Statement of

We believe the entire Bible is the inspired Word of God and that men were moved by the Spirit of God to write the very words of Scripture. Therefore, we believe the Bible, in its original writings, is without error. (II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:20-21; Proverbs 30:5; Romans 16:25-26).

We believe in one God who exists in three distinct persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe that Jesus Christ is the second member of the Trinity (the Son of God) who became human to reveal God to humanity and to become the Savior of the lost world. The Holy Spirit, given at Pentecost, is the promise of the Father, sent by Jesus after His Ascension, to empower the Church to preach the Gospel throughout the whole earth (Joel 2:28-29; Matthew 3:11; Mark 16:17; Acts 1:5,2:1-4, 17, 38-39, 8:14-17, 10:38, 44-47, 11:15-17, 19:1-6).

We believe in one God who exists in three distinct persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe that Jesus Christ is the second member of the Trinity (the Son of God) who became human to reveal God to humanity and to become the Savior of the lost world. The Holy Spirit, given at Pentecost, is the promise of the Father, sent by Jesus after His Ascension, to empower the Church to preach the Gospel throughout the whole earth (Joel 2:28-29; Matthew 3:11; Mark 16:17; Acts 1:5,2:1-4, 17, 38-39, 8:14-17, 10:38, 44-47, 11:15-17, 19:1-6).

We believe that the blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the sole basis for the forgiveness of sin. Therefore, God freely offers salvation to those who place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for their sin, and will offer believers eternal life in relationship with Him. (Ephesians 2:8-9; Galatians 2:16, 3:8; Titus 3:5; Romans 10:9-10; Acts 16:31; Hebrews 9:22).

This is known as sanctification. It is the ongoing process of yielding to God’s Word and His Spirit in order to continue the lifelong development of Christ’s character in us. The joy is in the journey! It is through the present ministry of the Holy Spirit and the Word of God that the Christian is empowered to live a God-directed life (I Thessalonians 4:3, 5:23; II Corinthians 3:18, 6:14-18, II Thessalonians 2:1-3, Romans 8:29, 12:1-2, Hebrews 2:11).

The Holy Spirit is manifested through a variety of spiritual gifts to build and sanctify the church, demonstrate the validity of the resurrection, and confirm the power of the Gospel. The Bible’s list of these gifts is not necessarily exhaustive, and the gifts may occur in various combinations. All believers are commanded to earnestly desire the manifestation of the gifts in their lives. These gifts always operate in harmony with the Scriptures and should never be used in violation of biblical parameters. (Hebrews 2:4; Romans 1:11,12 :4-8; Ephesians 4:16; II Timothy 1:5-16, 4:14; I Corinthians 12:1-31, 14:1-40; I Peter 4:10).

We believe that the church is the body of Christ, of which Jesus Christ is the head. The members of the church are those who have trusted by faith the finished work of Christ. The purpose of the church is to glorify God by loving him and by making him known to the lost world (Ephesians 1:22, 2:19-22; Hebrews 12:23; John 17:11, 20-23). LifePoint’s two ordinances are: Water Baptism: Following faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, the new convert is instructed by the Word of God to be baptized in water in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:38). And The Lord’s Supper: A unique time of communion in the presence of God when the elements of bread and grape juice (the Body and Blood of the Lord Christ) are taken in remembrance of Jesus’ sacrifice on the Cross (Matthew 26:26-29; Mark 16:16; Acts 8:12, 36-38; 10:47-48; I Corinthians 10:16, 11:23-25).

Jesus Christ will physically and visibly return to earth for the second time to establish His Kingdom. This will occur at a date undisclosed by the Scriptures. Heaven is the eternal dwelling place for all believers in the Gospel of Jesus Christ (Matthew 25:34; John 17:24; II Corinthians 5:1; Matthew 24:30; I Thessalonians 4:15-17; Revelation 1:7). 

Core

God desires an intimate relationship with each of us. God longs for us to share our hearts with Him, and He longs for us to know Him. God is what life is all about!

God has spoken to us through the Bible, and we recognize it as the final authority for our lives. We want to change our lives according to the Bible instead of changing the Bible according to our lives.

We need each other! Develop a family of positive influences who mutually support, love, and challenge each other to grow and be involved. We are all better together.

We worship God by living lives of service, following the example of Jesus. Everything we do is an expression of worship. How we live at home, in our communities, and around the world demonstrate our love for God.

Every environment should be designed to effectively connect with its audience. We must adapt our methods of relating in a changing world without compromising the unchanging truth of God’s Word.

Relationships thrive when people are authentic- not pretending to be someone they are not in appearance, past, passions, or personality. Valuing authenticity also includes the freedom to fail. What is needed is a raw, honest approach to life that strives for Christian growth while admitting failure.

Jesus commanded us to “go into all the world and preach the good news to everyone”. We want to obey by building solid launch teams to plant churches in the United States and around the world. We want to boldly share God’s Good News one community at a time.

God’s message of forgiveness through Christ is most effectively conveyed within the context of personal relationships. We share who God is and what He can do by modeling transformed lives and openly sharing our story in our relationships.