Statement of Faith

 

WE BELIEVE that there is one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons: The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit. Equal in power and glory. That this Triune God created all, upholds all and governs all.

WE BELIEVE that the scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the Word of God, fully inspired without error in the original manuscripts, and the infallible rule of faith and practice.

WE BELIEVE in God the Father, an infinite, personal Spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love; that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men; that He hears and answers prayer; and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.

WE BELIEVE in Jesus Christ, God's only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles and teachings, His substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, perpetual intercession for His people and personal, visible return to earth.

WE BELIEVE in the Holy Spirit, who came forth from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness and judgment and to regenerate, sanctify and empower for ministry all who believe in Jesus Christ. We believe the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Jesus Christ and that He is an abiding Helper, Teacher and Guide. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit and in the exercise of all the Biblical gifts of the Spirit.

WE BELIEVE that all people are sinners by nature and choice and, therefore, are under condemnation; that God regenerates by the Holy Spirit, those who repent of their sins and confess Jesus Christ as Lord; that Jesus Christ baptizes the seeking believer with the Holy Spirit and power for service, often subsequent to regeneration.

WE BELIEVE in the universal Church, the living spiritual body of which Christ is the head and all regenerated persons are members.

WE BELIEVE that the Lord Jesus Christ instituted two Ordinances for the Church... 1) Baptism, and 2) the Lord's supper. We believe in baptism by immersion and communion open to all believers.

WE BELIEVE also in the laying on of hands for the baptism of the Holy Spirit, for ordination of pastors, elders and deacons, and for receiving gifts of the spirit of healing.

WE BELIEVE in the personal and visible Return of Christ to earth and the establishment of His kingdom, in the resurrection of the body, the final judgment and eternal blessing of the righteous and endless suffering of the wicked.

WE BELIEVE in what is termed "THE APOSTLES CREED" as embodying fundamental facts of Christian faith.

 

Vision Statement

  • To raise servant hearted leaders for the work of the Lord Jesus Christ
  • To reach the lost and comfort the hurting through the timeless message of the Gospel
  • To build strong families that reflect God's glory

 

Purpose Statement

 

Upreach: Truth Ministries is a group of believers in Jesus Christ, joined together in gratitude of His love and life changing power. As followers of Jesus Christ, our highest purpose is to PRAISE God with our words, our music and our lifestyles in intimate and caring relationship.

Inreach: We teach verse by verse through the Word of God and allow the Holy Spirit to work in us and through us. In turn, it's our privilege to PREPARE other servant leaders for the edifying of the church body.

Outreach:  Jesus Christ made salvation possible through His sinless life, death and resurrection.  We PROCLAIM this truth, inviting all to share in God's grace.

**PRAISE: God with our lives

**PREPARE: Fellow believers for works of service

**PROCLAIM: The Good News of Jesus Christ