Our Beliefs

NATURE OF THE CHURCH

All power of the Church belongs to our Lord Jesus Christ, it's head. All actions of this congregation are to be carried out under His rule and authority. This congregation believes in the Holy Bible as the complete written Word of God and preserved to us by the Holy Sprit for our salvation and instruction. The Church exists both as a universal fellowship and as local congregations who gather for worship and Christian service.

 

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

The Church is a people created by God in Christ, empowered by the Holy Spirit, called and sent to bear witness to God's creative, redeeming and sanctifying activity in the world. To participate in God's mission and to fulfill the purposes of the Church, this congregation as a part of the Church Shall:

a) Worship God in proclamation of the Word and administration of the sacraments and through services of worship at which the Word of God is preached and the sacraments are administered, and through the lives of prayer, praise, thanksgiving, witness and service.

b) Proclaim God's saving Gospel of justification by grace for Christ's sake through faith alone, according to the apostolic witness in the Holy Scripture, preserving and transmitting the Gospel faithfully to future generations by teaching the Word of God.

c) Carry out Christ's Great Commission by reaching out to all people to bring them to faith in Christ and by doing all ministries with a global awareness consistent with the understanding of God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

d) Serve in response to God's love to meet human needs, caring for the sick and aged, the poor and powerless, advocating dignity and justice for all people, and participating responsibly in society.

e) Nurture its members in the Word of God so as to grow in faith, hope and love, to see daily life as the primary setting for the exercise of their Christian calling, and to use the gifts of the Spirit for their life together and for their calling in the world.

f) Manifest the unity given to the people of God by living together in the love of Christ and by joining with other Christians in prayer and action to express and preserve the unity, which the Spirit gives.

g) Provide pastoral care and encourage and assist all members to participate in this ministry.

h) Motivate its members to provide financial support for this congregation's ministries.

i) Foster and participate in relationships with other congregations within the Christian community.

 

STATEMENT OF FAITH

1) The Bible is the Word of God (II Timothy 3:16)

2) We serve One God in three persons - Father, Son and Holy Spirit. ( I John 5:7)

3) God created man, but man sinned in the Garden of Eden. (Romans 5:12)

4) Because of sin, all mankind is subject to eternal loss. (Romans 6:23)

5) Jesus was made man and died for all our sins. (John 3:16)

6) We are saved by God's grace, not by our own merit. (Ephesians 2:8-9)

7) By faith we accept this salvation. (John 1:12)

8) We repent of our sins against God - asking for forgiveness. (Acts 3:19)

9) Being fully forgiven, we experience conversion. (John 3:7)

10) God's law is the standard for Christians who are converted. (Romans 3:31)

11) The two sacraments of our faith experience are Baptism and the Lord's Supper. (Acts 2:38 & I Corinthians 11:23-26)

12) We recognize and encourage spiritual gifts in our members, also considered “ the priesthood of all believers.” (I Corinthians 12:28-30)

13) We long to fulfill the Great Commission. (Matthew 28:18-20)

14) We look forward to Jesus’ second coming. (I Thessalonians 4:16-17)

15) Because God has ordained marriage and defined it as the covenant relationship between a man, a woman and Himself, Kissinger’s Church will only recognize marriages between a biological man and a biological woman. Further, the Pastor(s) and staff of Kissinger’s Church shall only participate in weddings and solemnize marriages between one man and one woman. Finally, the facilities and property of Kissinger’s Church shall only host weddings between one man and one woman. (Gen. 2:18, 2:24, 1 Cor. 7:1-40, 6:9-10, Heb. 19:18, Lev. 6:9-10)

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