1. We are committed to worshiping God with reverence and awe in all we do:
- 1 Corinthians 10:31; Colossians 3:17; Hebrews 12:28
2. We believe in the Doctrines of Grace:
- Radical Depravity: This means that sin has left no part of humanity uncorrupted by sin. The destructive effects of sin impact every human being born to the fallen race of Adam, in mind, body, and soul. This leaves humanity utterly sinnful, and with no ability to save itself from the judgment and condemnation of God, whether by action or choice (Romans 8:7-8; Romans 9:16; Ephesians 2:1-3).
- Unconditional Election: God, in His sovereign love, has freely chosen to redeem a specific people for salvation to the praise of the glory of His grace. These "elect" are entirely undeserving, and are chosen for salvation according to the kind intention and will of God from among the fallen race of humanity (John 10:26-27; Romans 9:11; Romans 9:22-23; Romans 11:5; Ephesians 1:4-6; 1 Thessalonians 1:4-5; 1 Peter 1:2).
- Particular Redemption: The Only-Begotten Son of God was sent into this world by God the Father to be the perfect Mediator for God's chosen people. He gave His life for "the many" He came to save from sin. He perfectly reconciles them to God the Father through His righteous life, His atoning death on the cross, His subsequent resurrection, and His current intercession on their behalf in heaven at the right hand of the Father. This saving work of Christ is not applied to those who will suffer condemnation for their sin in hell (Isaiah 53:10-11; Mark 10:45; John 10:15; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Galatians 3:10-13; Romans 9:22-24; 1Timothy 2:5; 1 Peter 2:7-8).
- Irresistable Grace: Jesus Christ will receieve the perfect and full reward of His sufferings. Those sinners whom God has chosen for salvation and redeemed with the blood of His Son will be effectually drawn to Christ for salvation by the Holy Spirit and through the preaching of the Gospel (John 6:44-45; John 10:16; John 10:26-27; 1 Thessalonians 1:4-5; 2 Thessalonians 2:13-14).
- Preservation/Perseverance of the Saints: Those who are brought to salvation in Christ will be preserved and will persevere in the Christian life by the almighty power and faithfulness of God (Matthew 10:22; John 10:26-30; 1 Peter 1:3-5; Jude 1).
3. We affirm the five "Solas" of the Reformation:
- All knowledge necessary for a godly life and salvation is made known to us in Scripture Alone (Isaiah 8:19-20; Matthew 15:3-9; 1 Thessalonians 4:1-2; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:2-4)
- Salvation is by Grace Alone (Romans 11:5-6; Ephesians 2:8-9)
- Salvation is through Faith Alone (Romans 3:21-26; Galatians 2:15-16)
- Salvation rests on the finished work of Christ Alone (Acts 4:12; 1 Timothy 2:3-6; 1 John 5:10-12)
- Salvation is To the Glory of God Alone (Isaiah 61:3; Romans 9:23; Ephesians 1:6)
4. We believe in the inspiration, infallibility, and sufficiency of God’s Word in all things:
- The Word of God is what gives authority for preaching and teaching in the church, and is sufficient to equip us for every work God calls good (2 Timothy 3:16-17)
- This infallible and sufficient Word is found in the 66 books of what are commonly called the Old and New Testaments.
- Just as God has inspired His Word, He has and will also continue to preserve it (Matthew 5:18; Matthew 24:35)
5. We continuously strive to grow in Christ-likeness:
- This means constantly maturing in the Christian life and becoming more and more like Jesus -- more fully manifesting His character in our attitudes, thoughts, words and deeds by the power of the Holy Spirit (Romans 13:14; Galatians 5:22-26; Ephesians 4:20-24; 2 Peter 3:18)
6. We aim to live in dependence upon the Holy Spirit at all times:
- This means that we seek to pray in the Spirit at all times (Romans 8:26; Ephesians 6:18; Jude 20)
- This also means that we seek to walk in the power of the Holy Spirit at all times, pursuing a life of worship, godliness and growth in our comprehension of the love of Christ (Romans 8:13; Galatians 5:24-25; Ephesians 3:14-19)
7. We take seriously our responsibility to proclaim the excellencies of God to one another and throughout the world:
- 1 Peter 2:9; Colossians 3:16; Acts 1:8
8. We seek to live as salt and light in this world:
- By letting our light shine to others through our good works and walking as children of light (Matthew 5:13; Ephesians 5:8-14; Philippians 2:14-15)
- By living as sojourners and strangers in this world, looking for the age to come (Philippians 3:21; Hebrews 11:13-16; Hebrews 13:13-14; 1 Peter 2:11-12)
- By laboring to do good to the people among whom we live (Galatians 6:10)
- By seeking and praying for the peace of the cities, states, and nation in which we live (Psalm 37:1-6; Jeremiah 29:7; 1 Timothy 2:1-7)
- By calling the nations to submit to the righteous, just, and gracious rule of our Lord Jesus Christ (Psalm 2:10-12; Matthew 28:18-19; Mark 6:18; Acts 26:27-29; Romans 13:1-7)
9. We strive to help one another live out the God-designed roles for Biblical manhood and womanhood:
- Men taking responsibility for leadership in the home and in the church (1 Corinthians 11:3; Ephesians 5:25-28; Ephesians 6:4; 1 Timothy 2:8)
- Women understanding and exercising Biblical submission (Ephesians 5:22-24) and living out their God-ordained roles (1 Timothy 2:11-15; Titus 2:2-5)
- Everyone understanding that differing roles does not mean differing value (Genesis 1:26-27; 1 Corinthians 11:3)
- Parents embracing their Biblical responsibility to train their own children (Deuteronomy 6:4-9; Proverbs 6:20; Ephesians 6:4)
- Taking a biblical stance on issues of marriage, divorce and remarriage, human sexuality, homosexuality, and transgenderism (Genesis 1:26-27; Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:1-9; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11; Galatians 5:19-21; Titus 2:2-5)
10. We believe in parental responsibility for the training of children:
- The church seeks to teach and equip parents to train their children (Deuteronomy 6:4-9, Ephesians 6:4).
- The church's children's ministry (Promise Kingdom) is supplemental to the parental ministry taking place in the home.
11. We aim to live out our oneness in Christ in practical ways:
- Serving one another (Acts 4:32)
- Encouraging one another (Hebrews 3:12-13)
- Teaching and admonishing one another (Colossians3:16)
- Growing in our love for one another (1 Thessalonians 4:9-10)
- Looking out for the interests of one another (Philippians 2:3-5)
- Bearing one another's burdens (Galatians 6:2)
- Rescuing/Keeping one another (Genesis 4:9; James 5:19-20)
- Bearing peacably with one another (Ephesians 4:1-3)
- Gathering together with one another for worship (Hebrews 10:25)
12. We strive to exercise biblical stewardship of all God has entrusted to our care:
- Stewarding our homes, our finances, and the church property for the glory of God, the good of others, and the Kingdom of Heaven (Luke 16:10-11; Acts 20:35; Ephesians 4:28; 1 Timothy 6:17-19)
13. We seek to establish purposeful leadership development:
- Seeking to train up faithful men to who will in the future be able to train others also (2 Timothy 2:2)
- Seeking to equip Christians for the work of ministry, which is discipling one another and the nations in the ways of Christ (Matthew28:18-20; Ephesians 4:11-16)
14. We are committed to honoring the work and exercising the gifts of the Holy Spirit among us:
- 1 Corinthians 12-14; 1 Thessalonians 5:16-22