In one God, revealed as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe that our Lord Jesus Christ was begotten, not created, very God of God, truly God, truly man. He was born of the virgin Mary, lived a sinless life, died a vicarious and atoning death for the sins of the world, resurrected bodily for our justification, and now reigns in glory until all things be put under His feet. We believe in the absolute inspiration of the Holy Scriptures, which were subsequently accepted as truth by the early Christian Church. We believe that man was made in the image of God and is the crown of creation. He is now, by reason of the fall, spiritually depraved and alienated from his Creator. Apart from God's grace, he has no ability to attain to his high calling. We believe that justification is by grace through faith in our Lord’s sacrifice on Calvary. We believe that all of God's people are to be buried with Christ in the waters of baptism, subsequent to conversion. We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells all believers, conforming them to the image of Christ. We believe that the baptism in the Holy Spirit is an endowment of power subsequent to conversion, given by God to anoint the believer for sanctification and evangelism. It is our understanding that the supernatural gifts of the Holy Spirit are active within the body of Christ until the coming of the Lord. Furthermore, we believe that the development of these charismatic gifts ought to be encouraged under the guidance of local church authorities. We believe that the identity of the Body of Christ on the earth is primarily perceived through the local church. While encouraging the voluntary association of local churches and recognizing the need of consensus on matters of fundamental doctrine and conduct, we strongly confess the local church to be sovereign. We believe in the right of local churches and ministries to form temporal institutions to assist them in carrying out the work of God. At the same time we reject sectarianism and divisiveness as great evils. We believe in the priesthood of believer. That is to say that all people born of God have equal status before, and direct access to, their Lord. We believe a great COMMITMENT to the great COMMANDMENT and the great COMMISSION will grow a great CHURCH! Matthew 22:36-40 & Matthew 28:19-20