We believe that the true Church is a living, spiritual Body of which Christ is the head. It is composed of all those, whether living or dead, who are genuine Christians united together in that one body of Christ by the work of the Holy Spirit.
References: Matthew 16:18; Ephesians 1:22; Colossians 1:18; 1 Corinthians 12:12-27
The church exists to glorify God through worship, service and the ministry of reconciliation. This includes evangelism (bringing individuals to faith in Christ), edification (helping each believer to reach maturity in the faith where they can feed themselves, minister to others, and effectively share their faith), and the wholehearted adoration of the triune God, both in corporate meetings and in our daily lives.
We believe that the Lord has called believers to fellowship together in local, autonomous congregations. These congregations, though autonomous in government, exist in vital union with all other believers.
As Christians, we are to join in worshiping the living God, praying, building up one another in the faith, and giving of our time and money as good stewards for the work of God.
We are also to observe the Lord’s Supper, baptize converts, teach the Word of God, and proclaim the message of Christ.
References: 1 Corinthians 1:2; Acts 2:42-47; Hebrews 10:24-25; Ephesians 4:13