What we believe
Church of god
The Church of God was founded in 1886 upon the principles of Christ as they are revealed in the Bible, the Word of God. It has its foundation of faith and practice in the Scriptures and the vital experience of its constituents is scripturally oriented.
Mission and Vision
The Church of God’s core values are listed below. These are at the very core of our beliefs as a church.
We commit ourselves to making prayer the highest priority of the church.
We commit ourselves to gather regularly as the local expression of the Body of Christ to participate in Pentecostal worship that exalts God, engages the heart, mind and soul, and challenges to deeper commitment and discipleship.
We commit ourselves to intentionally reaching the unconverted, baptizing them in water, and leading them to unite with the church.
We commit ourselves to identifying, training and resourcing God-called church planters and to intentionally planting new life-giving churches.
We commit ourselves to identifying and developing individuals whom God has called and given leadership gifts and challenging them to become servant-leaders.
We commit ourselves to the challenge of being a church that genuinely cares for one another and for those who are lost, hurting and needy.
We commit ourselves to the principle of interdependence, acknowledging our interconnectedness and dependence on all the members of the Body of Christ.
That we commit ourselves to utilizing every available medium and means to effectively maintain open and perpetual communication with our constituency.
We commit ourselves to the Lord’s command to make disciples of all nations, to develop committed and faithful followers of Jesus Christ, and to be people of conviction.
We commit ourselves to education as a vital part of all phases of the Spirit-filled Christian life.
Declaration of Faith
The Church of God believes the whole Bible to be completely and equally inspired and that it is the written Word of God. The Church of God has adopted the following Declaration of Faith as its standard and official expression of its doctrine.
In the verbal inspiration of the Bible.
That Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of the Father, conceived of the Holy Ghost, and born of the Virgin Mary. That Jesus was crucified, buried, and raised from the dead. That He ascended to heaven and is today at the right hand of the Father as the Intercessor.
That justification, regeneration, and the new birth are wrought by faith in the blood of Jesus Christ.
Holiness to be God’s standard of living for His people.
In speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance and that it is the initial evidence of the baptism of the Holy Ghost.
Divine healing is provided for all in the atonement.
In the premillennial second coming of Jesus. First, to resurrect the righteous dead and to catch away the living saints to Him in the air. Second, to reign on the earth a thousand years.
In one God eternally existing in three persons; namely, the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
That all have sinned and come short of the glory of God and that repentance is commanded of God for all and necessary for forgiveness of sins.
In sanctification subsequent to the new birth, through faith in the blood of Christ; through the Word, and by the Holy Ghost.
In the baptism with the Holy Ghost subsequent to a clean heart.
In water baptism by immersion, and all who repent should be baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.
In the Lord’s Supper and washing of the saints’ feet.
In the bodily resurrection; eternal life for the righteous, and eternal punishment for the wicked.