What We Believe
We believe in one God, revealed as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Deuteronomy 6:4; II Corinthians 13:14; John 1:1)
About the Lord Jesus Christ
We believe that our Lord Jesus Christ was begotten, not created, very God of very God, truly God, truly man. He was born of the virgin named Mary, lived a sinless life, died a vicarious and atoning death for the sins of the world. He resurrected bodily for our justification, and now reigns in glory. He is eventually returning to rule and reign. (I Timothy 3:13; Acts 1:9-11; Daniel 12:2; Revelation 22:1-7)
About the Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells all born again believers, therefore conforming them to the image of Jesus Christ (I Corinthians 12:13; Romans 8:16-17). We believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit, given by God the Father, manifested by the fruit of the Holy Spirit (Galatians 5:22, 23), and given by God the Father manifested by gifts which the Holy Spirit gives to each one just as He wills (I Corinthians 12:12).
We believe that man was made in the image of God and is the crown of creation. He is now, by reason of the fall, spiritually depraved and alienated from God the Father, His creator. Apart from God’s grace, the redemptive work of Jesus Christ, he has no ability to attain to a proper relationship with God (Psalms 8; Ephesians 2:8-9)
About the Holy Scriptures
We believe in the absolute inspiration of the Holy Scriptures, given by the Holy Spirit without error, as He moved upon holy men of old (II Peter 1:20-21; II Timothy 3:16). Furthermore, we believe that the church has no authority to establish doctrine or practice contrary to these Scriptures, which were subsequently accepted as canon by the early Christian church. We believe in the absolute authority of Scripture to govern the affairs of mankind, inclusive of…
We believe the identity of the Body of Christ on the earth is primarily seen through the local church. While voluntarily associating with other local churches, we strongly confess the local church to be a sovereign and autonomous institution (Revelation 2-3).
We believe the church is the eternal and universal Body of Christ, consisting of all those who have received the work of the atonement. The purpose of the local assembly is to train and equip the saints for identification and evangelism to the home, local communities, our nation and the world!
Water Baptism and the Lord's Supper
We believe in the ordinances of baptism and the Lord’s Supper as directives for identification and development of relationships with God the Father and the Body of Christ.
Baptism: We believe in the ordinance of water baptism by immersion in obedience to the Word of God. All who have been born again, by accepting Jesus Christ as their personal Savior, are to be baptized in water as a public profession of their faith in Christ (Acts 2:38; Matthew 28:19; Romans 6:4).
The Lord’s Supper: (Luke 22:14-19; I Corinthians 11) This ordinance was established as a continual remembrance of who Jesus Christ is, His redemptive work at the Cross, and His work in us today. The obedience to this ordinance is to show the true worth of the believer, and the church, uniting us in the reconciliation ministry as a demonstration to a divisive and dying world.
We believe that every man is the steward of his life and resources which ultimately belong to God. We believe that tithing is a measure of obedience to the scriptural principles of stewardship reflecting our acceptance of His Lordship, exemplifying His love and priorities for us and our demonstration of trusting Him and His purpose (Malachi 1:2-6; 3:8).
We believe in the priesthood of the believer, that is to say, al people born of God, have equal status before, and direct access to, the Lord (I Peter 2:5). As His children, every Christian has immediate access to the throne of grace (Hebrews 4:16). With this confidence all His children have the ability to manifest the power of the Lord Jesus Christ in ministry (meeting the needs of others). Members of TBCC are encouraged to find a place of ministry in the Body of Christ and utilize the gifts the Holy Spirit has placed within them.
The Priesthood of the Believer
Resurrection of the Believer
We believe in the resurrection of both the Christian and non-Christian…the Christian to everlasting life; the non-Christian to everlasting loss (John 5:24-29; I Corinthians 15:20-28).
Prayer, Praise/ Worship
We believe in the worship of the Lord, through different styles of music and actions. We believe in the authority and liberty of the believer to ask and worship freely as the Lord directs (Psalms 100)