1. The Supernatural.
Holy Spirit is welcome. All His ways are welcome. Dreams,visions, prophecy, correction, direction – all of it. Signs, miracles, and wonders are expected and embraced even if they don’t “fit in our box”. And we TEACH EVERYONE how to operate naturally supernatural – in ministry & in their everyday life.
2. Strong Foundation.
We are grounded in the Word. We believe the Bible is the final authority for all areas of our lives. Teaching, preaching, and practical instruction are given so that the supernatural can be sustained. The importance of studying the word of God, unity, honor, spiritual authority, service, servant leadership, tithing, support and love of Israel, Love, mercy, grace, community, missions, worship, true spiritual wealth: nothing missing, nothing broken! We believe in these Biblical principles as our foundation.
We live life together. We create an environment where people can feel they belong. Our children, students, singles, married, millennials, mid-life, senior adults and every other “life group” ENJOY being TOGETHER. We have FUN TOGETHER! We make memories and build a future TOGETHER. We welcome strangers to find their place in our community until they are no longer strangers – they are family. We make a difference on the earth – TOGETHER! We attract people with our atmosphere of true community. It feels good at our house. We are ONE TRIBE!
Even when our perspectives and ideas are different we still live in unity. Everyone is rowing the boat to one destination. One vision and one heart is what glues us together. We grieve together. We celebrate together. We work together. We protect the house together. We protect our leadership and one another. Peace & unity are worth fighting for. We -together- cast out & remove any divisive spirits because unity is where the blessing of the Lord is commanded to be. (Ps. 133:1-3) We believe in unity.
Everyone has worth. Everyone has a destiny. Everyone deserves to have the person of Jesus Christ presented to them in a clear, beautiful, grace filled way. Everyone has a choice to follow Him or not. And we do everything we can to teach truth & model lives that cause people to be attracted to a Savior, not religious tradition.
We invest in people. We want them to see their Kingdom purpose & dreams come to life! We want them to know there is a clear path to get there.
We invest in MINISTERS & their families & their churches. We give opportunities for community to be built between ministers. We offer times of practical teaching for those just starting out in ministry. And we offer a safe place of friendship for those brand new or years into ministry. We are not in competition with people – we desire to build Kingdom relationships with people!
We make room for God. He feels honored and welcome. We are not building a traditional “worship experience” – we are hosting His presence. We are creating a place for His Kingdom to invade. We worship through music, singing, dancing, painting, all of the arts, creativity & being obedient to His instructions. Our dreams are His dreams for us! So our worship reflects our honor for Him. We do nothing, we say nothing, we sing nothing that does not bring glory to Him. We put aside our history & ask “What do YOU want our worship to look like, Lord? What sound & fragrance are You releasing in this season?” We live to worship Him.
7. Honor and Excellence.
This is our DNA. We operate with honor and excellence. We honor the Lord. We honor one another. We honor our pastor and spiritual authority. We keep a clean house spiritually and naturally. We always do our best and give our best. “Good enough” is not a part of our vocabulary. We treat our guests with honor. We treat God’s house with honor. We cultivate an environment of honor & excellence in every area of our church AND our personal lives.
We dream together. We fully support the vision of the house given by our Pastor. We work together to see it happen. Our Pastor & leadership speak often of our vision (Proverbs 29:18; Habakkuk 2:2). The vision is kept in front of us. We vow to make a Kingdom impact on the world. We support missions. We love the nations. We are not religious – we are Kingdom minded. We celebrate every victory! We financially support the house so that the vision can have feet. We take the vision personally! We know this house teaches us to vision for our family & personal lives. We don’t live discouraged – we trust God’s timing. We know the vision cannot happen if we are not personally doing our part. We LOVE this house!
1. The Scriptures are Inspired by God
We believe The Scriptures are Inspired by God and declare His design and plan for mankind.
2. There is only One True God
We believe There is only One True God–revealed in three persons…Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (commonly known as the Trinity).
3. The Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ
We believe In the Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ. As God’s son Jesus was both human and divine.
4. Man Willingly Fell to Sin
We believe though originally good, Man Willingly Fell to Sin–ushering evil and death, both physical and spiritual, into the world.
5. The Salvation of Man
We believe Every Person Can Have Restored Fellowship with God Through ‘Salvation’ (trusting Christ, through faith and repentance, to be our personal Savior). [1 of 4 cardinal doctrines of the AG]
6. The Ordinances of the Church
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. The Baptism of the Holy Spirit
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. [1 of 4 cardinal doctrines of the AG]
8. The Initial Physical Evidence of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit
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.
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 Christlike.
10. The Church and its Mission
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. The Ministry
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, to build up or edify the body of believers–the Church and to Meet human need with ministries of love and compassion.
12. Divine Healing
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). [1 of 4 cardinal doctrines of the AG]
13. The Blessed Hope
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. [1 of 4 cardinal doctrines of the AG]
14. The Millennial Reign of Christ
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. This millennial reign will bring the salvation of national Israel and the establishment of universal peace.
15. The Final Judgment
We believe A Final Judgment 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. New Heavens and a New Earth
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!’