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Our Mission: 

Total fulfillment is found by discoving God's plan for your life.  Our extreme desire is to help you do that. 

Our Purpose:

Love God. Grow Together. Serve Others. To Know Jesus and to make Him known.

We Believe:

God is the Creator of the universe. He has eternally existed in three personalities: The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God. Ge. 1:26-27; Psalm 90:2; Mt. 28:19; 1 Pe. 1:2; 2 Cor. 13:14

Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on the cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven’s glory and will return someday to earth to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Mt. 1:22-23; Is 9:6; Jn. 14:14-15; 1 Cor. 15:3-4; Ro. 1:3-4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Tim. 6:14-15; Titus 2:13

The Holy Spirit is co-equal with God the Father and the Son of God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides Christians power for living, an understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. He gives every believer a spiritual gift(s) when he is saved. As Christians, we seek to live under His control every day. 2 Cor. 3:17; Jn. 16:7-13; Acts 1:8; 1 Cor. 2:12; Eph. 1:13-14; Ga. 5:25; Eph. 5:18; Jn. 14:16-17

Man is made in the spiritual image of God, to be like him in character. He is the supreme object of God’s creation. Although man has a tremendous potential for good, he is marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God, called sin. This attitude separates man from God. Ge. 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Is. 53:6a; Ro. 3:23; Is. 59:12

The Bible Is God’s word to us. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is inerrant and wholly the truth. 2 Tim. 3:16; 2 Pe. 1:20-21; 2 Tim. 1:13; Psalm 119:105-106; Prov. 30:5

Salvation Is a free gift from God to man. Man can never make up for his sin by self-improvement or good works. By trusting in Jesus Christ alone as God’s offer of forgiveness can man be saved from sin’s penalty. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith. Ro. 6:23; Eph. 2:8-9; Jn.14:6; Titus 3:5; Ga. 3:26; Ro. 5:1

Eternity: Man was created to exist forever. He will either exist eternally separated from God by sin or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life in Heaven. Heaven and Hell are places of eternal existence. Jn. 3:16; Jn. 2:25; Ro. 6:23; 1 Jn. 5:11-13; Re. 20:25; Mt. 8:11; Mt. 24:44

Eternal Security: Because God gives man eternal life through Jesus Christ, the believer is secure in his salvation for eternity. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian. It is the grace and keeping power of God that gives this security. Jn. 10:29; 2 Tim. 1:12; He. 7:25; He. 10:10-14; 1 Pe. 1:3-5