We believe the Bible to be the inspired, only infallible, authoritative Word of God.
We believe that there is ONE GOD, eternally existnt in three persons: Father, Son & Holy Spirit
We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father , and in His personal return in power and glory.
We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
We believe in post conversion water baptism by emersion and in the baptism of the Holy Spirit and in the exercise of spiritual gifts.
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost. They that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
We believe in the spiritual unty of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
We also embrace the Niacene creed of AD 325 and the Chalcedon Creed of AD 451
We hold the biblical position that marriage is honorable and is established by God as a blessed institution between a man and a woman.
We affirm that the doctrines of the Trinity, the deity of Christ, the bodily resurrection, the atoning work of Christ on the cross, and salvation by grace through faith make up the essential, distinctive nature of Christianity.
In regards to these essential doctrines there can be no conflicting opinions of those who call themselves true followers of Christ or members of TLC. However, we do acknowledge that there are peripheral, or non-essential doctrines, that are important but not critical to the follower of Christ as it relates to our salvation.
Some of these doctrines include the specific function of women in ministry, exact manner of the return of Christ as it pertains to eschatology the setting and use of certain spiritual gifts, the relationship between election and mans will in salvation, etc.
While our church leadership will be diligent to establish positions as it relates to these non-essentials, we will not allow these secondary teachings to cause division within the church. We will accept into our church body those who have differing views on the non-essential doctrines, but will not allow those of a different opinion to fracture the church. While we celebrate diversity along both racial and theological lines, we will ultimately pursue the unity found in Christ.