Our Faith and Mission
All About Jesus
We are Jesus people. “All of Jesus,” because we’re after His Lordship, a complete transformation in our lives through His Spirit. Scripture tells us that “the same power that raised Jesus from the grave is at work within us.” If we believe that, then our lives change. Our focus is on Jesus, in everything. “All of Jesus,” because we also believe that it’s possible to believe things about Jesus but not surrender our lives to Him. We want to offer the hope only He can provide to the world’s marginalized and overlooked. Not just for us; we’re redeemed for other people. We’re about taking “All of Jesus” to “All the World” - that’s why we take His loving message to our neighbors and the nations and to the nations that have come to our neighborhoods.
Because we have experienced His love, His hope, and His mercy first-hand, we are compelled to make Him known to all people in every segment of society. Jesus’ last words before His glorious ascension into heaven were given as a commission to His followers. This remains our command- a mandate - to every believer in Jesus Christ. This is the call.
Statement of Faith
What we believes is foundational in its teachings about God and how He relates to us and how we relate to Him. Based on His written Word, the Bible, we are called to serve God and the people of His world. We believe that these words bring the only life worth living -one wholly committed to the King Jesus.
1. There is one God (Deut. 6:4), Creator of all things (Rev. 4:11), who is infinitely perfect (Matt. 5:48), existing eternally in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Matt. 28:19).
2. Jesus Christ is the true God and true man (Phil. 2:6–11). He was sent by the Father (John 20:21), conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin, Mary (Luke 1:34–38). He died on the cross, the Just for the unjust (1 Pet. 3:18), as a substitutionary sacrifice (Heb. 2:9), and all who believe in Him are justified on the ground of His shed blood (Rom. 5:9). He rose from the dead according to the Scriptures (1 Cor. 15:3–4). He is now at the right hand of the Majesty on high as our great High Priest (Heb. 8:1). He will come again to establish His Kingdom of righteousness and peace (Isa. 9:6–7).
3. The Holy Spirit is a divine person (John 14:16–18), sent to indwell, guide, teach, gift, empower, and bear His fruit in every believer (John 16:13; 1 Cor. 12:4, 11; Acts 1:8; Gal. 5:22–23). He convicts the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment (John 16:7–11).
4. The Old and New Testaments are inspired of God and are a complete revelation of His will for our salvation. They are the divine and only rule of Christian faith and practice (2 Pet. 1:20–21; 2 Tim. 3:15–17).
5. Man was originally created in the image and likeness of God: he fell through disobedience, incurring thereby both physical and spiritual death. All men are born with a sinful nature, are separated from the life of God, and can be saved only through the atoning work of the Lord Jesus Christ. (16Genesis 1:27, 17Romans 3:23, 181 Corinthians 15:20–23, 19Revelation 21:8, 20Revelation 21:1–4).
6. Salvation has been provided through Jesus Christ for all people (1 John 2:2). Those who repent and believe in Him are justified by grace through faith (Rom. 3:21–24), born again of the Holy Spirit (Titus 3:4–7), delivered from the dominion of darkness, transferred into the Kingdom of God’s Son (Col. 1:13), granted the gift of eternal life, and adopted as the children of God (Rom. 8:14–16; John 1:12).
7. It is the will of God that each believer should be filled with the Holy Spirit and be sanctified wholly, being separated from sin, fully dedicated to the will of God, thereby receiving power for holy living and effective service. (1 Thessalonians 5:23, Acts 1:8, Romans 6:1–14).
8. Provision is made in the redemptive work of the Lord Jesus Christ for the healing of the whole person (Isa. 53:4–5; Matt. 8:16–17). Prayer for the sick and anointing with oil are taught in the Scriptures (James 5:13–16) as privileges for the Church in this present age (Acts 4:30).
9. The Church consists of all those who believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, are redeemed through His blood, and are born again of the Holy Spirit. Christ is the Head of the Body, the Church, which has been commissioned by Him to go into all the world as a witness, preaching the gospel to all nations.
10. The local church is a body of believers in Christ who are joined together for the worship of God, for edification through the Word of God, for prayer, fellowship, the proclamation of the gospel, and observance of the ordinances of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. (Ephesians 1:22–23, Matthew 28:19–20, Acts 2:41–47).
11. There shall be a bodily resurrection from all. Corinthians 15:20–23, John 5:28–29).
12. The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ will be personal and visible. This is the believer’s blessed hope and is a vital truth which is an incentive to holy living and faithful service. (Hebrews 10:37, Luke 21:27, Titus 2:11–14).