The Scriptures – The inspired, infallible, revealed will of God † 2 Tim 3:15
The Triune Being - Father, Son, and Holy Ghost † Deut 6:4; Mark 12:29; 1 Jn 5:7
The Lord Jesus Christ - God manifest or the incarnated God in the flesh, His virgin birth, His sinless human life, His divine miracles, His bodily resurrection, His ascension, His mediator work, and His personal return in power and glory. † John 1:14; Luke 1:26-38; Hebrews 4:15; John 2:11; Luke 24:38; John 1:29; Act 1:9-11
The Salvation of Man – The shed blood of Jesus Christ, grace through faith, believing in the heart that God raised Jesus from the dead, and confessing that with the mouth will result in man’s Salvation.
† Rom 10:9-10; Eph 2:8
Water Baptism (immersion) – An ordinance of the Church symbolizing to the world that one has died with Jesus and has been raised with Him to walk in newness of life. † Matt 28:19; Acts 10:47-48
The Infilling of the Holy Ghost – In the infilling of the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues.
† Acts 2:1-4; 10:44-47
In the operations of the Gifts of the Spirit † 1 Cor 12:4-10; Rom 12:5-8; Eph 4:11
Divine Healing – Through faith and that healing is included in the Atonement. † Mark 16:18; Isa 53:4-5
The Lord’s Supper – An ordinance of the Church symbolizing the broken body and shed blood of Jesus – The Christ as the new covenant between God and man † 1 Cor 11:24-25, 28
The Church – The Body of Christ, the home of God through the Spirit. Each believer born of God’s Spirit is an integral part of the general assembly – Church. † Eph 1:22; 2:19-22
The Tithe – That the tithe is hollowed and we must give it willingly. We tithe (the first 10% of all our income) as support for the local church. † Deut 26:1-13; Prov 3:9; Mal 3:10
Sharing Christ – Sharing through world-evangelism and missionary work in accordance with the Great Commission, with signs following. † Matt 28:19-20
† Spiritual – John 3:3; 2 Cor 5:17-21
† Mental – 2 Tim 1:7; Rom 12:2
† Physical – Isa 53:4-5; Matt 8:17
† Financial – 3 John 1:2; Mal 3:10-11; Luke 6:38
† Social – Prov 3:4
The Blessed Hope – Awaiting our blessed hope, the appearing of the great God and Saviour Jesus – The Christ† Tit 2:13
Heaven – Is a real place where God will eternally dwell with His believers. InHeaven there will be no more death, sorrow, crying, or pain. This place is clearly prepared for the believers in Christ that overcome† Rev 21:1-7
The Lake of Fire – Hell is a real place prepared for the devil and his angels and those that do not accept Jesus as their Lord! † Matt 25:41; Rev 19:20; 20:10-15; 21:8
Our Vision Statement
Write the vision and make it plain.” (Habakkuk 2:1)
Agape Christian Faith Center is more than your average church. We are a Spirit-filled body of believers primarily focused on total Christian Development. We believe that Jesus’ fundamental purpose was to reconcile us unto the Father and make us one with Him. Because we are one with Him we have a mandate to possess the mind of Christ and walk in the same authority.
Critical to fulfilling our mission is our plan to pursuit and train Spirit-filled and Spirit-led men, women, and children to embrace our vision of “Changing a Generation” through a commitment to:
Establishing and maintaining a disciplined Prayer Life
Exercising the power of Praise and Worship
Studying and living by God’s Word
Putting the Go into the “Go Ye”: Evangelism and Missions Work
Faithful Stewardship as it relates to our Money and Time
Developing a true interracial & multi-culture church – Fellowship
Actively involved with educating our children – Education
Crucial to obtaining our goal is teaching Humility, Unity, and Service. These three words best summarize our vision statement and purpose. Self-denial is the first step to recognizing God for who He really is. Humility enables us to see clearly a need in our life for Christ as our Lord and Savior. Before humility we are selfish individuals hanging like individual olives on a tree. But when humbled, we fall! Picture an olive on a tree. As long as it remains on the tree it can’t become a part of the production of olive oil. As you know, biblically oil symbolizes the anointing. Therefore, without a falling down or humbling one is never able to know his or her need for God and will never be anointed to serve in the kingdom. After the humbling or falling down, the olive is ready to unite with others for the same purpose – which is producing oil. Until a person is humbled he or she can’t unite with another for a common cause. Once humbled or fallen, the olive can be put on a press and united with one another to produce oil. This free flow of oil is symbolic of anointed gifts and talents being placed into service by this Humbled and United body of believers. We must unite all people of God thereby establishing a multi-cultural and interracial worship center to empower them to: Pray Fervently, Praise & Worship Emphatically, Study the Word Comprehensively, Evangelize Infectiously, Give Generously, Fellowship Wholeheartedly, and Teach our Children Uncompromisingly.
Our Confession of Faith
Jesus is Lord over our spirit, soul, and body. Jesus has been made unto us wisdom, righteousness, sanctification, and redemption. We can do all things through Christ who strengthens us.
The Lord is our shepherd. We do not want. Our God supplies all our needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus. We do not fret or have anxiety about anything. We do not have a care.
We are the body of Christ. We are redeemed from the curse because Jesus bore our sicknesses and carried our disease in His own body. By His stripes, we are healed. We forbid any sickness or disease to operate in our body. Every organ, every tissue of our body functions in the perfection in which God created it to function. We honor God and bring glory to Him in our bodies.
We have the mind of Christ and hold the thoughts, feelings, and purposes of His heart. We please God. We are believers and not doubters. We hold fast to our confession of faith. We decided to walk by faith and practice faith. Our faith cometh by hearing and by hearing the Word of God. Jesus is the Author and finisher of our faith.
We tread upon serpents and scorpions and over all the power of the enemy. We take our shield of faith and quench his every fiery dart. Because, greater is He Who is in us, than he that is in the world. We are delivered from this present evil world. We are seated with Christ in Heavenly places. We reside in the Kingdom of God’s dear Son. The law of the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus has made us free from the law of sin and death. We fear not, for God has given us a spirit of power, love and a sound mind. We know that God is on our side.
We the partners of AGAPE Christian Faith Center are world overcomers, because we are born of God. We represent the Father and Jesus well. We are useful members of the body of Christ. We are His workmanship recreated in Christ Jesus. Our Father God is all the while effectually at work in us both to will and do His good pleasure.
The Vision of AGAPE Christian Faith Center is teaching Humility, Unity, and Service to reach the world for Jesus – it is written plainly and placed in full view that everyone who passes may be able to read! We have decided to deny ourselves, pick-up our cross and follow Him. Walking in total agreement with our brothers and sisters in Christ!