Jesus Is The Center
The Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, are inspired by God and without error, having been written by human authors, guided by the Holy Spirit. They are the authority on which we base our faith, conduct, and doctrine.
We believe in one true God, the Creator of Heaven and earth and the Redeemer of mankind. He has revealed Himself as eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and infinitely perfect. Each has the same nature and attributes, but are distinct in office and activity.
Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God who came to earth as savior of the world. He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life and performed many miracles. He died on the cross and shed His blood for our sins. Jesus rose from the dead, ascended to the right hand of God and will return again in power and glory.
The Holy Spirit
All believers are entitled to and should earnestly seek the promise of the Holy Spirit, according to the command of the Lord Jesus Christ. The baptism in the Holy Spirit generates experiences such as an overflowing fullness of the spirit, a deepened reverence for God, an intensified consecration to God and dedication to His work, and a more active love for Christ, for His word and for the lost. This experience is distinct from and subsequent to the new birth.
Divine healing is an integral part of the gospel. Deliverance from sickness is provided for in the atonement, and is the privilege of all believers
Man is a special creation, made good and upright in God's own image. By his free choice, man sinned against God and brought not only physical death, but also spiritual death, which is separation from God.
Man's only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ. Salvation is by grace alone, and is received through repentance of our sins and faith in Jesus Christ as we call on the name of the Lord.
There will be a final judgment in which the wicked will be judged according to their works. Whoever's name is not found written in the Book of Life will be consigned, together with the devil and his angels, the beast, and the false prophet, to everlasting punishment "… in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone: which is the second death."
The Blessed Hope
The resurrection of those who have fallen asleep in Christ and their translation together with those who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord is the blessed hope of the Church.
The New Heaven and The New Earth
The Church is the Body of Christ. Each believer is an integral part of the body. The Church's main reason for being is:
To be a corporate body where we may worship God
To build up believers to become like Jesus
To be a vehicle of God to evangelize the world
Life Church seeks to accomplish these purposes while distinguishing itself as a place for encouragement of believers and reaching out to unbelievers by being relevant and contemporary. It is a family where we join together to worship, study God's Word and serve each other in love and humility.
The Ordinances Of The Church
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ commanded His people to observe two ordinances, neither of which is essential to salvation nor to membership of the church, but both of which are evidences of obedience to and of fellowship with the Lord.
A. Baptism in Water
The ordinance of baptism is commanded in the Scriptures. We believe that the practice of immersion most closely follows the example of our Lord. All who repent and believe in Christ as their Savior and the Lord are to be baptized. Thus they declare to the world that they have died with Christ and that they also have been raised with Him to walk in newness of life.
The Lord's Supper, consisting of two elements, the bread and they fruit of the vine, is symbolic of our sharing the divine nature of our Lord Jesus Christ; a memorial of His suffering and death; and a prophecy of His second coming; and is prescribed for all believers "until He comes!"