Beliefs & Practices

Our Beliefs

The Bible

The Bible is the infallible, unfailing word of God. It was inspired by the Holy Spirit, written through Spirit-empowered people, and is the final word on all things on which it speaks. It is unique and unequaled in its power and authority.

God

God eternally exists in three persons— the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. They are equal and one.

Humanity

Humanity is God’s favourite creation. Humanity has tremendous potential for good because each person is created in God’s image. Yet humanity is also under the power of sin— which is the root of evil in the world and causes separation from God.

Eternity

We will exist eternally in heaven with God through faith in Jesus, or eternally in hell through rejection of the salvation He offers.

Jesus

Jesus is one with the Father. He lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the only acceptable remedy for our sins by dying on the cross. He arose from the dead after three days, victorious over sin and death. He modelled for us what it means to be a son or daughter of God. He is seated at the right hand of God and will return to reign on earth.

Salvation

Humanity receives forgiveness for sin and the gift of eternal life only by believing in Jesus. This is salvation. The moment one believes in Jesus and receives salvation, they become a son or daughter of God.

Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is God’s Spirit, given to all who believe in Jesus. He confirms the believer’s identity as a son or daughter of God. He stays with each believer forever to guide and lead us into our purpose.

Purpose

We believe that each person is created with a unique purpose that is only found in Jesus. True fulfillment is only found when we believe in Him and give Him leadership over our lives.

Our Practices

Our movement is founded on seven pillars:

Prayer & Fasting

The pillar of a Spirit-empowered life.

A lifestyle of prayer and fasting allows us to stay connected to the voice of the Holy Spirit, and filled with the power of the Holy Spirit. As a church, we regularly engage in times of extended prayer, with fasting.


"And Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness for forty days, being tempted by the devil. And he ate nothing during those days. And when they were ended, he was hungry… And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit to Galilee, and a report about him went out through all the surrounding country. And he taught in their synagogues, being glorified by all."

Luke 4:1-2, 14-15 ESV


The Word

The pillar of a faith-filled life.

The discipline of daily engaging God’s Word injects faith into us, causing us to continue believing the promises of God. As a church, we discipline ourselves to read God’s Word through Bible reading plans.


"So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God."

Romans 10:17 MEV

Praise & Worship

The pillar of a presence-filled life.

Praise and worship is an action that reflects the choice to recognize God for Who He is and to respond appropriately! And when we recognize God for Who He is, and respond appropriately, His presence fills our lives and our church.


"Yet I know that you are most holy; it’s indisputable. You are God-Enthroned, surrounded with songs, living among the shouts of praise of your princely people."

Psalm 22:3 TPT

Evangelism

the pillar of a missional life.

Bringing people to faith in Jesus through the preaching of the gospel is at the core of our mission as a church, and of the purpose of each of our lives. We share the good news of Jesus through weekend services and small groups.


"Now wherever you go, make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. And teach them to faithfully follow all that I have commanded you. And never forget that I am with you every day, even to the completion of this age."

Matthew 28:19-20 TPT

Tithing

The pillar of a blessed life.

We don’t tithe to the church, we tithe to God through the church. We believe that tithing is not a matter of covering the costs of the church, tithing is a matter of being in partnership with God.


"Bring all the tithes (the whole tenth of your income) into the storehouse, that there may be food in My house, and prove Me now by it, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.

And I will rebuke the devourer [insects and plagues] for your sakes and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground, neither shall your vine drop its fruit before the time in the field, says the Lord of hosts.

And all nations shall call you happy and blessed, for you shall be a land of delight, says the Lord of hosts."

Malachi 3:10-12 AMPC

Service

The pillar of a purposeful life.

We believe that our purpose in life can be summed up by the command to use our gifts to serve others. We encourage each member to serve on a team, while as a church we find opportunities to serve the community.


"As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God."

1 Peter 4:10 NASB

Discipleship

The pillar of a transformed life.

We believe that we are called to a life of discipline, in order to experience the will of God, and become more like Jesus. Discipleship means consistently obeying Jesus, which includes belonging to a local church and practicing the seven pillars.


"Why are you so polite with me, always saying ‘Yes, sir,’ and ‘That’s right, sir,’ but never doing a thing I tell you? These words I speak to you are not mere additions to your life, homeowner improvements to your standard of living. They are foundation words, words to build a life on."

Luke‬ ‭6:46-49‬ ‭MSG‬‬