Statement on Marriage and Sexuality
We believe that the term “marriage” has only one meaning and that is marriage is
sanctioned by God which joins one man and one woman in a ‘single’, exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture.
We believe that God intends sexual intimacy to only occur
between a man and a woman who are married to each other.
We believe that God has
commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage between a man and a woman.
We believe that any form of sexual immorality, such as adultery, fornication,
homosexuality, bisexual conduct, bestiality, incest, pornography or any attempt to change one’s sex or disagreement with one’s biological sex, is sinful and offensive to God.
We believe that in order to preserve the function and integrity of the church as the local body of Christ, and to provide a biblical role model to the church members and the community, it is imperative that all persons employed by the church in any capacity, or who serve as volunteers, should abide by and agree to the Statement on Marriage and
Sexuality and conduct themselves accordingly. Staff paid or unpaid will not be allowed to perform same sex marriages nor will our facilities be used for any events associated with an event against our beliefs with marriage and sexuality.
We believe God offers redemption and restoration to all who confess and forsake their sin, seeking His mercy and forgiveness through Jesus Christ.
We believe that every person must be afforded compassion, love, kindness, respect and dignity. Hateful and harassing behavior or attitudes directed at any individual are to be repudiated and are not in accord with Scripture nor the doctrines of the church.