WHAT WE BELIEVE
“…preaching the kingdom of God and teaching concerning the Lord Jesus Christ with all openness, unhindered.” (Acts 28:31)
2 Timothy 3:16
We believe in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, in their original writing, as fully inspired of God and accept them as the supreme and final authority for faith and life.
Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14
We believe in one God, eternally existing in three Persons: – Father, Son and Holy Spirit – distinguishable but indivisible.
Luke 1:35; Isaiah 7:14; Luke 2:11
We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten of the Father, conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, is true God and true man and the Messiah, the Savior prophesied in Scripture.
Romans 3:23-24; Romans 5:12; Romans 5:18
We believe that God created man in His own image; that man sinned and thereby incurred the penalty of sin which is death physically and spiritually; that all human beings inherit a sinful nature which issues (in the case of those who reach moral responsibility) in actual transgression involving personal guilt.
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins in a substitutionary sacrifice according to the scriptures and that all who believe in Him are justified on the grounds of His shed blood.
Romans 1:4; Luke 24:50-53; Hebrews 4:14
We believe in the bodily resurrection of the Lord Jesus, His ascension into Heaven, and His present life as our High Priest and Advocate.
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
We believe in the personal return of the Lord Jesus Christ.
We believe that all who repent of their sin and receive the Lord Jesus Christ by faith are born again of the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God.
Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 12:1-11; Ephesians 4:11-12
We believe in the baptism in the Holy Spirit, empowering and equipping believers for service, with the accompanying supernatural gifts of the Holy Spirit, and in fellowship with the Holy Spirit. We believe in the divinely ordained ministries of Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Pastor and Teacher and expect them to be a regular part of Church life.
Revelation 20:11-15; 2 Thessalonians 1:9
We believe in the resurrection of both the just and the unjust, the eternal blessedness of the redeemed, and the eternal banishment of those who have rejected the offer of salvation.
Ephesians 3:10; Colossians 1:18; Galatians 6:10; Acts 2:44
We believe that the one true Church is the whole company of those who have been redeemed by Jesus Christ and regenerated by the Holy Spirit over which Christ is the head; that the local church on earth should take its character from this concept of the church spiritually, and therefore that the new birth and personal confession of Christ are essentials of church membership.
1 Corinthians 11:23-26; Matthew 28:16-20
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ appointed two ordinances, baptism in water and the Lord’s Supper, to be observed as acts of obedience and as perpetual witnesses to the cardinal facts of the Christian faith; that Baptism is the immersion of the believer in water as a confession of identification with Christ in burial and resurrection and that the Lord’s Supper is the partaking of the emblems symbolic of the Savior’s broken body and shed blood, in remembrance of His sacrificial death, until He comes.
1 Corinthians 12:9; James 5:14-15
We believe that divine healing was provided for in the Old and New Testaments and is an integral part of the Gospel.
1 Thessalonians 5:23; 2 Thessalonians 2:13; 1 Peter 1:2
We believe that the Bible teaches that without holiness no man can see the Lord. We believe in the doctrine of sanctification as a definite yet progressive work of grace, commencing at the time of the new birth and continuing until the consummation of salvation.
Partnering with the NCMI Apostolic Team
With regards to submission to authority, we believe in the principle of being in authority because you are under authority. As such, we believe a strong relationship with the NCMI teams will serve to ensure oversight in matters pertaining to church governance, doctrine and personal behavior.