Here you can find teachings that are founded on Biblical truth and a refuge from the busyness of life, yet not have to lose the luxuries of new technologies. We understand and continuously explore ways to stay connected and engaged with others. Therefore we offer virtual attendance as a viable option for some but believe wholeheartedly that real face time holds an even higher value in the form of fellowship when we gather together as the Bible calls us to do. So as much as we plug-in during and beyond service times, we also provide multiple ways to have fun unplugged as well.
Youth Group Leader
Sunday School Director
Pastor Steve Hill
OUR ARTICLES OF FAITH
(1) Of the Scriptures:
We believe that the Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired, and is a perfect treasure of heavenly instruction, that it has God for its Author, salvation for its end, and truth without any mixture of error for its matter; that it reveals the principles by which God will judge us, and therefore is, and shall remain to the end of the world, the true center of Christian union, and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and opinions should be tried.
(2) Of the True God:
We believe that there is one and only living and true God, an infinite, intelligent Spirit, whose name is Jehovah, the Maker and Supreme Ruler of heaven and earth, inexpressibly glorious in holiness, and worthy of all possible honor, confidence, and love; that in the unity of the Godhead there are three Persons; the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, equal in every divine perfection, and executing distinct but harmonious offices in the great work of redemption.
(3) Of the Fall of Man:
We believe that man was created in holiness under the Law of his Maker, but by voluntary transgression fell from that holy and happy state; in consequence of which all mankind are now sinners, not by constraint but choice, being by nature utterly void of that holiness required by the Law of God, positively inclined to evil, and therefore under just condemnation to eternal ruin, (and) without defense or excuse.
(4) Of the Way of Salvation:
We believe that the salvation of sinners is wholly of grace through the Mediatorial offices of the Son of God, who by the appointment of the Father, freely took upon Him our nature, yet without sin, honored the divine Law by his personal obedience and by His death made a full atonement for our sins; that having risen from the dead, He is now enthroned in heaven, and uniting in His wonderful Person the tenderest sympathies with divine perfections, He is every way qualified to be (a) suitable, a compassionate, (and) an all-sufficient Savior.
(5) Of Justification:
We believe that the great gospel blessing which Christ secures to such as believe in Him is justification, including the pardon of sin, and the promise of eternal life on principles of righteousness; that it is bestowed not in consideration of any works of righteousness which we have done, but solely through faith in the Redeemer’s blood, by virtue of that faith, His perfect righteousness is freely imputed to us by God; that it brings us into a state of most blessed peace and favor with God, and secures every other blessing needful for time and eternity.
(6) Of the Freeness of Salvation:
We believe that the blessings of salvation are made free to all by the gospel; that it is the immediate responsibility of all to trust them by a cordial, penitent, and obedient faith; that nothing prevents the salvation of the greatest sinner on earth, but his own inherent depravity and voluntary rejection of the gospel, which rejection involves him in an aggravated condemnation.
(7) Of Grace in Regeneration:
We believe that in order to be saved, sinners must be regenerated, or “born again;” that regeneration (is solely the work of the Holy Spirit); that regeneration consists in giving a holy disposition of the mind; that it is affected by a manner above our comprehension with divine truth, so as to secure our voluntary obedience to the gospel, and that its proper evidence appears in the holy fruits of repentance and faith and newness of life.
(8) Of Repentance and Faith:
We believe that repentance and faith are sacred duties, and also inseparable graces wrought in our souls by the regenerating (work of the) Spirit of God, whereby being fully convinced of our guilt, danger, and helplessness, and of the way of salvation by Christ, we turn to God with unfeigned contrition, confession, and supplication for mercy; at the same time heartily receiving the Lord Jesus Christ as our Prophet, Priest, and King, and relying on Him alone as the only and all-sufficient Savior.
(9) Of God’s Purpose in Election:
We believe that election is the eternal purpose of God, according to which He graciously regenerates, sanctifies, and saves sinners (from their sins); (that) it comprehends all the means in connection with the end; that it is a most glorious display of God’s sovereign goodness, being infinitely free, wise, holy, and unchangeable; that it utterly excludes boasting and promotes humility, love, prayer, praise, trust in God, and active imitation of His free mercy; that it encourages the use of means in the highest degree; that it is the foundation of Christian assurance, and that to ascertain it with regard to ourselves demands and deserves the utmost diligence.
(10) Of Sanctification:
We believe that sanctification is the process by which, according to the will of God, we are made partakers of His holiness; (that we stand perfectly holy by virtue of our being accepted in the Beloved); that it is a progressive work which is begun in regeneration and carried on in the hearts of believers by the presence and power of the Holy Spirit, the Sealer and Comforter in the continual use of the appointed means-especially the Word of God, self-examination, self-denial, watchfulness, and prayer.
(11) Of the Perseverance of the Saints:
We believe that such only are real believers as endure unto the end; that their persevering attachment to Christ is the grand mark that distinguishes them from superficial professors; that a special Providence watches over their welfare, and that they are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation.
(12) Of the Harmony of the Law and the Gospel:
We believe that the Law of God is the eternal and unchangeable rule of His moral government; that it is holy, just, and good, and that the inability which the Scriptures ascribe to fallen men to fulfill it precepts arises entirely from their love of sin, (in consequence of which they neither can nor will keep the Law of God; whereby the Law becomes their school-master to point them to the better Way of the Gospel), and to restore them through the Mediator to unfeigned obedience to the Holy Law; (thus the Law becomes) a means of grace connected with the establishment of the visible Church.
(13) Of a Gospel Church:
We believe that a visible church of Christ is a congregation of baptized believers associated by covenant in the 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 only scriptural offices are bishops or pastors, (elders), and deacons, whose qualifications, claims, and responsibilities are defined in the Epistles to Timothy and Titus.
(14) Of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper:
We believe that Christian baptism is the immersion in water of a believer into the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, to show forth in a solemn and beautiful emblem, our faith in the crucified, buried, and risen Savior with its effect in our death to sin and resurrection to a new life; that it is prerequisite to the privileges of a church relationship and to the Lord’s Supper in which the members of the Church, (the body of Christ), by the sacred use of bread and wine, are to commemorate together the dying love of Christ, preceded always by solemn self-examination.
(15) Of the Christian Sabbath:
We believe that the first day of the week is the Lord’s Day, or Christian Sabbath, and is to be kept sacred to religious purposes by abstaining from all secular labor and sinful recreations, by the devout observance of all the means of grace both private and public, and by preparation for that rest that remaineth for the people of God.
(16) Of Civil Government:
We believe that civil government is the divine appointment for the interests and good order of human society, and that magistrates are to be prayed for, conscientiously honored, and obeyed, except only in things opposed to the will of our Lord Jesus Christ, who is the only Lord of conscience and the Prince of the kings of the earth.
(17) Of the Righteous and the Wicked:
We believe that there is a radical and essential difference between the righteous and the wicked; that such only as through faith are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and sanctified by the Spirit of our Lord Jesus, and sanctified by the Spirit of God, are truly righteous in His esteem, while all such as continue in impenitence and unbelief are in His sight wicked and under the curse, and this distinction holds among men both in and after death.
(18) Of the World to Come:
We believe that the end of the world is approaching; that at the Last Day Christ will descend from heaven, and raise the dead from the grave to final retribution; that a solemn separation will then take place; that the wicked will be adjudged to endless punishment, and the righteous to endless joy, and that this judgment will fix forever the final state of men in heaven or hell, on principles of righteousness.
(19) Of Marriage:
We believe that marriage is ordained by God as outlined in Scripture (See Genesis 2:18-25). We further believe that marriage is between a man and a women as ordained by God (See Genesis 2:21 and 2:24). We believe that Jesus taught that marriage was a sacred union before God between a man and a woman that made them “one flesh” and for that reason marriage was to be entered into discreetly and soberly (See Matthew 19:4-6 and Mark 10:6-9).