What We Believe
Prayer forms the spiritual foundation of our church. Jesus taught, "Pray to your Father who is unseen; then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you openly." We hold a vigil of prayer once a month, involving most of our congregation and praying for the needs of the community and for one another. We host weekly times of prayer, such as Saturday night prayer for the community, Sunday morning prayer for the worship service and corporate prayer for special needs during the church service. We also periodically prayer-walk through our neighborhoods, bringing the power of prayer to the streets. Once a year, we hold a 40-day corporate fast, praying for our church and nation.
Praise and adoration toward our wonderful God is central to all that we do. You will find our worship warm and intimate, sometimes exuberant and spontaneous, sometimes somber and reflective. However, our attention is always focused upward toward the throne of God. We truly worship before an audience of One. Come join us and experience the touch of the Holy Spirit deep within your own soul. As the Bible exhorts, "Praise the Lord! Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty expanse of heaven! Praise him for his mighty acts; praise him according to his excellent greatness!"
The Foursquare Gospel Church believes in...
THE HOLY SCRIPTURES
We believe the Bible is God-inspired (2 Timothy 3:16,17)
THE ETERNAL GODHEAD
We believe God is Triune: Father, Son and Holy Spirit (2 Corinthians 13:14).
THE FALL OF MAN
We believe that man was created in the image of God, but that by voluntary disobedience he fell from perfection (Romans 5:12).
THE PLAN OF SALVATION
We believe that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us, signing the pardon of all who believe on Him (John 3:16; Romans 5:8).
SALVATION THROUGH GRACE
We believe that we have no righteousness and must come to God pleading the righteousness of Christ (Ephesians 2:8).
REPENTANCE AND ACCEPTANCE
We believe that upon sincere repentance, and a whole-hearted acceptance of Christ, we are justified before God (I John 1:9).
THE NEW BIRTH
We believe that the change which takes place in the heart and life at conversion is a very real one (2 Corinthians 5:17; Galatians 2:20).
DAILY CHRISTIAN LIVING
We believe that it is the will of God that we be sanctified daily, growing constantly in the faith (Hebrews 6:1).
BAPTISM AND THE LORD'S SUPPER
We believe that baptism by immersion is an outward sign of an inward work (Matt. 28:19). We believe in the commemoration of the Lord's Supper by the symbolic use of the bread and juice of the vine (I Corinthians 11:24, 25).
BAPTISM WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe that the Baptism with the Holy Spirit is to endue the believer with power; and that His incoming is after the same manner as in Bible days (Acts 2:4).
THE SPIRIT-FILLED LIFE
We believe that it is the will of God that we walk in the Spirit daily (Ephesians 4:30-32).
THE GIFTS AND FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT
We believe that the Holy Spirit has gifts to bestow upon the Christian; and that we should show spiritual fruit as evidence of a Spirit-filled life (I Corinthians 12:1-11; Galatians 5:22).
We believe that the experience and daily walk of the believer should never lead him into extremes of fanaticism (Philippians 4:5).
We believe that divine healing is the power of Christ to heal the physically sick in answer to the prayer of faith (James 5:14-16).
THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST
We believe that the second coming of Christ is personal and imminent (I Thessalonians 4:16, 17).
We believe it is our sacred duty to identify ourselves with the visible Body of Christ (Acts 16:5; Hebrews 10:25).
We believe that rulers should be upheld at all times except in things opposed to the will of God (Romans 13:1-5).
THE FINAL JUDGMENT
We believe that all shall stand some day before the judgment seat of God, and there receive eternal life or death (2 Corinthians 5:10).
We believe that Heaven is the glorious eternal home of born-again believers (John 14:1-3; Revelation 7:15-17).
We believe that hell is the place of eternal torment for all who reject Christ as the Savior (Revelation 20:10,15).
We believe that soul winning is the most important responsibility of the Church (James 5:20).
TITHES AND OFFERINGS
We believe that the method ordained of God for the support and spread of His cause is by giving of tithes and free-will offerings (Malachi 3:10; 2 Corinthians 9:7).