We Believe that church government should be simple rather than a complex bureaucracy. We depend on the Holy Spirit’s guidance in establishing leadership within the church in accordance with the Scriptures (1 Timothy 3:1-13 ; Titus 1:5-9).
We Believe in the New Testament ordinances of Water Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. These ordinances are observed in obedience to the commands of our Lord Jesus Christ as acts of love and devotion and are not necessary for one’s salvation (Matthew 28:19-20; Luke 22:19-20; 1 Corinthians 11:24-25).
We Reject: (1) The belief that true Christians can be demon possessed, (2) the “Positive Confession Movement” which teaches that God can be commanded to heal or work miracles according to man’s will, (3) the “Prosperity Movement” which teaches that it is God’s will for every believer to be wealthy, (4) human prophecy that supersedes Scripture, (5) the incorporation of humanistic and secular psychology and philosophy into biblical teaching, and (6) the overemphasis of spiritual gifts, experiential signs and wonders to the exclusion of biblical teaching.
In our Services we focus on a personal relationship with God through worship, prayer, and the teaching of the Word of God. We teach both expositionally and topically. We do not allow speaking in tongues loudly during the services, nor prophecy while a Bible study is in progress because we do not believe that the Holy Spirit would interrupt Himself (Acts 2:42-47; 1 Corinthians 14:32).
We seek to teach the Word of God in such a way that its message can be applied to an individual’s life, leading that person towards greater maturity in Jesus Christ (Ephesians 4:11-13).