Since Scripture is the very Word of God, we believe it to be both inerrant and infallible; as such it serves as the only sure guide for what we teach and how we live together as God’s people. Expository preaching takes Scripture as its object and aims to clearly communicate its content.
We believe conversion is the beginning of the Christian life, not its end. The ultimate goal of such a life is the transformation of the believer from sinfulness to holiness, from wickedness to godliness, Although such transformation takes place only by the work of the Holy Spirit, we see the local church as an essential tool by which He conforms God’s people to Christ’s image.
We affirm the truths of historic Christian orthodoxy. The universal church has a rich history of saints, guided by the Holy Spirit, handing down these truths--which are essential for understanding Scripture, doctrine, and Christian living--from one generation of believers to another. We seek to incorporate these truths in worship and others aspects of church life.
Believers are those who, by God’s grace, have repented of their sins and trusted Christ to redeem them. It is essential that only those who have been converted be admitted into church membership.
We believe that membership matters. As Christians, we are called to live in community with one another. Church membership involves a solemn commitment and a pledge to serve and enter into sacrificial relationships with others in the life of a local body of believers.
Spiritual transformation happens in community with other believers . Therefore, we commit to building authentic relationships with one another. We seek to know and be known by our brothers and sisters in Christ.
Biblical Church Discipline
In order to preserve the health of the body, believers are to exhort, correct and admonish one another in the love and grace of our Lord. We commit to holding one another accountable to biblical standards of conduct, and when necessary to rebuke one another for the sake of Christ’s honor.
Salt and Light
Believers are called to be both salt and light to the world. As such, we are to stand for morality and virtue. We also seek to promote personal evangelism in the lives of each of our members. We commit to work together and with other believing fellowships both to evangelize our communities and to carry the gospel to the ends of the earth.
We commit to following regular patterns of worship which remind God’s people of their confessional commitments and call them to live in light of those commitments.
Scripture declares all human life to be a gift from God, worthy of being treated with dignity and respect. As Christ’s ambassadors, we are concerned to promote justice and speak truthfully to the broader culture for the glory of God.