What Do We Believe?

What Do We Believe? 2017-09-23T18:35:05+00:00

Loving people, Loving God, Making Followers of Jesus

The vision statement of Abundant Life Church is derived from the words of Jesus when he shared the greatest commandments (Matt 22:37-39) and the Great Commission, which were his final words to his followers (Matthew 28:18-20).

“Abundant Life Church exists to love God, love people, and to make followers of Jesus Christ.”

These two challenges given to us by Jesus must always be embraced together.  If we love God and love others, yet fail to make disciples, we miss it.  If our focus as a church is to make disciples of Jesus, but we fail to love people and love God, we also miss it.  Jesus calls us to do both, and as a church, everything we do is motivated by these final words of Jesus.

Values

Beliefs

About Scripture

We believe God inspired the writing and protected the transmissional process of the Scriptures, both the Old and New Testaments, to equip humankind to honor and obey God in every area of life.  As such, Scripture, interpreted in context, will be our only source for what we believe, what we do, and how we act towards others.

About God

We believe there is one true God who is eternally self-existent and the creator of all things.  God is beyond human understanding and imagination and has revealed himself through his Word.  God is all-knowing, all-powerful, and all-present.  He is unconditionally loving, relentlessly merciful, and absolutely just.  He has revealed himself as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

About Jesus Christ

We believe Jesus Christ was fully human and fully God.  Jesus was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, performed miracles, died a substitutionary death on the cross, rose from the dead on the third day, and is at the right hand of God interceding for his people.

About Humanity

We believe that humankind is created in the image of God.  As such, we were designed to be representatives for God on the earth.  However, we believe that all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.  We believe that unconditional love, unlimited forgiveness, and undying hope are found in Jesus Christ – the one and only mediator between God and man.

About the Holy Spirit

We believe the Spirit of God indwells every believer.  The fruit of the Spirit is the by-product of a spirit-filled life and evidence of spiritual maturity.  The gifts of the Spirit should be earnestly sought and used to serve others, edify the church, and glorify God.  We believe every Christian, empowered by the Holy Spirit, will be an effective witness for God throughout the world.

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