We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God, without error in the original manuscripts. We receive the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments as our final, absolute authority — the only infallible rule of faith and practice.
We believe that in the fullness of time, God honored His covenants with Israel and His prophetic promises of salvation by sending His Son, Jesus, into the world. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary, fully God and fully man in one Person. Jesus embodied humanity in the perfected state that God had always intended us to exist.
We believe that starting with the first man, Adam, we all have sinned, and that each of us as individuals are sinners by nature and choice. We are all under God’s just judgment. But through the glorious preaching of the Good News of Jesus Christ and the Kingdom, and through the work of the Holy Spirit, God regenerates, justifies, adopts, and sanctifies us through the finished work of Jesus on the Cross. By the Holy Spirit, all who repent of their sins and trust in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior are thus saved from the ravages of their sin.
We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Jesus Christ, and that He is our abiding Helper, Teacher, and Guide. We also believe in the filling or overflow of the Holy Spirit, a conscious empowerment in the life of a believer for ministry today.
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit and in the exercise of all of the biblical Gifts of the Spirit. We practice the laying on of hands for the empowering of the Spirit, for healing, and for recognition and empowering of those whom God has ordained to lead and serve the Church.
We believe God speaks today. Prophecy is an outflow of God’s heart, nature and mind. We are called to seek all spiritual gifts, but especially to prophesy (1 Cor. 14:1). The privilege of every believer is to learn to hear and interact with the Father’s voice. God promises if we will pay attention to His prophets, we will succeed! Knowing that God speaks is not enough; we must hear and respond to the voice of the one speaking! Prophets decree heaven’s will.
We believe that God is the Eternal King. He is an infinite, unchangeable Spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, goodness, justice, power and love. From all eternity He exists as the One Living and True God in three persons of one substance, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, equal in power and glory.
We believe God came to His covenant people first to redeem and restore communion to Himself. The people of Israel, the Jews, even in times of unbelief, are still His covenant people. When they rejected Him, He came to the Gentiles. We, “wild olive branches,” are grafted into the root of Abraham to share in Israel’s blessings. God has promised great blessing to the land of Israel and its people (Dt. 28), and we can share in those blessings by faith. We have not replaced Israel, but are called to intercede for Israel’s full restoration. God’s goal is for Jew and Gentile to be united in faith as “One New Man,” enjoying together the fullness of Abraham’s blessings. As those who have been grafted into God’s covenant, we are called to stand with God’s covenant land. Every nation will be reconciled around this land (Ephesians 2:11-18).
We believe giving and sacrifice are keys to worship. We give as He gave. He gave His best, His only son. Therefore, because of our gratitude for that gift, we are motivated and excited about giving our best. He gave us life, so with all that we have we want to honor Him first. Jesus said, “Seek the Kingdom first and all will be added to you!” Proverbs 3:9, 10 says, “Honor the Lord with your possessions, and with the firstfruits of your increase; so your barns will be filled with plenty and your vats with new wine!” God instituted the celebration of Rosh Chodesh at each New Moon (Lev. 23, Num. 28:11-15, Ps. 8:13). When we bring our best or firstfruits to Him and celebrate by worshipping Him, we will continue to move from harvest to harvest.
We believe in the Matthew 10:8 mandate – Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons.