Our Mission and Vision
“We exist to Evangelize (Matthew 28:19), Equip (2 Timothy 3:16-17), Edify (Romans 15:1-2), Encourage (Hebrews 10:24-25) and Exalt Jesus Christ (Philippians 2:8-9)."
Vision Statement: Reaching the greater Dayton area with the truth of the Gospel through the Bible, the whole Bible and nothing but the Bible.
The Word of God, the sixty six Books of the Old and New Testaments, verbally inspired in all parts, and therefore wholly without error as originally given of God (2 Tim. 3:16; 2 Peter 1:21).
THE ONE TRUE GOD
Existing eternally as three persons in Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Luke 3:22; Matthew 28:19; 2 Cor. 13:14).
THE LORD JESUS CHRIST
His preexistence and deity (John 1:1 3), incarnation by virgin birth (John 1:14; Matthew 1:18 23), sinless life (Heb. 4:15), substitutionary death (2 Cor. 5:21), bodily resurrection (Luke 24:36 43), ascension into heaven and present ministry (Heb. 4:14 16), and coming again (Acts 1:11).
THE HOLY SPIRIT
His personality (John 16:7 15), and deity (Acts 5:3 4),and His work in each believer: baptism and in dwelling at the moment of regeneration (1 Cor. 12:13; Rom. 8:9), and filling (Eph. 5:18) to empower for Christian life and service (Eph. 3:16; Acts 1:8; Gal. 5:22 23)
MAN. His direct creation in the image of God (Gen. 1:26 28), his subsequent fall into sin resulting in spiritual death (Gen. 3:1 24; Rom. 5:12), and the necessity of the new birth for his salvation (John 3:3 5).
A complete and eternal salvation by God's grace alone received as the gift of God through personal faith in the lordship of Jesus Christ and His finished work (Eph. 2:8 9; Titus 3:5 7; 1 Peter 1:18 19, Rom 10:9-10).
One true Church, the Body and the Bride of Christ (Eph. 1:22 23; 5:25 32), composed of all true believers of the present age (1 Cor. 12:12 13); and the organization of its members in local assemblies for worship, for edification of believers, and for worldwide gospel witness, each local church being autonomous but cooperating in areas of vision and unity (Eph. 4:11 16).
A life of righteousness, good works and separation unto God from the evil ways of the world (Rom. 12:1 2), manifested by speaking the truth (James 5:12), maintaining the sanctity of the home (Eph. 5:22 6:4), settling differences between Christians in accordance with the Word
of God (1 Cor. 6:1 8), not engaging in carnal strife but showing a Christ like attitude toward all men (Rom. 12:17 21), exhibiting the fruit of the Spirit (Gal. 5:22 23), and maintaining a life of prayer (Eph. 6:18; Phil. 4:6).
The Christians should observe the ordinances of our Lord Jesus Christ which are (1) baptism of believers by triune immersion (Matt. 28:19) and (2) Threefold Communion , consisting of the washing of the saints' feet (John 13:1 17), the Lord's Supper (1 Cor. 11:20 22, 33 34; Jude 12), and the communion of the bread and the cup (1 Cor. 11:23 26). (3) Divine healing by the "laying on of hands, prayer and anointing with oil by the elders," for the purpose of physical healing and restoration (James 5:13,18 Matthew 10:7-8).
His existence and personality as the great adversary of God and His people (Rev. 12:1 10), his judgment (John 12:31), and final doom (Rev. 20:10).
The personal, visible, and imminent return of Christ to rapture His church from the earth (1 Thess. 4:16 17) before the tribulation (1 Thess. 1:10; Rev. 3:10), and afterward to descend with the Church to establish His millennial kingdom upon the earth (Rev. 19:11 20:6).
The conscious existence of the dead (Phil. 1:21 23; Luke 16:19 31), the resurrection of the body (John 5:28 29), the judgment and reward of believers (Rom. 14:10 12; 2 Cor. 5:10), the judgment and condemnation of unbelievers (Rev. 20:11 15), the eternal life of the saved (John 3:16), and the eternal punishment of the lost (Matt. 25:46; Rev. 20:15)