We believe that our mission as a church is best summarized in the Great Commission and the parallel passages of Scripture (Math 28:18–20; Mark 16:15–16; Luke 24:45–48; John 20:21; Acts 1:8). We are to make disciples of Jesus Christ, first by bringing them to salvation through faith in Christ, and then by teaching them to live for him according to his word. Christ is the head of the church. Therefore, we must follow his directions and instructions rather than coming up with our own ideas on how to build the church.
We believe that man, as a sinner, is unable to deliver himself from the corruption, wickedness, and enmity that characterizes him in his natural state. Only by God’s regenerating grace can a sinner be transformed so that he comes to Christ in genuine faith and repentance. This transformation results in new affections—love for God and hatred of sin. It also results in a new desire to be obedient to God and His word. Because the Holy Spirit indwells genuine believers, we believe their lives will be marked by an increasing conformity to the image of Christ.
We believe that for God to be glorified through the visible church she must be kept pure. Therefore, we will follow our Lord’s instructions on dealing with sin in our midst. We will follow our Lord’s instructions in all areas of life and ministry because do not exist to please men but to glorify God. We will preach the word of God, evangelize the lost, baptize by immersion, teach the disciples, equip the saints, and partake of the Lord’s Supper just as our Lord directed us.