WE BELIEVE

 

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.

 

1. WE BELIEVE...The Scriptures are Inspired by God and declare His design and plan for mankind
 
2.WE BELIEVE…There is only One True God–revealed in three persons…Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (commonly known as the Trinity).
 
3. WE BELIEVE…In the Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ. As God’s son Jesus was both human and divine.
 
4. WE BELIEVE…though originally good, Man Willingly Fell to Sin–ushering evil and death, both physical and spiritual, into the world.
 
5. 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. 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. 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. 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.
 
9. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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!’
 

OUR CORE VALUES

 

 

1. Jesus Is the Center

All of who we are and everything we do revolves around Jesus. Our purpose as a church is to lift Him up and enjoy him forever. As we do so, He has promised to transform His people into His image and draw others unto Himself. This is why our priority is to love Him and worship Him with all of our heart.
 
2. We Move In Faith

We run to take a leap. Small steps of faith will help us reach greater things. Our faith is in continual motion towards God and His purposes. We start small but dream big and believe God to do the impossible. He is still the God of miracles today. We believe together with a faith that takes action.

3. We Are Called To Contribute

We are not consumers but contributors. We are committed to being generous people. We are selfless with our time, talents and treasures. These are all gifts from God, so we give them back to Him and surrender our lives to be utilized by God for His purposes.

4. We Stay Connected

We can do nothing apart from Him. We never rely on natural ability alone, but on the power of His Spirit. Prayer, His Word, Fasting and Community are lifelines for our soul and power unto the Great Commission. It is our desire to see these disciplines exercised in both our daily walk and corporate gatherings.

5. Less Is More

Since God is so profound, we keep church simple. We do more by sticking to our priorities. Everything we do as a church complements and revolves around our mission.

6. Heaven is Diverse, Church Should Be Also

Heaven will be filled with people worshiping from every tribe and tongue. We believe we can reflect that truth on earth. We gather together as a multi-cultural, multi-generational, multi-lingual and multi-background church. We gather together understanding that Living Word Church consists of people from every walk of life. From the solid believer, to the seeker, to the person who may not believe at all, we know that God loves them where they are, for who they are and for who they can become. We are committed to seeing and loving people the way God sees and loves them.