Dress Down Sunday
Mission: To follow the pattern established in the scriptures: Making that witness evident first in our own community,city,state, country,and then to the uttermost parts of the earth. We will follow the plan of God and seek the welfare of those who dwell in our surrounding area. We will endeavor to seek and to save those who are lost, impoverished, and undesirable by worldly standards, but embraceable in the eyes of God. We are confident that as we carry out this plan of action, God will bless the work of our hands and transform lives to His glory.
Vision: Salvation Through Jesus Christ, Empowering People, Outreach, Servant Leadership, and Good Stewardship.
The Scriptures: We believe that the Bible is the verbally inspired Word of God and is inerrant in the original writings. The Bible being the revealed Word of God is the ground and foundation from which all claims of truth shall be substantiated. The Word of God is alive and quick! Through God's sovereign hand, the Scriptures have been preserved and are the supreme and final authority. (II Timothy 3:16-17; II Peter 1:20-21; Hebrews 4:12)
God: We believe that there is only one true and living God existing in three persons--Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Each is a distinct Person, but all of one essence and all having the same nature, perfection and attributes, and each is worthy of precisely the same worship, confidence, and obedience.
(Genesis 1;1-3, 26; Matthew 3:16, 17; John 1:1, 14, 10:30, 14:26, 15:26; Matthew 28:19)
Jesus Christ: We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, begotten by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, shed His blood on Calvary in our place, was buried, rose again and ascended to the Father according to the Scriptures. (Luke1:26-33, 22:20, 24:46)
Holy Spirit: We believe that the Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity, God and co-existent with the Father and the Son. The Holy Spirit is the Chief Agent in the regeneration of the soul, the Chief Convictor of sin, and the Chief Comforter of the believer. Simultaneous with generation, the Holy Spirit baptizes the believer into the body of Christ, permanently indwells him and seals him in salvation for all eternity. The Holy Spirit is the giver of spiritual gifts to the believer. (John 16:1-13; Acts 5:3-4; Titus 3:5; Matthew 3:11; Ephesians 1:13-14; I Corinthians 12:1-11)
Salvation: We believe that all who, in faith, receive the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior are born again by the Holy Spirit and thus become the children of God. Salvation involves redemption, regeneration, sanctification, and glorification. (Ephesians 1:7; Romans 10:9-10, 5:7-11; Colossians 1:13-14, 21-22; John 17:16-22; II Corinthians 5:17; I Corinthians 6:19)
Eternal Security: We believe salvation is a gift from God as reflected by the death of His only begotten Son Jesus Christ who, through His death reconciled mankind back to God. We believe that God has given mankind the ability to choose where they will spend eternity by allowing mankind to accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, accept the teachings found in the Word of God, and while on earth continually living a life that is reflective of the Gospel. Therefore, the believer shall be kept by the power of God through their continued faith and commitment to walk upright with Him. (John 3:16, 10:27-29,14:16-17,26; Ephesians 1:13; 2:8-9; Philippians 1:6; Jude 24-25)