A Church Where the Love of God is Alive!
Matthew 16:18b “…and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.”
We will be living examples of the Word of God in action and minister in a way that meets the holistic needs of mankind.
The Church International a Christ centered, Spirit-Filled ministry built upon the inerrant of the Scriptures and deity of Jesus Christ. We believe in salvation through the redemptive work of Jesus Christ; teach the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus Christ. We celebrate the Sabbath and God’s Holy (feast) days, and are witnesses of the Pentecostal outpouring of the Holy Spirit. We are committed to sharing, loving, and edifying others as we seek to apply God’s Word in our daily lives. Thank you for visiting our site! Our prayer is that you will be edified and encouraged in your walk with the Lord!
We believe that every person must accept and follow the plan of Salvation in order to please God and have an opportunity to have eternal life through our Lord. The plan of salvation is very simple:
* Hear the Word – When a person hears and receives the Word of God they are convicted in their Spirit to change but this cannot happen if they do not hear the Gospel. (Romans 1:16, Hebrews 10:17)
* Repent – After hearing and receiving the Word we must repent to God. This is done by acknowledging and confessing our sins and making the commitment to change. (I Corinthians 7:8-11)
* Water Baptism – Baptism symbolizes the renunciation of the past sinful way of life, the burial of the old man in a watery grave. After this fresh start a new, Spirit-led man emerges to live with the Messiah’s mind and the desire to follow in His footsteps. Baptism is done by commplete immersion in water to symbolize going through the same death as Christ did conquering death and sin once and for all. (Matthew 3:13-16; 28:18-20; Acts 2:38; Romans 6:1-11; Colossians 2:12)
* Manifestation of the Holy Ghost – We believe the Holy Ghost (Spirit of God) is the Comforter promised by our Lord, who will abide in the hearts of those who diligently seek Him. Further He will guide us into all Godly truths and give us power. Speaking in other tongues as the Spirit of the Lord gives utterance, although not necessarily the initial time of indwelling or abode, is the audible evidence/sign of the presence of the Holy Ghost and shall be expected from all those who have been filled with God’s Holy Spirit (Joel 2:27-29; John 14:26-27; Acts 1:8; Acts 2:1-4, 1:8; John 14:15-19, 26; John 16:13; Rom 5:5; 1 Cor 12:7-11; Ps 51:11; Eze 36:26-27; Gal 5:22-26)
The 7th Day Sabbath
We believe the seventh day Sabbath is the hallowed day of worship and remains the true day of rest ordained by God. It is to be celebrated from eve to eve, beginning Friday sundown and ending on Saturday sundown. The Sabbath was observed by Jesus and the apostles. No work shall be done, no carnal pleasures shall be fulfilled, and no baking, cooking or seething of food is permitted under normal circumstances. All foods are to be in the state of final preparation prior to the Sabbath. We also believe it is lawful to do “good” on the Sabbath. Such good constitutes the healing of the sick, aiding of a neighbor in unpreventable/unforeseen predicaments, and lie emergencies. (Exodus 2:2-3; 16:23-27; 34:11-15; 35:2-3; 35:2-3; Deuteronomy 5:12-14; Isaiah 56 Chapter; 58:13-14; Malachi 3:6; Hebrews 4:8; Matthew 12:9-13; John 5:6-9; Leviticus 23:3,32; Mark 1:21, 2:27-28; Luke 4:16, 13:10; Acts 17:2, 18:4, 16:13, 13:42)
The Holy (Feast) Days
We celebrate the feast days which were instituted by God and given to the children of Israel through Moses. The feast days are a “memorial” of great things that God did in the lives of His people and also foreshadows the great things to come for those who receive the gift of salvation and walk in His ways. (Leviticus 23)
* The 7th Day Sabbath
* Feast of Unleavened Bread
* Feast of Trumpets
* Day of Atonement
* Feast of Tabernacles
Many contend that when Christ died the celebration of the feast days became unnecessary however there is record in the New Testament where Paul admonished the people of God to observe the feasts. (I Corinthians 5:8) During these special times God continually refreshes His people and blesses them.