Mission : our mission to challenge people to discover and live a Christ-centered life Who we are : SCRIPTURE was written by men divinely inspired and is the record of God's revelation of Himself to man. It has God for its author, salvation for its end and truth, without any mixture of error, for its matterThe criterion by which the Bible is to be interpreted is Jesus Christ. GOD is defined as one living and true GodThe eternal God reveals Himself to us as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, with distinct personal attributes, but without division of nature, essence of being. THE FATHER God reigns in providential care of the universe and He is personal Father to those who become children through faith in Jesus Christ. THE SON Jesus is the eternal Son of God who became incarnate, conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He honored God and man through a sinless life and His sacrificial life and death provides for the opportune redemption of mankind from sin's penalty. THE HOLY SPIRIT As Spirit, God exalts Christ and convicts of sin, righteousness and judgment. The Spirit indwells every believer at the moment of salvation, and enlightens and empowers the surrendered believer. GOD CREATED MAN in the image of God, as God's crowning act of creation. Man chose to sin and introduced sin's consequences to mankind and creation at large. The value of mankind is reflected in the distinctness of containing God's own image and is confirmed in the illustration of God's extreme expression of sinless sacrifice through the person of Jesus Christ, therefore every created human being possesses dignity and is worthy of respect and Christlike love. SALVATION redeems the entire human being, and is offered freely to any who accept Jesus Christ as Savior. The sacrifice of Jesus secures the opportunity of salvation. GOD'S GRACE is the catalyst for salvation. God's grace initiates the conviction of sin and enables the believer to establish and maintain the relationship with God through Christ until the return of Christ. THE CHURCH is both local and universal. A local church is made up of baptized believers who worship and fellowship for the purpose of serving Christ in co-mission. The universal church is composed of all the redeemed of all the ages. BAPTISM AND LORD'S SUPPER are recognized as the two ordinances of the local church. Believer's Baptism symbolizes the believer's faith in a crucified, buried and risen Savior and also testifies of the believer's death to sin and resurrection to new life in Christ that salvation has brought. The Lord's Supper memorializes the sacrifice of our Savior, Jesus Christ, and celebrates the surety of his Second Coming. THE LORD'S DAY is the first day of the week commemorating the resurrection of Christ and it is set apart for worship and celebration. EVANGELISM AND MISSIONS are the heartbeat of our co-mission with Christ. The church seeks to challenge people to discover and live a Christ-centered life.