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Vision / Belief

OUR VISION:

A frontline kingdom culture united in one voice and one heart to prepare and equip a people for the triumphal return of Jesus Christ through loving Him and loving one another. Mark 16:15, John 17:22-23, Ephesians 4:11-13, 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18, Mark 12:29-31

STATEMENT OF FAITH

We believe that the original sixty-six books of the Bible are the only inspired, and therefore inerrant, Word of God. It is the final authority for all we believe and how we are to live. Matt 4.3-4, 2 Tim 3.14-17, Heb 1.1-2

We believe in the Eternal Godhead who has revealed Himself as One God existing in three distinguishable but indivisible persons, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, and that these three persons being one God, are co-eternal, co-existent, and co-equal in nature, attributes, power, and glory. Matt 3.16-17, Matt 28.19, Mark 12.29-30, John 14.6-17, 1 John 5.7

We believe that God not only created all things, including the world and all that is within it, but also now upholds, sustains, governs, and providentially directs all that exists and that He will bring all things to their proper consummation in Christ Jesus to the glory of His name. Acts 17.24-28, Eph 1.9-12, Col 1.13-20

We believe that Satan (the Devil), was originally created by God as a cherub called Lucifer. He became corrupt with pride through his own wisdom and beauty and wanting to be like The Most High God, he rebelled. He was then cast from out of the midst of the stones of fire on God’s holy mountain to the earth taking a multitude of angels with him. He is now at work with his demonic hosts to establish his counter-kingdom of darkness and evil on the earth. Satan was judged and defeated at the cross of Christ and will, at the end of the age, be cast forever into the lake of fire which has been prepared for him and his angels. Is 14.11-15, Ez 28.12-19, Rev 12.1-17

We believe that Adam was originally created in the image of God, righteous and without sin. However, after his willful choice to disobey God’s command and to sin, his descendants are born subject to both imputed and inherent sin, and are therefore by nature and choice the children of wrath, justly condemned in the sight of God, wholly unable to save themselves or to contribute in any way to their acceptance with Him. Gen 1.26-28, Rom 5.12-21, Eph 2.1-10

We believe that Jesus Christ is God incarnate, fully God and fully man, and that He was conceived and born of a virgin, was tempted in every way and yet lived a sinless life, and He offered himself as a penal, substitutionary sacrifice for sinners. He bore our sins in His body and by His blood shed upon the cross He obtained for us eternal redemption, the forgiveness of sins and everlasting life. He was wounded for our transgressions, bruised for our iniquities, the chastisement of our peace was upon Him and by His stripes we were healed – physically, mentally and spiritually. He died, was buried, and rose bodily on the third day ascending visibly to the right hand of the Father, where He is now seated and makes intercession for the saints until His enemies are made His footstool. Is. 53.5-11, Matt 1.18-25, John 1.1-14, Rom 8.34, 2 Cor 5.21, Heb 10.7-17, I Pet. 2.24.

We believe that salvation is by grace alone, through faith alone, in the true Lord Jesus Christ alone. No ordinance, ritual, work or any other activity on the part of man is required in order to be saved. This saving grace of God, through the power of the Holy Spirit, also sanctifies us by enabling us to do what is pleasing in God’s sight in order that we might be progressively conformed to the image of Christ. Rom 8.28-30, Rom 10.8-11, Eph 2.8 -10, Titus 3.3-7

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ baptizes believers in the Holy Spirit, in whom we are also sealed for the day of redemption. The Holy Spirit regenerates, forever indwells and graciously equips the Christian for godly living and service. Subsequent to conversion the Holy Spirit desires to fill, empower, and anoint believers for ministry and witness. Matt 3.11-12, John 14.16-17, Acts 1.4-8, 2 Cor 1.21-22, Titus 3.5

We believe that water baptism and the Lord’s Supper are the two ordinances of the church to be observed until the time of Christ’s return. They are not a means of salvation but are channels of God’s sanctifying grace and blessing to the faithful in Christ Jesus. Matt 28.19, Acts 10.44-48, Rom 6.3-11, 1 Cor 11.23-28

We believe that there is one true Church, made up of genuine believers called the Body and the Bride of Christ. This one true Church is composed of people throughout many local Churches in given localities and are under the sovereign Headship of the Lord Jesus Christ, exercising autonomous government under Him, administering all its local affairs and ministry. Matt 16.18, 1 Cor 12.12-31, Eph 4.1-16, Rev 22.16-17

We believe that the Church is God’s primary instrument through which He is fulfilling His redemptive purposes in the earth. To equip the saints for the work of the ministry, God has given the church apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers. We also affirm the royal priesthood of all believers and their ministry unto the Lord, as well as, the importance of every Christian being joined with and actively involved in a local community of the saints. Matt 28.18-20, Mark 16.15-20, Rom 10.13-15, Heb 10.23-25, 1 Peter 2.4-10

We believe that God has commanded the church to preach the gospel to all nations, and especially to remember the poor and to minister to their needs through sacrificial giving and practical service. This ministry is an expression of the heart of the Lord Jesus Christ and is an essential part of the kingdom of God. Is 58.6-7, Is 61.1-3, Matt 25.33-46, Luke 10.30-37, Luke 24.46-49, James 1.27

We believe in the literal second coming of Jesus Christ at the end of the age when He will return to the earth personally and visibly to consummate His kingdom. We also believe in and are praying for a great end-time harvest of souls and the emergence of a victorious church that will experience an unprecedented unity, purity and power in the Holy Spirit. Is 2.2, 56.7, 60, 62, Dan 2, Amos 9.11-12, Matt 16.18, 24, John 14.12, 17, Acts 1.6-11, 2.17-21, 15.16-17, Eph 5.27, 1 Thes 4.13-18, 5.1-9, Rev 19-22

We believe that when the Christian dies he/she passes immediately into the blessed presence of the Lord, there to enjoy conscious fellowship with their great Triune God for all eternity.

We believe that when the unbeliever dies he/she is immediately consigned to hell which is a literal place of everlasting fire and eternal separation from the presence of the Lord. Luke 16.19-31, John 5.25-29, 2 Cor 5.1-10, Rev 20.11-15, Rev 21.1-4