It is the inspired Word of God and has supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.
There is one eternal God manifested in three persons: The Father, Son and Holy Spirit. He is the creator and sustainer of the universe. He is Holy and Merciful.
We believe that He is the Son of God, God manifest in the flesh and the Savior of all who believe on Him. He died on the cross, was buried and arose from the dead. He is now seated at the right hand of God.
Salvation is the work of God by grace through faith in the person of Jesus Christ alone. Jesus died a substitutionary death for all who will believe on Him. All who will be saved must repent of their sin and believe on Jesus Christ to go to heaven.
Those who are saved have a changed life and demonstrate that they are new creations in Christ. They live in love and obedience to the Lord who loves them. They do sin but they also confess their sin and receive restoration to fellowship with the Father.
The church is a visible assembly of baptized believers independent from any denominational or political control. Our church makes its own decisions from the will of the majority of its membership.
The Return of Christ
Jesus Christ will literally and physically return to receive His children in the resurrection of the saints. The world will go through tribulation, after which Christ will come with His saints to establish His everlasting Kingdom on Earth.
Having been led, as we believe by the Spirit of God, to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior and, on the profession of our faith, having been baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, we do now, in the presence of God, and this assembly, most solemnly and joyfully enter into covenant with one another as one body in Christ.
We engage, therefore, by the aid of the Holy Spirit to walk together in Christian love; to strive for the advancement of this church, in knowledge, holiness, and comfort; to promote its prosperity and spirituality; to sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline, and doctrines; to contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support of the ministry, the expenses of the church, the relief of the poor, and the spread of the gospel through all nations.
We also engage to maintain family and secret devotions; to religiously educate our children; to seek the salvation of our kindred and acquaintances; to walk circumspectly in the world; to be just in our dealings; faithful in our engagements, and exemplary in our deportment; to avoid all tattling, backbiting, and excessive anger; to abstain from the sale of, and use of, destructive drugs or intoxicating drinks as a beverage; to shun pornography; to be zealous in our efforts to advance the Kingdom of our Savior.
We further engage to watch over one another in brotherly love; to remember one another in prayer; to aid one another in sickness and distress; to cultivate Christian sympathy in feeling and Christian courtesy in speech; to be slow to take offense, but always ready for reconciliation and mindful of the rules of our Savior to secure it without delay.
We moreover engage that when we remove from this place we will, as soon as possible, unite with some other church where we can carry out the spirit of this covenant and the principles of God’s Word.