statement of faith

The essentials to our faith are that we believe in The Trinity represented coequally and coeternally through God, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit.  We believe that Jesus was conceived supernaturally through the Virgin Mary and was 100% man and 100% God.  He lived a sinless life and died for the sins of mankind so that we could have eternal life in Heaven with Him. In order to obtain this eternal life, we must accept Jesus Christ as our Savior. We believe that as Christians, we are empowered through the Holy Spirit so that we can live triumphantly in every area of our lives. We believe in the literal Second Coming of Jesus Christ, and until then, we are determined to live our lives pleasing to Him and to fulfill the Great Commission in sharing His love throughout the earth.
 
A more in-depth look of our Statement of Faith in alignment with the Word of God...

HOLY BIBLE

The Holy Bible, and only the Bible, is the authoritative Word of God.
It alone is the final authority in determining all doctrinal truths,
reproving, instructing, convicting of sin, correction of error, and training
in righteousness. In its original writing, it is inspired, infallible and inerrant.

(II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:20-21; 

Proverbs 30:5; Romans 16:25-26)
 

JESUS CHRIST

Jesus Christ is God the Son, the second person of the Trinity.
On earth, Jesus was 100% God and 100% man. He is the only
man ever to have lived a sinless life. He was born of a virgin, lived
a sinless life, performed miracles, died on the cross for mankind
and thus, atoned for mankind's sins through the shedding of His blood. He rose from the dead on the third day according to the Scriptures, ascended to the right hand of the Father where
He currently reigns, and will return again in power and glory.

 (John 1:1,14, 20:28; I Timothy 3:16; Isaiah 9:6;
Philippians 2:5-6; I Timothy 2:5)


HUMAN WORTH

Man was made in the image of God and is the
crown of creation.  Man is spirit, he has a soul (mind, will,
emotions) and lives in a body (house or shell for the spirit).  
Man does not come from an animal or one cell amoeba.

 (Genesis 1:26-27, 2:7; Numbers 16:22; Hebrews 4:12;
Psalm 139:13-14; 1 Thessalonians 5:23; Psalm 8:4-6)

 

REGENERATION

For anyone to know God, regeneration by
the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.

(John 6:44, 65; Matthew 19:28; Titus 3:5) 

REPENTANCE

Repentance is the commitment to turn away from sin in every
area of the believer's life and to follow Christ, which allows the believer to receive His redemption and to be regenerated by
the Holy Spirit. Thus, through repentance the believer receives forgiveness of sins and appropriate salvation.

(Acts 2:21, 3:19; I John 1:9)


Jesus' Blood

The Blood that Jesus Christ shed on the Cross of Calvary
was sinless and is 100% sufficient to cleanse mankind of all sin.
Jesus allowed Himself to be punished for both mankind's
sinfulness and sins, enabling all those who believe to be free
from the penalty of sin, which is death

(I John 1:7; Revelation 1:5, 5:9; Colossians 1:20;
Romans 3:10-12, 23, 5:9; John 1:29)


Baptism in the Holy Spirit

Given at Pentecost, it is the promise of the Father,
sent by Jesus after His Ascension, to empower the Church (subsequent to conversion) to preach the Gospel throughout
the whole earth. The Holy Spirit dwells in all believers,
conforming them to the image of Jesus Christ anointing the
believer for sanctification and evangelism. The Baptism of the
Holy Spirit is not a requirement of Salvation.

(Joel 2:28-29; Matthew 3:11; Mark 16:17; Acts 1:5,2:1-4,
17, 38-39, 8:14-17, 10:38, 44-47, 11:15-17, 19:1-6;
1 Corinthians 12:4-7, 13; Romans 8:16 -17).


equipping of the saints

The calling of Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Pastor and Teacher
are functional within the Body of Christ until the Lord's return. Furthermore, these ministries are gifts to the Church for the
purpose of equipping the saints for the work of the ministry,
that the Body of Christ will be edified. These gifts are expressed within the context of a local community of believers.

(Ephesians 4:11-16)

The Church

The church is the Body of Christ, the habitation of God through
the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of Jesus'
Great Commission. Every person who is born of the Spirit is an integral part of the church as a member of the body of believers. There is a spiritual unity of all believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
The Church can be referred to in two ways: (1) universal and (2) local. The universal church cannot be institutionalized. It is a spiritual organism whose life and activity is under the authority and control
of Jesus Christ. The universal church—the Body of Christ—is primarily perceived through the local church.  The local church is faithful to its identity when it takes seriously its mission to represent the universal church to its community. Every individual who professes relationship with Jesus Christ should be involved in a local community of believers. The local church is a place of accountability and covering.

(Ephesians 1:22, 2:19-22; Hebrews 12:18-23; John 17:11,
20-23; Hebrews 10:25; Revelation 2-3)


Great Commission

It is the responsibility of every believer to actively share The Gospel
of Jesus Christ to those locally, nationally and internationally.

(Matthew 28:19; Acts 1:8)

Healing of the sick

Healing of the sick is illustrated in the life and ministry of Jesus,
and included in the commission of Jesus to His disciples. It is given
as a sign, which is to follow believers. It is also a part of Jesus'
work on the Cross and one of the gifts of the Spirit.

(Psalm 103:2-3; Isaiah 53:5; Matthew 8:16-17; Mark 16:17-18;
Acts 8:6-7; James 5:14-16; I Corinthians 12:9, 28; Romans 11:29)


Resurrection

Jesus Christ was physically resurrected from the dead in a glorified body three days after His death on the cross. In addition, both the saved and the lost will be resurrected; they that are saved to the resurrection of life and they that are lost to the resurrection of eternal damnation

(Luke 24:16, 36, 39; John 2:19-21, 20:26-28, 21:4; Acts 24:15; I Corinthians 15:42, 44; Philippians 1:21-23, 3:21).

Heaven

Heaven is the eternal dwelling place for all believers in the Gospel
of Jesus Christ. Believers will give an account for every thought,
word and deed and will be rewarded accordingly.

(Matthew 5:3, 12, 20, 6:20, 12:36, 19:21, 25:34; Ecclesiastes 12:14; 
John 17:24; II Corinthians 5:1, 10; Hebrews 11:16; I Peter 1:4)

Hell

After living one life on earth, the unbelievers will be judged by God and sent to Hell where they will be eternally tormented with the Devil and the Fallen Angels

 (Matthew 25:41; Mark 9:43-48; Hebrews 9:27; Revelation 14:9-11, 20:12-15, 21:8).

TRINITY

There is one God, eternally existent in three persons and
in complete unity: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
These three are coequal and coeternal.

God as Father is the master architect 
of the entire plan of creation.

Jesus is the expression of God's bridge 
between Himself and man (the Chief Minister).

The Holy Spirit is the Revealer of Truth and 
empowers the believer to fulfill his call as a Christian.

(I John 5:7; Genesis 1:26; Matthew 3:16-17, 28:19;
Luke 1:35; Isaiah 9:6; Hebrews 3:7-11;
Deuteronomy 6:4; 2 Corinthians 13:14; John 1:1) 


VIRGIN BIRTH

Jesus Christ was conceived by God the Father, through
the Holy Spirit (the third person of the Trinity) in the virgin
Mary's womb; therefore, He is the Son of God

(Matthew 1:18, 25; Luke 1:35; Isaiah 7:14; Luke 1:27-35).

REDEMPTION

Man was created good and upright, but by voluntary
transgression he fell; his only hope of redemption
is in Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

(Genesis 1:26-31, 3:1-7; Romans 5:12-21)

SALVATION

Man is saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ; His death,
burial, and resurrection. Salvation is a gift from God,
not a result of an individual's good works or of any human efforts.

(Ephesians 2:8-9; Galatians 2:16, 3:8; Titus 3:5;
Romans 10:9-10; Acts 16:31; Hebrews 9:22)


SANCTIFICATION

Sanctification is the ongoing process of yielding to God's Word and His Spirit in order to complete the development of Christ's character in every believer. Christians should have the power to break free from sin and live in complete restoration. The believer should have
a lifestyle change in every arena of life: metal, spiritual and physical.
It is through the present ministry of the Holy Spirit and the Word
of God that the Christian is enabled to live a Godly life.

(I Thessalonians 4:3, 5:23; II Corinthians 3:18, 6:14-18,
II Thessalonians 2:1-3, Romans 8:29, 12:1-2,
Hebrews 2:11; 2 Timothy 2:19)


Jesus Christ Indwells  
All Believers

Christians are people who have invited the Lord Jesus Christ to
come and live inside them by His Holy Spirit. They relinquish the authority of their lives over to him thus making Jesus the Lord of their life as well as Savior. They put their trust in what Jesus accomplished for them when He died, was buried, and rose again from the dead.

 (John 1:12, 14:17, 23; John 15:4; Romans 8:11; Revelation 3:20)

Gifts of the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is manifested through a variety of
spiritual gifts to build and sanctify the church, demonstrate
the validity of the resurrection, and confirm the power of the Gospel. The Bible lists of these gifts are not necessarily exhaustive, and the gifts may occur in various combinations. All believers are commanded to earnestly desire the manifestation of the gifts in their lives.
The supernatural charisma of the Holy Spirit is active within the
Body of Christ until the coming of the Lord. These gifts always operate in harmony with the Scriptures and should never be used
in violation of Biblical parameters and ought to be encouraged
under the guidance of local church authorities.

 (Hebrews 2:4; Romans 1:11, 12 :4-8; Ephesians 4:16; I Timothy 4:14; II Timothy 1:6-7; I Corinthians 12:1-31, 14:1-40; I Peter 4:10)

Priesthood of the Believer

All people born of God have equal status before,
and direct access to, their Lord. The believer can have
a relationship with God without having a human mediator.
Jesus is the mediator between the believer and God. Every believer has equal status and access to God through Jesus Christ.
Every believer has a responsibility as priests to minister to those
who don't have a relationship with the Lord and to fellow believers.

 (1 Timothy 2:5; Galations 3:28; 1 Peter 2:5)

Unity of the Church

All who are born of God should live in spiritual unity with one another. Christian churches should not disassociate from other churches that profess Jesus Christ but may have different doctrinal beliefs or cultural ways of worshiping the Lord. Local churches should work with each other to establish the rule of God in the earth.

(1 Corinthians 12:12-14)

Two Sacraments

Water Baptism: Following faith in the Lord Jesus Christ,
the new convert is commanded by the Word of God to be baptized
in water in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the
Holy Spirit. Baptism derives from the word "baptize" which means
to immerse. Baptism represents a burial of the old way of life
and mindset. Baptism is to be participated in when the concept
it represents can be fully understood by the participant. Jesus
was baptized as a way of identifying with mankind as sinners. 

(Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:38; Mark 16:16;
Acts 8:12, 36-38; 10:47-48; Romans 6:4)


The Lord's Supper: A unique time of communion in the
presence of God when the elements of bread and grape juice
 (the Body and Blood of the Lord Jesus Christ) are taken
in remembrance of Jesus' sacrifice on the Cross.

(Matthew 26:26-29; I Corinthians 10:16, 11:23-25)

God's Will for Provision

It is the Father's will for believers to become whole, healthy
and successful in all areas of life. Believers should seek the
full benefits of Christ's provision in order to better serve others.

Spiritual (John 3:3-11; II Corinthians 5:17-21; Romans 10:9-10)

Mental and Emotional (II Timothy 1:7, 2:11; Philippians 4:7-8; Romans 12:2; Isaiah 26:3)

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

Financial (Joshua 1:8; Malachi 3:10-11; Luke 6:38; II Corinthians 9:6-10; Deuteronomy 28:1-14; Psalm 34:10, 84:11; Philippians 4:19)

second coming

Jesus Christ will physically and visibly return to earth for the
 second time to establish His Kingdom. This will occur
at a date undisclosed by the Scriptures. 

(Matthew 24:30, 26:63-64; Acts 1:9-11; I Thessalonians 4:15-17;
II Thessalonians 1:7-8; Daniel 12:2; Revelation 1:7; Revelation 22:1-7)