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Our Beliefs

We are a non-denominational ministry. We are Spirit filled and Spirit led, moving in the gifts to encourage the fruits.

-God (God the Father)

We believe in one God, Creator of all things, holy, infinitely perfect, and eternally existing in a loving unity of three equally divine Persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

Genesis 1:1, 26-27, 3:22; Psalms 90:2

-Jesus (God the Son)

We believe that Jesus Christ is God incarnate, fully God and fully man, one Person in two natures. Jesus—Israel’s promised Messiah—was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, was buried, and on the third day He rose again. He ascended into heaven, He is seated at the right hand of the Father, and He will return to earth to judge the living and the dead.

The Work of Christ

We believe that Jesus Christ, as our representative and substitute, shed His blood on the cross as the perfect, all sufficient sacrifice for our sins. His atoning death and victorious resurrection constitute the only ground for salvation.

Isaiah 9:6; Matthew 1:22-23; John 1:1-5, 14:6, 14:10-30; Acts 1:9-11; Romans 1:3-4; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; 1 Timothy 6:14-15; Titus 2:1; Hebrews 4:14-15

-Holy Spirit (God the Spirit)

We believe that the Holy Spirit, in all that He does, glorifies the Lord Jesus Christ. He is present in the world to make mankind aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He regenerates sinners, and in Him they are baptized into union with Christ and adopted as heirs in the family of God. He also indwells, illuminates, guides, equips and empowers believers for Christ-like living and service.

We believe in the indwelling of the Holy Spirit (1 Cor 6:19), the infilling of the Holy Spirit (Eph 5:18), and the covering (baptism) of the Holy Spirit (Acts 1:8). Like the children of Israel in the book of Exodus and the upper room disciples in the book of Acts, the presence of the Holy Spirit must go before us.

John 14:16-17, 16:7-14; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; 2 Corinthians 3:17; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 1:13

-The Bible

We believe that the Bible is God’s Word (both Old and New Testaments) to us. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. Because it is inspired by God, it is the truth without any mixture of error. Therefore, it is to be believed in all that it teaches, obeyed in all that it requires, and trusted in all that it promises.

Psalms 12:6, 119:105; Proverbs 30:5-6; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21

-The Church

We believe that the church is a local community of believers unified through faith in Christ. They are united by the Holy Spirit in the body of Christ, of which He is the Head. As the body of Christ the church has been given the responsibility and authority to fulfill the great commission here on earth.

Matthew 28:18-20; 1 Corinthians 12:13-14; Ephesians 1:22-23, 4:11-16

-Humans

We believe that man is made in the image of God and is the supreme object of His creation. Man was created to have fellowship with God and given dominion over the earth. This relationship was separated through the sinful disobedience of Adam and Eve when tempted by Satan. In union with Adam, human beings are sinners by nature and by choice, alienated from God, and under His wrath. Only through God’s saving work in Jesus Christ can we be rescued, reconciled and renewed.

Genesis 1:26-27, 3:1-24; Isaiah 53:6, 59:1-2; Romans 3:23

-Gifts of the Spirit

We believe that the gifts of the Spirit are relevant, available, and necessary for the church today. These gifts of serving, teaching, giving, leadership, mercy, faith, prophecy, words of wisdom, words of knowledge, healings and miracles, speaking in tongues and interpretation of tongues, and distinguishing between spirits are all for the exhortation, equipping, and encouraging of the church. But in all these gifts, the greatest gift that should be desired and demonstrated is love.

1 Corinthians 12:1-11, 13:30-14:3; Romans 12:3-8

-Salvation

We believe that salvation is the deliverance from sin and its consequences. It is God’s free gift that we must accept, and accept by believing that Jesus through His death and resurrection became the payment for our sin. Salvation cannot be earned by our own efforts it is only received by faith in the finished works of Jesus on the cross.

John 1:12-13; Romans 6:23, 10:13; Galatians 3:26-28; Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:4-7

-Eternity

We believe that man was created to exist forever. He will exist either eternally separated from God by sin or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is Heaven. Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence.

Matthew 13:37-43; John 3:16, 3:36, 14:1-3; Romans 6:23; 1 John 2:25; 5:11-13; Revelation 20:15

-Church Ordinance

We believe that the practices of Water Baptism and the Lord’s Supper are outward expressions of one’s faith observed in remembrance of Jesus. These practices are not required to receive salvation but are done as an expression of our faith for what Jesus has done for mankind.

Baptism – Mark 1:9; Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 2:41, 18:8; Romans 6:4; Colossians 2:12

Communion – Matthew 26:26-28; Luke 22:17-21; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26

-Eschatology

We believe in the personal and bodily return of our Lord Jesus Christ. The coming of Christ, at a time known only to God, demands constant expectancy and, as our blessed hope, motivates the believer to godly living, sacrificial service and energetic mission.

Matthew 24:29-31, 24:42-44, 25:1-13; Mark 13:32; John 14:3; 1; Thessalonians 4:16-17; Titus 2:11-14; Revelation 1:7

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