles. The divinity of Jesus, and the authority and literalness of the Scripture are in the same category. We have deliberately kept our doctrinal statement brief. We do not wish to unnecessarily raise walls between our people. What you believe about a secondary doctrine should not produce division in the church. Most of us probably have an opinion about those kinds of things - which is fine. What we resist is the attitude that demands everyone else agree.
Our position on Baptism is the historical position of Believer’s baptism. That is – persons being baptized must be believers. They must have had a conversion experience... They must be born again. The method we employ is immersion. We believe it most closely fits the Bible passages that define the ordinance. We do not believe that you must be baptized to be saved. All converts in the Scripture, however, were baptized so we expect that all those who respond to the gospel under our ministry will do likewise.
In addition to believing that the Bible is without error in any way we also believe such basic doctrines as the fact that Jesus was born from a virgin; that Jesus lived an entirely sinless life; that Jesus physically died on the cross; that Jesus was buried for three days in a tomb; and that Jesus physically rose from the dead and is alive today. We are also convinced that he is coming again.
For a person to enter heaven for eternity he or she must come to Jesus Christ alone for salvation. This can only be done by acknowledging one’s own sinfulness and inability to earn salvation. Then it requires believing, by faith, in what Jesus Christ did as our substitute on the cross. By accepting his sacrifice on our behalf are we then able to experience eternal life in heaven. There is no other way and all are welcome to come to him.
Finally, the only hope for all mankind is the message of Jesus Christ and what he has done for us all. It is the mission of the church to share that “Good News” with any and all who will listen.