If you want to be part of a congregation that God is working on, who understand that He is our power to change, and that He wants to work miracles in lives, then come and visit (and we hope you stay.). If you want Church to be about acknowledging the person of Jesus Christ, and the moving of God, the Holy Spirit, come and join us. If you love worship, or don’t know what that means… come and join us. We want to have an encounter with God in every service, and He never fails us in that!
We are called Abundant Life because we believe that in knowing the Creator we can have abundance of joy, peace, purpose and prosperity. That we are called to love people Monday morning, and not just on Sunday morning. We are thrilled with our young people and our children. They are the Church of ‘now’ and not ‘tomorrow.’ We believe there is a wonderful destiny and call of God on every believer, no matter gender, age, race or circumstance.
Baptism is a public declaration of our identification with Christ in His death, burial and resurrection. It is an outward sign of an inward change. Baptism means “to dip, to be overwhelmed, immersion or submersion.” Baptism is the first step of obedience following true faith in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
1 Peter 3:20-21; Matthew 28:18-20; Luke 3:21-22; Acts 2:37-38; Acts 10:44-48; Colossians 2:11-15; Romans 6:3-8; Galatians 3:26-29
Christians are commanded to celebrate this covenant meal in remembrance of Jesus Christ and the sacrifice He made for us on the cross. This is the bread representing his body that was broken and the cup representing his blood that was shed for our redemption.
1 Corinthians 11:24-30; Luke 22:19-20; Mark 14:22-24; Matthew 26:26-28; Acts 2:41-42,46
Definition of marriage as a matter of belief, doctrine and religious practice, Abundant Life Church reserves the term “marriage” for the covenant relationship between one man (husband) and one woman (wife) to the exclusion of all others.
This covenant relationship represents the union between Christ and His Body (the church).
Genesis 2:18-24; Matthew 19:5-6; Mark 10:8; Ephesians 5:22-23; Colossians 3:18-19; 1 Peter 3:1-7; Hebrews 13:4
We believe the Bible is truth, the inspired, infallible Word of God, the revealed will of God to man on all matters of conduct and doctrine.
We believe the Trinity is compromised of Father, Son (Jesus) and the Holy Spirit; all are co-eternal and co-equal.
We believe in the Deity of our Lord Jesus Christ: God manifest in the flesh, the eternal Son of God, the second member of the Godhead (Trinity) who always existed with the Father and the Holy Spirit.
We believe in the incarnation of our Lord Jesus Christ (the Virgin Birth) “God taking on Himself human flesh”.
We believe that the infilling/baptism of the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in other tongues is for all believers. This promise is from the Father, according to the command of Jesus and results in a manifestation of spiritual power in public testimony and service. This is an experience distinct from and subsequent to the New Birth.
We believe the Church is the Body of Christ. Every believer has an essential role in the local church.
We believe tithes and offerings should be given to the local church to support the spread of the Kingdom of God.
We believe that Jesus, our Blessed Hope is coming again to gather all His saints to Heaven on the Day of the Lord.
We believe in the Final Judgment. People who have not accepted the redemptive work of Jesus Christ, will suffer eternal separation from God, but believers will enter into the Eternal Kingdom of our Lord.
We believe in the salvation of man:
Man’s only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ. On the cross Jesus Christ was crucified and slain to bring salvation, healing, and hope to mankind by satisfying God’s wrath against us because of sin.
Salvation is obtained by repentance towards God (for sin) and faith in the sacrifice Christ made for us on the cross. Being justified by grace through faith we are cleansed of sin and become children (heirs) of God.
The evidence of Salvation is twofold: The inward evidence is a direct witness (testimony) of the Holy Spirit to the believer. The outward evidence to all men is a life of holiness and love.
Salvation is not by human works (deeds); our works are evidence of our faith in God, and determine our future reward.