COMMITMENT: Our commitment to God is unwavering.
“This, then, is how you ought to regard us: as servants of Christ and as those entrusted with the mysteries God has revealed. Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful.” 1 Corinthians 4:1-2 (NIV)
SOULS: Every soul matters to God.
“Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:19-20 (NLT)
COMMUNITY: Life is better in community.
“Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.” Hebrews 10:24-25 (NLT)
GENEROSITY: Generosity is contagious.
“You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.” 2 Corinthians 9:11 (NIV)
FAMILY: Healthy families create a healthy culture.
“But if you refuse to serve the Lord, then choose today whom you will serve…But as for me and my family, we will serve the Lord.” Joshua 24:15 (NLT)
WHAT WE BELIEVE
HOLY BIBLE: The Holy Bible, and only the Bible, is 100% the Word of God. It, alone, is the final authority in determining all doctrinal truths. The Bible, in its original writing, is both inspired and inerrant. (II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:20-21; Proverbs 30:5; Romans 16:25-26)
TRINITY: In one God there are three distinct persons: the Father, the Son (Jesus), and the Holy Spirit. They are all co-equal and co-eternal. (I John 5:7; Genesis 1:26; Matthew 3:16-17, 28; Luke 1:35; Isaiah 9:6; Hebrews 3:7-11)
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. (John 1:1, 14; John 20:28; I Timothy 3:16; Isaiah 9:6; Philippians 2:5-6; I Timothy 2:5)
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; Luke 1:35; Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23; Luke 1:27-35)
REPENTANCE: The commitment to turn away from sin in every area of our lives and to follow Christ. (Acts 2:28, 3:19)
SANCTIFICATION: The ongoing process of yielding to God in order to complete the development of Christ’s character in us. (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)
JESUS' BLOOD: The blood that Jesus Christ shed on the Cross of Calvary was sinless and is 100% sufficient to cleanse man of all sins. Jesus allowed Himself to be punished for the sins we have committed, 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)
JESUS CHRIST INDWELLS ALL BELIEVERS: Christians are people who have invited the Lord Jesus Christ to come and live inside them. They are putting 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, 15:4; Romans 8:11; Revelation 3:20)
BAPTISIM IN THE HOLY SPIRIT WITH THE EVIDENCE OF SPEAKING IN TONGUES: Given at Pentecost, it is the promise of the Father, sent by Jesus after His Ascension, to empower the Church to preach the Gospel throughout the whole earth. Its purpose is to bring edification to the believers and to enhance their prayer life. It is also a sign to the unbeliever. (Joel 2:28-29; Matthew 3:11; Mark 16:17; Acts 1:5, 8, 2:1-4, 17, 38-39, 8:14-17, 10:38, 44-47, 11:15-17, 19:1-6)
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. (Ephesians 1:22, 2:19-22; Hebrews 12:23)
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’ atonement on the Cross. (Psalm 103:2-3; Isaiah 53:5; Matthew 8:16-17; Mark 16:17-18; Acts 8:6-7; James 5:14-16; III John 2)
HEALTH, PROSPERITY AND PROVISION: As part of Jesus’ work of salvation, it is the Father’s will for believers to become whole, healthy and successful in all areas of life. But because of the fall, many may not receive the full benefits of God’s will while on Earth. The fact, though, should never prevent all believers from seeking the full benefits of Christ’s provision in order to better serve others.
1. Spiritual (John 3:3, 11; II Corinthians 5:17-21; Romans 10:9-10)
2. Mental and Emotional (II Timothy 1:7; Romans 12:2; Isaiah 26:3)
3. Physical (Isaiah 53:4-5; Matthew 8:17; I Peter 2:24)
4. Financial (Joshua 1:8; II John 1:2; Malachi 3:10-11; Luke 6:38; II Corinthians 9:6-10; Deuteronomy 28:1-14; Psalm 34:10, 84:11; Philippians 4:19)
RESURRECTION: Jesus Christ was physically resurrected from the dead in a glorified body three days after His death on the cross. One day, all believers in Christ will also be physically resurrected in their glorified bodies to their eternal reward in Heaven with God. (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 of all believers in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. (Matthew 5:3, 12, 20, 6:20, 19:21, 25:34; John 17:24; II Corinthians 5:1; Hebrews 11:16; I Peter 1:4