WHAT WE BELIEVE

We believe God is triune: all three persons coeternal and coequal.

We believe Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is fully God and fully man. He was preexistent with the Father, conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, crucified under Pontius Pilate, and resurrected by the power of God.

We believe human beings, created good, nonetheless disobeyed God and fell. Furthermore, humans, sinful in nature, cannot save themselves or be reconciled to God on the basis of their good works. We believe that reconciliation was initiated by God and based solely upon the atoning death of Christ on the cross.

We believe the Bible is the Word of God, trustworthy and authoritative for every area of life.

We believe the Holy Spirit calls, separates, and sanctifies believers, enabling them to bear fruit in Christian works, not as a means of earning salvation, but as a demonstration of the power of God in the life of an individual or a community.

We believe God has called every Christian to some kind of ministry. The job of the church is to equip its people for these works of service, to build up the Body of Christ, and carry the gospel to the uttermost parts of the world. We believe that our prayers are to be prayed to the Father in Jesus' name alone, not our own name or through any other. This means that we are basing our approach to God on Jesus' righteousness and goodness, not on our own.


Please remember in this coming together of The Body, that believers have many different flavors in worship. For the sake of unity in The Body, we need to exercise grace as brethren so that our expressions are not intrusive to others. We are reminded this is not about us but glorifying God and praying for His will to be done in our homes, churches, community, etc. This may mean we each will have to give a little but the rewards will be great and lasting.

PLEASE . . .

Come to prayer without political or denominational agendas. Please do not offer partisan prayers but rather pray for the authorities over us and for God’s direction and blessing.

Get up and stretch. Chairs are provided for your comfort but you may also prayer walk, kneel, and sit on the floor.

Be respectful of people’s personal and private needs. Prayer is intimate and personal things should not be shared that may be viewed as “gossip” needs or confidential in nature.

Feel free to pray the Word. When reading the Word, turn every verse that enters your heart, into a personal prayer for spiritual growth, physical or emotional healing and allow your thoughts to think about these life-giving words, rather than dwelling on problems or worldly issues. Rephrase the Word of God into prayers and pray His Word back to Him. Read the Word silently or out loud with the aim of encountering God.

Limit talking to quiet conversation in the other room and please turn your cell phone off while in the prayer room.

If you are led to speak in tongues, please pray in the Spirit “to yourself” at a level that isn’t for others to participate in.

 

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