Statement of Faith

I believe that the Holy Bible is the inspired word of God. I believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. I believe that mankind was created good and upright in the image of God, but as a result of a willful choice to ignore God’s instructions has fallen from innocence into sin and has incurred a spiritual death, or separation from God. I believe that God has provided salvation and deliverance from spiritual death for mankind through the acceptance of His Son, Jesus Christ and His free offer of forgiveness. I believe in baptism in water, and baptism in the Holy Spirit. I believe Jesus was born of a virgin, died to take upon Himself the punishment for the sin of mankind and that He rose from the dead. I believe that the Holy Spirit indwells those who have received Christ for the purpose of enabling them to live righteous and victorious lives and equipping them for service. I believe that sanctification is a lifelong process of drawing closer to God and allowing Him to change us from the inside out. I believe that the church is the body of believers in Christ. I believe that Communion, partaking of bread and the fruit of the vine, is to be done in memory of Jesus and His sacrifice for our sins. I believe that Jesus Christ in person will return to earth in power and glory. I believe that the mission of the church is worldwide evangelization on the one hand and the nurture and discipleship of Christians on the other. I believe this mission should be carried out in the spirit of love and acceptance, and not in a spirit of judgment or religion.

I know this to be true; I fall short every day in striving to emulate the loving character of Jesus, and I am thankful that the word of God says I am being changed from glory to glory.

And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit. 2 Corinthians 3:18

“What am I here for?
Because God delivered me when no other hand could do it.”
Smith Wigglesworth
“It is better to be liked for the true you,
than to be loved for who people think you are.”
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