______________Statement of Faith______________

 

WE BELIEVE in one God who is eternally existent in three persons—Father, Son and Holy Spirit, Creator of all things.

 

WE BELIEVE that the Lord Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, was crucified, died, was buried, was resurrected, ascended into heaven, and is now seated at the right hand of God the Father and is true God and true man.

 

WE BELIEVE the Bible in its entirety to be the inspired Word of God and is our infallible and inerrant guide of faith and conduct in everyday life. (2 Timothy 3:16)

 

WE BELIEVE man was created in the image of God, but fell because of sin, which resulted in our separation from God. Only through Jesus Christ can we come to salvation through faith and confession.

 

WE BELIEVE in sanctification through the Word of God and by the Holy Spirit, and we believe in striving for personal holiness, righteousness, purity of heart, and life.

 

WE BELIEVE in personal salvation through the blood of Jesus Christ which was shed for our sins.

 

WE BELIEVE in divine healing, through faith in the Name of Jesus Christ, and that healing is included in Redemption.

 

WE BELIEVE in water baptism, and in the Baptism of the Holy Spirit as distinct from Salvation.

 

WE BELIEVE and operate in the 5 fold gifts and offices of apostle, prophet, evangelist, pastor and teacher. (Ephesians 4:11 & 1 Corinthians 12:28)

 

WE BELIEVE in the 9fold Charismatic Gifts of the Holy Spirit.  These are Word of Knowledge, Word of Wisdom, Gift of Prophecy, Gift of Faith, Gifts of Healings, Working of Miracle, Discerning of Spirits, Different kinds of Tongues, and Interpretation of Tongues.   (1 Corinthians 12)

 

WE BELIEVE that all of these Gifts of the Holy Spirit are available to everyone who believes in Jesus Christ as their Savior. (1 Corinthians 12-14)

 

WE BELIEVE in the Administrative Gifts of the Holy Spirit as listed in Romans 12. These include mercy, wisdom, healing, administration, liberality or generosity, leadership, etc.

 

WE BELIEVE in the Fruits of the Holy Spirit, which should be evident in every believer.  They are love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. (Galatians 5:22)

 

WE BELIEVE in the promised future return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

 

WE BELIEVE that Jesus Christ is the Way, the Truth and the Life. (John 14:6)

 

WE BELIEVE that for the salvation of lost and sinful people, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.

 

WE BELIEVE in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly, powerful and victorious life.

 

WE BELIEVE in the resurrection and eternal judgment of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.

 

WE BELIEVE in the spiritual unity of believers through our Lord Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit.

 

WE BELIEVE that signs, wonders and miracles follow those who know Jesus and are His disciples.

 

WE BELIEVE that strong, healthy families and individuals are the building blocks for community and society.

 

WE BELIEVE that as followers of Jesus, we should lead by example and influence as we advance the Kingdom of God in all spheres of society and culture.

 

WE BELIEVE that the Gifts of the Spirit are intended for the Kingdom of God in the marketplace as well as in the church.