A Multi-Ethnic Assembly
Followers of Jesus with Common Cause.
We believe that sanctification is the process by which we are made partakers of God's holiness. This is a progressive work which begins at salvation and is carried on throughout the earthly lives of believers.
Sanctification is accomplished by the presence and power of the Holy Spirit and our continual use of the appointed means, namely the Word of God, prayer, self-examination, self-denial, and watchfulness.
We believe there are two ordinances for the church: baptism and the Lord's Supper. Baptism is by immersion of a believer in water. It is not a requirement for Salvation, but a step of obedience. Baptism is a prerequisite to membership in the local church. The Lord's Supper is the commemoration of the Lord's death until He comes.
We believe in the imminent, pretribulational rapture of the church to Heaven, followed by a seven-year tribulation upon all the earth. At the end of the tribulation, Jesus shall come to the earth in power and glory with His Church to establish His millennial reign. Satan will be bound, and Israel shall be re-established in the Promised Land. At the end of this glorious reign, Satan shall be loosed and lead a rebellion against Christ, at which time Satan shall be defeated and banished to the Lake of Fire forever.
The unrighteous dead shall be judged at the Great White Throne and shall be condemned to everlasting conscious punishment in the Lake of Fire. The righteous shall be in eternal blessedness in the presence of the Lord.
We believe that marriage of one man and one woman for life, as created by God, sanctioned by Christ, and approved by the Apostles, is God's plan. Some individuals are called and gifted by God to a single life and that this is also biblical and wholly good. Any other unions or lifestyles are expressly forbidden in Scripture and are not acceptable behavior.