Our Beliefs

Our Church Beliefs

ONE HOLY GOD
Eternally Existent in three persons: the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

THE HOLY BIBLE
The inspired, infallible, authoritative source of Christian belief and teaching.

MAN
Created in the image of God but fallen, lost and powerless to save himself.

JESUS CHRIST
Virgin-born Son of God who was crucified to take upon Himself the punishment for the sin of all mankind. He arose from the dead, thereby conquering sin, death, and the grave. Jesus will personally return to the Earth in power and glory.

MAN’S ONLY HOPE
Believe in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.

WE CELEBRATE
Water Baptism and Holy Communion are among the ways we celebrate our hope in Jesus Christ.

HEALING
Consistent with His earthly ministry, Jesus Christ still offers healing for the physical, spiritual, and emotional pain in our lives.

THE HOLY SPIRIT
Indwells those who receive Christ and empowers believers to live righteous and holy lives. The Baptism of the Holy Spirit, along with its evidence, and the Gifts of the Spirit are available to believers today.

LIFESTYLE
When a life is changed by the love of Christ, we begin a journey of becoming like Christ. It is displayed inwardly with love, joy and peace. It is displayed outwardly in lives of integrity and is shown relationally by love and grace.

SOMEDAY…
Life, as we know it, will come to an end. Jesus will return and show Himself to be “King of Kings.” Everyone will be held accountable for the choices of their lives. A permanent, personal relationship with God, without the influence of evil and pain will be established for all those who chose Christ. This will be heaven…forever.

THE CHURCH
The Body of Christ, of which Jesus Christ is the head, is comprised for all those who, through belief in Christ, have been spiritually changed by the personal work of the Holy Spirit. Believers are called to pursue God’s mission, both collectively and individually. For some it is a vocation (pastors, missionaries, etc.), for all…a passion.

WORK OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
The ministry of the Holy Spirit is to be a dynamic part of every church. The Bible teaches that the Holy Spirit will act as our counselor and bring freedom to God’s people. It also teaches in 1 Corinthians 12:4-11 that there are certain gifts the Holy Spirit wants to give to the church. Nowhere does the Bible teach that these gifts were to expire before we go to heaven. Because of our desire to experience all God has to offer, we are open to the operation of these gifts in our services. The gifts of the Holy Spirit do not take place every service and they cannot be scheduled to take place by any person. This is a short discussion of some of the work of the Holy Spirit you may witness while you are in one of our services.

Prophecy
This is one of the nine gifts of the Holy Spirit. It is a God-directed message to the church that is intended to build up the church and its members. Prophesies are never scheduled or rehearsed for our services, but are given as the Holy Spirit directs. Each person present during a prophecy is to check its validity according to the Scriptures.

1 Corinthians 14:1, 3; 1 Thessalonians 5:19-21

Messages in tongues and their interpretation
As with prophecy, tongues and the interpretation of tongues are listed among the nine gifts of the Holy Spirit. They are never planned or rehearsed. They will only take place in a service when the Holy Spirit directs. This is why you may or may not be in a service where there is a message in tongues followed by the interpretation of the message. The message will always be for the building up of the church and will never contradict the Bible.

1 Corinthians 14:5, 27, 39.

People falling down when they are prayed for…
Occasionally when a person is prayed for at the alter area, they fall down and lay on the floor. Although we do not have a complete understanding of this phenomenon, we recognize it as a work of the Holy Spirit. If you are in a service where this takes place, do not worry about the people. They are fine. In fact, those who have experienced this work say they feel happy and refreshed once they get back up. While we see this as the Holy Spirit at work, it is not listed as one of the nine gifts of the Holy Spirit. Although there are people who experienced this in the Bible, the scriptures do not instruct us to pray for it or seek for it.

Daniel 10:9; Revelation 1:17

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