Where Grace Is Found...
- Our Philosophy -
We Seek To Honor God Through Collective Worship And To Encourage Christians To Appreciate And Enjoy The Things Of God.
To Find Purpose And Meaning In LIFE.
We Value Families And Seek To Assist, Encourage And Benefit The Home. It Is Important That The Church Not Add To The Burdens Of Family Life, But Offer Limited, Varied, And Meaningful Opportunities For Service That Will Enhance And Encourage The Role Of The Family.
We Are Driven With A Burden To Share The Good News Of God's Offer Of Grace And Forgiveness To Every Individual In The World. We Want Everyone To Know Of Christ's Death And Resurrection And That Jesus Is The Only Way To God. It Is Our Desire To Be A Beacon In The Community, And To Be Creative And Innovative In Reaching Out To Those Who Are Around Us. Because Of This Burden We Are Engaged In A Worldwide Vision Of Missions.
Our Vision For Our Church Is To Make Opportunities For Every Believer To Be Used Of God To Touch The Life Of His Or Her Neighbor And People Of All The World.
God Has Touched Our Hearts With A Strong Desire To Be A Truly Biblical Body Of Believers Living In Close Fellowship With His Teachings.
- Beliefs -
We believe that the Bible, both the Old and New Testaments, is given by inspiration of God and is inerrant and final and absolute in authority (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21).
We believe in the trinity of the Godhead: one God eternally existing in three persons; Father, Son and Holy Spirit (John 14:16; 2 Corinthians 13:14; 1 Peter 1:2; Hebrews 9:14).
We believe that God the Father is a spirit (John 4:24). He is eternal (Psalm 90:1-2), infinite (Acts 15:18), and unchangeable in His being, wisdom, power, holiness, justice, goodness, and truth (Psalm 102:26-27; James 1:17). His Name is Father. He is the Father of the Lord Jesus Christ and of all those who trust in Him (Ephesians 1:3-5).
We believe in the absolute deity of the Lord Jesus Christ (John 1:1-14; Acts 3:14; Galatians 4:4; Philippians 2:6-8), His vicarious death through the shedding of His blood for the remission of sins (Romans 3:25), His bodily resurrection and ascension (1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Acts 1:9), His present intercessory ministry (Romans 8:34), and the imminence of His personal, bodily return for the church, the Body of Christ (1 Thessalonians 4:17-18; Titus 2:13; 1 Corinthians 15:51- 52).
We believe in the personality and deity of the Holy Spirit (John 14:16-17; Ephesians 4:30; 5:18; Romans 8:14-27). He indwells, guides, and empowers the believer to do the will of God (1 Corinthians 2:9-16; Philippians 2:13).
We believe in the reality and personality of Satan (John 8:44; Isaiah 14:12-14; Philippians 2:13).
We believe that man was created in the image of God (Genesis 1:26-27), that he sinned, and thereby incurred not only physical death, but also spiritual death, which is separation from God (Romans 5:12). All human beings are born with a sinful nature (Romans 3:10; 3:23). When one reaches moral responsibility, he becomes accountable for his sin and unbelief (Revelation 20:11-15).
We believe that the salvation of sinners is wholly by grace through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. This salvation is offered in virtue of Jesus’ redemptive work on the cross and is made available to all (1 Timothy 2:6; 2 Corinthians 5:15). Baptism, the Lord’s Supper, ceremonies, and human works cannot avail for salvation (Titus 3:5; John 14:6; 1 John 2:1, 20). Christ alone saves.
We believe in the eternal salvation of the regenerate, that the moment one believes, he is given eternal life (John 3:16; 10:28; Romans 5:21), and is sealed by the Holy Spirit until the day of redemption (Ephesians 1:13-14).
We believe that at the time of death, a person’s fate is then sealed: for the believer, a state of eternal bliss in the presence of the Lord (2 Corinthians 5:8, Philippians 1:23); for the unbeliever, a state of conscious and endless suffering in the Lake of Fire (Revelation 14:11; 20:15; 21:8).
We believe that water baptism and communion are two meaningful expressions of faith in Christ. Neither is necessary for salvation (Ephesians 2:8-9) or the impartation of God’s blessings (Colossians 2:10), but each is symbolic of the work of Christ toward all who have believed the Gospel (1 Corinthians 1:13-17; 11:26).
We believe that marriage is a sacred institution ordained by God at the time of creation and is a covenantal union of one man and one woman only (Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:4-6; Ephesians 5:22-33).