We believe in and feel strongly about the following beliefs:
We believe there is one God: infinite, eternal, almighty and perfect in holiness, truth and love. In the unity of the Godhead there are three manifestations or revelations: Father, Son and Holy Spirit, co-existent, co-equal and co-eternal. We believe God is spirit and is the beginning and end of all things.
Deuteronomy 6:4; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Matthew 11:26-28; Colossians 2:9; John 4:24; Psalm 83:18; Romans 1:20; Jeremiah 10:10
We believe that Jesus Christ, being fully human and fully divine, is the eternal Son of God. We believe that He is the Word made flesh and believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, crucifixion on the cross, burial in a borrowed tomb, and victorious bodily resurrection on the third day conquering sin and death for all. We believe in His ascension back to heaven and that He is seated at the right hand of God until His glorious appearing at the rapture of the church.
Colossians 1:13-20; Hebrews 1:2; Galatians 4:4-5; 1 John 4:14; John 3:16; 1 Corinthians 15:3-7; Matthew 1:22-23; John 1:1-4; John 14:10-12; Hebrews 4:14; Romans 1:3-4; Acts 1:9-10; Titus 2:13; John 1:14; Luke 23:33
We believe that divine healing is available to every believer through faith in the name of Jesus Christ. We believe that the redemptive work of Christ on the cross provides for divine healing of the human body in response to the prayers of the righteous. We believe that divine healing is demonstrated in the life and ministry of Christ and is a gift of the Spirit.
1 Corinthians 12:9; James 5:13-16; Isaiah 53:5; Psalm 103:2-3; Matthew 8:16-17; Mark 16:17-18; Acts 8:6-7; 1 Peter 2:24
We believe that salvation is a free gift from God available to all people by the redemptive work of Jesus Christ. It is a gift of grace that cannot be earned by good works. We believe that salvation is accessed by faith in Jesus Christ and Him alone.
Revelation 22:17; Mark 1:15; John 3:3-18; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Ephesians 2:8-9; 1 John 1:9; Romans 6:23; John 14:6; Titus 3:5; Romans 10:9-10
The Baptism and Indwelling of the Holy Spirit
We believe in the ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a holy life. We believe that the baptism of the Holy Spirit as evidenced by speaking in tongues is given to those who ask for it. We believe that the indwelling power of the Holy Ghost is available for service and holy living because of the empowering strength of the Holy Spirit as demonstrated at Pentecost.
Acts 2:3-4; Acts 1:8; Ephesians 5:18; Hebrews 6:1-6; John 14:15-17; 1 Corinthians 3:16; 1 Corinthians 12:13; Acts 1:5-8; Acts 2:38-39; Acts 4:29-31; 1 Corinthians 2:4; Luke 11:13
We believe that the only means of being cleansed from sin is through repentance and faith in the atoning blood of Jesus Christ. We believe that repentance is a sincere sorrow for sin and consciously forsaking sin in our lives.
1 Peter 1:9; Mark 1:15; Acts 11:18; Ephesians 2:8; Acts 2:37-38; Acts 16:30-31; Matthew 4:17; Luke 5:32; Acts 3:19; 2 Corinthians 7:9; Jeremiah 31:19; Revelation 2:5
We believe in the resurrection and eternal existence of both the saved and the lost. The saved will exist eternally in union with God, while the lost will be eternally separated from God in everlasting torment.
John 3:16; 1 John 2:25; 1 John 5:11-13; Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:15; Matthew 25:31-46; John 5:26-29
We believe the Holy Spirit proceeds from the Father and the Son, is of the same substance, equal to power and glory, and is together with the Father and the Son, to be believed in, obeyed, and worshipped. The Holy Ghost is a gift bestowed upon the believer for the purpose of equipping and empowering the believer, making them a more effective witness as He teaches and guides one into all truth.
John 16:13; Acts 1:8, Acts 8:39; Romans 8:9-11; Ephesians 4:7-13
We believe that the Bible is the inspired, infallible and only authoritative Word of God. We believe that it is inerrant in the original manuscripts. Written by men under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, it is the chief authority for guidance in matters of faith, conduct and doctrine. We believe that the Bible should be used to liberate and not bind individuals.
2 Timothy 3:16-17; John 1:14; 1 John 2:5-6; Psalm 119:105; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Mark 13:31
Communion/The Lord’s Supper
We believe Communion, often called “The Lord’s Supper,” is a memorial in which we identify with the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. It’s also a time for believers to remember the Lord’s broken body and His shed blood for our sins. We believe the ceremony is symbolic; The bread (or cracker) symbolizes Christ’s body, which was beaten and broken for us as He died for our sins. The cup of wine (or grape juice) symbolizes His blood, which was shed for us as He paid for our sins.
1 Corinthians 10:16; 11:23-29; Luke 22:19–20; Ephesians 1:7; Romans 5:8–9
We believe that water baptism is not a personal choice, but a command for all believers. Jesus established water baptism as an ordinance when He gave the Great Commission. Water baptism is a public, outward testimony that indicates a personal, inward faith. It is a symbol of the cleansing power of the blood of Jesus Christ. It gives evidence of the inner change that has already occurred in the believer's life when he or she was "born again" through faith in Jesus Christ.
Matthew 28:19; Mark 16:16
Evangelism & Discipleship
We believe that God commands the church and individual Christians to tell people the Good News of Jesus. We practice sharing about God’s love and His purpose in and for our lives. Done effectively, this will produce and promote growth and health in and among the body of Christ.
Matthew 28:19-20; Mark 16:15; 1 Peter 3:15
The Bible tells us that we are not just to pray, but rather to pray believing. We believe that we must pray in Jesus name, in faith, and in the spirit. We believe in the power of pray. Praying in faith carries the conviction of God’s hearing, the expectation of God’s answering, and the confidence that God is able to do immeasurably more than we ask or think. Through faith we believe in God, and we believe God.
Mark 11:24; Ephesians 6:18; Romans 8:26-27; 1 Thessalonians 5:17; James 5:17-18
Giving Back to God
We believe giving is a spiritual sacrifice and an expression of love and gratitude, because everything we have comes from God. We believe it is to be done regularly; it is a personal act; and it is something we should be prepared to do. As we give, God will meet our needs and prosper us.
1 Chronicles 29:14; 1 Corinthians 16:1-2; 2 Corinthians 9: 6-10; Malachi 3:10-11
We believe that there is one church with many members brought together by the Spirit of God. We believe that Christ is the head of the church and its sole purpose is to carry out the great commission of sharing and spreading the love of God and the gospel to all people in all nations.
Matthew 22:37-40; Ephesians 5:23-27; Ephesians 5:23-27; Acts 2:42-47
The “Whosoever” Church
We embrace the love of God. We believe that the gospel of Jesus Christ supersedes all barriers that marginalize and divide us. We are called to love, embrace, affirm, support, encourage and welcome all people regardless of race, gender, affectional orientation, class, status or life situation. We are to be known for our love, compassion, reconciliation, and liberation for all who are oppressed. We emphasize the everyone is welcome in the house of the Lord and worthy of His love. We are called to love one another as we love ourselves, and love our enemies.
John 3:16; Mark 12:29-31; Luke 6:27