Sundays | Sunday School - 9:45am | Morning Worship Service - 11:00am | Evening Service - 6:00pm
Wednesdays | Children's Patch Club - 6:45pm | Adult Bible Study/Prayer Meeting 7:00pm | Youth Group 7:00pm
The Scriptures – We believe that the Bible is the verbally inspired Word and revelation of God and therefore our only authority in faith and practice (II Tim. 3:16, 17; II Peter 1:19-21)
The True God – We believe that there is one and only one, living and true God, and infinite, intelligent Spirit, and the maker and supreme ruler of heaven and earth; that in the unity of the Godhead there are three persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit (I Cor. 2:10-11; 8:6; Eph. 4:6; I Tim. 1:17, Rom. 11:33; Phil 2:5,6)
The Holy Spirit – We believe that the Holy Spirit is a divine person, equal with God the Father, and God the Son, and of the same nature, that He was active in creation; that in His relationship to the unbelieving world He restrains the Evil one until God’s purpose is fulfilled; that He convicts of sin, of judgment and of righteousness; that He bears witness to the truth of the Gospel in preaching and testimony; that He is the agent in the New Birth; that He seals, baptizes, endures, guides, teaches, witnesses, sanctifies and helps the believer.
We believe that the fruit of the Spirit (love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, and temperance) are the evidences of His indwelling rather than the speaking of tongues and other spectacular demonstrations. (John 14:16, 17; John 16:8-11; Acts 5:30-32).
Creation – We believe in the Genesis account of creation and that it is to be accepted literally that man was created directly in God’s own image and after His own likeness; that man’s creation was not a matter of evolution or evolutionary change of species, or development through interminable periods of time from lower to higher forms; that all forms of animal and vegetable life were made by God and God’s established law is that they should bring forth only “after their kind.” (Gen. 3:1-6; Romans 5:12, 19; 3:10-19; 1:20, 28, 32)
The Fall of Man – We believe that man was created in innocence under the law of His Maker, but by voluntary transgression fell from his sinless and happy state; in consequence of which all mankind are now sinners, not by constraint, but of choice; and therefore under just condemnation without defense or excuse. (Gen. 3:1-6; Romans 5:12, 19; 3:10-19; 1:20, 28, 32)
Salvation by Grace – We believe that faith in the finished work of the Lord Jesus Christ is the only condition of salvation from sin and that this salvation is wholly be grace: that no works, however good, make that salvation more secure. (Acts 16:31; Ephesians 2:8, 9; Titus 3:5-7; Romans 10:9-13)
The Church and Its Purpose – We believe that a church of Christ is a congregation of baptized believers associated by a covenant of faith and fellowship of the gospel; observing the ordinances of Christ; governed by His laws, and exercising the gifts, rights, and privileges invested in them by His Word; that its scripturally designated officers are pastors and deacons whose qualifications, claims and duties are clearly defined in Scriptures; we believe the true mission of the church is found in the great commission; to make individuals or organizations; and that the one and only superintendent is Christ, through the Holy Spirit; that it is scriptural for true churches to cooperate with each other in contending for the faith and for the furtherance of the Gospel; that every church is the sole and only judge of the measure and method of its cooperation; on all matters of membership, polity, government, discipline, benevolence, the will of the local church is final. (Acts 2:41; 14:23; I Cor. 11:2; 16:2; Eph. 1:22, 23; 4:11; Matt. 28:19, 20)
The Devil or Satan – We believe in the personality of Satan, that he is the unholy god of this age, and the author of all the powers of darkness, and is destined to the judgment of an eternal justice in the lake of fire. (Matt. 4:11; II Cor. 4:4; Rev. 20:10)
Eschatology or End Times – We believe in the pre-tribulational, pre-millennial return of Christ for the saints and the church. We believe this event will be followed by the tribulation period, and then the personal, visible return of Christ to earth to set up His millennial reign. (I Thess. 4:16,17; Rev. 19:8,9; 11-16; 20:1-6)
Bible Translation – While we use the New King James Version as the pulpit Bible presently, we do recognize the value of other translations, such as the New American Standard Version or the New International Version. We recommend some translations for inductive Bible study but carefully warn about some modern paraphrases, such as Good News for Modern Man and The Living Bible. We do not accept the teaching that says the King James Version is the only reliable and inspired text.