We believe what the Bible says and allow it to govern all that we think, say, and do as individuals, leaders, and as a church.
We believe there is One God, eternally existing in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ is the second member of the Trinity, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He is truly God and truly man. Matthew 28:19
We accept the Bible as the inspired Word of God. It was written by men, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, is authoritative, and without error. We teach the whole counsel of God, which we believe to be the Bible. 2 Timothy 3:15, Hebrews 4:12, Acts 20:27
Humanity, the Fall, and Redemption
We believe every person matters to God. All people were created in the likeness and image of God to have relationship with Him but through Adam’s transgression and fall, sin came into the world. The Bible says “…all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God,” and “…There is none righteous, no, not one” (Rom. 3:10; 3:23). Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was manifested to undo the works of the devil and gave His life and shed His blood to redeem and restore man back to God (Rom. 5:14; 1 John 3:8).
Salvation is the gift of God to man, separate from works and the Law, and is made operative by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, producing works acceptable to God (Eph. 2:8–10).
We believe that the sacrifice and death of Jesus Christ on the cross provides the sole basis for the forgiveness of sin. Therefore, God freely offers salvation to anyone who places their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for their sin. Jesus came that we may have life and have it more abundantly. Romans 5:8, Romans 10:9, Hebrews 9:12-15, John 10:10
We recognize Jesus Christ as the Leader of Dream Church, not a person, group, or religious organization. The purpose of the Church is to glorify God by loving Him, living for Him, and by making Him known to the world. Colossians 1:18, Romans 12:1, Hebrews 10:25
Baptism by Immersion
We practice baptism by immersion under water – the way Jesus was baptized. Once you have accepted Jesus as your Savior, we believe that water baptism is an important step as a proclamation of faith and is an outward expression of an inward change. Colossians 2:12
Our hearts were created to be loved by God and in turn to love Him with all of our hearts. Worship is the way we live our lives and respond to who God is, what He has done, and His powerful love for us. One of the most consistent ways we worship is through singing and speaking words of reverence to Him. Mark 12:29-31, Colossians 3:16, Psalm 29:2
We believe the only way possible to live the Christian life is by God’s power within us. By obedience to the Word of God and daily yielding to the Spirit of God, every believer should mature and be conformed to the image of Christ. So, we seek to practice a daily dependence on God’s Spirit to enable us to do what is right and to obey God’s command to “be filled with the Spirit.” Ephesians 5:18, John 15:5, Romans 8:29
We practice receiving Communion as an act of remembering what the Lord Jesus Christ did for us on the cross. Luke 22:19
Giving Back to God
We practice tithing for the support of Christ’s Body, the church, as God commands. We recognize that giving 10% of our income is Biblical. We first see this Biblical example through the giving of the tenth from Abraham and also recognize that Jesus taught about money a great deal while on earth.
Genesis 14:20, Hebrews 7:2, Malachi 3:8-12, Matthew 6:21, Leviticus 27:30
Every Believer is a Minister
The Bible teaches that every follower of Christ is called to “full-time” Christian service, regardless of his/her vocation. This is called the “priesthood of believers” and means that we’re all called to be ministers. We believe that every person has talents and abilities to be discovered, developed, and deployed. 1 Peter 2:9
Baptism in the Holy Ghost
The Baptism in the Holy Ghost and fire is a gift from God as promised by the Lord Jesus Christ to all believers in this dispensation and is received subsequent to the new birth. This experience is accompanied by the initial evidence of speaking in other tongues as the Holy Spirit Himself gives utterance. Matt. 3:11; John 14:16,17; Acts 1:8; Acts 2:38,39; Acts 19:1–7; Acts 2:1–4
Healing is for the physical ills of the human body and is wrought by the power of God through the prayer of faith, and by the laying on of hands. It is provided for in the atonement of Christ, and is the privilege of every member of the Church today. James 5:14,15; Mark 16:18; Isa. 53:4,5; Matt. 8:17; 1 Peter 2:24
Telling Others About Jesus
Jesus asked every one of us to share the Good News and God’s love with the people in our lives! We believe that it is the responsibility of every Christian to tell others about Jesus and invite friends to church. Every believer has been given the ministry of reconciliation. 1 Peter 3:15, 2 Corinthians 5:11-21