What do we believe?

We believe the Bible to be divinely inspired and reliable (2 Timothy 3:16-17).  All people have sinned and need forgiviness (Romans 3:23).  Jesus Christ was virgin-born, sinless, died on the cross for our sins, was raised from the dead on the third day and is coming again (Matthew 1:18; Hebrews 4:15; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; John 14:3).

Salvation is a free gift, bestowed by God’s grace and received by faith (Ephesians 2:8-9).  Immersion in water of a professed believer is Bible baptism (Acts 8:36-39) in which we are united with Christ’s death, burial and resurrection (Romans 6:1-4).  A believer’s salvation is secured by Christ alone (John 10:27-28).

The church is the bride of Christ (Ephesians 5:25-33) and the body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12).  The local church is governed by Godly men, known as elders or shepherds (Titus 1:5).  The purpose of the church on earth is to fulfill the last command of Jesus (Matthew 28:18-20).

Christians are endowed with spiritual gifts which enable them to serve in the church (Ephesians 4:12).  The Holy Spirit, which every believer receives at conversion (Ephesians 1:13-14), leads and guides us.