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The Vineyard movement
The Vineyard story is about ordinary people who worship and serve an extraordinary God. The Vineyard is simply one thread in the rich tapestry of the historic and global Church of Jesus Christ. But it is a thread of God’s weaving.
From the beginning, Vineyard pastors and leaders have sought to hold in tension the biblical doctrines of the Christian faith with an ardent pursuit of the present day work of the Spirit of God. Maintaining that balance is never easy in the midst of rapid growth and renewal.
The following video will give you a small taste of our story from some of those who have lived it. Below the video, you will find more details on the path along which God has guided our Vineyard family.
Vineyard History: The Formative Years
The first Vineyards were planted in 1975. By 1982, there were at least seven â€œVineyardsâ€ in a loose-knit fellowship of churches. Kenn Gulliksen, a soft-spoken, non-assuming leader who had a passion to know and walk with God, started a church in Hollywood in 1974. In 1975 he, believing that God had instructed him to do so, gave the name â€œVineyardâ€ to this association of churches and provided leadership for these churches for about five years.
In the early eighties, Kenn felt led to ask John Wimber to assume leadership for the emerging movement. The official recognition of this transition took place in 1982, and thus, the emergence of what was to be called, â€œThe Association of Vineyard Churches.â€
John Wimber and the Development of the Association of Vineyard Churches
John Wimberâ€™s influence profoundly shaped the theology and practice of Vineyard churches from their earliest days until his death in November, 1997. When John was conscripted by God he was, in the words of Christianity Today, a “beer-guzzling, drug-abusing pop musician, who was converted at the age of 29 while chain-smoking his way through a Quaker-led Bible study” (Christianity Today, editorial, Feb. 9 1998).
In John’s first decade as a Christian he led hundreds of people to Christ. By 1970 he was leading 11 Bible studies that involved more than 500 people. John became so fruitful as an evangelical pastor he was asked to lead the Charles E. Fuller Institute of Evangelism and Church Growth. He also later became an adjunct instructor at Fuller Theological Seminary where his classes set attendance records. In 1977, John re-entered pastoral ministry to plant Calvary Chapel of Yorba Linda.
Throughout this time, John’s conservative evangelical paradigm for understanding the ministry of the church began to grow. George Eldon Ladd’s theological writings on the kingdom of God convinced John intellectually that all the biblical gifts of the Holy Spirit should be active in the church.
Encounters with Fuller missiologists Donald McGavaran and C. Peter Wagner and seasoned missionaries and international students gave him credible evidence for combining evangelism with healing and prophecy. As he became more convinced of God’s desire to be active in the world through all the biblical gifts of the Spirit, John began to teach and train his church to imitate Jesus’ full-orbed kingdom ministry. He began to “do the stuff” of the Bible, about which he had formerly only read.
As John and his congregation, mostly made up of former Quakers, sought God in intimate worship, they experienced empowerment by the Holy Spirit, significant renewal in the gifts and conversion growth. It soon became clear that the church’s emphasis on the experience of the Holy Spirit was not shared by some leaders in the Calvary Chapel movement. In 1982, John’s church left Calvary Chapel and joined the Vineyard churches.
Today in The Vineyard: A Season of Expansion
Today, almost 40 years later, there are more than 1,500 Vineyard churches worldwide, 550+ in the US, with 16 regions actively planting churches across the country.
Vineyard worship songs, documented by Vineyard Worship, have helped thousands of churches experience intimacy with God. Many churches have been equipped to continue Jesus’ ministry of proclaiming the kingdom, demonstrating the kingdom, and training disciples.
The Vineyard’s journey has not been a straight path. It winds through many trials and triumphs. If you are interested in more, there are a number of books and DVDs available from Vineyard Resources that explore the history, events, issues and people who shaped the Vineyard in its first two decades.
For the greater glory of God and the well-being of people!
Listen to Vineyard USA National Director, Phil Strout, discuss the Vineyard Core Values:
The Vineyard Movement is a network of over 1,500 churches worldwide, committed to seeing each generation reached by the power of the Gospel. With a view to embrace integrity in Christian character along with the activity of the Holy Spirit, each Vineyard church seeks to be an outpost of Godâ€™s compassionate love in a broken world.
Led in its earliest years by the late John Wimber, the Vineyard Movement has become one of the most influential church movements of the 20th-21st centuries. As an extension of the church movement, Vineyard worship music (Come, Now Is The Time To Worship; Your Love Is Amazing) has deeply impacted the experience of thousands of churches around the world.
From the beginning, Vineyard pastors and leaders have sought to hold in tension the biblical doctrines of the Christian faith with an ardent pursuit of the present day work of the Spirit of God. Maintaining that balance is never easy in the midst of rapid growth and renewal. With our Core Values at center, we are seeking to take our place in the Body of Christ, serving alongside those who truly desire to experience God in their every day life.
If you are interested in more information, there are a number of books and DVDs available from Vineyard Resources that explore the history, events, issues and people who shaped the Vineyard in its first two decades. Vineyard Worship also continues to serve the 21st century church with intimate, accessible music of faith.
The mission of Vineyard USA is to join Godâ€™s mission in the world by building a community of churches that are proclaiming and practicing the full message and reality of the kingdom of God.
Listen to Vineyard USA National Director, Phil Strout, discuss why Vineyard Core Values are important:
Our core values
The Theology and Practice of the Kingdom of God
Vineyard is committed to the theology and practice of the kingdom of God, rooted in the vision of the Hebrew prophets and fulfilled in the life and ministry of Jesus of Nazareth. We have been commissioned to proclaim the good news of the kingdom bearing witness to the already and not yet of the kingdom in words and deeds. Vineyard is a movement distinctively centered in a renewed understanding of the centrality of the kingdom of God in biblical thought. We view the kingdom of God as the overarching and integrating theme of the Bible. From our beginnings Vineyard has been committed to the proclamation of the kingdom of God and to bearing witness to the deeds of the kingdom through healing (physical, emotional, and social), doing justice, and delivering
those held captive by evil. Since the kingdom of God is the future reign of God breaking into the present through the life and ministry of Jesus, we are a forward-leaning movement emphasizing the ever-reforming nature of the church engaging the world in love.
The kingdom of God is not a geo-political territory, nor is it the people of God. Rather, the kingdom of God is a dynamic realm. When one enters the kingdom she/he experiences the dynamic reality which exists within the triune God â€“ Father, Son and Holy Spirit. This means that the experience of the kingdom of God (and thus, the experience of Godâ€™s presence) is central to
our faith and Christian life. God is eager to be known and experienced by all. We believe that God is searching for lost humanity in order to draw us into intimate relationship with Himself. In response to Godâ€™s initiative, we value the life-changing power of the experience of His presence. The primary place where that relationship is nurtured and developed is in the act of worshipâ€“both private and corporate. So, experience-based worship is the central activity of all that we do in the Vineyard. It is worship that causes all else that we do to become an act of worship. We experience Godâ€™s presence as a palpable reality when we worship. As we worship we become increasingly sensitive and responsive to the Spiritâ€™s presence so that we can do as Jesus did: â€œSee what the Father is doing,â€ (John 5:19) and support His work with our lives. The experience of God flowing out of a life of worship affects all aspects of our life so that all division between the secular and the sacred vanish. We believe that the Spirit distributes His gifts to us resulting in prophecy, prayer languages, healing, miracles and many other gifts as we joyfully experience His presence. We value an approach to Godâ€™s presence that is respectful both of God and of those we are with. We eschew hype and other efforts to manipulate either Godâ€™s presence or the response of others to His presence. We distinguish between the Holy Spirit and the human response which shares in all the beauty and brokenness of our humanity. We also believe that as we experience
His presence through Christ by the Spirit we will be made more fully human and better reflections of the God-image that we were created to be.
Culturally Relevant Mission
The church exists for the sake of those who are exiled from God. We are called to bring the gospel of the kingdom to every nook and cranny of creation, faithfully translating the message of Jesus into language and forms that are relevant to diverse peoples and cultures. We seek to plant churches that are culturally relevant in a wide variety of settings locally and internationally. Each Vineyard church is encouraged to reach those in its community not already reached by existing churches. To this end, we promote a creative, entrepreneurial and innovative approach to ministry that is faithful to Jesus and expressive of His heart to reach those who are far away from God.
Jesus is reconciling humans to God, to each other, and to the entire creation, breaking down divisions between Jew & Gentile, slave & free, male and female. Therefore, we are committed to coming healing communities engaged in the work of reconciliation wherever sin and evil hold sway. We seek to be diverse communities of hope that realize the power of the cross to reconcile what has been separated by sin. This requires us to move beyond our personal preferences to engage those who are perceived to be unlike us and to actively break down barriers of race, culture, gender,
social class and ethnicity. We are convinced that the church, locally, nationally and globally, is meant to be a diverse community precisely because Jesus is Lord over every nation, tribe and tongue. We are not satisfied with the status quo when it doesnâ€™t reflect this kingdom reality, but are eager to pray for the coming of Godâ€™s kingdom here and now and to realize this mark of the kingdom in our midst.
We lean toward the lost, the poor, the outcast, and the outsider with the compassion of Jesus as sinners whose only standing before God is utterly dependent on the mercy of God. This mercy can only be truly received inasmuch as we are willing to give it away. We believe that ministry in Jesusâ€™ name should be expressed in concrete ways through the local church. The poor are to be served as though serving Jesus Himself. This is one of the distinguishing characteristics of a church expressing the love of Christ in a local community. In all forms of ministry, compassion is a hallmark of the one who was moved with compassion Himself in the face of human need. This being the age of grace and â€œthe year of the Lordâ€™s favor,â€ compassion should constitute the leading edge of our service to God, each other and a broken world. As such, we seek to avoid unauthorized judgments of others, realizing that we are all fellow sufferers and strugglers with the rest of humanity.
- Build an expanding community of churches both in the United States and abroad that are committed to one another and to the message and practice of the kingdom of God.
- Establish and promote a common corporate vision for the community of churches.
- Maintain the core values and practices of the Vineyard.
- Plant and adopt churches which are committed to and practicing the core values of the Vineyard.
- Offer pastoral care, relationship, and other resources to pastors of local Vineyard churches.
- Lead the Vineyard in theological reflection and maintaining historical orthodoxy and praxis.
- Exercise discipline over local church pastors in case of misconduct or heresy.
- Protect the good name of the Vineyard.
- Approve pastors for local Vineyard churches.
- Resource local Vineyard churches to carry out their mission.
- Work to express the unity of Christ by intentionally joining with the broader body of Christ in common witness and love.
- Provide appropriate leadership structure to achieve these objectives.
Our statement of faith
God the King and the Holy Trinity
We believe that God is the Eternal King. He is an infinite, unchangeable Spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, goodness, justice, power and love. From all eternity He exists as the One Living and True God in three persons of one substance, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, equal in power and glory.
Deuteronomy 33:27 â€¢ Isaiah 44:6 â€¢ Romans 1:20 â€¢ Psalm 95:3 â€¢ Isaiah 43:15 â€¢ Psalm 147:5 â€¢ Job 11:7-9 â€¢ James 1:17 â€¢ John 4:24 â€¢ Matthew 5:48 â€¢ Isaiah 6:3 â€¢ 1 Peter 1:15-16 â€¢ Psalm 104:24 â€¢ Proverbs 2:6 â€¢ Isaiah 28:29 â€¢ Exodus 33:19 â€¢ Psalm 31:19 â€¢ Psalm 33:5 â€¢ Psalm 89:14 â€¢ Isaiah 30:18 â€¢ Exodus 15:6 â€¢ Psalm 63:2 â€¢ 1 John 4:8 â€¢ Isaiah 43:13 â€¢ Isaiah 45:5 â€¢ 1 Corinthians 8:4 â€¢ Psalm 42:2 â€¢ Psalm 84:2 â€¢ Jeremiah 10:10 â€¢ John 1:18 â€¢ John 10:30 â€¢ John 14:9 â€¢ John 14:16-17 â€¢ John 14:26 â€¢ John 15:26 â€¢ 2 Corinthians 3:17-18 â€¢ John 1:1 â€¢ John 1:14 â€¢ 2 Corinthians 3:17 â€¢ Matthew 28:19-20 â€¢ 2 Corinthians 13:14 â€¢ Revelation 1:4 â€¢ Revelation 5:13 â€¢ Ephesians 3:14-21
God the King: The Creator and Ruler of all things
We believe that Godâ€™s kingdom is everlasting. From His throne, through His Son, His eternal Word, God created, upholds and governs all that exists: the heavenly places, the angelic hosts, the universe, the earth, every living thing and human beings. God created all things very good.
Psalm 45:6 â€¢ Psalm 145:13 â€¢ Daniel 4:3 â€¢ Psalm 93:1-2 â€¢ John 1:1-3 â€¢ 1 Corinthians 8:6 â€¢ Colossians 1:15-16 â€¢ Hebrews 1:1-2 â€¢ Genesis 1:1 â€¢ Psalm 95:3-5 â€¢ Colossians 1:17 â€¢ Hebrews 1:3 â€¢ Psalm 103:19 â€¢ Psalm 104:24-29 â€¢ Psalm 96:4-6 â€¢ Psalm 89:11 â€¢ Psalm 103:20-21 â€¢ Colossians 1:16-17 â€¢ Psalm 104:5 â€¢ Psalm 103:22 â€¢ Psalm 22:28 â€¢ Psalm 47:8 â€¢ Genesis 1:31
Counterfeit Kingdom: Satan and Demonic Hosts
We believe that Satan, originally a great, good angel, rebelled against God, taking a host of angels with him. He was cast out of Godâ€™s presence and, as a usurper of Godâ€™s rule, established a counter-kingdom of darkness and evil on the earth.
Revelation 12:7-9 â€¢ 2 Corinthians 11:14 â€¢ Colossians 1:13-14 â€¢ Ephesians 6:12 â€¢ Mark 3:22-26 â€¢ Ephesians 2:1-2 â€¢ 1 John 5:19
The Kingdom in Creation, The Fall, and The Doctrine of Original Sin
We believe that God created mankind in His image, male and female, for relationship with Himself and to govern the earth. Under the temptation of Satan, our original parents fell from grace, bringing sin, sickness and Godâ€™s judgment of death to the earth. Through the fall, Satan and his demonic hosts gained access to Godâ€™s good creation. Creation now experiences the consequences and effects of Adamâ€™s original sin. Human beings are born in sin, subject to Godâ€™s judgment of death and captive to Satanâ€™s kingdom of darkness.
Genesis 1:26-27 â€¢ Genesis 1:26 â€¢ Genesis 3:1 â€¢ Revelation 12:9 â€¢ Genesis 3:8 â€¢ Romans 1:21 â€¢ Romans 5:16 â€¢ Romans 5:12 â€¢ John 5:14 â€¢ 1 Corinthians 15:22 â€¢ John 8:44 â€¢ 1 John 5:19 â€¢ Romans 8:20-23 â€¢ Psalm 51:5 â€¢ Galatians 1:3-5 â€¢ Galatians 4:8-9 â€¢ Colossians 1:13
Godâ€™s Providence, Kingdom Law and Covenants
We believe that God did not abandon His rule over the earth which He continues to uphold by His providence. In order to bring redemption, God established covenants which revealed His grace to sinful people. In the covenant with Abraham, God bound Himself to His people Israel, promising to deliver them from bondage to sin and Satan and to bless all the nations through them.
We believe that as King, God later redeemed His people by His mighty acts from bondage in Egypt and established His covenant through Moses, revealing His perfect will and our obligation to fulfill it. The lawâ€™s purpose is to order our fallen race and to make us conscious of our moral responsibility. By the work of Godâ€™s Spirit, it convicts us of our sin and Godâ€™s righteous
judgment against us and brings us to Christ alone for salvation.
We believe that when Israel rejected Godâ€™s rule over her as King, God established the monarchy in Israel and made an unconditional covenant with David, promising that his heir would restore Godâ€™s kingdom and reign over His people as Messiah forever.
Psalm 24:1 â€¢ Psalm 96:10 â€¢ Isaiah 40:22 â€¢ Hebrews 1:3 â€¢ Romans 9:4 â€¢ Ephesians 2:12 â€¢ Genesis 17:3-8 â€¢ Genesis 12:2-3 â€¢ Genesis 15:4-6 â€¢ Romans 4:3-5 â€¢ Romans 4:16 â€¢ Romans 4:20-25 â€¢ Galatians 3:6-9 â€¢ Galatians 3:13-14 â€¢ Exodus 15:3-18 â€¢ Exodus 19:3-6 â€¢ Exodus 24:3-4 â€¢ Exodus 24:7 â€¢ Romans 8:3-4 â€¢ Romans 8:12-14 â€¢ Deuteronomy 5:1-3 â€¢ Deuteronomy 30:15-18 â€¢ Galatians 3:23-25 â€¢ Psalm 25:8-10 â€¢ Romans 7:7 â€¢ John 15:26 â€¢ John 16:8-11 â€¢ 2 Corinthians 3:14-17 â€¢ Romans 7:13 â€¢ Galatians 3:19 â€¢ Galatians 3:21-22 â€¢ Romans 2:1-11 â€¢ Galatians 3:24 â€¢ Philippians 3:8-9 â€¢ 1 Samuel 8:6-8 â€¢ 1 Samuel 8:21-22 â€¢ 1 Samuel 9:15-16 â€¢ 1 Samuel 10:1 â€¢ 1 Samuel 10:24 â€¢ 2 Samuel 7:11b-16 â€¢ Psalm 89:34-37 â€¢ Isaiah 9:6-7 â€¢ Isaiah 11:1-5 â€¢ Jeremiah 23:5-6 â€¢ Ezekiel 34:23
Christ the Mediator and Eternal King
We believe that in the fullness of time, God honored His covenants with Israel and His prophetic promises of salvation by sending His Son, Jesus, into the world. Conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary, as fully God and fully human in one person, He is humanity as God intended us to be. Jesus was anointed as Godâ€™s Messiah and empowered by the Holy Spirit, inaugurating Godâ€™s kingdom reign on earth, overpowering the reign of Satan by resisting temptation, preaching the good news of salvation, healing the sick, casting out demons and raising the dead. Gathering His disciples, He reconstituted Godâ€™s people as His Church to be the instrument of His kingdom. After dying for the sins of the world, Jesus was raised from the dead on the third day, fulfilling the covenant of blessing given to Abraham. In His sinless, perfect life Jesus met the demands of the law and in His atoning death on the cross He took Godâ€™s judgment for sin which we deserve as
law-breakers. By His death on the cross He also disarmed the demonic powers. The covenant with David was fulfilled in Jesusâ€™ birth from Davidâ€™s house, His Messianic ministry, His glorious resurrection from the dead, His ascent into heaven and His present rule at the right hand of the Father. As Godâ€™s Son and Davidâ€™s heir, He is the eternal Messiah-King, advancing Godâ€™s reign throughout every generation and throughout the whole earth today.
Mark 1:15 â€¢ Galatians 4:4 â€¢ Romans 1:2-4 â€¢ John 1:14 â€¢ John 1:17-18 â€¢ Luke 1:30-35 â€¢ John 1:14 â€¢ Philippians 2:5-7 â€¢ Romans 5:19 â€¢ 1 Corinthians 15:22 â€¢ 1 Peter 2:22 â€¢ 2 Corinthians 5:21 â€¢ Romans 8:29 â€¢ Luke 3:21-22 â€¢ Luke 4:16-21 â€¢ Mark 1:14-15 â€¢ Luke 11:20 â€¢ Luke 17:20-21 â€¢ Luke 4:1-13 â€¢ Luke 4:43 â€¢ Luke 4:40 â€¢ Luke 4:41 â€¢ Luke 7:14-17 â€¢ Mark 1:16-17 â€¢ Mark 3:13-15 â€¢ Matthew 16:18 â€¢ Luke 9:1-2 â€¢ Luke 10:1-17 â€¢ John 1:29 â€¢ John 6:51 â€¢ 1 John 4:9-10 â€¢ Mark 8:31 â€¢ 1 Corinthians 15:3-5 â€¢ Galatians 3:13-14 â€¢ Acts 3:14-15 â€¢ Hebrews 4:15 â€¢ Romans 5:18-19 â€¢ 1 Peter 2:24 â€¢ Galatians 3:13 â€¢ 2 Corinthians 5:21 â€¢ Romans 1:18 â€¢ Romans 1:32 â€¢ Romans 2:12 â€¢ 2 Thessalonians 1:6-10 â€¢ Colossians 2:13-15 â€¢ Matthew 1:1 â€¢ Luke 1:68-72 â€¢ Luke 2:10-11 â€¢ Matthew 9:27 â€¢ Acts 2:24-28 â€¢ Acts 2:29-36 â€¢ Romans 1:1-4 â€¢ Hebrews 1:1-3 â€¢ 1 Corinthians 15:24-26 â€¢ Ephesians 1:19-23 â€¢ Revelation 5:5
The Ministry of the Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit was poured out on the Church at Pentecost in power, baptizing believers into the Body of Christ and releasing the gifts of the Spirit to them. The Spirit brings the permanent indwelling presence of God to us for spiritual worship, personal sanctification, building up the Church, gifting us for ministry, and driving back the kingdom of Satan by
the evangelization of the world through proclaiming the word of Jesus and doing the works of Jesus.
We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Jesus Christ and that He is our abiding Helper, Teacher, and Guide. We believe in the filling or the empowering of the Holy Spirit, often a conscious experience, for ministry today. We believe in the present ministry of the Spirit and in the exercise of all of the biblical gifts of the Spirit. We practice the laying on
of hands for the empowering of the Spirit, for healing, and for recognition and empowering of those whom God has ordained to lead and serve the Church.
Acts 1:8 â€¢ Acts 2:1-4 â€¢ 1 Corinthians 12:13 â€¢ 1 Corinthians 12:4-7 â€¢ John 14:16-17 â€¢ Romans 12:1 â€¢ Ephesians 5:18-20 â€¢ Romans 8:3-4 â€¢ 1 Corinthians 14:12 â€¢ 1 Corinthians 14:26 â€¢ Romans 12:4-6 â€¢ Luke 11:20 â€¢ 1 John 3:8b â€¢ Ephesians 6:10-20 â€¢ John 14:12-13 â€¢ Romans 15:18-19 â€¢ 1 Corinthians 4:20 â€¢ Romans 8:9-10 â€¢ John 16:7 â€¢ John 14:26 â€¢ John 16:13-15 â€¢ Romans 8:14 â€¢ Luke 24:49 â€¢ Acts 4:31 â€¢ Acts 8:18-19 â€¢ Acts 19:1-2 â€¢ 1 Corinthians 2:4-5 â€¢ 2 Corinthians 4:7 â€¢ 2 Corinthians 6:4-7 â€¢ Joel 2:28-29 â€¢ Acts 2:15-17 â€¢ 1 Corinthians 12:7-11 â€¢ 1 Corinthians 14:1 â€¢ 1 Corinthians 14:5 â€¢ 1 Thessalonians 5:19-21 â€¢ Acts 8:14-17 â€¢ Acts 19:6 â€¢ Mark 1:41 â€¢ Luke 6:18b-19 â€¢ Mark 16:18 â€¢ Acts 13:1-3 â€¢ 1 Timothy 4:14 â€¢ 2 Timothy 1:6
The Sufficiency of Scripture
We believe that the Holy Spirit inspired the human authors of Holy Scripture so that the Bible is without error in the original manuscripts. We receive the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments as our final, absolute authority, the only infallible rule of faith and practice.
2 Timothy 3:16-17 â€¢ 2 Peter 1:20-21 â€¢ 1 Corinthians 2:12-13 â€¢ John 14:26 â€¢ Psalm 19:7-9 â€¢ Psalm 119:30 â€¢ Psalm 119:43 â€¢ Psalm 119:89 â€¢ Matthew 5:17-18 â€¢ John 3:34 â€¢ John 10:35 â€¢ 1 Thessalonians 2:13 â€¢ Revelation 22:6 â€¢ Luke 24:44 â€¢ 2 Peter 3:15-16 â€¢ Revelation 22:18-19 â€¢ Isaiah 40:8 â€¢ Matthew 24:35 â€¢ Matthew 7:21 â€¢ Matthew 7:24 â€¢ Luke 1:38 â€¢ James 1:22-25
The Power of the Gospel over the Kingdom of Darkness
We believe that the whole world is under the domination of Satan and that all people are sinners by nature and choice. All people therefore are under Godâ€™s just judgment. Through the preaching of the Good News of Jesus and the Kingdom of God and the work of the Holy Spirit, God regenerates, justifies, adopts and sanctifies through Jesus by the Spirit all who repent of their sins and trust in Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour. By this they are released from Satanâ€™s domain and enter into Godâ€™s kingdom reign.
Luke 4:5-7 â€¢ 1 John 5:19 â€¢ 1 Corinthians 15:22 â€¢ Ephesians 2:1-3 â€¢ Romans 1:21-23 â€¢ Romans 1:32 â€¢ Romans 1:18 â€¢ Romans 2:5 â€¢ 2 Corinthians 5:10 â€¢ Ephesians 5:6 â€¢ Mark 1:14-15 â€¢ Acts 8:12 â€¢ Acts 28:31 â€¢ Ephesians 5:5 â€¢ John 16:7-11 â€¢ John 3:5-8 â€¢ 1 Peter 1:23 â€¢ Romans 5:1-2 â€¢ Romans 5:9 â€¢ Romans 8:15 â€¢ Galatians 4:6 â€¢ Ephesians 5:25 â€¢ Hebrews 13:12 â€¢ 1 Peter 1:1-2 â€¢ Acts 2:38 â€¢ Romans 10:9 â€¢ 1 John 4:13-15 â€¢ Colossians 1:13-14 â€¢ Philippians 3:20
The Church: Instrument of the Kingdom
We believe in the one, holy, universal Church. All who repent of their sins and confess Jesus as Lord and Savior are regenerated by the Holy Spirit and form the living Body of Christ, of which He is the head and of which we are all members.
John 17:20-21 â€¢ Ephesians 4:3-6 â€¢ 1 Corinthians 3:16-17 â€¢ Matthew 16:17-18 â€¢ 1 Corinthians 1:2 â€¢ Ephesians 2:18-19 â€¢ 1 Peter 2:9-10 â€¢ Titus 3:4-7 â€¢ Romans 12:4-5 â€¢ Ephesians 1:22 â€¢ Ephesians 5:23 â€¢ 1 Corinthians 12:27
Baptism and the Lordâ€™s Supper
We believe that Jesus Christ committed two ordinances to the Church: water baptism and the Lordâ€™s Supper. Both are available to all believers.
Matthew 28:19-20 â€¢ 1 Corinthians 11:23-26
The Kingdom of God and the Final Judgment
We believe that Godâ€™s kingdom has come in the ministry of our Lord Jesus Christ, that it continues to come in the ministry of the Spirit through the Church, and that it will be consummated in the glorious, visible and triumphant appearing of Christâ€“His return to the earth as King. After Christ returns to reign, He will bring about the final defeat of Satan and all of his minions and works, the resurrection of the dead, the final judgment and the eternal blessing of the righteous and eternal conscious punishment of the wicked. Finally, God will be all in all and His kingdom, His rule and reign, will be fulfilled in the new heavens and the new earth, recreated by His mighty power, in which righteousness dwells and in which He will forever be worshipped.
Daniel 7:13-14 â€¢ Matthew 4:23 â€¢ Matthew 12:28 â€¢ Matthew 6:10 â€¢ Matthew 10:7-8 â€¢
Matthew 24:14 â€¢ Mark 13:11 â€¢ John 15:26-27 â€¢ Romans 14:17-18 â€¢ Mark 13:26 â€¢ Acts 1:9-11
â€¢ 2 Thessalonians 2:8 â€¢ Revelation 19:11-16 â€¢ Matthew 25:31-32 â€¢ 1 Corinthians 15:23-25 â€¢
Revelation 20:10 â€¢ 1 Corinthians 15:51-52 â€¢ John 5:28-30 â€¢ Revelation 20:11-15 â€¢ Matthew
25:31-46 â€¢ 1 Corinthians 15:24-28 â€¢ 1 Timothy 6:13-16 â€¢ 2 Peter 3:13 â€¢ Revelation 21:5 â€¢
Revelation 21:27 â€¢ 1 Timothy 1:17 â€¢ Revelation 7:9-12
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