Both God and the people of God through worship songs, testimonies and generously contributing with our tithes and offerings.
In the knowledge of God and His Word through Sunday morning worship experiences, small groups and men's and women's Bible studies.
Applying the knowledge we've learned in practical ways to serve the Body of Christ and those in Dublin, greater Columbus and the world.
At every level of leadership having an apprentice who is being trained to take over the ministry for us. From the pre-school Sunday school teacher to the pastor of our next church plant.
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 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:21).
THE ONE TRUE GOD:
Existing eternally as three persons - the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit (Luke 3:22; Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 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 (Hebrews 4:15), substitutionary death (2 Corinthians 5:21), bodily resurrection (Luke 24:36-43), ascension into heaven, present ministry (Hebrews 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 indwelling at the moment of regeneration (1 Corinthians 12-13; Romans 8:9); and filling (Ephesians 5:18) to empower for Christian life and service (Ephesians 3:16; Acts 1:8; Galatians 5:22-23).
Their direct creation in the image of God (Genesis 1:26-28), their subsequent fall into sin resulting in spiritual death (Genesis 3:1-24; Romans 5:12), and the necessity of the new birth for their 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 Lord Jesus Christ and His finished work (Ephesians 2:8- 9; Titus 3:5-7; 1 Peter 1:18-19).
One true Church, the body and the bride of Christ (Ephesians 1:22-23; 5:25-32), composed of all true believers of the present age (1 Corinthians 12:12-13); and the organization of its members in local churches for worship, for edification of believers, and for world-wide gospel witness, each local church being autonomous by cooperating in fellowship and work (Ephesians 4:11-16).
THE CHRISTIAN LIFE:
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 (Ephesians 5:22- 6:4), settling differences between Christians in accordance with the Word of God (Matthew 18:15-20; 1 Corinthians 6:1-8), not being controlled by the sinful nature but showing a Christ-like attitude toward all people (Romans 12:17-21), exhibiting the Fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23), and maintaining a life of prayer (Ephesians 6:18; Philippians 4:6), including the privilege, when sick, of calling for the elders of the church to pray and to anoint with oil in the name of the Lord (James 5:13-18).
The Christian should observe the ordinances of our Lord Jesus Christ, which are (1) baptism of believers (Matthew 28:19) and (2) the Lord’s Supper (1 Corinthians 11:23- 26).
His existence and personality as the great adversary of God and His people (Revelation 12:1-10), his judgment (John 12:31), and final doom (Revelation 20:10).
CHRIST’S SECOND COMING:
The personal, visible, and imminent return of Christ to remove His Church from the earth (1 Thessalonians 4:16- 17) before the tribulation (1 Thessalonians 1:10; Revelation 3:10), and afterward to descend with the Church to establish His millennial kingdom upon the earth (Revelation 19:11-20:6).
THE FUTURE LIFE:
The conscious existence of the dead (Philippians 1:21- 23; Luke 16:19-31), the resurrection of the body (John 5:28-29), the judgment and reward of believers (Romans 14:10-12; 2 Corinthians 5:19), the judgment and condemnation of unbelievers (Revelation 20:11-15), the eternal life of the saved (John 3:16) and the eternal punishment of the lost (Matthew 25:46; Revelation 20:15).