What We Believe

Our Vision

Our vision is to cultivate an environment where people may encounter God, worship freely and receive encouragement.

 

Our Mission

Our mission is to identify, train and support believers as leaders to carry the ministry of the local church into the world.

 

Statement of Faith

 

God

There is only one God (Deuteronomy 6:4). He is the creator of heaven and earth, and of all living beings. He has revealed Himself to humanity as the Father, in the son, and through the Holy Spirit.

 

The Bible

The Bible is the inspired Word of God, giving a true history of the creation of heaven, earth, and humanity and containing a correct prophecy of the ages to come regarding heaven, earth, and the destiny of humanity. Moreover, there is no salvation outside of what is taught in its pages.

 

Human Beings

People are made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. People are the supreme object of God's creation. Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called "sin". This attitude separates people from God and causes many problems in life.

 

Salvation

The New Testament experience of salvation consists of repentance from sin, water baptism in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and the baptism of the Holy Ghost.

 

Eternity

People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence.

 

Denominational Affiliation

It is our intent to avoid denominational labels. We are simply believers in God who have gathered together to pursue a full biblical expression of our faith.

 

We are Catholic

in that we believe in one universal church

 

We are Lutheran

in that we believe in salvation by God’s grace alone

 

We are Methodist

in that we believe in Christian living that glorifies God

 

We are Baptist

in that we believe in the necessity for believers to be baptized

 

We are Apostolic

in that we believe in adhering to the apostles’ doctrine

 

We are Pentecostal

in that we believe in experiencing all that God intended for His church

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