We believe the Bible is the infallible Word of God and that all scripture (Old and New Testament) governs the lives of Christians. (2 Timothy 2:15, 3:16-17)
We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (2 Corinthians 13:14)
We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious death and atonement through His shed Blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His present priestly ministry.
(1 Timothy 3:16; Romans 3:25-26)
We believe that Jesus Christ is God incarnate in the flesh. (John 10:30; John 14:6; Philippians 2:6)
We believe in the second coming of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, including the rapture and revelation. (Matthew 24:27; I Thessalonians 4:15-17; Revelation 19:11-16)
We believe that salvation comes only through the Lord Jesus Christ, who is the only begotten Son of God; conceived of the Holy Ghost; and, born of the Virgin Mary. Jesus was crucified, buried and raised from the dead. (Matthew 1:21; Matthew 12:39-40; Matthew 20:17-19; John 3:16)
We believe that all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. Repentance to God for every believer is necessary for the forgiveness of sin. (Romans 3:23)
We believe that sin separates man from God. The only way to reconcile man to God is to accept the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior and apply His blood to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (Ephesians 1:7; I John 1:7-10; Revelation 1:5)
We believe that we are saved by grace through faith. (Ephesians 2:8)
We believe that the receiving and indwelling of the Holy Ghost places you into the body of Christ and gives you the power to live righteously. (Acts 1:8; Romans 6:3-11; I Corinthians 12:13; Colossians 2:10-12)
We believe in the Baptism in the Holy Spirit as on the day of Pentecost and in the continuing ministry of the Holy Spirit as evidenced in charismatic gifts and ministries, and in the fruit of the Holy Spirit in the life of the believer. (Acts 2:4, 10:46, 19:6; Ephesians 4:11; 1 Corinthians 12:8-11; Galatians 5:22, 23)
We believe that the children of God are required to live a holy and sanctified life. (Romans 12:1-2; II Timothy 2:19; Ephesians 4:24-28; I Peter 3:8-18)
We believe that Baptism is for believers in the Lord Jesus Christ and is to be administered by immersion, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, thus bearing witness to the gospel of Christ’s death, burial and resurrection for us, and our own new life in Him. (Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:38; Romans 6:3-4)
We believe that Communion, should be commemorated. When shared by believers, witnesses to the saving power of the gospel, to Christ’s presence in His church, and looks forward to His victorious return. (1 Corinthians 11:23-26)
We believe we should be given to hospitality through customer service and support which exemplifies the Love of Christ. (Romans 12:13)
We believe in evangelistic and missionary fervor and endeavor.
(Acts 1:8, Mark 16:15-18)
The Local Church
We believe in the power and significance of the Church and the necessity of believers to meet regularly together for fellowship, prayer and the ‘breaking of bread’.
We believe that God has individually equipped us so that we can successfully achieve His purpose for our lives, which is to worship God, fulfill our role in the Church and serve the community in which we live. We believe that God wants to heal and transform us so that we can live healthy and blessed lives in order to help others more effectively. (Ephesians 1:22, 2:19-22)
Heaven and Hell
We believe that Heaven and Hell are real eternal places and that our eternal destination is determined by our response to the Lord Jesus Christ. (Revelation 20:11-15; John 14:1-4; Romans 6:23; John 3:15-16)
Sanctity of Human Life
We believe that all human life is sacred and created by God in His image. Human life is of inestimable worth in all its dimensions, including pre-born babies, the aged, the physically or mentally challenged, and every other stage or condition from conception through natural death. We are therefore called to defend, protect and value all human life. (Psalm 139)
Marriage, Gender, and Sexuality
We believe that God created mankind as two distinct sexes: male and female and that each person affirms God’s infinite wisdom by living in alignment with their birth sex. (Genesis 1:26-28; Matthew 19:4-5)
We believe that marriage is the uniting of one man and one woman in covenant commitment for a lifetime and a sacred institution established by God. (Matthew 19:4-6)
We believe that any form of sexual immorality (including adultery, fornication, homosexual behavior, bisexual conduct, bestiality, incest, pornography, and/or other sexual relationships or practices forbidden by Scripture) is sinful and offensive to God. (Hebrews 13:4; 1 Corinthians 6:18; Leviticus 18:1-30)
We believe that in order to preserve the function and integrity of Life Changers Church as the local body of Christ, and to provide a biblical role model to Life Changers Church members and the community, it is imperative that all persons employed by Life Changers Church in any capacity, or who serve as volunteers, agree to and abide by this Statement on Marriage, Gender and Sexuality.
We believe that God offers redemption and restoration to all who confess and forsake their sin, seeking His mercy and forgiveness through Jesus Christ. We believe that every person must be afforded compassion, love, kindness, respect, and dignity. Hateful and harassing behavior or attitudes directed toward any individual are to be repudiated and are not in accord with Scripture nor the doctrines of Life Changers Church. (Gen. 1:26-27; Gen. 2:18-25; 1 Cor. 6:18, 7:2-5; Heb. 13:4; Matt. 15:18-20; 1 Cor. 6:9-10; Matt. 5:16; Phil. 2:14-16; 1 Thess. 5:22; Acts 3:19-21; Rom. 10:9-10; 1 Cor. 6:9-11; Mark 12:28-31; Luke 6:31)
This statement of faith does not exhaust the extent of our beliefs. The Bible itself, as the inspired and infallible Word of God that speaks with final authority concerning truth, morality, and the proper conduct of mankind, is the sole and final of all that we believe. For purposes of Life Changers Church’s faith, doctrine, practice, policy and discipline, our Board of Directors is the organization’s final interpretive authority on the Bible’s meaning and application.