Statement of Faith

  1. We believe the Bible to be the inspired and authoritative Word of God and the standard by which all knowledge is judged and taught.  (2 Timothy 3:16-17)

  2. We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons:  Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  (Matthew 28: 18-20)

  3. We believe in the Deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.  (I Corinthians 15:3, 1 Peter 2:21-24, John 3:16)

  4. We believe that through Adam all men have inherited a sinful nature and we are all under the wrath of God; we are spiritually dead, and are without hope, except for God’s mercy.  (Romans 5:12, Ephesians 2:1-3, Romans 6:23)

  5. We believe that all those who are regenerated by God’s Holy Spirit, and who thus repent and believe in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, will receive forgiveness of sins, reconciliation to God, and eternal life.  This salvation is received apart from any works.  Good works do not assist in our salvation, but rather result from our salvation.  (John 3:1-8, Luke 13:1-5, Romans 3:21-30, Ephesians 2:8-9)

  6. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.  (Galatians 5:22-23)

  7. We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; that those who are in Christ are saved unto the resurrection of life, and those who are outside of Christ are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.  (John 5:29, Acts 24:15)

  8. We believe that all believers in our Lord Jesus Christ are united in the Body of Christ (John 17:21-23) and are eternally secure in this relationship.  (John 10:28, Romans 8:35-39)

  9. We believe that children and adolescents should be taught in Christian love. (Hebrews 12:6, Revelation 3:19)

  10. We believe that teaching and learning should be accomplished through the cooperative effort of parents and teachers, for the Bible places primary responsibility for the total education of the child on the parents.  (Proverbs 22:6, Deuteronomy 6:4-9)