What We Believe

What We Believe

GOD – That there is one true God — eternal, sovereign, and holy – existing in three persons.

FATHER – That He is the source and creator of all things.

SON – That Jesus Christ is God incarnate — fully God and fully man — conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary.

HOLY SPIRIT – That this is God’s spirit through whom He calls people to Himself, regenerates, fills and equips them for Christian service.

BIBLE – That it is God’s inspired and inerrant work, through which He reveals Himself and His expectations.

MANKIND – That we are created in the image of God to glorify Him and enjoy His fellowship, but that through our disobedience we have distorted that image and separated ourselves from Him.

SALVATION – That God reaches out in grace to restore us to communion with Him through Jesus’ death which pays the penalty for our sins and His resurrection through which we receive eternal life as we accept His Lordship in our lives.

CHURCH – That God calls and equips all believers to participate in the worship, fellowship, and service of particular congregation where the love and mutual interdependence of every member of the Body of Christ is expressed.

SACRAMENTS – That God has called us to witness to His covenant of salvation through the act of baptism, and to Jesus’ atoning death through the celebration of the Lord’s Supper.

KINGDOM OF GOD – That salvation brings us under the rule of God in every aspect of our lives, and that this rule will finally be established at the return of Jesus Christ to establish God’s Kingdom throughout His universe.

Statement of Purpose

We are a body of believers who have confessed our faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. As his children, we have received His grace, are empowered by His Spirit, and are under the authority of His Word. God has called us to be His disciples and ambassadors in the ministry of reconciliation.

Therefore, we are committed to unite regularly for worship, for the study of God’s Word, for mutual support, and Christian fellowship, all in communion with our Lord. In this ministry to each other we seek to exercise in love the gifts of the Holy Spirit in order to equip each believer more fully for the work to which Christ has called us.

We believe this work is to proclaim and to demonstrate to the entire world the life transforming love and power of Jesus Christ, and His Lordship over all things. Therefore we will continually seek to live as Christ did, by ministering in His love to the physical, spiritual, mental, and emotional needs of those around us, by ensuring that the product of our lives reflects His Lordship, and by challenging all to become disciples of Jesus Christ.

In all it is our ultimate purpose that God’s name be glorified.

Approved by WSPC Session, January 1984

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