Statement of Faith

  1. In the infallible, verbal inspiration of the whole Bible and that the Bible is the all-sufficient rule of faith and practice, and that God has preserved it for English speaking people in the Authorized King James Bible.
    Psalm 119:160; 2 Timothy 3:16, 17

  2. In the personal triune God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, equal in divine perfection.
    Matthew 28:19

  3. In the Genesis account of Creation.
    Genesis 1 and 2

  4. That Satan is a fallen angel, the archenemy of God and man, the unholy god of this world, and that his destiny is the eternal lake of fire.
    Isaiah 14:12-15; Ezekiel 28:11-19; Matthew 25:41; 2 Corinthians 4:4; Ephesians 6:10-17; Revelation 20:10

  5. In the virgin birth and sinless humanity of Jesus Christ.
    Matthew 1:18-20; 2 Corinthians 5:21; I Peter 2:22

  6. In the deity of Jesus Christ.
    John 1:1, 14; John 10:30; 2 Corinthians 5:19

  7. That miraculous spiritual manifestation gifts were done away when the Bible was completed. Faith, Hope and Love are the vital abiding Spiritual Gifts.
    I Corinthians 12-14

  8. That man was created in the image of God and lived in innocency until he fell by voluntary transgression from his sinless state, the result being that all mankind are sinners.
    Genesis 1:26; Genesis 3:6-24; Romans 5:12, 19

  9. That the suffering and death of Jesus Christ was substitutionary for all mankind and is efficacious only to those who believe.
    Isaiah 53:6; Hebrews 2:9; I Peter 2:24; I Peter 3:18; 2 Peter 3:9; I John 2:2

  10. In the bodily resurrection and ascension of Jesus Christ and the bodily resurrection of His saints.
    Matthew 28:1-7; Acts 1:9-11; I Corinthians 15:42-58; I Thessalonians 4:13-18

  11. In the premillennial, personal, bodily return of Jesus Christ as the crowning event of the Gentile age. This event will include the resurrection of the righteous to eternal heaven, and the Millennium will be followed by the resurrection of the unrighteous unto eternal punishment in the lake of fire and that the righteous shall enter into the heaven age.
    John 14:1-6; I Thessalonians 4:13-18; 2 Thessalonians 2:8; Revelation 11-15; Revelation 19; Revelation 20:4-6; Revelation 21:8

  12. That the depraved sinner is saved wholly by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, and the requisites to regeneration are repentance toward God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ,
    Luke 13:3-5; John 3:16-18; Acts 20:21; Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8, 9

  13. That the Holy Spirit convicts sinners, regenerates, seals, secures and indwells every believer.
    John 3:6; 16:8-9; Romans 8:9-11; I Corinthians 6:19-20; Ephesians 4:30; Titus 3:5

  14. That all who trust Jesus Christ for salvation are eternally secure in Him and shall not perish.
    John 3:36; John 5:24; John 10:27-30; Romans 8:35-39; Hebrews 10:39; I Peter 1:5

  15. That God deals with believers as His children, that He chastises the disobedient, and that He rewards the obedient.
    Matthew 16:27; Matthew 25:14-23; John 1:12; Hebrews 12:5-11; 2 John 8; Revelation 22:12

  16. That Jesus Christ established His church during His ministry on earth and that it is a local, visible assembly of scripturally baptized believers carrying out the Commission of the Lord Jesus Christ, and each church is an independent, self-governing body, and no other ecclesiastical body may exercise authority over it.
    Matthew 4:18-22; Matthew 16:18; Matthew 28:19, 20; Mark 1:14-20; John 1:35-51; Ephesians 3:21

  17. Baptism and the Lord's Supper: Scriptural baptism is the immersion of penitent believers in water, in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The Lord's Supper is a memorial ordinance, restricted to the members of the church observing the ordinance.
    Matthew 28:19, 20; Acts 8:12, 38; Romans 6:4; I Corinthians 5:11-13; 11:1, 2, 17-20, 26

  18. There are two divinely appointed offices in a church, pastors and deacons, to be filled by men whose qualifications are set forth in the New Testament.
    Titus; I Timothy

  19. In freedom of worship without interference from the government and affirm our belief in civil obedience, unless the laws and regulations of civil government run contrary to the Holy Scriptures.
    Romans 13:1-7; I Peter 2:13-15

  20. That love one for another as Jesus loves the believer manifests our discipleship, proves our love for God. Love is therefore the great commandment of the LORD Jesus Christ upon which all others are dependent.
    Matthew 22:35-40; John 13:34, 35; John 15:12; I John 4:7-21; I John 5:1-3; Revelation 2:4-5

  21. Priesthood of the believer: As believers God invites us to come before Him in prayer and promises guidance if we ask. Jesus Christ is the sole mediator between God and men.
    Hebrews 4:16; I Peter 2:9; James 1:5-7; James 4:2; 1Timothy 2:5

  22. God would have His people to live a manner consistent with their witness.
    Matthew 5:16; Ephesians 2:8-10; James 2:17,18; Matthew 7:15-18; Galatians 5:22-24; II Corinthians 6:17; Romans 12:1,2; Titus 2:12; I Timothy; I Corinthians 11:1-16; Ephesians 5:8

Missions Statement

  1. Indigenous principle of missions: Titus 1:5

    • Foreign pastors are supported by their own church.

    • A missionary is a church planter, not a permanent pastor.

    • All churches are responsible for missions work.

  2. Finances:

    • All missions money should reach the person intended. 1 Peter 2:12; Romans 12:17

    • As a general rule, missionaries should be supported by persons and churches of like faith and practice. II Corinthians 6:14-17

  3. Missionaries should:

    • Have a genuine, personal salvation experience John 3:3

    • Be called of God to the work Acts 13:2

    • Hold to the same requirements as a pastor as they must pastor the church while planting it I Timothy 3:1-7

  4. The Bible and gospel message should be provided in the native language of the people.

    • This is taught when God himself chose to miraculously provide the gospel to the people in their native language. Acts 2:5-11

    • The Bible is intended to be studied by everyone. Acts 17:11

    • The opportunity to come to Christ is not to be reserved just for the "studied intellectual" Matthew 18:3, Matthew 19:13-14, John 3:16