What We Believe

The Word of God is priority here because it is the foundation and source of life. Relationships are also an intricate and life-giving part of this church family, whether through relating to one another during events and activities or connecting with God through worship and prayer. These are things that make our church alive and strong.

We belong to the Western New York District of the Wesleyan Church.

ABOUT THE BIBLE
We believe the Bible is inspired by God, fully inerrant in it's original manuscripts and has been transmitted to the present without corruption of any essential doctrine. 
2 Timothy 3:15-17; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Peter 1:21

ABOUT GOD
We believe that there is only one God who exists in three distinct persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 43:10-11; Matthew 28:19; Luke 3:22

ABOUT JESUS
We believe that Jesus was born of the Virgin Mary, that He is both God and man, that He never sinned, and that He performed miracles. Jesus died, was buried, and rose from the dead so that sins can be forgiven. Jesus is now with the Father in heaven but will someday return to earth in power and glory.
John 1:1; Philippians 2:5-6; Luke 1:26-38; Hebrews 7:26; Acts 2:22;
1 Corinthians 15:3; Matthew 28:6; Acts 1:9-11

ABOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells every Christian and that He provides the power for living a life that pleases God. The Holy Spirit guides the believer to what is true and strengthens him to resist what is not from God. The Holy Spirit gives every believer spiritual gifts for the building up of the church. We are filled by the Holy Spirit when we yield to God's authority in our life and ask Him to fill us.
Romans 12:1-2; 1 Thessalonians 5:23; Hebrews 13:12; Luke 24:49;
Acts 1:4-8; 1 Corinthians 12:1-13; Ephesians 5:18

ABOUT MANKIND
We believe that all people are created in the image of God to have fellowship with Him but became alienated in that relationship through sin, rebelling against God's will. Therefore, a person is incapable of regaining a right relationship with God through his or her own effort.
Genesis 1:27; Romans 3:23; Galatians 3:22; Ephesians 2:8-9

ABOUT SALVATION
We believe that the blood of Jesus Christ provides the sole basis for the forgiveness of sin. Therefore, only those who place their faith in Jesus' sacrifice on the cross will be saved. When a person believes in Jesus, God gives that person a brand new life-he or she is born anew.
Luke 24:47; John 3:3; Romans 10:13-15; Ephesians 2:8; Galatians 4:6

ABOUT THE CHRISTIAN LIFE
We believe that all Christians should live for Christ and not for themselves. By obeying God's commands as found in the Bible and by yielding daily to the Spirit of God, every believer should mature and be conformed to the likeness of Jesus Christ. We believe that although good deeds cannot save us from God's judgement, they are the fruit of our faith in Christ.
Philippians 1:20-26; John 14: 23-24; Romans 12:1-3

ABOUT ETERNITY
We believe that those who have placed their faith in Jesus Christ will live eternally with God (heaven), and that those who have not placed their faith in Jesus will live eternally without God (hell).
Matthew 25:46; Mark 9:23-48Revelation 19:20; 20:1-15; 21:8