Statements
of Faith

The Bible

We believe that the Bible is the Word of God; inspired, infallible and unchangeable from Genesis to Revelation (2 Timothy 3:16). One God in three people We believe in God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit, and that the three are one. (1 John 5:7)

The deity of Jesus Christ

We believe that Jesus Christ is the Only Son of God, born of a virgin woman; who was crucified, died and rose again on the third day; He ascended to the heavens and now sits at the right hand of the Father (Isaiah 7:14, Luke 1:30-35).

Salvation

We believe that salvation is gained through repentance and the confession of sins; it is given by divine grace (not by works) and is received by faith in Jesus Christ. He is the only mediator between God and men (Acts 4:12). The resurrection of the dead and eternal life We believe in the second coming of Christ for His people, that the dead in Christ will rise first, those who are alive will be taken up by Him, and all will go through the judgment of God. Those whose names are written in the book of life will rise again for eternal life, and those whose names aren’t will face eternal condemnation (1 Thessalonians 4:13-17, Revelation 20:11- 15).

Repentance

Repentance is the commitment to turn away from sin in every area of our lives and to follow Christ, which allows us to receive His redemption and to be regenerated by the Holy Spirit. Thus, through repentance we receive forgiveness of sins and appropriate salvation. (Acts 2:21, 3:19; 1 John 1:9)

Sanctification

We believe in sanctification as a work done instantaneously in the spirit, but one which must be developed progressively in the soul, and in the body of a child of God (Hebrews 12:14, Romans 6:19-22).

Jesus’ Blood

The Blood that Jesus Christ shed on the Cross of Calvary was sinless and is 100% sufficient to cleanse mankind of all sin. Jesus allowed Himself to be punished for both our sinfulness and our sins, enabling all those who believe to be free from the penalty of sin, which is death. (1 John 1:7; Revelation 1:5, 5:9; Colossians 1:20; Romans 3:10-12, 23, 5:9; John 1:29)

Baptism

We believe in the baptism of the Body of Christ, by which the person accepts Jesus, is born again, and goes on to be part of the Body of Christ and His eternal life. We believe in the baptism in waters as a sign of identifying with the death (to sin) and the resurrection of Jesus for eternal life (Romans 6:4).

Laying of hands

We believe that the laying of hands is one of the ways to transfer blessings, healing and the power of God from one person to another (Acts 8:15-20, 1 Timothy 4:14, 2 Timothy 1:6). The five ministries We believe in the five ministries of Ephesians 4:11, as the gifts given by God to the body of Christ (Ephesians 4:11).

The governmental ministries

We believe that the apostle and the prophet are governing ministries that establish the foundation and the biblical doctrine of the church (Ephesians 3:5). The apostolic government We believe in establishing the apostolic government in the church, with apostles and prophets as part of the government, and the elders (Ephesians 4:11, Acts 14:23). The kingdom of God. We believe the kingdom of God as a government, and the person of Jesus as King, as the two highest and absolute truths (Acts 8:12).

The healing and delivering power of the Kingdom

We believe in the power of the Kingdom to heal the sick, cast out demons, and make miracles, signs and wonders (Matthew 12:28).

Faith

We believe without faith it is impossible to live a life that is pleasing to God, and that through it we inherit His promises (Hebrews 11:6).

Preaching the gospel

We believe in expanding the Kingdom at a local, national and international level, through every means available to us (Matthew 24:14).

Sacraments

Water Baptism: Following faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, the new convert is commanded by the Word of God to be baptized in water in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. (Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:38; Mark 16:16; Acts 8:12, 36-38; 10:47-48)

The Lord’s Supper: A unique time of communion in the presence of God when the elements of bread and grape juice (the Body and Blood of the Lord Jesus Christ) are taken in remembrance of Jesus’ sacrifice on the Cross. (Matthew 26:26-29; 1 Corinthians 10:16, 11:23-25)

Marriage: We believe marriage is defined in the Bible as a covenant, a sacred bond between one man and one woman, instituted by and publicly entered into before God. (Matthew 19:4-6)

Jesus Christ Indwells All Believers

Christians are people who have invited the Lord Jesus Christ to come and live inside them by His Holy Spirit. They relinquish the authority of their lives over to Him thus making Jesus the Lord of their life as well as Savior. They put their trust in what Jesus accomplished for them when He died, was buried, and rose again from the dead. (John 1:12; John 14:17, 23; John 15:4; Romans 8:11; Revelation 3:20)

Baptism in the Holy Spirit

Given at Pentecost, it is the promise of the Father, sent by Jesus after His Ascension, to empower the Church to preach the Gospel throughout the whole earth. (Joel 2:28-29; Matthew 3:11; Mark 16:17; Acts 1:5, 2:1-4, 17, 38-39, 8:14-17, 10:38,44-47, 11:15-17, 19:1-6)

The Gifts of the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is manifested through a variety of spiritual gifts to build and sanctify the church, demonstrate the validity of the resurrection, and confirm the power of the Gospel. The Bible’s lists of these gifts are not necessarily exhaustive, and the gifts may occur in various combinations. All believers are commanded to earnestly desire the manifestation of the gifts in their lives. These gifts always operate in harmony with the Scriptures and should never be used in violation of Biblical parameters. (Hebrews 2:4; Romans 1:11, 12 :4-8; Ephesians 4:16; 1 Timothy 4:14; 2 Timothy 1:6-7; 1 Corinthians 12:1-31, 14:1-40; 1 Peter 4:10)

The Church

The Church is the Body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of Jesus’ Great Commission. Every person who is born of the Spirit is an integral part of the Church as a member of the body of believers. There is a spiritual unity of all believers in our Lord Jesus Christ. (Ephesians 1:22, 2:19-22; Hebrews 12:23; John 17:11, 20-23)

God’s Will for Provision

It is the Father’s will for believers to become whole, healthy, and successful in all areas of life. Because of the fall, many may not receive the full benefits of God’s will while on Earth, but that fact should never prevent all believers from seeking the full benefits of Christ’s provision in order to better serve others.

 

Spiritual
John 3:3-11; 2 Corinthians 5:17-21; Romans 10:9-10

 

Mental and Emotional
2 Timothy 1:7, 2:11; Philippians 4:7-8; Romans 12:2; Isaiah 26:3

 

Physical
Isaiah 53:4,5; Matthew 8:17; 1 Peter 2:24

 

Financial
Joshua 1:8; Malachi 3:10-11; Luke 6:38; 2 Corinthians 9:6-10; Deuteronomy 28:1-14; Psalm 34:10, 84:11; Philippians 4:19