There is only one God, who exists eternally as a Trinity of three persons:
Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Each member of the Trinity is fully God, yet each is personally distinct from the other.
Jesus Christ (second person of the Trinity) was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, was crucified and died on the cross, was resurrected from the dead and ascended to heaven. He baptizes the believer in the Holy Spirit and will return to Earth to conclude history and fulfill God’s plan.
The Holy Spirit (third person of the Trinity) comes to live within a person once they accept Jesus as their personal savior. The Holy Spirit gives us power to live as God wants us to live, and gives us spiritual gifts to serve the Church and change the world.
Jesus Christ died on the cross to pay for our sins. It is only through faith in Jesus Christ – not by being a good person or doing good deeds – that a person can be restored to a right relationship with God.
The Bible was written by men under the guidance and inspiration of the Holy Spirit. It is for all people, in every situation. It contains no error. God’s words were relevant then, are still relevant today, and will be forever.
Jesus is our example in all things. He was baptized by being fully immersed in water. Following His example is our way to show the world that we have decided to identify ourselves as a child of God and believer in Jesus Christ.
The Church – the Body of Christ – is not a building. It is a gathering of local believers. The Church is believers working together to fulfill God’s purposes of reaching all people with the Gospel. We are to work together to help each other in love and unity.