What We Believe

From our beginning, we have been affiliated with the General Council of the Assemblies of God, head quartered in Springfield, Missouri.  Accordingly, we hold to Fundamentals of Faith summarized below..

  1. WE BELIEVE…The Scriptures are Inspired by God and declare His design and plan for mankind.
  2. WE BELIEVE…There is only One True God–revealed in three persons…Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (commonly known as the Trinity)
  3. WE BELIEVE…In the Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ. As God’s son Jesus was both human and divine.
  4. WE BELIEVE…though originally good, Man Willingly Fell to Sin –ushering evil and death, both physical and spiritual, into the world.
  5. WE BELIEVE…Every Person Can Have Restored Fellowship with God Through ‘Salvation’ (accepting Christ’s offer of forgiveness for sin).
  6. WE BELIEVE…and practice two ordinances—(1) Water Baptism by Immersion after repenting of one’s sins and receiving Christ’s gift of salvation, and (2) Holy Communion (the Lord’s Supper) as a symbolic remembrance of Christ’s suffering and death for our salvation.
  7. WE BELIEVE…the Baptism in the Holy Spirit is a Special Experience Following Salvation that empowers believers for witnessing and effective service, just as it did in New Testament times.
  8. WE BELIEVE… The Initial Physical Evidence of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit is ‘Speaking in Tongues,’ as experienced on the Day of Pentecost and referenced throughout Acts and the Epistles.
  9. WE BELIEVE…Sanctification Initially Occurs at Salvation and is not only a declaration that a believer is holy, but also a progressive lifelong process of separating from evil as believers continually draw closer to God and become more Christ like.
  10. WE BELIEVE…The Church has a Mission to seek and save all who are lost in sin. We believe ‘the Church’ is the Body of Christ and consists of the people who, throughout time, have accepted God’s offer of redemption (regardless of religious denomination) through the sacrificial death of His son Jesus Christ.
  11. WE BELIEVE…A Divinely Called and Scripturally Ordained Leadership Ministry Serves the Church. The Bible teaches that each of us under leadership must commit ourselves to reach others for Christ, to worship Him with other believers, and to build up or edify the body of believers–the Church.
  12. WE BELIEVE…Divine Healing of the Sick is a Privilege for Christians Today and is provided for in Christ’s atonement (His sacrificial death on the cross for our sins).
  13. WE BELIEVE…in The Blessed Hope—When Jesus Raptures His Church Prior to His Return to Earth (the second coming). At this future moment in time all believers who have died will rise from their graves and will meet the Lord in the air, and Christians who are alive will be caught up with them, to be with the Lord forever.
  14. WE BELIEVE…in The Millennial Reign of Christ when Jesus returns with His saints at His second coming and begins His benevolent rule over earth for 1,000 years. At that time many in the nation of Israel will recognize and accept Him as the Messiah, the Savior who died for them and all mankind.
  15. WE BELIEVE…A Final Judgement Will Take Place for those who have rejected Christ. They will be judged for their sin and consigned to eternal punishment in a punishing lake of fire.
  16. WE BELIEVE…and look forward to the perfect New Heavens and a New Earth that Christ is preparing for all people, of all time, who have accepted Him. We will live and dwell with Him there forever following His millennial reign on Earth. ‘And so shall we forever be with the Lord!’

 

How to Get to Heaven…
The most important question you will ever be asked is: “Why should God let you into His heaven?” Your answer will determine where you spend eternity.

We need to know:

  • Heaven is a free gift, it cannot be earned or deserved. Romans 6:23 – The wages of sin is death but the free gift of God is eternal life. Although heaven is a free gift, there is a problem.
  • Man has sinned, and because of this sin, he cannot save himself. Romans 3:23 – For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. God solved this problem in the person of Jesus Christ.
  • Jesus Christ came, He died and paid for our sins and purchased us a place in heaven which he offers as a free gift.
  • This gift of eternal life is received by opening the door of your life and allowing Jesus to come in. John 1:12 – To as many as received Him, He gave the right to become children of God.
  • To go to heaven, you must receive Jesus Christ by faith through prayer.

The following is a suggested prayer:
“Lord Jesus, I need you. Thank you for dying on the cross for my sins. I open the door of my life and receive You, as my Lord and Savior. Thank you for forgiving my sins and giving me eternal life. Take control of my life. Make me the kind of person You want me to be.”

If you have prayed this prayer, you have eternal life. We would be happy to provide you with additional resources to help you grow in Christ or help you find a local assembly to worship at. Please call us at (320) 243-3513 or Email us.