What We Believe

 

As a church, we are a General Council member of the Assemblies of God Fellowship of churches.  This means we are part of the cooperative fellowship of the Assemblies of God; which in truth is often mistaken for a denomination.  That is why the term “cooperative fellowship” is so important.

This term focuses attention and priority on the local assembly rather than on the national organization.  The interests and well-being of the local church are valued above a religious organization. This was intended to prevent the local church’s loss of self-determination under the guidance of the Holy Spirit.  At the same time, the term recognizes the need for cooperation in fulfilling common purposes, which includes the submission to doctrinal unity and moral purity.

With this in mind, we gladly acknowledge and subscribe to The 16 Fundamental Truths of the Assemblies of God.  Of the 16 articles, four are considered core beliefs “due to the key role they play in reaching the lost and building the believer and the church”. They are the doctrines concerning salvation, the baptism in the Holy Spirit, divine healing, and the Second Coming of Christ.