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Doctrinal Statements of Faith

The Word of God.

The Word of God.

We believe that the Bible is the Word of God, fully inspired and without error in the original manuscripts, written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, and that it has supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.

The Trinity

The Trinity.

We believe that there is one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons, that these are equal in every divine perfection, and that they execute distinct but harmonious offices in the work of creation, providence and redemption.

God the Father

God the Father.

We believe in God, the Father, an infinite, personal spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love. We believe that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of each person, that He hears and answers prayer, and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.

Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ.

We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles and teachings. We believe in His substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, perpetual intercession for His people, and personal visible return to earth.

The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit.

We believe in the Holy Spirit who came forth from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify, and empower all who believe in Jesus Christ. We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Christ, and that He is an abiding helper, teacher and guide.

Regeneration

Regeneration.

We believe that all people are sinners by nature and by choice and are, therefore, under condemnation. We believe that those who repent of their sins and trust in Jesus Christ as Savior are regenerated by the Holy Spirit.

The Church

The Church.

We believe in the universal Church, a living spiritual body of which Christ is the head and all regenerated persons are members. We believe in the local Church, consisting of a company of believers in Jesus Christ, baptized on a credible profession of faith, and associated for worship, work, and fellowship. We believe that God has laid upon the members of the local Church the primary task of giving the gospel of Jesus Christ to a lost world.

Christian Conduct

Christian Conduct.

We believe that Christians should live for the glory of God and the well-being of others; that their conduct should be blameless before the world; that they should be faithful stewards of their possessions; and that they should seek to realize for themselves and others the full stature of maturity in Christ.

The Ordinances

The Ordinances.

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ has committed two ordinances to the local Church: baptism and the Lord’s Supper. We believe that Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water into the name of the triune God. We believe that the Lord’s Supper was instituted by Christ for commemoration of His death. We believe that these two ordinances should be observed and administered until the return of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Religious Liberty

Religious Liberty.

We believe that every human being has a direct relationship with God, and is responsible to God alone in all matters of faith; that each Church is independent and must be free from interference by any ecclesiastical or political authority; that, therefore, church and state must be kept separate as having different functions, each fulfilling its duties free from dictation or patronage of the other.

Church Cooperation

Church Cooperation.

We believe that local Churches can best promote the cause of Jesus Christ by cooperating with one another in a denominational organization. Such an organization, whether it is the Converge WorldWide or one of its district conferences, exists and functions by the will of the Churches. Cooperation in a conference is voluntary and may be terminated at any time. Churches may likewise cooperate with interdenominational fellowships on a voluntary independent basis.

The Last Things

The Last Things.

We believe in the personal and visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ to earth and the establishment of His Kingdom. We believe in the resurrection of the body, the final judgment, the eternal felicity of the righteous, and the endless suffering of the wicked.


NEW CHURCH MINISTRIES CORE VALUES

Relationship Evangelism
Relationship Evangelism: We believe that lost people matter to God, so they matter to us. We see the unchurched as those who are disassociated or disenfranchised from the Body of Christ, His church. 

(Luke 5:30-32; Luke 15; Matthew 18:14)

Relevant Ministries

Relevant Ministries: We believe that the body of Christ should be culturally relevant while remaining doctrinally pure. We will seek to represent Christ in an authentic way to those God has placed in our lives without compromising Biblical accuracy. 

(1 Corinthians 9:19-23)

Authenticity

Authenticity: We believe Christ’s followers should be authentic with God and with one another, pursuing continuous Spiritual growth. 

(Hebrews 12:1; Ephesians 4:25-26,32; Philippians 1:6)

Spiritual Gifts

Spiritual Gifts: We believe that the body should operate as a unified community of servants. This is only possible if both men and women use their God given gifts and talents. We seek to equip all our partners to serve effectively out of their giftedness to the benefit of the body of Christ. 

(1 Corinthians 12 & 14; Romans 12; Ephesians 4; Psalms 135:1; 2 Corinthians 6:1)

Servanthood

Servanthood: With Christ as our leader and example, wee strive to conduct ourselves as He would: putting others ahead of ourselves. 

(Philippians 2:4-21; Matthew 20:26-28)

Excellence

Excellence: We believe that excellence honors God and inspires others. Since God gave His best, Jesus Christ, we seek to honor him by aspiring to the highest of standards in our ministries and practices. 

(Colossians 3:17, 23; Malachi 1:6-14; Proverbs 27:17)

Life Groups

Life Groups: We believe God has uniquely put us together to meet people at the point of their felt needs. We are committed to fulfilling the call to be Christ in a real way by sharing life and doing faith with others. 

(John 4:7-26; John 1:14)

Prayer

Prayer: We believe that prayer is the foundation of New Church Ministries. We rely on private and community prayer in all phases of our ministry and activities as a church. 

(Matthew 7:7-11)

Ministering Together

Ministering Together: We believe God has uniquely put us together to meet people at the point of their felt needs. We are committed to fulfilling the call to be Christ in a real and tangible way to our current community and world. 

(John 4:7-26; John 1:14)

Church Planting

Church Planting: We believe in the New Testament model of birthing churches. The church is a living organism that reproduces itself. WE are committed to starting new ministries where God opens the door to further His kingdom. 

(Acts 11:22-26; Acts 14:19-28; Acts 15:30-35)