Our vision is who we are.
We LOVE GOD
We LOVE OTHERS
We SHARE HOPE
Our mission is what we do.
This “Statement of Fundamental Truths” contains the 16 doctrines of the Assemblies of God. These are non-negotiable tenets of faith that all Assemblies of God church adhere to. Four of these, Salvation, the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, Divine Healing, and the Second Coming of Christ are considered Cardinal Doctrines which are essential to the church’s core mission of reaching the world for Christ until He returns.
The Bible is our all-sufficient full for faith and practice. This Statement of Fundamental Truths is intended simply as a basis of fellowship among us. The phraseology employed in this Statement is not inspired nor counted for, but the truth set forth is held to be essential to a full-gospel ministry. No claim is made that it covers all Biblical truth, only that it covers our need as to these fundamental doctrines.
- The Scriptures, both the Old and New Testament, are verbally inspired of God and are the revelation of God to man, the infallible, authoritative, rule of faith and conduct
- The one true God has revealed Himself as the eternally self-existent “I AM”, the Creator of the heavens and earth and the Redeemer of mankind. He has further revealed himself as embodying the principles of relationship and association as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit
- Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God. Scripture declares: His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His substitutionary work on the cross, His bodily resurrection from the dead, and His exaltation to the right hand of God.
- Humanity was create good and upright; for God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness” [Gen. 1:26, KJV]. However, humanity by voluntary transgression fell and thereby incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death, which is separation from God.
- Humanity’s only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ the Son of God. Salvation is received through repentance toward God and faith toward the Lord Jesus Christ. By the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, being justified by grace through faith, man becomes an heir of God, according to the hope of eternal life. The inward evidence of salvation is the direct witness of the Spirit. The outward evidence to all men is a life of righteousness and true holiness.
- The Ordinances of the church. (a) Water Baptism- The ordinances of baptism by immersion is commanded in the Scriptures. All who repent and believe on Christ as Saviour and Lord are to be baptized. Thus they declare to the world that they have died with Christ and that they also have been raised with Him to walk in newness of life. (b) Holy Communion- The Lord’s Supper, consisting of the elements- bread and the fruit of the vine- is the symbol expressing our sharing the divine nature of our Lord Jesus Christ; a memorial of His suffering and death; and a prophecy of His second coming; and is enjoined on all believers “till He come!”.
- 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.
- The Baptism of believers in the Holy Spirit is witnessed by the initial physical sign of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit of God gives them utterance. The speaking in tongues in this instance is the same in essence as the gift of tongues, but is different in purpose and use.
- 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.
- The Church has a Mission to seek 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.
- A divinely called and scripturally ordained ministry has been provided by our Lord for the threefold purpose of the Church in Evangelization of our world, Worship of our God, and Building a body of saints being perfected in the image of His Son.
- Divine healing is an integral part of the gospel. Deliverance from sickness is provided for in the atonement, and is the privilege of all believers.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!
(1 Tim. 3:15-17; 1 Thess. 2:13; 2 Pet. 1:21).
(Deut. 6:4; Isa. 43:10,11; Matt. 28:19; Luke 3:22)
(Matt. 1:23; Heb. 7:26; Acts 2:22; 1 Cor. 15:3; Matt 28:6; Acts 1:9, 11)
(Gen. 1:26-27; Gen. 2:17; Gen. 3:6; Rom. 5:12-19)
(Luke 24:47; John 3:3; Rom. 10:13-15; Eph. 2:8; Titus 2:11; Titus 3:5-7; Rom. 8:16; Eph. 4:24; Titus 2:12)
(Matt 28:19; Mark 16:16; Acts 10:47-48; Rom. 6:4; 2 Pet. 1:4; 1 Cor. 11:26)
(Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4, 8; 1 Cor. 12:1-31; Acts 8:12-17; 10:44-46; 11:14-16; 15:7-9; John 7:37-39; Acts 4:8; Acts 2:43; Heb. 12:28; Acts 2:42; Mark 16:20)
(Acts 2:4; 1 Cor. 12:4-10, 28)
(Rom. 12:1-2; 1 Thess. 5:23; Heb. 12:14,13:12; 1 Pet. 1:15-16; Rom. 6:1-11, 13; 8:1-2,13; Gal. 2:20; Phil. 2:12-13; 1 Pet. 1:5)
(Eph. 1:22-23; 2:22; Heb. 12:23; Matt. 28:19-20; Mark 16:15-16; Acts 1:8; 1 Cor. 12:13; 1 Cor. 12:28; 14:12; Eph. 4:11-16; Mark 16:15-20; Acts 4:29-31; Heb. 2:3-4; 1 Cor. 2:10-16; 12:-14; 1 Cor 12:28;14:12; Gal. 5:22-26; Eph. 4:11-12; Col. 1:29)
(Mark 16:15-20; John 4:23-24; Eph. 4:11, 16)
(Isa. 53:4-5; Matt. 8:16-17; James 5:14-16)
(Rom. 8:23; 1 Cor. 15:51-52; 1 Thess. 4:16-17; Titus 2:13)
(Zech. 14:5; Matt. 24:27, 30; Rev. 1:7;19:11-14; 20:1-6; Ezek. 37:21-22; Zeph 3:19-20; Rom. 11:26-27; Ps. 72:3-8; Isa. 11:6-9; Mic. 4:3-4)
(Matt. 25:46; Mark 9:43-48; Rev. 19:20; 20:11-15; 21:8)
(2 Pet. 3:13; Rev 21-22)