1. The Tri-Une God There is one God self-existing in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Each person of God is distinct and equally divine; yet at the same time one being in essence and glory. God is eternal, infinite, sovereign, omniscient, omnipresent, omnipotent, unchanging, holy, just, righteous, love, gracious, merciful, and good.
2. The Word The Bible is the inspired, infallible, and authoritative Word of God. The Bible is inerrant in the original writings, God-breathed, and the complete and supreme authority for faith and conduct.
3. Creation God is the Creator of all things, seen and unseen, and He is sovereign over all creation. The purpose of all of creation is for the Glory of God. God created man and women in His image and humanity exists for the chief end to glorify Him. God’s creation in its original form, and before the fall, was good.
4. The Fall Adam and Eve were the first people to be created by God, and all of humanity flows from them. In the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve disobeyed God’s Word which caused sin to enter into the World and to subsequently spread to all humanity. The consequence of sin is that humanity is separated from God, spiritually dead, destined to physically die, and condemned under the wrath of God. After the Fall, the heart of every man and women is incapable of glorifying God without the intervention of God’s grace. 5. Redemptive History As a result of sin, humanity is dead in their trespasses and separated from God. Before the foundation of the Earth was laid, God had a singular plan to redeem people to Himself through the life, death, and resurrection of His Son Jesus Christ. All of redemptive history leads to this end and all of Scripture reveals God’s eternal purpose of redemption by grace through faith in His Son Jesus Christ. 6. Jesus Christ Jesus Christ is the second person of the Tri-Une God. Jesus was in the beginning with God and is eternal. Jesus was sent by God to become a man for the purpose of reconciling a sinful humanity to a Holy God. Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of a virgin, lived a perfectly righteous life and was crucified on a cross. On the cross Jesus absorbed the wrath of God and provided atonement for all who have faith in Him. Jesus died and was buried and on the third day was physically resurrected by the power of the Holy Spirit. Jesus ascended into Heaven and now sits at the right hand of God interceding on the behalf of His people and provides forgiveness and life to all who put their trust in Him.
7. The Gospel All humanity has rebelled against an Infinitely Holy God and is deserving of the wrath of God. Humanity is incapable of saving itself from God’s wrath. In order to uphold God’s justice and to simultaneously provide a way for salvation, God sent His Son into the world to live as a man. Jesus lived a sinless life, was crucified as our substitute, absorbed the wrath of God, was buried and rose from the grave. Jesus has paid the debt for our rebellion, conquered death, and offers forgiveness and life to all who have faith in Him. This is the Gospel. It is by the proclamation of this Gospel by the power of the Holy Spirit that causes people to believe in Jesus and be saved.
8. The Holy Spirit The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Tri-Une God. He proceeds from the father and the Son, convicts, regenerates, seals, indwells and sanctifies every person who has faith in Jesus. He is our Counselor and Helper in knowing the Glory of God, in the person of Jesus Christ.
9. The Church The Church is an assembly of disciples from every nation tribe, language, and people that have been born of the Spirit of God. The head of the Church is Jesus Christ and the purpose of the Church is to mutually encourage, exhort, equip and admonish one another in love for the spread of the Glory of God in the hearts of individuals both locally and globally. 10. Ordinances Jesus instituted two ordinances that the Church shall use to express the Gospel, Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. Baptism is the outward ceremonial display of an inward transformation that occurs in a Christian’s heart at the moment of conversion. It is to be exercised only by believers after spiritual conversion. It is symbolic of a believer’s death to self and life in Christ. The Lord’s Supper is a corporate ceremony of the Church that reminds Christians, and proclaims to the lost, the new covenant with God that was instituted through the blood of Jesus Christ, whereby we are adopted into the family of God by grace through faith.
11. Great Commission The Church is created in Jesus to do the works He has prepared for us in advance. Jesus has directed His Church to go and make disciples. The way in which God has designed to make disciples is by the proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ with the power of the Holy Spirit. Not only is the Church to share the Gospel, but it must simultaneously give of itself, by faith in Christ and through the love of God.
12. End Times Jesus will return to the earth in glory and the dead will be resurrected and everyone will be judged before God. Those whose name is written in the Lamb’s Book of Life will be with Christ and those who are not will be cast to a place of eternal punishment.