Every aspect of ministry at Faith Church flows from five values. These values rest at the core of our church, and we believe they are vital to following Jesus completely. They are essential commands that can be found in Jesus’ life on earth and in His instructions to those who follow Him.
Loving God is meant to be intense. In Mark 12, Jesus teaches us that we are to love God with all of our heart, all of our soul and all of our strength. This is why uninterrupted worship focused around the presence of God plays such an important role in the life of our church. We aim to love God wholeheartedly in every aspect of our lives and with every resource we’ve been given.
Loving people is not passive. We believe truly loving our neighbors means that we are willing to be actively involved in others’ lives (Luke 10:25-37). Actively loving people often requires a conscious effort to reach out to someone new, accept people in truth and love, and get involved in each other’s lives. We believe connecting with people takes work… but it’s worth it.
Sharing is a cultivated art, one that takes preparation and intentionality, and it’s more than just money. We believe we should be sharing the good news of Jesus and what He’s done in our lives (Mark 16:15) as well as our resources and giftings (Luke 6:38). If we are to be followers of Jesus, sharing is not optional. It’s expected. At Faith Church, supporting missions is in our DNA. We began supporting missionaries before we ever had a building in which to meet. Today, we share our resources with more than 50 different ministries around the world.
Saying “yes” to Jesus means agreeing to follow in His footsteps—to mature in the knowledge and principles of God; live full of the Spirit; and develop in His service. Everyone should be discipled (Matthew 28:19). Discipleship should never be one-sided. Jesus asked us to BE a disciple and to HAVE a disciple. This is one reason why Wednesday night services at Faith Church are entirely devoted to development and discipleship.
Every person is significant and everyone has value. We have each been made in the image of God, and Jesus himself, the most precious treasure of heaven, has paid the ransom price for us all. We believe every person has great, intrinsic value regardless of age, gender or race (1 Peter 2:17). We strive to minister with and to every age group and allow each age group to minister to those older or younger than themselves. Intergenerational ministry is the lens through which we develop our vision for spiritual and relational growth.
WE BELIEVE…The Scriptures are Inspired by God and declare His design and plan for humankind.
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!’