Statement of Beliefs

          It is the belief of Excel Church that:
 
·         The Bible is the inspired Word of God.
 
·         There is one God who has revealed Himself as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
 
·         Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was fully human; and He was begotten of the Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, lived a sinless life, was crucified for our sins, rose bodily from the dead on the third day, ascended into heaven, poured out the Holy Spirit, gave ministerial gifts to the Church; and He is coming again to reward all human beings according to their works.
 
·         Salvation is based solely and entirely upon the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, but that salvation is received through repentance from sin and faith in Jesus Christ.
 
·         Water baptism is commanded of every believer for identification with Christ; and that those so doing are promised the gift of the Holy Spirit, which is initially evidenced by speaking in other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance; and that this baptism of the Holy Spirit is a vital experience for every believer.
 
·         All believers must follow on to know the Lord, build a foundation of biblical truth and experience, and progressively perfect righteousness in their lives.
 
          While it is clear that not every believer is in agreement concerning every application of truth or doctrinal interpretation, we believe that we must focus on what we do agree upon and abstain from sowing discord over those doctrines on which we do not.  We pray that ultimately all believers will grow together into the unity of one faith.