Ecclesiology

What we believe about the Church

 

 

We believe in the local church as the vehicle of expression of the Kingdom, or government, of God. Jesus is the founder and the head of the Church (Matthew 16:18, Ephesians 1:22, Colossians 1:18).

We believe that every believer should be a part of a local church, which is governed by the structure God provides in Scripture (Hebrews 10:25).

We believe that the Church is comprised of believers (Colossians 1:24).

We believe that God takes care of the Church (Ephesians 5:29).

We believe that Christ is coming back for His Church (Ephesians 5:27).

We believe that the local church has a hierarchical structure: Apostles, Prophets, Pastors, Evangelists, and Teachers. These five offices govern the church with the assistance of the ministry of Deacons (Ephesians 4:11, Acts 6, Hebrews 13:17).

We believe that the local church should demonstrate and participate in the justice of God in its community (Luke 4:18, Isaiah 58:6-14).

We believe that the local church is the storehouse for the tithes and offerings of God (Malachi 3:6-8).

We believe that the local church should be involved in evangelism and world missions (Acts 1:8).

 

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