A great way to understand the beliefs of our church is to look through the 16 Articles of Faith, which describe how we understand Scripture. Our members agree to ensure that all our teaching is consistent with our theology.
1 ) We believe in one God, the creator of all things, who reveals Himself as Father, Son and Spirit.
2 ) We believe in Jesus Christ, who is fully God and fully man at the same time, and who became like us to bring about our salvation.
3 ) We believe in the Holy Spirit, who is active in the world, bringing us to salvation.
4 ) We believe that the Bible is the Word of God, giving us all we need to know about how to be saved.
5 ) We believe that we are all sinners by both nature and act and need God's forgiveness and cleansing.
6 ) We believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross and that, by trusting in His death, we can be restored to a right relation to God.
7 ) We believe that God enables us to turn to Him from sin, but that He does not force us to do so.
8 ) We believe that each person must repent, turn away from their sins, and trust Christ to accept them.
9 ) We believe that when we turn from sin and trust in Christ, the old record of sin is wiped clean, and we are born anew, thus becoming part of the family of God.
10 ) We believe that after being born anew, we need the fullness of God's Spirit in our hearts. When we make a complete commitment to God, He cleanses our spirit, fills us with His perfect love, and gives us the power to live victoriously.
11 ) We believe that the church is that community that confesses Jesus Christ as Lord and which serves as His body in the present generation.
12 ) We believe in baptism. We urge Christians to be baptized as believers.
13 ) We believe in the Lord’s Supper.
14 ) We believe that God can heal. We pray for healing. We also believe that God can work through medical science.
15 ) We believe that Jesus Christ is coming again.
16 ) We believe that everyone will face the judgment of God with its rewards and punishments.