what we believe
North Bay, established in 1997, is a proud affiliate of the Evangelical Free Church of America (EFCA). We are thankful for our opportunity to further God's kingdom in Superior, Wisconsin, and in the Twin Ports area.
To learn more about the EFCA please check out their website, www.efca.org
We believe the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, to be the inspired Word of God, without error in the original writings, the complete revelation
of His will for the salvation of men, and the Divine and final authority for
all Christian faith and life.
We believe that Jesus Christ is true God and true Man, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit, and born of the virgin Mary. He died on the cross as a sacrifice for our sins according to the Scriptures. Further, He arose bodily
from the dead, ascended into Heaven, where, at the right hand of the
Majesty on High, He is now our High Priest and Advocate.
We believe that the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ, and during this age to convict men of sin, regenerate the believing sinner, indwell, fill, guide, instruct, and empower the believer for
godly living and service.
We believe that man was created in the image of God, but fell into sin and is, therefore, lost. Only through regeneration by the Holy Spirit can
salvation and spiritual life be obtained.
We believe that the shed blood of Jesus Christ and His resurrection provide
the only grounds for justification and salvation for all who believe, and that
only such as receive Jesus Christ are born of the Holy Spirit and thus
become the children of God.
We believe that the true church is composed of all such persons, who through saving faith in Jesus Christ, have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit and
are united in the body of Christ, of which He is the Head.
We believe that only those who are members of the true Church shall be eligible for membership in the local church.
We believe that Jesus Christ is the Lord and Head of the Church,
and that every local church has the right, under Christ, to decide
and govern its own affairs.
We believe in the personal premillennial and imminent coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and that this "blessed hope" has a vital bearing on the
personal life and service of the believer.
We believe in the bodily resurrection of the dead; of the believer to everlasting blessedness and joy with Lord; of the unbeliever to judgment and
everlasting conscious punishment.
We believe that the Lord's Supper and Water Baptism are ordinances to be observed by the church during this present age. They are, however,
not to be regarded as a means of salvation.