We believe the only true basis of Christian fellowship is Christ’s Agape love, which is greater than any differences we possess (Phil. 2:1-2) and without which we have no right to claim ourselves Christians ( 1 John 3:10-16).
We believe worship of God should be spiritual (John 4:23-24). Therefore, we remain flexible and yielded to the leading of the Holy Spirit to direct our worship.
We believe worship of God should be intelligent. Therefore, our services are designed with great emphasis upon the teaching of the Word of God that He might instruct us on how He should be worshipped (2 Tim. 3:16-17; 4:1-2).
We believe that God is eternally existent in three separate persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (1 John 5:7).
We believe that God is the personal, transcendent, and sovereign Creator of all things (Gen. 1:1-2:2).
We believe that Jesus Christ is fully God and fully human, that he was born of a virgin (Is. 7:14; Matt. 1:23), lived a sinless life (Heb. 4:15), provided for the atonement of our sins by His substitutionary and atoning death on the cross (1 John 2:2), was bodily resurrected by the power of the Holy Spirit (Acts 17:31; 1 Cor. 15:3-8), ascended back to the right hand of God the father (Mark 16:19), and ever lives to make intercession for us (Rom.8:27; Heb. 7:24-25).
After Jesus ascended to Heaven (Acts1:9), He poured out His Holy Spirit on believers in Jerusalem (Acts 2:1-4), enabling them to fulfill His command to preach the Gospel to the entire world; an obligation shared by all believers today (Matt 28:19-20).
We believe that all people are by nature separated from God and responsible for their own sin (Rom. 3:23; Is. 59:2), but that salvation, redemption, and forgiveness are freely offered to all by the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ (Rom. 6:23). When a person repents (Acts 3:19) and accepts Jesus Christ as personal Lord and Savior (Rom. 10:9-11), trusting Him to save, that person is immediately born again and sealed by the Holy Spirit (Acts 17:31; 1 Cor. 15:3-8), all of his/her sins are forgiven (1 John 1:9), and that person becomes a child of God, destined to spend eternity with the Lord.
We believe in the gifts of the Holy Spirit mentioned in the Scriptures (1 Cor. 12:1-11), and that they are valid for today and are to be exercised within scriptural guidelines. We, as believers, are to covet the best gifts (1 Cor. 12:27-31), seeking to exercise them in love that the whole Body of Christ might be edified (1 Cor. 14:12). We believe that love is more important than the most spectacular gifts, and without love, all exercise of spiritual gifts is worthless (1 Cor. 13).