spiritual growth, Spiritual Disciplines, Leadership, Evangelism, Discipleship, and Service/Ministry.
He is the creator of the universe and everything that exists therein. He is eternal, existing in three Persons – the Father, Son and Holy Spirit – each deserving of humanity’s worship and obedience. He is infinite and perfect in all of His attributes. Deuteronomy 6:4-5
The Holy Spirit is supernatural and sovereign. The Holy Spirit indwells in every believer at the moment of salvation, and then empowers believers to be a bold witness and to serve God effectively as they yield to His leading. The Holy Spirit is the believer’s guide and counselor. He convicts individuals of sin, uses God’s word to mature believers into Christlikeness, and secure them until Christ’s return. John 16:8-10, Acts 1:8
God will bring the world to an end in His own time. At that time, Jesus Christ will return personally in glory to the earth. Both the saved and the unsaved will be resurrected physically to be judged by Christ. Those who have trusted Christ will receive their reward and dwell forever with the Lord. Those who have refused Christ as Lord and Savior will spend eternity in Hell. Hebrews 9:27-28, Revelation 20:11-15
The Bible is God’s written revelation to people, given through human authors, divinely inspired by the Holy Spirit. The Bible is infallible, totally sufficient, complete, and authoritative for matters of life by faith. I Timothy 3:16
All human beings are born with a sin nature, separated from God, and in need of a Savior. Salvation comes only through a faith relationship with God through Jesus Christ. A person must come to faith in Christ by repenting of his/her sin. Once this occurs, a person can receive Christ’s forgiveness and also receive eternal life. Salvation is instantaneous and is accomplished solely by the Holy Spirit. This salvation is wholly of God by grace and is given on the basis of the shed blood of Jesus Christ and not a result of any human work or effort. All the redeemed are secured in Christ forever. John 10:27-30, Ephesians 2:8-10
Jesus is both fully God and fully human. He is Christ, the Son of God. Born of a virgin, He lived a sinless life and performed many miracles. He died on the cross to provide people forgiveness of their sin and eternal salvation. Jesus rose from the dead, ascended to the right hand of the Heavenly Father, and will return in power and glory at an appointed time known only by the Heavenly Father. Romans 5:8, II Corinthians 5:21, Hebrews 1:3
The Holy Spirit immediately places all people who put their faith in Christ into one spiritual body, the church, of which Christ is head. The primary expression of the church on earth is in autonomous and local congregation of baptized believers. The purpose of the church is to glorify God by taking the gospel to the entire world. The church exists for: Evangelism, Discipleship, Ministry, Missions, and Fellowship. Acts 2:41-42