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We believe the Bible to be the inspired, authoritative Word of God. We believe that there is one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, "very God and very Man" (2008 Book of Discipline, page 60); in His virgin birth; in His sinless life; in His miracles; in His suffering, crucifixion, death, and burial; in His bodily resurrection; in His ascension to the right hand of the Father; and that He will return in power and glory.

We believe Jesus came to seek and save the lost, and that man's only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. We believe in and practice the holy sacrament of water baptism, which signifies the believer's death, burial, and resurrection into new life with Christ, and the monthly celebration of Holy Communion.

We believe in the present ministry and baptism of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a Godly life. We believe that God so loved humanity that He sent His only Son, Jesus, "not to judge the world, but to save the world through him" (John 3: 17 New Living Translation).

We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.