To be a dynamic body of believers in Jesus Christ who are impacting White County and our world. We’re a Bible believing church where people experience the Living God, have their lives transformed by His grace and are prepared for victorious living. We’re a church that is multi-generational, racially diverse and impacts every aspect of our society.
It is the dream
of a place where people can have an encounter with the Living God, where the Holy Spirit is given control and Kingdom of God is manifested. Where the hurting, the hopeless, the discouraged, the depressed, the oppressed and the confused can find love, acceptance, forgiveness, healing, help, hope, guidance and encouragement.
It is the dream
of believers growing together into a Biblically functioning body. A place where people of diverse race, age, gender and socioeconomic standing come to know God and become part of the family of faith. Where, through Biblical instruction, interaction and application, people develop into committed disciples of Jesus Christ, to become radically saved. It is the dream of a fellowship of people worshiping, praying, loving, laughing, learning, sharing, caring, celebrating and serving together.
It is the dream
of training, mentoring, equipping and sending out hundreds of career missionaries, pastors and church workers all around the world.
It is the dream
of a church that profoundly impacts White County and around the world with the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.
EXPERIENCING GOD, TRANSFORMING LIVES, BUILDING PEOPLE AND IMPACTING OUR WORLD
We will do so by…
Providing a place of dynamic, relevant and anointed worship; by building a body of believers into fully devoted, spirit filled, Christ-like disciples; by aggressively reaching out to the unchurched, unsaved and irreligious; by equipping, training and releasing an army of saints for the work of the ministry and by becoming a community of loving, loyal and caring servants. (Acts 1:8; 2:41; 13:44; 17:6; 19:1-20)
To be a corporate body in which all may worship God. (1 Corinthians 13:13; John 4:23)
To be a vessel of God’s purpose to build a body of saints being perfected in the image of His Son. (1 Corinthians 12:28; 14:12; Romans 8:29)
To be an agency of God for evangelizing the world. (Acts 1:8; Matthew 28:19-20; Mark 16:15-16)
To be a community of loving, loyal and committed servants. (Hebrews 10:25; John 13:34-35)
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
To be a corporate body in which one may Magnify God.
To be a channel of God’s purpose to build a body of saints into Christ-like maturity.
To be an agency of God with the mission of evangelizing the world.
To be a training center for equipping and releasing believers for ministry.
To be a community of loving, loyal and committed members of God’s family.
OUR CORE VALUES
Every person is valued and is the focus of our ministry.
1. Every person is created to glorify God, Who alone is worthy of worship.
2. Every person has the right to a presentation of the gospel at his/her level of Understanding.
3. Every person needs biblical moral compass to guide and protect them through life.
4. Every believer has unique gifts to be developed and used to strengthen the church.
5. Every believer has a purpose in advancing the global mission of the church of Jesus Christ.
We believe in certain values that characterize our ministry
1. We believe prayer is the most important ministry of the church from which all other ministry is energized.
2. We believe the key to dynamic to life in the church is the Holy Spirit and we desire His fellowship, leadership, anointing and manifestations.
3. We believe self-giving love is the mark of the believer and loving relationships should permeate every aspect of church life.
4. We believe the church should continually grow by reaching the lost.
5. We believe every follower of Christ should be continually growing in Christ-like commitment, character and wholeness.
6. We believe anointed biblical teaching is the catalyst for transformation in individuals’ lives and in the church.
7. We believe our ministry should be culturally relevant, doctrinally pure and biblically uncompromising.
These are nonnegotiable tenets of faith that all Assemblies of God churches adhere to. This list is derived from the official Statement of Fundamental Truths. Click links below to see the complete original statement with scriptures.
WE BELIEVE...The Scriptures are Inspired by God and declare His design and plan for mankind.
WE BELIEVE...There is only One True God–revealed in three persons...Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (commonly known as the Trinity).
WE BELIEVE...In the Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ. As God's son Jesus was both human and divine.
WE BELIEVE...though originally good, Man Willingly Fell to Sin–ushering evil and death, both physical and spiritual, into the world.
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]
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.
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]
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.
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.
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.
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]
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]
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.
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.
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!'