What We Believe

Jesus is Lord

The divinity of the one Lord Jesus is central to who we are. He is The Way, the Truth, and the Life. The one Mediator between God and humankind. The Lord of lords, the King of kings. The Son of Man. The Son of God. The Word become Flesh. (Acts 2:36)

Holiness

The Person, the work, and the power of the Holy Spirit is fundamental to who we are as a people. It is the Spirit that convicts us of sin and enables us to overcome sin. It is the Holy Spirit that can breathe supernatural gifts into us, for Jesus’ sake. He is the Comforter promised by Jesus and the witness of our redemption. (Gal 5:22–23)

Unity

We are a people uniquely called by God to be a catalyst for Christian unity, believing that the division of the body of Christ is hell’s greatest weapon to thwart heaven’s ends in this world. (John 17:21)

The Supremacy of Scripture

We are a people of the Bible—the Old and New Testaments, supernaturally inspired, preserved across time, cultures, and continents, delivered to us, useful for reproof and instruction, for righteousness. (2 Tim 3:14–17).

The great commission

To go and make disciples is the divine privilege and responsibility given to each of us. We champion the work of evangelism and discipleship in our own neighborhood and we support missionaries who go places beyond our individual reach. (Matt 28:19–20)

The Trinity

Though difficult for the human mind to fully comprehend, our one God expresses himself in three persons—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Each person of the Trinity serves a unique role to bring God glory and accomplish his purposes in the world (Gen 1:26; 2 Cor 13:14)

Women in Ministry

God has poured out his Spirit on all people, and both sons and daughters will prophesy—and teach, and shepherd the flock. From the earliest days of the Church of God movement, we’ve celebrated the ministry leadership of outstanding women clergy and continue to do so (Acts 2:17; Gal 3:28)

We also practice basic observances of our faith.