Core Distinctives and Doctrinal Positions

Because Doctrine Matters

All churches have key distinctive and doctrinal positions that make them unique, but essential Core Convictions and Beliefs make a church a part of the Body of Christ. Learn what those core convictions and beliefs are!

We Believe in the One True God

WE BELIEVE that there is one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, equal in power and glory; that this triune God created all, upholds all, and governs all.

We Believe in The Word of God

WE BELIEVE that the SCRIPTURES of the Old and New Testaments are the Word of God, fully inspired without error in the original manuscripts and the infallible rule of faith and practice.

We Believe in God the Father

an infinite, personal Spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love; that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men; that He hears and answers prayer; and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.

We Believe in Jesus Christ

God's only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles and teachings, His substitutional atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, perpetual intercession for His people and personal, visible return to earth.

The Holy Spirit, Our Helper

WE BELIEVE in the HOLY SPIRIT, Who came forth from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify and empower for ministry all who believe in Christ; we believe the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Jesus Christ and that He is an abiding Helper, Teacher and Guide. We believe in the Baptism of the Holy Spirit and His present ministry in the lives of believers in the exercise of all biblical gifts of the Spirit.

We are all Sinners

WE BELIEVE that all MEN are sinners by nature and choice and are, therefore, under condemnation, that God regenerates by the Holy Spirit, those who repent of their sins and confess Jesus Christ as Lord; that Jesus Christ baptizes and fills the believer with the Holy Spirit and power for service, often subsequent to regeneration.

The Universal Church

WE BELIEVE in the universal CHURCH, the living spiritual body of which Christ is the Head and all regenerated persons are members.

Baptism & Communion

WE BELIEVE that the Lord Jesus Christ committed two ORDINANCES to the Church, Baptism and the Lord's Supper. We believe in baptism by immersion and communion open to all believers. We believe also in the laying on of hands for the baptism of the Holy Spirit, for ordination of pastors, elders and deacons, and for receiving gifts of the Spirit or healing.

Return of Christ

WE BELIEVE in the personal, visible RETURN OF CHRIST to earth and the establishment of His Kingdom; in the resurrection of the body, the final judgment and eternal blessing of the righteous and endless suffering of the wicked.


WE BELIEVE marriage is holy, ordained by God and defined as a union between one man and one woman for life.