Our mission, as a progressive Pentecostal church, is to create an atmosphere of worship through the Word of God and the Spirit of God that will turn individual hearts in our community towards Christ.
- The Scriptures
The Bible is the inspired Word of God, the product of holy men of old who spoke and wrote as they were moved by the Holy Spirit. We accept the New Covenant, as recorded in the New Testament, as our infallible guide in matters pertaining to conduct and doctrine. (2 Timothy 3:16; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Peter 1:21)
- The Godhead
Our God is one but is manifested in three persons-the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, being co-equal. (Philippians 2:6)God the Father is greater than all. He is the Sender of the Word (logos)and the Begetter. (John 14:28; John 16:28; John 1:14)
The Son is the Word, flesh-covered-the One Begotten-and He has existed with the Father from the beginning. (John 1:1; John 1:18; John 1:14)
The Holy Spirit proceeds from both the Father and the Son and is eternal. (John 15:26)
- Man, His Fall and Redemption
Man is a created being, made in the likeness and image of God, but through Adam's transgression and fall, sin came into the world. (Romans 5:14) "All have sinned, and come short of the glory of God."(Romans 3:23) "As it is written, there is none righteous, no, not one."(Romans 3:10)Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was manifested to undo the work of the devil and gave His life and shed His blood to redeem and restore man back to God. (1 John 3:8)
Salvation is the gift of God to man, separate from works and the law, and is made operative by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, producing works acceptable to God. (Ephesians 2:8)
- Eternal Life and the New Birth
Man's first step toward salvation is godly sorrow that works repentance. The new birth is necessary to all men, and when it is experienced, it produces eternal life. (2 Corinthians 7:10; 1 John 5:12; John 3:3-5)
- Water Baptism
Baptism in water is by immersion, is a direct commandment of our Lord and is for believers only. The ordinance is a symbol of the Christian's identification with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection. (Matthew 28:19; Romans 6:4; Colossians 2:12; Acts 8:36-39) The following is the usual statement used by the pastor when conducting a water baptism: "On the confession of your faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, and by His authority, I baptize you in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Ghost. Amen."
- Baptism in the Holy Ghost
The baptism in the Holy Ghost and fire is a gift from God as promised by the Lord Jesus Christ to all believers in this dispensation and is received subsequent to the new birth. This experience is accompanied by the initial evidence of speaking in other tongues as the Holy Spirit Himself gives utterance. (Matthew 3:11; John 14:16, 17; Acts 1:8; Acts 2:38, 39; Acts 19:1-7; Acts 2:4
The Bible teaches that without holiness no man can see the Lord. We believe in the Doctrine of Sanctification as a definite, yet progressive, work of grace commencing at the time of regeneration and continuing until the consummation of salvation at Christ's return. (Hebrews 12:14; 1 Thessalonians 5:23; 2 Peter 3:18; 2 Corinthians 3:18; Philippians 3:12-14; 1 Corinthians 1:30)
- Divine Healing
Healing is for the physical ills of the human body and is wrought by the power of God through the prayer of faith and by the laying on of hands. It is provided for in the atonement of Christ and is the privilege of every member of the Church (the entire Body of Christ) today. (Mark 16:18; James 5:14-16; 1 Peter 2:24; Matthew 8:17; Isaiah 53:4,5)
- Resurrection of the Just and the Return of Our Lord
The angels said to Jesus' disciples, ". . . this same Jesus . . . so shall come in like manner as ye have seen Him go into heaven." His coming is imminent. When He comes, ". . . the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air." (Acts 1:11; 1 Thessalonians 4:16, 17) Following the Tribulation, He shall return to Earth as King of kings and Lord of lords, and together with His saints, who shall be kings and priests, He shall reign a thousand years. (Revelation 20:6)
- Hell and Eternal Retribution
One who physically dies in his sins without accepting Christ is hopelessly and eternally lost in the Lake of Fire and, therefore, has no further opportunity of hearing the Gospel or of repenting. The Lake of Fire is literal. The terms "eternal" and"everlasting" used in describing the duration of the punishment of the damned in the Lake of Fire carry the same thought and meaning of endless existence as used in denoting the duration of joy and ecstasy of saints in the presence of God. (Hebrews 9:27; Revelation19:20)
Ten Core Values
Our core values are the continuous, passionate, scriptural core beliefs that drive our ministry. It is the “personality” that God has given us to carry out His mandate as a church.
1) The Word of God
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.
II Timothy 3:16-17
But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him.
Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit.
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
I Corinthians 13:13
For as many are led by the Spirit of God, these are the sons of God.
Honor the Lord with your possessions, and with the firstfruits of all your increase.
Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much more as you see the Day approaching.
And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will follow those who believe: in My name they will cast out demons, they will speak with new tongues, they will take up serpents, and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”
Now when the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.