We Have Unity. "There is one Body and one Spirit…there is one Lord, one faith, one baptism and one God and Father of us all…"   

Ephesians 4:4-6 

We Have Liberty. "1Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on disputable matters… 4Who are you to judge someone else’s servant?  To his own master he stands or falls… 12So then each of us will give an account of himself to God… 22So whatever you believe about these things keep between yourself and God. 

Romans 14:1,4,12,22 

We Show Charity. "..if I hold in my mind not only all human knowledge but also the very secrets of God, and if I have the faith that can move mountains  – but have no love, I amount to nothing at all. 

1 Corinthians 13:2


God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe.  He has eternally existed in three personalities:  the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.  These three are co-equal and are one God.   Genesis 1;  Psalms 90:2;  Matthew 28:19;  I Corinthians 13:14


Jesus Christ is eternally one with the Father.  He was born of the Virgin Mary.  Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross.  He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death.  He ascended into heaven, where He is interceding for us, and will return again someday to earth to reign as King of kings, and Lord of lords.   Matthew 1:20-25;  John 1:1-18;  Acts 1:9-11;  Acts 2:22-36;  Romans 1:3-4;  I Corinthians 15:3-4;  I Timothy 6:14-16;  Hebrews 4:4-5;  I John 1:1-3;  Titus 2:13


The Holy Spirit is  co-equal with the Father and the Son of God.  He is present in the world and makes men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation, continuing to reveal Himself so that we can commit ourselves to His purpose (setting us apart for service to Him).   He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth and guidance in doing what is right.  He gives every believer a spiritual gift when they are saved.  As Christians, we seek to live under His control daily.  

John 7:39,  14:15-18, 16:7-15;  Acts 2:33, 15:8-9;  Romans 8:1-27;  Galatians 3:1-14;  Ephesians 5:18;  I Thessalonians 4:7-8; II Thessalonians 2:13;  I Peter 1:2; I John 3:24, 4:13


We believe that the Bible is the inspired word of God, and contains His message of salvation for all people. As believers, we accept the Bible as the final authority for faith and practice and is applicable to our everyday lives. 

Luke 24:44-47; John 10:35; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; 1 Peter 1:10-12; 2 Peter 1:20-21


People are made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character.  People are the supreme object of God’s creation.  Although  every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called “Sin.”  This attitude separates people from God and causes many problems in life.   Genesis 1:27;  Isaiah 53:6a, 59:1-2;  Romans 3:23; Mark 7:21-23;  Galatians 5:16-25; I John 1:7-8, 3:7-10


Salvation is God’s free gift to us, but we must accept it.  We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works.  Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin’s penalty.  When we turn from our self-ruled lives and turn to Jesus in faith, we are saved. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by Faith.   Romans 3:12-26, 5:1, 6:23;  Ephesians 2:8-9;  John 14:6, 1:12;  II Corinthians 5:14-21;  I Timothy 2:3-6;  Titus 2:11-14, 3:5


The Holy Spirit resides in the heart of the believer the moment one receives Jesus Christ as their Savior, but following our salvation experience the believer quickly realizes a difficulty in walking in the light of Christ.  There quickly develops a struggle for control of the mind and heart.  Spiritual victory comes through surrender to God.  Allowing the Holy Spirit to put to death self-will until we are set apart for Gods purpose to be used, as He desires.   Matthew 3:11;  Mark 1:8;  Luke 11:13, 12:11-12; John 14:26, 20:21-22;  Acts 1:8, 2:3-4, 2:38; Romans 7:5-6, 8:1-17, 14:17, 13:13, 15:15-16: I Corinthians 6:19;  II Timothy 1:13-14;  Titus 3:4-5


Because we are created in God’s likeness, included in that likeness is the free ability to choose between right and wrong.  This makes us morally responsible.  But the grace of God through Jesus Christ is freely given to all people enabling us to turn from sin to righteousness.  When we choose sin, we must seek forgiveness or stand again in the judgment of God.   Genesis 1:26-27,  2:16-17;  Rom. 1:19-20, 2:6-11, 6:15-16;  I  Corinthians 10:1-12; Galatians 5:19-26;  Philippians 2:12-13;  Colossians 1:21-23


People were created to live forever.  We will either live eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation, or be separated from God by sin.  To be eternally separated from God is hell.  To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life!    John 3:16, 14:17;  Romans 6:23, 8:17-18;  I Corinthians 2:7-9;   Revelation 20:15


We renounce any form of racial and ethnic indifference, exclusion, subjugation, or oppression as a grave sin against God and our fellow human beings. We lament the legacy of every form of racism throughout the world, and we seek to confront that legacy through repentance, reconciliation, and biblical justice. We seek to repent of every behavior in which we have been overtly or covertly complicit with the sin of racism, both past and present; and in confession and lament we seek forgiveness and reconciliation. 


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