What We Believe:
The Bible: All Scripture, as first written by the authors themselves, was produced under the direct inspiration of the Holy Spirit. Scripture, both the Old and New Testaments, is therefore the Word of God in written form and is infallible and inerrant in its entirety when taken in the original meaning of its authors. Thus it is the sole and sufficient rule for faith and practice.
God: There is only one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. He has created all things from nothing, and He is the Ruler and Redeemer of the world, governing and overseeing all things according to the purpose of His will.
Christ: Jesus Christ is fully divine and became a man by being born of the virgin Mary. He was without sin and therefore was the perfect sacrifice for the sins of the world by dying upon the cross. Christ's death was a substitutionary atonement by which He took upon Himself the sins of the world and received the penalty of sinners. He was buried, bodily rose again on the third day, and then ascended to the Father where He now reigns until He visibly returns to judge the living and the dead.
Man: Man has been created in the image of God apart from any process of evolution, and thus man stands in a unique relationship with God. However, man has sinned and thus every culpable person stands condemned before God.
Salvation: Salvation is found in no one else but Jesus Christ. It is through Christ that God's free gift of grace is given to those who put faith in Christ, repent of their sins, confess Christ as Lord and Savior, and receive forgiveness of sins and the gift of the Holy Spirit in baptism.
The Church: The Church is the Body of Christ of which Christ is the Head. It is composed only of those who have placed faith in Christ, repented of their sins, confessed Christ as their Lord and Savior, and have been baptized by immersion. The Church is God's agency, divinely established, equipped and commissioned to proclaim the Gospel to the whole world.
Mission: That each Christian is called to make disciples, baptizing them and teaching them all that Christ has commanded. Christians are to serve Christ, their neighbors, and the world in love and in accordance with their God-given gifts and talents.
Restoration: Christ prayed that all of His disciples be one as He is one with the Father so that the world may come to know Him. Thus it is necessary to restore the church of Christ - in its beliefs, practices, and organization - as described in the New Testament in order to remove division and to attain the unity of all Christians. The hope of the Restoration Plea is that all Christians may be united upon biblical truth so that the world may come to know Christ.
God’s Plan of Salvation
BELIEVE in Jesus as the Son of God and the Savior of the World. (John 20:31; Matthew 16:15-16)
REPENT of your sins. (Acts 2:38; Luke 13:5)
CONFESS that Jesus is Lord. (Matthew 10:32-33; Romans 10:9-10)
BE BAPTIZED into Christ. (Mark 16:16; Romans 6:3-4; 1 Peter 3:21)
LIVE in Obedience to God’s Word. (2 Timothy 4:7-8; Revelation 2:10)