New Here

New Here

New Here

Statement of Faith

  • Article 1. We believe in one God, holy, infinite and personal, creator of all things, who exists eternally in three persons–Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. He is the all-powerful and all-knowing sustainer of the universe. His just and loving purposes are always accomplished (Genesis 1, Colossians 1, Matthew 3 & 28, and Ephesians 1).

  • Article 2. We believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, who is true God and true Man. He shared in creation with the Father, was conceived of the Holy Spirit, and born of the Virgin Mary. He died as the final sacrifice for our sins, was buried, and rose physically from the dead. He ascended into heaven, where He intercedes for His people. He will return personally for His Church and will judge the living and the dead (John 1, Colossians 1, Matthew 1, 1 Corinthians 15, Hebrews 7-9, Matthew 24-25, 1 Thessalonians 1:10, 1 Peter 4, and Revelation 20).

  • Article 3. We believe in the Holy Spirit. He convicts those who need salvation and is active in their being born again. He teaches, guides, equips, and enables God’s people (Ephesians 1:13-4:30, and Philippians 1:19).

  • Article 4. We believe that the Bible is the Word of God. It was written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. It is the infallible and final authority for what we believe and how we live (Exodus 31:18, Deuteronomy 31:9-13, Psalm 12:6, Isaiah 30:8, John 14:26, John 17:17, 1 Timothy 5:17-18, 2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 3:15-16, and Revelation 22:18-19).*

  • Article 5. We believe in Satan. He is the enemy of God, the accuser and tempter of God’s people, and the deceiver of all men. His final and complete overthrow is certain (Genesis 3, Job 1-2, Isaiah 14:12-15, Zech 3:1, Matthew 4, Luke 10:17-18, 1 Peter 5:8, Hebrews 2:14, James 4:7, 1 John 3:8, and Revelation 20:1-10) .

  • Article 6. We believe that man was created in God’s likeness to glorify God and to enjoy fellowship with Him forever. Man sinned, and so was separated spiritually from God. All men are sinners by nature and by choice (Genesis 1, Genesis 3, Romans 1:18-20, Romans 3:23, Ephesians 2:3, and 1 John 1:8-10).

  • Article 7. We believe in salvation by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. God declares righteous all who trust in Christ’s atoning death and are born of the Holy Spirit into the family of God, an eternal relationship (John 3, Ephesians 2:8-10, Romans 3:21-26, Ephesians 1:3-14, and 1 Peter 1:23).

  • Article 8. We believe that the Church is the spiritual body of which Christ is the Head and that it includes all who have been born again. Its mission is to spread the Gospel to the entire world, to instruct believers in God’s truth, and to be for its members a fellowship of mutual helpfulness. The ordinances of the Church are baptism and the Lord’s Supper (Matthew 16, Matthew 28, Ephesians 4-5, 1 Corinthians 12-14 esp.1 Cor 14:12, Romans 6:4, 1 Corinthians 11, John 6, John 13, and 1 Corinthians 11).

  • Article 9. We believe in the physical resurrection of the body. Believers will be raised to eternal joy and unbelievers to eternal misery (Luke 16, Ephesians 2:6, 1 Corinthians 15, and Revelation 20-22 ).

*Also see the Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy by the ICBI for a more detailed explanation.

Statement of Fellowship

The Statement of Fellowship to be adhered to by members of Trinity Bible Church is as follows: Depending on the leading and enabling of the Holy Spirit, we make a sincere commitment to constantly strive:

  • To honor the Lord Jesus Christ as we apply the teachings of His Word to our own lives and seek to grow in His likeness.

  • To accept and love one another as God has loved us in Christ– sacrificially and without discrimination.

  • To show our love in warm, open friendliness and practical care for one another; sharing our real needs, our joys, and our sorrows.

  • To become personally involved with one another so that we build each other up in spiritual understanding and growth toward Christian maturity.

  • To be considerate and kind to one another, slow to take offense and quick to forgive and to ask forgiveness.

  • To pray for our Church, its pastors and staff; to pray for and with one another.

  • To faithfully support the services of our Church, and to help in its ministries according to our spiritual gifts and as we have opportunity.

  • To give regularly, generously, and cheerfully to the support of the Church, the relief of those in need, and the evangelizing of the world.

  • To be faithful in personal Bible reading and prayer, and in family devotions if possible.

  • To bring up our children in the teaching and discipline of the Scriptures and to be examples to them of consistent Christian living.

  • To live in the world as responsible, godly citizens, people of integrity, whose lives are above reproach.

  • To preserve loyalty to biblical truth and to promote unity and growth in our Church.

  • To be actively involved in sharing the gospel of Christ with others by personal example, prayer, and the spoken word.