THREE STREAMS

The Church of God has three different streams, and we are committed to bringing those streams together into one mighty river.

❖ Bible-Believing: We are committed to the Bible and recognize it to be the living Word of God. Through it he speaks to us, comforts us, and instructs us. Whether through the Scripture readings, the sermons, teachings, or Bible classes, you will find our church saturated with the Word of God. It is the light that guides our way.

❖ Spirit-Filled: We expect God to act powerfully when we gather together to worship him. We sing with songs of praise and raise our hands in joy; we also sing the old, deep hymns that cause us to bow our heads and hearts in reverence. We believe in miracles. We believe God heals the body, soul, and spirit. We pray for the sick and other needs. We wait on the Lord and often hear a word of direction or encouragement from Him, spoken through one of his people.

❖ Sacramental: We believe that God uses the mysteries or sacraments to minister grace to his people. Every Sunday we confess our sins to God, we hear the words of His forgiveness, and we come to the altar of God where we are fed with the Bread and Wine of Communion, the Body and Blood of Christ. Our worship is not only joyous and free, but also orderly and structured, following the pattern of Christian worship as old as the Apostles. The words we use to worship with are not new; they are as old as the Bible itself – sometimes even older! And yet they become fresh and alive as God’s people proclaim them, not only with their lips, but with their hearts.

STATEMENT OF FAITH

NICENE CREED

WE BELIEVE in one God,
the Father, the Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all that is, seen and unseen.

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,
the only Son of God,
eternally begotten of the Father,
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made,
of one Being with the Father.
Through him all things were made.

For us and for our salvation
he came down from heaven:
by the power of the Holy Spirit
he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary,
and was made man.

For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
he suffered death and was buried.
On the third day he rose again
in accordance with the Scriptures;
he ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,
and his kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son.
With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified.
He has spoken through the Prophets.
We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
We look for the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the world to come.
Amen.

Click here to view the Anglican Catechism for more information.