Pillars of Faith

1. The Sufficiency of Scripture

We believe that the Scripture is the final authority, and as such constitutes the complete revelation of God to man in written form. We regard it as sufficient in every area of life and godliness. We submit to its authority as effectual for rebuke, reproof, correction and instruction in righteousness. We believe that the book we hold in our hands today (Authorized Version [KJV]) , based on the supernatural preserving work of God, is equal to the words as originally given by inspiration. (2 Peter 1:3; 2 Peter 1:19-21; 2 Timothy 3:15-16; Psalm 12:6-7)

2. The Centrality of the Gospel

We believe that all activities and messages of our church have their source in the gospel of Jesus Christ, that sinners are justified by faith alone, and that the righteousness of Jesus Christ is imputed to believers by God alone. This righteousness is the only righteousness that justifies, and is the product of genuine faith in the person and work of the Lord Jesus Christ, being evidenced by good works. (1 Corinthians 15:1-4; Romans 16:25-26; James 2:17-18)

3. The Primacy of Biblical Preaching

We believe that a steady diet of gospel focused preaching that clearly exposits the word of God is the most effective way to build up the body of Christ. Preaching and teaching through the books of the Bible to expose the central theme of redemption and restoration through the Lord Jesus Christ will be the primary emphasis of this ministry. (Deut. 6:4-9; Ezra 7:10; Neh. 8:1-12; Matt. 4:4; 1 Tim. 4:13; 2 Tim. 3:14-4:5; Titus 1:3, 9; Heb. 4:12;
1 Peter 1:22-2:3)

4. The Priority of Prayer

We believe that every aspect of our church’s life and ministry ought to be undergirded with regular, fervent prayer; the conversion of the lost being of primary concern. Elements of a godly prayer life (individually and corporately) include: adoration, confession, thanksgiving, and intercession. (Neh. 1; Psalm 51; Matt. 6:5-15; Luke. 19:46; Phil. 1:3-11; Col. 1:3-12; 1 Tim. 2:1-4; James 5:13-18)

5. Authentic Worship

We believe that true worship of God is done in spirit and truth and that the Father seeks those who worship in this manner. This authentic worship of the living God is marked by Biblical truth, personal and corporate genuineness, and spiritual depth. Elements of worship include prayer, singing, Scripture reading and preaching and the Lord’s table. (Psalm 24, 33, 42, 95; Isa. 6:1-8; Matt. 4:10; John 4:23-24; Rom. 12:1-2; Heb. 13:15; Rev. 4-5; 1 Cor. 11:23-34)

6. A Loving Community

We believe it is our duty to cultivate Christian love, rejoicing, unity and community in the family of God through mentoring relationships, benevolence and Biblical instruction (Acts 2:44-47; 6:1-7; Eph. 4:1-16; 1 Tim. 5:3-8; 2 Tim. 2:2; Titus 2:3-5; James 1:27).

7. The Necessity of Personal Evangelism

We believe that it is the responsibility of every believer to be a witness of the gospel of Jesus Christ. We will equip and send the church into the community to bring the message of the cross to our own households, neighborhoods, workplaces and the world. (Matt. 28:19-20; John 20:31; Acts 4:12; Rom. 10:14-15; 1 Peter 3:15)

8. Missions and Church Planting

We believe it is our responsibility to make intentional efforts to reach the world for Christ by praying, giving, going and planting as we rejoice in God’s plan to be a blessing to the nations. (Matt. 28:19-20; Acts 13-14, 16-21)

9. Church Purity

We believe in the exercise of Biblical church discipline administered in a spirit of obedience and humility and believe that this practice protects the purity of the church and offers restoration to the wayward. (Prov. 28:13; Matt. 5:23-24; 18:15-20; 1 Cor. 5:6-8; 11:17-34; Gal. 6:1-5; Eph. 5:25-27)

10. The Family

We believe that the Biblical family is the primary institution created by God for the structure of a healthy, God honoring society. The family, designed by God and practiced according to God’s order, is the primary means of discipleship in the church. It is our church’s desire and duty to equip fathers and mothers with all of the tools necessary to rear up children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. We believe that healthy, Scripturally sound families are vital to a healthy Scripturally sound church. (Gen. 2:24; Deut. 6:4-9; Psalm 78:5-8; Eph. 6:1-4; 2 Tim. 3:14-15)