You could sum up our beliefs by one phrase: We believe the Bible. Everything that existed in the Bible (or New Testament early church) is still relevant for us today. We believe in the Trinity. We believe Jesus is the son of God and died for the sins of the world (and defeated sin forever). We believe once you are truly born again you can never be snatched from His hands. We believe the Holy Spirit outpouring is for all who believe. We do not believe in the denominational system, as it is extremely divisive to the body of Christ. We believe in the unification of all believers, spurred by the power of the Holy Spirit.
That said, we want to expand on a few key beliefs we have to help you understand who we are a little deeper.
Church: We believe the church (ekklesia in Greek) is a group of people who have been totally reborn into the kingdom by the power of the Holy Spirit, who have died to their old life and have been given governmental authority to host the kingdom of God “on earth as it is in heaven.” The church is not us partnering with God to reach people. The church is us partnering with people to reach God. Everything we do has, at it’s core, the goal of more of Him. We believe the greatest form of evangelism is us hosting the presence of God on a daily basis.
From this moment on, everything in this world is about to change, for the ruler of this dark world will be overthrown. And I will do this when I am lifted up off the ground and when I draw the hearts of people to gather to me. - John 12:32 TPT.
Simon Peter spoke up and said, “You are the Anointed One, the Son of the living God!” Jesus replied, “You are favored and privileged Simeon, son of Jonah! For you didn’t discover this on your own, but my Father in heaven has supernaturally revealed it to you. I give you the name Peter, a stone. And this truth of who I am will be the bedrock foundation on which I will build my church—my legislative assembly, and the power of death will not be able to overpower it! I will give you the keys of heaven’s kingdom realm to forbid on earth that which is forbidden in heaven, and to release on earth that which is released in heaven.” - Matthew 16:16-19 TPT
Healing, Signs, and Wonders: We believe everything Jesus did, we not only can do, we should do and are commanded to do. Why do we believe God can saved us from our sins but not save us from sickness? Is it more difficult to save someone from their sins for eternity or heal someone of a temporary sickness? Jesus came to demonstrate that He will heal both, as a work of reversing the curse for His beloved bride and drawing us back to Garden of Eden reality. Jesus took the cross to bring us complete freedom from sin and from sickness. We believe in Him, we find divine health and divine salvation.
I tell you this timeless truth: The person who follows me in faith, believing in me, will do the same mighty miracles that I do—even greater miracles than these because I go to be with my Father! For I will do whatever you ask me to do when you ask me in my name. And that is how the Son will show what the Father is really like and bring glory to him. Ask me anything in my name, and I will do it for you!” - John 14:12-14 TPT
Beloved Identity: We believe that those who have joined in life-union with Christ, through being born again, are seen in the eyes of God as perfect and beloved. God sees us as He sees Jesus. Jesus died as us so we could live as Him. What a love! Once you’re saved you are held in His hands and no power of hell can ever snatch you away from His grip. You are victorious. You no longer need to engage in spiritual warfare as a warrior “hoping to win” because you won when He declared “it is finished.” We now live as those who are seated with Christ on high with an enemy who has been locked up for eternity (for those we have been born again).
Every part of you is so beautiful, my darling. Perfect is your beauty, without flaw within. Now you are ready, my bride, to come with me as we climb the highest peaks together. Come with me through the archway of trust. We will look down from the crest of the glistening mounts and from the summit of our sublime sanctuary. Together we will wage war in the lion’s den and the leopard’s lair as they watch nightly for their prey. For you reach into my heart. With one flash of your eyes I am undone by your love, my beloved, my equal, my bride. You leave me breathless— I am overcome by merely a glance from your worshiping eyes, for you have stolen my heart. I am held hostage by your love and by the graces of righteousness shining upon you. How satisfying to me, my equal, my bride. Your love is my finest wine—intoxicating and thrilling. And your sweet, perfumed praises—so exotic, so pleasing. Your loving words are like the honeycomb to me; your tongue releases milk and honey, for I find the Promised Land flowing within you. The fragrance of your worshiping love surrounds you with scented robes of white. My darling bride, my private paradise, fastened to my heart. A secret spring are you that no one else can have—my bubbling fountain hidden from public view. What a perfect partner to me now that I have you. - Song of Songs 4:7-12 TPT
Offices of the church: We believe every office of the church, apostle (one who is sent), prophet, evangelist, pastor, and teacher, is still relevant and active for today, even more than ever before in history. This is God’s intended order for His ekklesia and, because our only objective is Him, we honor His established order. In fact, the Aramaic and Hebrew word for perfect (Ephesians 4:13 - see below) is gamar and the word implies that perfection cannot come to the body of Christ without the example and teaching of these five ministries.
And he has appointed some with grace to be apostles, and some with grace to be prophets, and some with grace to be evangelists, and some with grace to be pastors, and some with grace to be teachers. And their calling is to nurture and prepare all the holy believers to do their own works of ministry, and as they do this they will enlarge and build up the body of Christ. These grace ministries will function until we all attain oneness into the faith, until we all experience the fullness of what it means to know the Son of God, and finally we become one into a perfect man with the full dimensions of spiritual maturity and fully developed into the abundance of Christ. - Ephesians 4:11-13 TPT