We are called by the Grace of God, for the Glory of God, to become and multiply fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ.
CHURCH DOCTRINE (follows that of the Christian & Missionary Alliance):
- There is one God, who is infinitely perfect, existing eternally in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
- Jesus Christ is true God and true man. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He died upon the cross, the Just for the unjust, as a substitutional sacrifice, and all who believe in Him are justified on the ground of His shed blood. He arose from the dead according to the Scriptures. He is now at the right hand of the Majesty on high as our great High Priest. He will come again to establish His Kingdom of righteousness and peace.
- The Holy Spirit is a divine person, sent to indwell, guide, teach and empower the believer, and to convince the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment.
- The Old and New Testaments, inerrant as originally given, were verbally inspired by God and are a complete revelation of His will for the salvation of men. They constitute the divine and only rule of Christian faith and practice.
- Man was originally created in the image and likeness of God. He fell through disobedience, incurring thereby both physical and spiritual death. All men are born with a sinful nature, and separated from the life of God, and can be saved only through the atoning work of the Lord Jesus Christ. The prospect of the impenitent and unbelieving person is existence forever in conscious torment, and that of the believer in Christ is everlasting joy and bliss.
- Salvation has been provided through Jesus Christ for all men, and those who repent and believe in Him are born again of the Holy Spirit, receive the gift of eternal life, and become the children of God.
- It is the will of God that each believer should be filled with the Holy Spirit and be sanctified wholly, being separated from sin and the world and fully dedicated to the will of God, thereby receiving power for holy living and effective service. This is both a crisis and a progressive experience wrought in the life of the believer subsequent to conversion.
- Provision is made in the redemptive work of the Lord Jesus Christ for the healing of the mortal body. Prayer for the sick and anointing with oil are taught in the Scriptures and are privileges for the Church in this present age.
- The Church consists of all those who believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, are redeemed through His blood, and are born again of the Holy Spirit. Christ is the Head of the Body, the Church, which has been commissioned by Him to go into all the world as a witness, preaching the gospel to all nations.
- The local church is a body of believers in Christ who are joined together for the worship of God, edification through the Word of God, prayer, fellowship, the proclamation of the gospel, and observance of the ordinances of baptism and the Lord’s Supper.
- There shall be a bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust; for the former, a resurrection unto life; for the latter, a resurrection unto judgment.
- The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ is imminent and will be personal, visible, and premillennial. This is the believer’s hope and is a vital truth that is an incentive to holy living and faithful service.
- We are committed to Biblical authority. We believe God has spoken to us through His written Word. As such, the Scripture is the foundation of our ministry and permeates everything we are and do.
- We are committed to both personal and corporate worship. The Sunday morning worship gathering is important to who we are. We are committed to Word-centered, expository preaching and meaningful, engaging worship and corporate prayer within a healthy church environment. We will seek to use a broad expression of the arts to provide relevant, biblical, balanced, God-exalting worship.
- We are committed to small group ministry. In addition to the community gathered for corporate worship, we believe authentic biblical community happens primarily in the context of small groups. It is within this context that loving relationships, discipleship, fellowship, accountability and growth to spiritual maturity happen best.
- We are committed to intentional family ministry. We believe the family has the primary responsibility for discipling their children toward Christ-likeness. Therefore, we see our children’s and youth ministries in support roles and encourage parental involvement in these ministries.
- We are committed to local and global missions. We take the Great Commission seriously. Therefore, we desire to introduce people to a relationship with Christ in our community and through worldwide missions efforts (to include, but not exclusively, the Christian & Missionary Alliance).
- We are committed to ministry to people in different stages of life. We believe there is value in age appropriate ministry. Therefore, we will offer relevant, Christ-centered ministries to children, youth, college students, single adults, families and seniors (not intended to be an exhaustive list).
- We are committed to the intentional service of every person. We believe followers of Christ find their greatest joy in Spirit-led, gifted service to Christ and His body through the local church. Our goal is to have every believer at Alliance involved in some ministry within His Church.
- We are committed to caring for people. We believe the Church of Jesus Christ should be a safe place where people, broken by the demands and challenges of sin and life, can come and find not condemnation, but grace, healing, and forgiveness.
- We are committed to Biblical stewardship. We believe that God is the owner of all of life’s resources (time, talents and treasure). As managers entrusted with His resources, we seek to put these to work in the Kingdom, recognizing we will give an account for our stewardship.