A statement of faith can be a tricky thing since you are often trying to explain some large concepts in a small space. This is certainly not meant to be an exhaustive list but rather a quick overview. You can find more by reading through the discipleship studies in the Walking With Jesus series on our site. We will also be updating the site regularly with various "position papers" regarding various issues. We want to encourage you to e-mail us with any specific questions you may have.

We stay away from popular terms like Pentecostal, Non-Pentecostal, Charismatic, Non-Charismatic, Wesleyan, Calvinist, etc. because everyone seems to have a different idea of what each of those words means (click here for audio sermon). We strive to live by the Word of God and we remain open to scriptural correction. Many things in the Bible are absolute, such as Jesus being the only way to heaven (John 14:6, Acts 4:12). Other issues may be less absolute and we call these "points of discussion." We are blessed with extremely competent Bible scholars and we seek to grow together in our knowledge of His Word. We believe it is just as wrong to add things to scripture as it is to take away from it. Therefore to be absolute about things the Bible is not absolute about is simply man-made legalism and religion. We are conservative in our approach to Bible interpretation and we believe the Bible to be our absolute and authoritative foundation for living and for communion with our Lord.

Once again, if you have any questions, or would like clarification on anything, please e-mail us and we will be happy to respond.

This is not intended to be a comprehensive statement of faith, but rather a guide to the doctrinal foundation of the church. If you desire clarification of any point, please do not hesitate to inquire.
  • That there is only one God, who has revealed Himself as our Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
  • In the absolute Lordship and deity of Christ, including His pre-existence, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His atoning death, His bodily resurrection, and His eventual return in glory and power.
  • In the full spiritual authority, the reliability, and the divine inspiration of the Bible.
  • That the great task of the Church is worldwide evangelism, discipleship, and meeting of needs.
  • That entrance into the Church is through the "new birth," which is brought about by genuine repentance of sin, confession of faith in Christ as the only Savior, and surrender to Him as Lord.
  • That the ministry of the Holy Spirit is a present, essential component of effective Christian life and witness. And that by His indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life and to receive and use the gifts granted them by God in accordance with 1 Corinthians chapters 12 and 13.
  • That the church cannot effectively fulfil its mission apart from a Scriptural order of leadership. We accept that it is part of our responsibility to recognize those people and to assist in equipping them to fulfil their ministry.
  • In the reality of Satan, hell, and the kingdom of darkness. We believe also in the absolute triumph of Christ over the devil and all his works.
  • In the resurrection of the dead at Christ's return, in the certainty of God's judgement, and in the inescapable result of that judgement foretold in the scriptures for the justified and for the unjustified.

The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me; because the Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound; To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn; To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified. Isaiah 61:1-3 KJV