Our Purpose and Belief
Our Purpose Statement
To lead people to Jesus and receive them into the fellowship of His family, this church, teaching them to be more mature Christians, and equipping them to be servants in the church and missionaries in their day-to-day lives, in order to glorify God's name.
What We Believe
We believe in God the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord: who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried. The third day he arose from the dead; he ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father
We believe in God the Father, Creator and Ruler of all things, the source of all goodness, truth, and love. Gen. 1:1, Matt. 28:19
We believe in Jesus Christ the Son, God manifest in the flesh, Redeemer and Lord and everlasting head of the Church.
John 10:30,33 Isa. 7:14, Heb. 4:15, 7:16, Mark 16:19
We believe in the Holy Spirit, God ever-present, dwelling in us for guidance, comfort, and strength. Matt. 28:19, Rom. 8:13-14, 1 Cor: 3:16
We believe in the indwelling of the Holy Spirit at the time of salvation. Acts 10:47, 11:16-17, Romans 5:1-21, 1 Corinthians 12:3, Titus 3:5-6, 1 John 5:7, Eph.4:4-6
We believe in the forgiveness of sins by God's grace, upon confession in repentance and faith.
John 3:16-19, 5:24, Rom. 3:23, 5:8-9, Eph. 2:8-10, Titus 3:5
We believe in the priesthood of the believer. Hebrews 4: 14-16, 1 Tim. 2:5, 1 Peter 2:5-9
We believe in the security of the believer, that once a person is saved they are kept by God's power and are secure in Christ forever. John 6:37-40, 10:27-30, Romans 8:1, 38-39,
1 Corinthians 1:4-8, 1 Peter 1:4-5
We believe our purpose as a New Testament church is to carry out the intent and spirit of the Scriptures in every facet of its life. The New Testament indicates that the aim of every local church is to present every man and woman mature in Christ (Colossians 1:28) with lives increasingly formed into the likeness of Christ. That Christ-likeness is to be evidenced in
four relationships of life.
Our relationship to God: a life of joyous worship and service. The church
exists to exalt God (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) in the world. (1 Peter 2:9)
Our relationships in the home: a life of Biblical order, leadership, love,
and discipline. The church exists to encourage the family. (Ephesians 5:22-6:4)
Our relationships within the church: a life together of mutual love, service and
encouragement. The church is equipped to build itself up in Christ. (Ephesians 4:11-16)
Our relationships to the world: a life of following the Biblical patterns of citizenship,
employment, and witness. The church exists to be salt and light, extending the kingdom of
God locally and to all peoples. (Matthew 5:16; 28:18-20)