We believe that the Bible is the inerrant word of God and that every disciple of Jesus Christ must make the Bible the standard for every area of their life. (2 Timothy 3:14-17; 1 John 2:3-6)
Salvation comes by grace through faith, as expressed through belief in Christ, repentance, lordship, and baptism. (Ephesians 2:8-10, Acts 2:36-41, Romans 6:3-6, 1 Peter 3:20-22)
As Jesus did, we are committed to seeking and to saving the lost, by making disciples of all nations. (Matthew 28:18-20) We believe each person must first be taught to be a disciple, baptized as a disciple, and then make disciples of others. We are committed to obeying Jesus’ command to do this personally and to teach others as we continue to grow ourselves. In addition we believe in Jesus’ mission to serve the poor.
The Church Body
We believe that the church is the body of Christ made up of baptized followers of Jesus. (1 Corinthians 12:12-13) As one body, we meet together and help each other (Hebrews 10:24-25, Hebrews 3:12-13). We teach our children about God so that when they are young adults they may make their own personal decision to follow Christ. To that end, we believe strongly in the church family supporting every age group through specialized ministries for children, pre-teens, teens and campus students.
The Bible calls each and every disciple to be both a follower and teacher, and the Bible also gives instruction for church leadership. We have a full-time paid staff of both men and women. The leadership of the local congregation rests in the hands of evangelists, elders, and teachers as a unified team with the support and input of lay leaders and members of the congregation (Ephesians 4:11-14). We also work closely with the leadership of other congregations in our global brotherhood.