We strive to fulfill five main purposes.
1 - Exalting God
We Exalt God the Father through Praise and Worship. Our God is an awesome God. He deserves our highest praise.
2 - Encountering People
We encounter people through fellowship. We work towards creating an open, welcoming atmosphere where we can all come together as Christians.
3 - Empowering Believers
We empower believers through discipleship. We believe that Christian Education through Bible Study, Sunday School and Small Groups are all essential parts of growing in our faith and supporting one another.
4 - Employing Our Gifts
We employ our gifts through our ministry. The Bible tells us that we have all been given different spiritual gifts by God. God works through all of us and we encourage and believe in allowing individuals to employ their gifts within our ministry.
5 - Evangelizing the Lost
We are called by Christ to "Go forth and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you." We desire to be intentional in spreading the good news of Christ both locally and internationally.
What We Believe
STATEMENT OF FUNDAMENTAL TRUTHS
1. The Scripture Inspired
Scriptures, both the Old and New Testaments, are verbally inspired of God and are the revelation of God to man, the infallible, authoritative rule of faith and conduct.
- 2 Timothy 3:15-17
- 2 Peter 1:21
2. The One True God
The one true God has revealed Himself as the eternally self-existent "I AM," the Creator of heaven and earth and the Redeemer of mankind. He has further revealed Himself as embodying the principles of relationship and association as Father, Son and Holy Ghost.
- Matthew 28:19
- John 14:16-17
3. The Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ
- Matthew 1:23
- Philippians 2:9-11
His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His substitutionary work on the cross,
His bodily resurrection from the dead, His exaltation to the right hand of God.
4. The Fall of Man
Man was created good and upright; for God said, "Let us make man in our own image, after our likeness." However, man by voluntary transgression fell and thereby incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death, which is separation from God.
- Genesis 1:26,27
- Genesis 3:6
5. The Salvation of Man
- Romans 8:16
- John 3:3
Conditions to Salvation = repentance + justified by grace through faith
Evidence of Salvation = inward witness of the Spirit. + outward evidence of righteousness and true holiness.
6. The Ordinances of the Church
Baptism in Water + Holy Communion
- Matthew 28:19
- 1 Corinthians 11:26
7. The Baptism in the Holy Ghost
- Acts 1:4
- Acts 1:8
- Acts 10:44-46
The enduement of power for life and service.
This experience is distinct from and subsequent to the experience of the new birth.
With it comes an overflowing fullness of the Spirit, a deepened reverence for God, an intensified consecration to God and dedication to His work, and a more active love for Christ, for His Word and for the lost
8. The Initial Physical Evidence of the Baptism in the Holy Ghost
Speaking with other tongues
- Acts 2:4
- 1 Corinthians 12:4-10
Sanctification is an act of separation from that
which is evil, and of dedication unto God.
- Romans 12:1,2
- 1 Thessalonians 5:23
10. The Church and its Mission
- Ephesians 1:22,23
- Ephesians 2:22
- Hebrews 12:23
To be an agency of God for evangelizing the world.
To be a corporate body in which man may worship God.
To be a channel of God's purpose to build a body of saints being perfected in the image of His Son.
11. The Ministry
- Mark 16:15-20
- Ephesians 4:11-16
Scripturally ordained ministry
12. Divine Healing
13. The Blessed Hope
The resurrection of those who have fallen asle
ep in Christ and their translation together with those who are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord is the imminent and blessed hope of the church.
14. The Millennial Reign of Christ
The second coming - rapture followed by the visible return of Christ with His saints to reign on earth for one thousand years.
- Revelation 1:7
- Revelation 20:1-6
15. The Final Judgment
The wicked dead will be raised and judged according to their works. Those not found in the Book of Life, with the devil / his angels / the beast / the false prophet, will be consigned to the everlasting punishment in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.
- Matthew 25:46
- Revelation 19:20
16. The New Heavens and the New Earth
- 2 Peter 3:13
- Revelation 21
- Revelation 22