OUR BELIEFS

Essential Pillars

 

God is good.

Because God is good, we live with the joyful and confident expectation of good things happening in all we do. God is always good and He never changes.

 

Psalm 119:68 “You are good, and what You do is good.”

 

We are victorious.

Because of the triumph of the cross, we have everything we need to live victoriously and free. Our past experience does not define us, our present circumstances are under the influence of King Jesus and our future is full of hope!

 

2 Corinthians 2:14 “But thanks be to God, Who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and manifests through us the sweet aroma of the knowledge of Him in every place.”

 

All things are possible.

Because we put no limits on what God can do in and through us, our lives are marked by dreaming big, the miraculous and risk taking.

 

Matthew 19:26 “And looking at them Jesus said to them, “With people this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

 

We are significant.

Because we are treasured sons and daughters of God, purchased by the blood of His Son, we have a mandate to represent Him well through love and service.

 

Galatians 4:6-7 “And because we are his children, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, prompting us to call out, “Abba, Father.” Now you are no longer a slave but God’s own child. And since you are his child, God has made you his heir.”

 

Core Values

 

God’s Presence

- As passionate worshipers, the presence of King Jesus is our top priority!

- Through the cross, the barrier has been removed. We now have access.

- We are responsible carriers of God’s presence everywhere we go.

 

John 4:23 “But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the

Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him.”

Psalm 16:11 “You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at

Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.”

Acts 10:38 “How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power. He went about

doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.”

 

Identity

- We have a new identity as followers of Jesus.

- We are a new creation in Christ Identified as saints, not sinners.

- As the children of God we live in response to, and are empowered by grace. We live from God’s

acceptance, not for it.

 

1 John 3:1 “How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children

of God. And that is what we are!”

2 Corinthians 5:17 “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the

new has come!”

Romans 6:14 “For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace.”

 

Discipleship

- Transformation happens by the renewing of our minds through believing the truth of God’s word.

- We are committed to cultivating healthy families, and a healthy church family through a culture

of love, honor and fun.

- We equip and empower believers of all ages to bring the kingdom of God into their sphere’s of

influence. There is no junior Holy Spirit.

 

Romans 12:2 “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind,

that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”

Ephesians 4:1-3 “I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the

calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing

with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.”

Ephesians 4:11-12 “And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and

teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ,”…

 

Service

- Now that we are totally free in Jesus, we have the responsibility and privilege of serving others

well.

- With our identity in Christ established, we seek to honor, value, and treat people the way God

does.

- The good news of the kingdom of God is rightly proclaimed and demonstrated through meeting

people’s needs in a practical way.

 

Galatians 5:13 “For you were called to freedom, brothers, only do not use your freedom as an

opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.”

Matthew 22:39 “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

1 Corinthians 12:7 “A spiritual gift is given to each of us so we can help each other.”

 

Statement of Faith

The Church accepts the Scriptures as the revealed will of God, and adopts these Statements of Fundamental Truth.

 

The Bible is the inspired Word of God and the revealed will of God.  (II Tim. 3:15-17), (I Peter 1:23-25), (Hebrews 4:12).

 

There is one true Godhead in the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  All are co-equal and co-eternal. (Matt. 28:19, I John 5:7) Jesus Christ is God manifest in the flesh, (Is. 9:6; John 1:1, 14).

 

Man was created in God’s image.  By voluntary transgression, he fell and his only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ, the Son of God, (Gen. 1:26-31, 3:1-7, Romans 5:12-21).

 

Salvation of man:

Man’s only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ.  On the cross, Jesus Christ took our sin and sickness providing both salvation and healing for all mankind (Psalms 103:3) by believing in your heart that God raised Jesus from    the dead and confessing with your mouth Jesus as Lord (Romans 3:24, Romans 10:8-10, Ephesians 2:8)

 

The inward evidence, to the believer, is the direct witness of spirit (Romans 8:16). The outward evidence to all men is a life of true holiness and love (I John 3:23; John 12:35).

 

Salvation is by faith in Jesus Christ and not by human works; however, our works are evidence of our faith and will determine our rewards in eternity (Ro 10:9-10; Romans 14:10-12; II Cor. 5:10; Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5-7; James 2:18).

 

Water Baptism is a declaration to the world that a believer has died with Christ; and that they are raised with Him to walk in newness of life (Matt. 28:19; Acts 10:47-48; Ro 6:4).

 

The celebration of the Lord’s Supper by eating of the bread and drinking of the cup is a remembrance of Jesus’ sacrificial death (I Cor. 11:24-30).

 

All believers are entitled to and should ardently expect and earnestly seek the promise of the Father, the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, according to the command of Jesus Christ.  With this, comes the endowment of power for life and service, the bestowing of gifts and their work of the ministry.  This experience is distinct from and subsequent to the experience of the new birth (Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4-8, 2:38-39, 10:44-46, 11:14-16; 15:7-9; I Cor. 12:1-31).

 

The Church is the Body of Christ.  Each believer is an integral part (Ephesians 1:22, 2:19-22; Hebrews 12:23).

 

Total Prosperity:

Spiritual (John 3:3; II Cor. 5:17-21; Romans 10:9-10)

 

Mental (II Tim. 1:7; Romans 12:2; Isaiah 26:3)

 

Physical (Isaiah 53:4-5; Matthew 8:17; I Peter 2:24)

 

Financial (III John 1:2; Malachi 3:10-11; Luke 6:38)

 

Social (Proverbs 3:4)

 

Blessed Hope:

Jesus is coming again to gather all His Saints unto Himself (ICor. 15:51-52; I Thessalonians 4:16-17, II Thessalonians 2:1).

 

Those who have not accepted the redemptive work of Jesus Christ will suffer eternal separation from God.  They will burn in the lake of fire (Revelations 19:20, 20:10-15).

 

The Millennial Reign of Jesus:

The return of our Lord Jesus Christ with His  Saints from Heaven to rule and reign for one thousand years on earth as the Scripture promised (Romans 11:25-27; II Thes 1:7; Rev. 19:11-16, 20:1-7).  After this, there will be a new heaven and a new earth (Rev. 21).

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