We believe the church of the Lord Jesus Christ is a local body of baptized believers who are associated by covenant in the faith and fellowship of the Gospel, observing the two ordinances – believers' baptism by immersion and the Lord’s Supper.
Matthew 28:19; 1 Corinthians 1:2; 11:24-26; 12:13
The second coming of Jesus Christ is imminent and is the purifying hope of His church, giving a sense of urgency in preaching the Gospel to all people.
Matthew 24:30 & 36; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17; 2 Peter 3:9-11
God is the source of all blessings, temporal and spiritual; all that we have and are we owe to Him. Christians have a binding stewardship in their possessions. They are called to serve Him with their time, talents, and material possessions, and should recognize all these as entrusted to them to use for the glory of God and for helping others.
Psalm 84:11; Matthew 25:14-30; James 1:17
Every Christian is under obligation to work for the improvement of society and the establishment of righteousness, realizing that all means and methods can be truly and permanently helpful only when they are rooted in the regeneration of the individual by the saving grace of God in Jesus Christ. The Christian should oppose, in the Spirit of Christ, every evil and should work to provide for the orphaned, the needy, the aged, the helpless, and the sick. Every Christian should also seek to bring industry, government, and society as a whole under the influence of Christian principles through our example and witness. In order to promote these ends, Christians should be ready to work with all people of goodwill in any good cause, always being careful to act in a spirit of love without compromising their loyalty to Christ.
Isaiah 1:17; James 1:27