We believe God has called every Christian to demonstrate the fruit of the Spirit in their life, “love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance…” (Gal. 5:22,23 KJV).
We believe the life of every Christian should be marked by love (Matt. 22:37-40; 1 John 4:7), holiness (1 Pet. 1:16), and compassion (Phil. 2:1-4), yet realize there will be times that even Christians stumble and fall (Rom. 7:18-25). When we do fall into sin, 1 John 1:9 says, “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us of our sins and cleanse us of all unrighteousness (NKJV).” We believe that each Christian is in the process of sanctification, the lifelong journey of being set apart for God and becoming more like Christ. Perfection will come not in this life (1 John 1:8), but only after we are glorified in the presence of the Lord. We believe that each believer is given at least one spiritual gift at the moment of salvation (1 Cor. 12:7-11; Rom. 12:6-8) and those gifts are to be used for the building up of the body of Christ, the church. (Eph. 4:11-13; 1 Pet. 4:10,11). As Christians, we are to “glorify God and enjoy Him forever.”