About Us

Our Mission

We believe that God has called His Church to be ambassador’s for Christ and ministers of the gospel to all we come in contact with. As such we feel that it is our calling and privilege to reach our community with the gospel of Christ, to build believers by continuing to make disciples as Christ commanded, and to create hope by offering service to those in need in whatever way we can.

Our Vision

As we believe that it is our mission to reach community, build believers, and create hope in the city of Roanoke and the surrounding areas, we feel that this is accomplished in these three areas of ministry:

  • Engage: We as Christians need to engage the church in its mission to spread the Gospel message by being present and not staying in the shadows. We need to stay involved in what our individual congregations are doing. We need to worship, sing and share with others what God has done in our life in Christ through his death and resurrection. All of our engagement goes a long way to keep our church vital and active and an integral part of our communities.

    Encourage: We need to do all we can to compliment and support the work of all the workers in the church who invest countless hours putting together and conducting worship services, Sunday school lessons, Bible studies, musical experiences and all sorts of groups and programs in any church’s given ministry. The work of the church can be draining and thankless. A kind word, a pat on the back, a note of thanks from you to your ministry team can mean the world to those who serve in the church.

    Equip: Equipping the church can come in many ways. We can give the church the tools they need to carry out their ministry by giving of our time, talents and treasures. There are so many ways in which we can volunteer for a program or lend a hand in a building project or provide monetarily what we can for a cause. “Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver¯ Paul said to the Corinthians and he says to each of us today (2 Corinthians 9:7). Do what is truly in your heart to give to equip the church in its endeavors to reach more and more people with the Good News of salvation in Jesus Christ our Lord.

Statement Of Faith

1. The Bible is God-breathed, without error, and completely trustworthy. It is our soul source and authority on how to live as a believer and how to please God (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:19-21).

2. There is one God eternally self-existent in three co-equal and co-eternal persons: the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit (Trinity) (Matthew 3:13-17; Ephesians 1:1-14). God, as a Spirit being (John 4:24) is perfect in holiness, personal in relation to His creation, sovereign in authority, and self-revealing in His purposes. God the Father is the head of the Trinity.

3. Regarding God the Father: we believe that He is the head of the Trinity (1 Cor. 11:3). He is the sovereign Lord of the universe and thus, orders and disposes all things according to His own purpose (Eph. 1:11; 3:15). He is the author of the work of redemption and has chosen and predestined His spiritual children to eternal life (Eph. 1:3-6). He hears and answers prayer and delivers from the condemnation of sin those who come to Him through Christ (John 5:24; 16:23; Rom. 8:1). He is the spiritual Father of the nation of Israel (Ex. 4:22).

4. Regarding the person and work of Christ: He is God in human flesh (John 1:1-14). We believe wholeheartedly in His miraculous incarnation and virgin birth (Matthew 1:18-25; Luke 2:1-21), sinless life (Hebrews 4:15), substitutionary death (Romans 6:1-14; 2 Corinthians 5:21), satisfactory atonement, bodily resurrection (John 20; Romans 6:9; 1 Corinthians 15), headship over believers (Ephesians 4:15; 5:23), pre-tribulational return for His church age saints (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18), and pre-millennial return to reign on earth on the throne of David in Jerusalem (Revelation 19:11-20:6) .

5. Regarding the person and work of the Holy Spirit it must first be stated that we believe that He is a Person. He possesses emotions, intellect, and will and must be referenced as “He” and not “it.” He assists the work of Christ (Ephesian 1), convicts of sin (John 16:8), enables the process of new birth (Romans 8:12-17), comforts and teaches the believer (John 14:25-26; 16:12-15), guides the local church (John 16:13), and restrains sin (2 Thessalonians 2:5-7).

6. Angels are spirit beings created sinless by God. Most have remained so, however Satan, the highest angel fell away from God (Isaiah 14:12-15 ;Ezekiel 28:11-19), led other angels to follow him, deceived mankind into moral failure (Genesis 3), constantly opposes the work of God (1 Peter 5:8), and is destined for eternal punishment (Revelation 20:7-10).

7. Man was created in God’s image (Genesis 1:26), free from sin, yet morally responsible (Genesis 2). Mankind in Adam fell into sin resulting in total depravity and universal guilt (Genesis 3; Romans 3). Mankind is composed of body, soul, and spirit.

8. Sin is the willful refusal to obey God, either by omission (not doing what God has commanded to do) or commission (doing what God has commanded not to do) (James 1:12-15) , and unchecked will lead to eternal punishment and separation from God. Sin is inherited, imputed, and personal.

9. Salvation is the work of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Ephesians 1). God initiates the work of grace and the sinner responds in repentance and faith (Romans 10:9-13). The genuine believer is eternally secure in Christ (Romans 8:31-39).

10. We believe in the spiritual unity of all church-age believers in the Universal Church (1 Corinthians 12:12-31).

11. We believe in the assembly of groups of believers in the Local Church and their practice of the ordinances (baptism & communion), evangelism, discipleship, ministry, and fellowship (Acts).

12. We believe in the Second Coming of Jesus Christ in all its stages: The rapture of believers (1Thessalonians 4:13-18), the believer’s judgment (2 Corinthians 5:10), the great Tribulation (Revelation 5:1-19:10), the return of Christ to the earth (Revelation 19:11-21), the Millennium (Revelation 20:1-6), the final judgment of unbelievers (Revelation 20:11-15), and the final state of all believers in the presence of God forever.

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