What We Believe!

  1.  Abundant Life Church Ministries is an Independent Non-Denominational body of believers.  We are a Pastoral led church assisted by a Leadership Council.  The leadership structure and ministries of this church are still being developed but our faith and foundation is strong.  We believe in full immersion water baptism.  We have experienced salvation through personal faith in Jesus Christ.  We do not believe in proxy faith, where a priest or any other person mediates between the individual and God (1 Tim. 2:5).  Every individual must come to the time in life when he/she receives Jesus Christ as their personal Savior.
  2. We acknowledge the sufficiency of Scriptures.  Such an individual believes the Bible is God’s truth without any error.  That is the foundation of all we do and believe. God’s Word clearly declares, All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness; that the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works (2 Tim. 3:16-17).
  3. We acknowledge the Lordship of Jesus Christ.  All of our worship and services center on Jesus Christ.  He is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.  For it pleased the Father that in him should all fullness dwell (Col. 1:18-19).  We also recognize that the Bible testifies of Jesus Christ and is our source of understanding of His Person, Presence, and relationship with us.  All we teach and experience regarding Jesus Christ must be consistent with the revealed truth of God in the Scripture.
  4. We believe in the Holy Trinity. We believe the Bible teaches that God is eternally One in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  Each is fully God, yet God is One.  There is no division in the godhead and no Person of the godhead is less than fully divine.  God is Father, Who created the world and all that is in it,  Who planned our redemption from before the foundations of the world, and Who has a wonderful plan and purpose for each of our lives.
  5. We are a local independent body of born-again baptized believers joined together in Christ for worship and ministry in our community and around the world.  We believe that the church has committed two ordinances, the Lord’s Supper and baptism. Neither of these ordinances are sacraments.  Neither have power to transmit saving grace. Both are to be preceded by acceptance of Christ by faith as Savior and Lord.  Baptism precedes participation in the Lord’s Supper. Neither baptism nor the Lord’s Supper are essential to salvation, but both are vital to a full and meaningful Christian life.  The church is to keep faithfully these ordinances until Jesus comes again.  Both the Lord’s Supper and baptism are symbols of our faith and testify of the work and ministry of Jesus Christ.
  6. We believe in the command of the Great Commission.  The church exists as a place of nurture and worship, but it is also a place of witness and outreach to the ends of the earth.  The marching orders for the church are clearly seen in Matt. 28:18-20.  We accept this challenge and assignment from our Lord Jesus Christ.  We understand that our Lord Jesus Christ has the world in His heart and the closer we draw to Him, the more missionary we will become.
  7.  We believe that marriage was created and ordained by God. We believe that only a man and a woman can enter into this most holy and sacred union and become husband and wife as written in Genesis 2:22-24. We will not marry same sex couples nor will the facilities of Abundant Life Church Ministries be used for that purpose.