Agape Church of Christ Statement of Faith
We believe that God created this world and that humans can be in relationship with their creator and each other.
We believe that God exists in community as best explained by a trinity of Father, Son Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. We believe that Jesus Christ is the incarnation of God in the flesh and believe that we model this in ministry to our community. He is the way, the truth, and the life of humans.
We believe that salvation is by God’s love and grace in Jesus. We respond to God’s love with faith/belief, repentance, baptism, spiritual growth, and a continual life of Christian ministry and mission.
We believe that the Holy Spirit is divine and lives among us to convict people of sin, regenerate the believing sinner, testify to God’s nature and glory, indwell, instruct, and empower the believer for Godly living, ministry, and evangelism.
We believe that God’s nature is seen in agape love for all people. Our lives are mature when we also love our friends and our communities. We believe that God’s will is revealed in nature, the Bible, in the person and ministry of Jesus, and the Christian church as it shows God’s glory to others.
We believe that Satan exists to oppose God and our mission for Christ. Satan is evil and is our enemy, not people.
We believe that prayer is direct communication with God and is practiced in the name of Jesus.
We believe that the kingdom of God exists today and is present among us. This kingdom is a place of peace, joy, love, and righteousness.
We believe that all people have a mission for God.
We believe that Jesus promises heaven as a reward for a life of faithfulness to God.