Denomination: Brethren in Christ
What We Believe
God is 'spirit' and is eternal, with no time or physical limitations.
God is Triune in nature (as Father, Son & Holy Spirit) yet 'one'.
It is the nature of God to make Himself known to humanity.
The Bible, the Scriptures, are inspired by God (Holy Spirit) and are authoritative for life and practice.
The Scriptures reveal the nature of God, the will of God for humanity and God's 'plan of Salvation' for people through personal belief and acceptance of Jesus Christ's death for our sin and His resurrection.
All people are sinful by nature due to the disobedience of Adam and Eve, causing the separation of humanity from God, and personal disobedience to the will of God.
God is a personal being, revealing His Righteousness, truth, grace and forgiveness of sin to people through Jesus Christ, the Son.
Jesus Christ became God incarnate (in the flesh) revealing the will of God and the only way to God the Father through belief in Jesus' death on the cross for our sin.
Jesus Christ's work of redemption was accomplished in His death and resurrection, to redeem us from the guilt and power of sin and to free us form the rule of Satan.
Every person has the capacity to make moral choices, choosing good or evil, to obey or disobey God, and must individually choose to receive the gift of salvation and eternal life. No one can make this choice for someone else and each person is responsible for their own choices and destiny.
All believers are to be committed to growing into maturity, surrendering their lives to God's will and to a life of obedience to the Word of God (Scriptures). Believers are responsible to live in Godliness and holiness.
The Holy Spirit is given to indwell all believers upon their confession of the faith.
The Holy Spirit is vital for the believer’s growth, maturity and empowerment for service and ministry. The spirit gives spiritual gifts to equip believers for service.
Believers Baptism by immersion is an act of obedience, following confession of their faith, for all professing believers.
Jesus Christ will return for a second time (Second Coming) to rapture His Church.
Heaven is the eternal resting place for all believers. Hell is eternal place of punishment and condemnation for all unbelievers.
There will be a Day of Judgment for all people, believers and non-believers.
There will be a New Heaven and a New Earth under the rule of Christ.
The essential functions of the Lord’s Church are worship, fellowship, discipleship (teaching, preaching, training, discipline, encouraging, equipping) and mission.
"Our mission is to build a community of believers who worship and obey God and share the Good News of Jesus with all people".
Paraphrased from the denominational statement of purpose Manual of Doctrine and Government, Article II