We affirm the Five Solas of the Protestant Reformation:
Sola Scriptura - The Bible is the sole written divine revelation and alone can bind the conscience of believers absolutely (Matt. 4:4; 2 Tim. 3:16).
Sola Fide - Justification is by faith alone. The merit of Christ imputed to us by faith is the sole ground of our acceptance by God, by which our sins are remitted (Rom. 5:1; Gal 2:16).
Solus Christus - Christ is the only mediator through Whose work we are redeemed (John 14:6; John 3:16).
Sola Gratia - Our salvation rests solely on the work of God’s grace for us (Rom. 2:4; Eph. 2:8-10).
Soli Deo Gloria - To God alone belongs the glory (Isa. 42:8; Col. 3:17).
We believe that a true church is one where 1) the Word of God is rightly preached in full conviction and truth, 2) the Sacraments of the Lord’s Supper & Baptism are practiced as symbols of what Christ has done and is doing, 3) church discipline is taken seriously for the glory of God and the good of each believer, 4) the church submits to Christ as her only head and ultimate authority.
We believe that the Biblical form of church government is the plurality of Elders/Pastors, where the church is ruled by a team of godly men who meet the Biblical qualifications of an Elder/Pastor (1 Timothy 3, Titus 1). Elders are godly men who have been trained, examined, and ordained to oversee, govern, and shepherd the church. We believe that Deacons should be installed to assist the Elders in the affairs of the church and to provide care to the church congregation and community. Deacons are godly men or women who have been trained, examined, and ordained to fulfill these duties.