ABOUT US

OUR PURPOSE | LOCALLY

Here in our own community, we feel we have a calling and a purpose to not only spread the Word of God, but to also strengthen those that follow Jesus.  Again, not only those that attend inside of our walls, but Christians throughout Minerva. 
We are a community of believers who have a purpose of:
  • celebrating life in Christ (putting people in touch with God)
  • cultivating personal growth in Christ (building people up with God's Word and discipling believers according to His Word)
  • caring for one another in Christ (have a heart to help the hurting)
  • communicate Christ to the world (reach out and change lives)
  • create opportunities to serve Christ (involving as many people as possible in His work)
 

OUR PURPOSE | GLOBALLY

Jesus told us in His word to go out into all nations and make disciples.  We believe very strongly that our purpose is not just to sit in our building and tell people to come to us.
The Church is not the building or the walls that hold up the roof - the Church are the people of God (here in Minerva and around the world). Our purpose is to expand the Kingdom of God by growing His Church here on earth.
We support missionaries around the world in spreading the Word of God to as many people as possible.


OUR BELIEFS

About God

  • God is the Creator, Sustainer, and Ruler of all. Genesis 1:1-31, Psalm 33:6, 1 Chronicles29:11
  • God is one being who exists eternally in three person; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Genesis 1:26, Matthew 28:19, 2 Corinthians 13;14
  • God is the Father of Jesus Christ.  Matthew 16:15-17
  • God is our Father and provides for all our needs.  Matthew 6:5-9, 31-39
  • God is all-powerful, all knowing, and is present everywhere.  He is both perfect and personal. Jeremiah 32:17, Psalm 139:2, 7-10

 

About Jesus Christ

  • Jesus is the Son of God. John 3:16.  This makes Him equal with God the Father. Philippians 2:6
  • Jesus came to show us what God is like. John 1:14-18, 10:30, 14:7-9
  • Jesus came to give His life as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of the world. John 1:29, 3:17
  • Jesus was resurrected from the dead and is alive today and forevermore.  John 11:25-26, Revelation 1:18
  • Jesus is the King of Kings who is coming again.  He will be victorious over all evil. Philippians 2:9-11, Matthew 28:18
  • Jesus is the solution to man's sin.  He desires to be Savior and Lord of our lives.  Romans 6:23, 8:29

 

About the Holy Spirit

  • The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Godhead, co-equal and co-eternal with the Father and the Son. Romans 8:9
  • The Holy Spirit is a person (not an it).  He isn't an impersonal force. Colossians 1:27
  • The Holy Spirit is a Counselor and Comforter who lives within the Christian.  He teaches us the truth, helps us to live right, and reminds us of Jesus.  John 14:26-27, 15:26, 16:7-8, 13-15
  • The Holy Spirit provides the power for us to be witnesses and servants of Jesus. Acts 1:8, 1 Corinthians 12:7

 

About Man

  • Man and woman were created in the image of God. Genesis 1:26-27, 2:7
  • Man was tempted by Satan and chose to rebel against God. Genesis 3:1-24
  • Man's tendency, because of his rebellion, is to do evil.  On his own, man cannot make himself good.  Romans 3:10, 23; 5:12
  • Man can be made righteous and find forgiveness for his sins only through Jesus Christ.  John 14:6; Romans 5:6-11, 2 Corinthians 5:17
  • Man can have abundant life here, and an eternal life hereafter, only by God's grace through Jesus Christ.  John 10:10, Ephesians 2:4-9

 

About the Bible

  • The Bible is the inspired Word of God. 2 Peter 1:19-21
  • The Bible is our guide.  It declares the truth about God, proclaims what we should believe, and how we should live. 2 Timothy 3:16-17
  • The Bible is for everyone to read so that all may hear God speak to their hearts and minds. Psalm 1:1-3
  • The Bible's goal is to present God's plan to redeem man through Jesus Christ.  John 5:39, 1 Corinthians 15:3
  • The Bible is a book of blessing and all Christians should become familiar with it. Psalm 119:97-104, 1 Peter 2:2-3

 

About the Church

  • The Church is the body of Jesus Christ.  it includes people of every race who have accepted Jesus as Lord and Savior. Romans 12:4-5, 1 Corinthians 12:12-13, 27
  • The Church has Jesus Christ as its head.  Ephesians 1:22-23, Colossians 1:17-18
  • The Church is the family of God. Galatians 6:10
  • The Church exists to celebrate the life of God, cultivate personal growth in Christ, care about one another in Christ, and communicate Christ to the world.  Matthew 28:19-20, Romans 12:10, Colossians 2:6-8


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