What We Believe
1. We Believe... The Scriptures are Inspired by God and declare His design and plan for humanity.
2. We Believe... There is only One True God–revealed in three persons...Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (commonly known as the Trinity).
3. We Believe... In the Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ. As God's son, Jesus was both human and divine.
4. We Believe... though originally good, Man Willingly Fell to Sin–ushering evil and death, both physical and spiritual, into the world.
5. We Believe... Every Person Can Have Restored Fellowship with God Through 'Salvation' (trusting Christ, through faith and repentance, to be our personal Savior). 1st of 4 Central Doctrines of the AG
6. We Believe... and practice two ordinances of the church
Baptism in Water: The ordinance of baptism by immersion is commanded in the Scriptures. All who repent and believe in Christ as Savior and Lord are to be baptized. Thus they declare to the world that they have died with Christ and that they also have been raised with Him to walk in "New Life." (Matthew 28:19; Mark 16:16; Acts 10:47,48; Romans 6:4).
Holy Communion: The Lord’s Supper, consisting of the elements—bread and the fruit of the vine—is the symbol expressing our sharing the divine nature of our Lord Jesus Christ (2 Peter 1:4); a memorial of His suffering and death (1 Corinthians 11:26); and a prophecy of His second coming (1 Corinthians 11:26); and is enjoined on all believers “till He comes!”
7. We Believe... the Baptism in the Holy Spirit is a Special Experience Following Salvation that empowers believers for witnessing and effective service, just as it did in New Testament times. 2nd of 4 Central Doctrines of the AG
With it comes the enduement of power for life and service, the bestowment of the gifts and their uses in the work of the ministry (Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4,8; 1 Corinthians 12:1-31). This experience is distinct from and subsequent to the experience of the new birth (Acts 8:12-17; 10:44-46; 11:14-16; 15:7-9).
With the baptism in the Holy Spirit come such experiences as an overflowing fullness of the Spirit (John 7:37-39; Acts 4:8), a deepened reverence for God (Acts 2:43; Hebrews 12:28), an intensified consecration to God, and dedication to His work (Acts 2:42), and a more active love for Christ, for His Word, and for the lost (Mark 16:20).