We are Charismatic. Regarding the gifts of the Holy Spirit, we believe that Romans chapter 12, 1 Corinthians chapters 12 & 14, Ephesians chapter 4 and 1 Peter chapter 4 all speak about the gifts of the Holy Spirit. The gift of the Holy Spirit is not the same as the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. Every believer has the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. The gift of the Holy Spirit is for empowerment and gifting of the believer for service.
We believe in salvation in Christ alone, marriage between a man and woman, having a Christian view of family, protecting life at conception, loving one’s neighbor, and living as if Christ is coming today. And when someone has failed, forgiving one another as Christ has forgiven us.
We believe in the Worship of God through Jesus Christ. Jesus said to love God with all our heart, mind, and strength. How do we love God? We do it through worship. Worship takes place both individually, and also in community with other believers.
We believe in Fellowship. We love each other by fellowshipping together. Fellowship comes from the Greek word Koinonia which means to have “all things in common.” The church is a fellowship of believers. This is captured in the words of Jesus when He said, “Love your neighbor as yourself.” The Early Church was rich in fellowship: “And they continued steadfastly in the Apostles’ doctrine and in FELLOWSHIP” (Acts 2:42). This passage in Acts defines Fellowship, “And all that believed were together, and had all things in common” (Acts 2:44). Fellowship is about belonging.
We believe in Discipleship. Discipleship is about growing and change. After a person is saved, the church has a responsibility to grow and mature that person in the faith. That is why Jesus said, “Teaching them to obey…” Christians are commanded by Christ to grow in knowledge of Him and share that knowledge. We live the Word allowing Jesus to transform us into the image of Christ. Discipleship is about maturity.
We believe in Evangelism. The Church exists to communicate God’s good news to the world. Jesus tells us to “Go into the whole world” and make disciples. It is every Christian’s responsibility to share the gospel. We are to proclaim the good news of Jesus…nothing more, nothing less.
We believe in Service. We demonstrate God’s love through service. It is every Christian’s privilege to serve in some capacity within the Church. You may serve Christ as a teacher in Small Groups, administrator, or any number of ways. Christ wants us to not simply come to church services, but to serve others outside the doors of the church. We want to bring the church to the world.