1. The Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, to be the inspired Word of God, without error in the
original writings, the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of men and the Divine and final
authority for Christian faith and life.
2. In one God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three persons: Father,
Son and Holy Spirit.
3. That Jesus Christ is true God and true man having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the
virgin Mary. He died on the cross as a sacrifice for our sins according to the Scripture. Further, He
arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven, where at the right hand of the Majesty on High,
He is now our High Priest and Advocate.
4. That the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ and during this age to convict
men, regenerate the believing sinner, indwell, guide, instruct and empower the believer for godly
living and service.
5. That man was created in the image of God but fell into sin and is, therefore, lost and only through
regeneration by the Holy Spirit can salvation and spiritual life be obtained.
6. That the shed blood of Jesus Christ and His resurrection provide the only ground for justification and
salvation for all who believe, and only such as receive Jesus Christ are born of the Spirit and, thus,
become children of God.
7. That water baptism and the Lord’s Supper are ordinances to be observed by the Church during the
present age. They are, however, not to be regarded as a means of salvation.
8. That the true Church is composed of all such persons who through saving faith in Jesus Christ have
been regenerated by the Holy Spirit and are united together in the Body of Christ of which He is the
9. That only those who are thus members of the true Church shall be eligible for membership in the
10. That Jesus Christ is the Lord and Head of the Church and that every local church has the right under
Christ to decide and govern its own affairs.
11. In the personal and imminent return of our Lord Jesus Christ and that this “Blessed Hope” has a vital
bearing on the personal life and service of the believer.
12. In the bodily resurrection of the dead; of the believer to everlasting blessedness and joy with the
Lord; of the unbeliever to judgment and everlasting conscious punishment.
Above all, the authority for our beliefs, our worship, and our lives is the Word of God. We hold to the
historic creeds of the Christian church, and our doctrinal positions are outlined in the Westminster
Confession of Faith along with the Shorter and Larger Catechisms. (1) We are a Reformed church, and
thus affirm the “Five Solas” of the Protestant Reformation as outlined below.(2)
Soli Deo Gloria: to God alone be the glory
We affirm that because salvation is of God and has been accomplished by God, it is for God’s glory
and that we must glorify Him always. We must live our entire lives before the face of God, under the
authority of God and for his glory alone.
We deny that we can properly glorify God if our worship is confused with entertainment, if we neglect
either Law or Gospel in our preaching, or if self-improvement, self-esteem or self-fulfillment are allowed
to become alternatives to the gospel.
Solus Christus: through Christ alone
We affirm that our salvation is accomplished by the mediatorial work of the historical Christ alone. His
sinless life and substitutionary atonement alone are sufficient for our justification and reconciliation to
We deny that the gospel is preached if Christ’s substitutionary work is not declared and faith in Christ
and His work is not solicited.
Sola Scriptura: revealed in Scripture alone
We affirm the inerrant Scripture to be the sole source of written divine revelation, which alone can
bind the conscience. The Bible alone teaches all that is necessary for our salvation from sin and is the
standard by which all Christian behavior must be measured.
We deny that any creed, council or individual may bind a Christian’s conscience, that the Holy
Spirit speaks independently of or contrary to what is set forth in the Bible, or that personal spiritual
experience can ever be a vehicle of revelation.
Sola Gratia: by grace alone
We affirm that in salvation we are rescued from God’s wrath by His grace alone. It is the supernatural
work of the Holy Spirit that brings us to Christ by releasing us from our bondage to sin and raising us
from spiritual death to spiritual life.
We deny that salvation is in any sense a human work. Human methods, techniques or strategies by
themselves cannot accomplish this transformation. Faith is not produced by our unregenerated human
Sola Fide: through faith alone
We affirm that justification is by grace alone through faith alone because of Christ alone. In justification
Christ’s righteousness is imputed to us as the only possible satisfaction of God’s perfect justice.
We deny that justification rests on any merit to be found in us, or upon the grounds of an infusion of
Christ’s righteousness in us, or that an institution claiming to be a church that denies or condemns sola
fide can be recognized as a legitimate church.
(1) To include the Apostle’s Creed, The Nicene Creed, and the Heidelberg Catechism
(2) Taken from The Cambridge Declaration of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals