We believe the Bible to be the inspired, infallible, authoritative Word of God.
We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful people, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost – they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
[From NAE Statement]
We believe that God is in complete control of the universe and history.
We believe that humanity is completely broken by sin and no one can save themselves by their own efforts.
We believe that God has saved us based upon nothing except His good pleasure, by grace alone through faith.
We believe that Scripture is our only rule of faith and practice because it is inspired, inerrant, and authoritative. It should shape our worship as well as our lives.
We believe that only Scripture can bind someone’s conscience, and not man-made rules.
A good summary of what we believe Scripture says is found in the Westminster Confession, Shorter and Larger Catechisms.
We believe that the Biblical outline of the structure of the church centers around elders, who are primarily in charge of caring for the spiritual needs of the church. Pastors are elders who regularly preach and teach, but there are other ‘ruling’ elders who help to make decisions about the worship and work of the church. Elders are chosen by the congregation.
We believe that the Bible also outlines the job of Deacon as an office that primarily cares for the physical needs of the church.
We also believe in a connectional church, where there is an organic relationship between other churches in our geographic region, so that local churches have support, care and accountability
Westminster Confession and Catechisms
These provide a more in-depth explanation of our beliefs and summarize well what Scripture says.
Book of Church Order
This describes our rules of operation and how we work through church life in a Biblical manner.