The Apostles Creed
The Apostles’ Creed has given Christian churches a faithful doctrinal foundation for centuries. It has passed the test of scriptural integrity. It has crossed denominational boundaries. It has passed freely through generations and people groups. It provides a summary of Christian doctrines and allows us to have fellowship with other Christians who profess their faith as follows:
We believe in God, the Father Almighty,
Creator of heaven and earth.
We believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried.
He descended to the dead,
on the third day He rose again.
He ascended into heaven,
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again to judge the living and the dead.
We believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy Christian church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and life everlasting. Amen.
All are Sinners in Need of a Savior
We believe God created men and women in His image and likeness for fellowship with Himself and to carry out the creation ordinances; that Adam sinned; and that through his disobedience the entire race was alienated from God and is born depraved and totally lost. We believe that all human life is sacred and to be protected as it is the image of God. (Genesis 1-3; Romans 5:12-21; Isaiah 53:6; Psalm 139:13-16)
Salvation Through Faith by Grace
We believe that God freely justifies His people by granting them faith in the sinless life, shed blood, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. This faith receives and rests on Christ and His righteousness alone. Thus, believers are born again by God's grace through faith in Christ apart from works. (Ephesians 2:8-10; John 3:16-18; Acts 4:8-12; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Romans 5:1-9)
There is One True God
We believe in the Triune God—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—who is holy, loving, good, wise, and almighty; who has created his world out of nothing, who sustains, provides for, and rules all things, who is our only Redeemer, and who will judge all people. (Luke 3:21-22; Matthew 28:19-20; Ephesians 1:3-14)
The Inspired Word of God
We believe the Old and New Testaments are verbally inspired by God, infallible and God-breathed, a perfect rule of faith and practice for mankind. (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:19-21; 1 Corinthians 2:12-13; Proverbs 30:5)
The Normal Christian Life
We believe every Christian in this church age shares the same union with Christ, and that it is the privilege and responsibility of each Christian to be continually controlled in their inner life by the indwelling Spirit. We believe the basic conditions for the Spirit-controlled life are the attitude of dependence on the Holy Spirit in all areas of the believer’s life, and obedience to the Word of God known by the believer at that time.
God’s Plan for the Ages
We believe God has structured His plan for the ages of human history in the form of biblical dispensations. While there is only one plan of salvation for all dispensations, God’s Word outlines a clear and different way of life for believers in each age. We believe the three major ages of the Mosaic Law (Exodus 19 – Acts 1), the church (Acts 2 – the rapture), and the Millennium (Revelation 19 – 20) must be clearly distinguished.