We believe that Jesus of Nazareth is both fully God and fully human, and, therefore, the only mediator between God and us.
We believe the Bible to be the inspired Word of God, therefore, we teach nothing that is contrary to the clear and consistent teaching of the Bible. Where the Bible may not be clear (e.g., infant Baptism), we then look to how the Holy Spirit has guided the Christian Church over the centuries and we pray in the Name of Jesus Christ for divine guidance today.
We believe the Nicene Creed continues to be the defining statement of belief for all Christians.
We believe God loves each of us as we are, and that the necessary response to the love of God is to know, love and serve God with all our heart, all our soul, all our mind and all our strength, through worship and obedience, and to love our neighbor as our self. Thus, we seek and serve Christ in all persons, strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being.
We believe all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, that the consequence of sin is death (separation from God), and that eternal life is by grace alone (it is a free gift that cannot be earned), through faith in Jesus Christ alone.
We renounce Satan and all the spiritual forces of wickedness which seek to corrupt and destroy the creatures of God, and, protected by the whole armor of God and equipped with the Word of God (the sword of the Spirit), we persevere in resisting evil.
We believe that Baptism (immersion in water or sprinkling with water in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit) is the New Covenant equivalent of circumcision, and, therefore, is the normal rite of initiation by which we become children of God and heirs of the Kingdom of Heaven. If baptized as an infant, each person must personally confirm their acceptance of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, when they come of age. Furthermore, we believe the bread and wine of Holy Communion is the body and blood of Christ, because Jesus said it is. Holy Communion means that all who profess Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior are invited to come forward to the altar and receive the sacrament.
We believe the Christ-given mission of the Church, until He returns again, is to make disciples of all nations; to preach repentance for the forgiveness of sins and the coming of the Kingdom of God, to teach people to obey all that God has commanded, and to heal every disease and every infirmity, as we are each empowered and gifted by the Holy Spirit of God.