We are a loving and accepting community of believers who; Live our Lives in Worship to God; we Win Souls and make Disciples; we fellowship within the Communion of Saints and fight for Social Justice; and we Proclaim the Gospel of Salvation through Word and Deed.
STATEMENT OF FAITH
We believe in God, the Father Almighty,The Maker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord: Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; He descended into hell.The third day He arose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. We believe in the Holy Spirit; the Holy Christian Church; the communion of Saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; the life everlasting; and the expansion of the Kingdom, Amen.
What we believe
1. The Inspiration of the Scripture
We believe that in the original manuscripts the bible was given by direct inspiration of God, and that every word in it is the word of God and is completely accurate in all that it affirms.
2. The One True God
We believe that there is one God (Dt 6.4) and that he has revealed himself as a trinity of Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. All are equal, all are eternal, all are God, yet there is not three gods, but One.
3. The Deity of Christ
We believe Jesus was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, did real physical miracles, paid the penalty for our sins on by his death on the cross, was resurrected from the dead, and is now seated at the right hand of God the father. He was both fully God and fully man simultaneously.
4. The Fall of Man
We believe that God created man good and just, but that Adam and eve willfully sinned and incurred the punishment of physical and spiritual death.
5. The Salvation of Man
We believe that man is saved by faith alone through the grace of God.
6. The Ordinances of the Church
(1) Water Baptism by Immersion after repenting of one’s sins and receiving Christ’s gift of salvation, and (2) Holy Communion (the Lord’s Supper) as a symbolic remembrance of Christ’s suffering and death for our salvation.
7. Baptism in the Holy Spirit
The Baptism in the Holy Spirit is a Special Experience Following Salvation that empowers believers for witnessing and effective service, just as it did in New Testament times.
8. Initial physical evidence of Spirit Baptism
The Initial Physical Evidence of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit is ‘Speaking in Tongues,’ as experienced on the Day of Pentecost and referenced throughout Acts and the Epistles.
Sanctification Initially Occurs at Salvation and is not only a declaration that a believer is holy, but also a progressive lifelong process of separating from evil as believers continually draw closer to God and become more Christlike.
10. The Church
We believe that the mission of the church is to a.) Fellowship and Disciple the believers, b.) Evangelize the lost, and c.) to be a community for the Worship of God.
11. The Family
God’s original model for community is the Family Unity. Father, Mother, Children. While we recognize the world is changing, the word remains… this is God’s model. We do not recognize same sex marriage and will not perform such ceremonies.
12. The Ministry
The Bible teaches that each of us under leadership must commit ourselves to reach others for Christ, to worship Him with other believers, to build up or edify the body of believers–the Church and to Meet human need with ministries of love and compassion.
13. Women In Ministry
There are no limits in regards to what position she may hold. We acknowledge women Life Group Leaders, Deacons, Prophets, Minister, Pastors and Overseers/Bishops.
14. Divine Healing
We believe that divine healing of the body is a part of the atoning work of Jesus. (Isa 53.4-5) we regularly pray for the sick and ask God to heal them.
15. The Rapture of the Church
We believe that Christ will come soon and remove his children living and dead from the earth in an event called, “the rapture” (from a latin word meaning “snatched away”) (1 thes. 4.16-17)
16. The Millenial Reign of Christ
Now that God is working through the Church, he is not currently working through the nation of Israel. However, at the end of history, God will once again work through Israel. Premillennials refer to the Church Age as a “parentheses” in God’s plan: first Israel, then the Church, then Israel again. After Christ’s Second Coming, he will inaugurate a literal kingdom on Earth in Israel for 1,000 years. At the end of the 1,000 years, Christ will defeat Satan and inaugurate the New Heavens and New Earth.
17. The Final Judgement
We believe that after the millenium that God will judge the living and the dead, some will be rewarded with eternal life, some with eternal punishment. Satan and his demons are to be destroyed at this time.
18. The New Heavens and the New Earth
God will create a new heaven and new earth.