Our Vision and What We Believe

Believers sees itself as a faithful spiritual lighthouse, proclaiming God's Word, pointing the way to God, providing a safe haven for fellowship, growth, and maturity, lifting up Christ as the Light of the World.

What We Believe

We Believe that God is a personal, transcendent, and sovereign Creator of all things.

We Believe that Jesus Christ is fully God and fully human. That He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, provided for the atonement of our sins by His substitutionary death on the cross. He was bodily raised from the dead, ascended back to the right hand of the Father, and ever lives to make intercession for us. After Jesus ascended to Heaven, He poured out His Holy Spirit on the believers, enabling them to fulfill His command to preach and to teach the Gospel to the entire world, an obligation shared by all believers today and motivated by love for God and by love for man.

We Believe that all people are by nature sinful and are separated from God and are responsible for their own sin. Salvation, redemption, forgiveness, and purification are freely offered to all by the grace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. When a person repents of sin and a confession of sin is made, that sin is forgiven and forgotten by God. When Jesus is confessed and invited into our heart and life, He responds and will become a personal Lord and Savior. This change is immediate and in that moment, that person is sealed by the Holy Spirit and is kept by the power of God until the day of redemption. You are adopted into the family of God and will forever be "a child of God." At that moment of salvation, a person becomes heir to God's promised hope of eternal life or everlasting life.

We Believe in the gifts of the Holy Spirit mentioned in the Scriptures. Men, women, and children have been given gifts by the Holy Spirit and are allowed to exercise these gifts at Believers. The use of these gifts is to be used in accordance with Scriptural guidelines. All gifts are to be used in love that the whole Body of Christ might be edified (built up). We believe that love is more important than the most spectacular gifts, and without love, the exercise of spiritual gifts is worthless. Love is not just a verb, it is the action of God and we strive to let it be the action of the believers at Believers.

We Believe in the marriage of one man and one woman, as God intended. Any person engaged in some alternative lifestyle, as our society has called it, will be advised to seek spiritual guidance which will make them right with God. In the sight of God, sin is sin and can be called nothing else, no matter what society is swayed to accept. This church and its leadership will not perform any ceremony, act, or ritual which is contrary to God's Word. The membership of this church have been instructed to provide spiritual guidance to anyone seeking help to overcome any bondage one may have to sin. No person actively engaged in a gay or lesbian lifestyle will be placed in a position of leadership within this church.

I am the Light
I am the Light of the World

This image "I am the Light"
which so beautifully
illustrates our vision is the
Inspired Art of Danny Hahlbohm.

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