All of humanity is born into sin and begin separated from God. But God has provided a way to get rid of sin and begin a relationship with himself through belief in His Son Jesus Christ. Salvation is God’s gift to humanity through grace. We could never make up for our sin through self-improvement or good works. We can only be saved by accepting the grace of God extended to us by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offering for sin.
John 3:16; Acts 2:22–39; Romans 3:21–24
Concerning the Church.
We believe that the Church is the body of Christ on earth. It is made up of individual disciples who live on mission and in covenant with other local believers to point others to God and bring him glory.
We believe that baptism is the immersion of someone who has repented and believed in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Baptism does not save anyone, but it is the first step of obedience of a disciple who has identified with Christ’s death and resurrection.
We believe that God has instituted two distinct offices within the local church, that of the elder and deacon. Deacons are a group of qualified men and women who serve the physical needs of the congregation. Elders, which includes pastors, are the spiritual leaders of a congregation who serve to preach the Word, preserve the flock, and protect against false teaching.