We believe in ONE God and His Name is JESUS! We believe that God has revealed
Himself as Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit. (Deut. 6:4, 2 Corinthians 13:14,
John 10:30, John 14:9)
We believe the Bible to be 100% true, containing within it no error or contradictions.
It is the chief living authority in all of our lives. (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21)
We believe the Gospel to be the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. We believe that when the Gospel is fused to our lives true transformation occurs. (Acts 10:38-40; 1 Corinthians 15:1-4; Colossians 2:9)
SALVATION: ACTS 2:38
We believe that all have sinned and are in need of the Savior. Jesus Christ is that Savior and He gives us access to salvation by His death on the cross, burial, and resurrection. Salvation is freely given to all who believe and live out the New Testament experience of repentance, baptism in Jesus’ Name, and the infilling of the Holy Spirit. (Acts 2:1-39; 10:40-48)
We believe in full immersion in the name of Jesus Christ, which signifies our union with Him in death to sin, burial of the old nature, and resurrection to new life. (Acts 2:38, 19:1-7, 10:46-48, John 3:5)
We believe that once you experience salvation through the Gospel, transformation begins. God loves us too much to leave us the way we are. Once you experience God, new life begins.
WORSHIP AND PRAYER:
We believe God created us for fellowship with Him and for worship of Him. We believe worship is a lifestyle, not an event. We believe prayer connects us to God, communicates our love for and total dependence on Him, and is our means of intercession for our community. We believe both individual and group prayer are vital parts of every Christian's lifestyle. (I Thess 5:17, Matt 21:22, Rom 12:1, 12:12, Col 4:2, I Chron 16:29, Psalm 66:4, 86:9, John 4:23-24)
We believe that the church is God’s Plan A for spreading the Gospel and loving the loveless. We accomplish this through what we refer to as, "Reaching, Teaching, and Serving."
During His earthly ministry, Jesus Christ "went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil." (Acts 10:38). The Lord Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever (Heb. 13:8). He still heals all who will call upon Him in faith, humility and obedience. In the church age the prayer of faith still saves (or heals) the sick. (James 5:15).
We believe that sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ is more than just preaching from a pulpit. We're committed to reaching out and helping the communities of Valparaiso. We strive to be a church that meets people where they are in their life, and do everything we can to equip them with the tools necessary to maintain a healthy Christian walk.