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What We Believe

It is difficult to tell all we believe in 8 brief points, but we make this statement of faith available to those who ask for one so they will know we are Bible-believing Christians. Listening to our teachings will help you to know more about us.

  1. We believe the Bible is inspired and empowered by God, infallible, and authoritative.
  2. We believe in one eternal God who exists as three separate persons; the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
  3. We believe Jesus Christ is the Son of God, born of a virgin, lived a sinless life as He walked among men, demonstrated the authority and power of God in works and speech, died on the cross, rose from the dead on the third day, and is now seated at the right hand of God having accomplished all that is necessary for man’s salvation.
  4. We believe it is essential for man to repent of sin and by faith receive the finished work of Christ by confessing Him as Lord with his mouth and believing in his heart resulting in regeneration by the Holy Spirit.
  5. We believe the Holy Spirit is continuing the work He started at Pentecost empowering believers to live a godly life and continue in all the works of Jesus.
  6. We believe in the imminent return of Jesus and that those who have believed in Him will be resurrected to a heavenly dwelling in an incorruptible body, and those who do not believe will join Satan and his host in everlasting punishment.
  7. We believe the true Church is composed of all born-again believers in Christ, regardless of denominational affiliation.
  8. We believe all born-again believers have been commissioned to share the complete Gospel to all the world.

 

AS A MINISTRY OUR CORE VALUES ARE:

RELATIONSHIPS
Relationship with God and with each other (the church). (John 3:16; 17:3; Acts 2:42)

GOD’S WORD
The Bible, comprised of Old Testament Scriptures, the Gospels, Acts and Letters of the New Testament, is inspired by the Holy Spirit. The Bible is profitable for correction, instruction in life and godliness, and its purpose is to reveal Jesus and the Mystery of Christ (2 Timothy 3:16-17; Luke 24:44; Colossians 1:27)

GOD’S GRACE – The message of the Gospel
The Bible contains the message of the Gospel, which is the good news of God’s salvation plan – what Jesus has done for us and freely offers us. (Romans 1:16-17; Acts 13:37-39; Acts 20:24)

GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT
Believers are the dwelling place of God (1 Corinthians 6:19; Ephesians 1:13). Through surrendering to God the Holy Spirit, we are empowered (Acts 1:8; Acts 19:1-7) and enabled us to be effective witnesses of Jesus with supernatural ability to operate in the power and gifts of God.

THE SUPERNATURAL – GOD’S NATURAL
We can experience God’s supernatural power through faith and the Holy Spirit. While we live by faith and not by experiences, our faith leads us into experiences with God in the form of healings, miracles, encounters with the manifested presence of God, the flow of the gifts and demonstration of the power of God. (Acts 4:31; Mark 16:15-18; Luke 10:9 & 19; 1 Corinthians 2:1-5)

DISCIPLESHIP
Jesus told us to go into all the world and make disciples, not converts (Matthew 28:18-20). We are committed to helping believers be established in relationship with God and in the truth of the Word which will empower them for a contagious life of victory and fruitfulness.

We are all called to be disciples and make disciples – this is the work of the ministry which leadership is called to equip every believer for (Ephesians 4:11-12).

EVERY BELIEVER IS A MINISTER
Every believer is a minister of reconciliation and an ambassador of Christ (2 Corinthians 5:18 & 20), called to be a witness (Acts 1:8) and show God’s love and goodness in everyday life. Pastors and church leaders are not more special than church members – we are all equal even though we may have different functions (1 Corinthians 12:12-31). The role of leadership is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry (Ephesians 4:11-12).