We believe the Bible to be the inspired, divinely preserved Word of God, the supreme and final authority for all faith and life. We believe there is one God, externally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood on the cross, His bodily resurrection, His ascension, and His imminent bodily return in power and glory. We believe the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to convict mankind; indwell, guide, instruct, and empower the believer for godly living and service. We believe man was created in the image of God, but fell into sin and is therefore lost, and only those who put their faith in Jesus Christ alone, not trusting in any personal works whatsoever, can be saved. We believe salvation is the free gift of God brought to the sinner by grace and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, whose substitutionary death on the cross paid the penalty for man’s sin. We believe in celibacy in singleness and that marriage is between one man and one woman.