STATEMENT OF FAITH

The Church of God was founded in 1886 upon the principles of Christ as they are revealed in the Bible, the Word of God. It has its foundation of faith and practice in the Scriptures and the vital experience of its constituents is scripturally oriented.

The Church of God believes the whole Bible to be completely and equally inspired and that it is the written Word of God. The Church of God has adopted the following Declaration of Faith as its standard and official expression of its doctrine.

WE BELIEVE

  • In the verbal inspiration of the Bible

  • In one God eternally existing in three persons; namely, the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

  • That Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of the Father, conceived of the Holy Ghost, and born of the Virgin Mary. That Jesus was crucified, buried, and raised from the dead. That He ascended to heaven and is today at the right hand of the Father as the Intercessor.

  • That all have sinned and come short of the glory of God and that repentance is commanded of God for all and necessary for forgiveness of sins.

  • That justification, regeneration, and the new birth are wrought by faith in the blood of Jesus Christ.

  • In sanctification subsequent to the new birth, through faith in the blood of Christ; through the Word, and by the Holy Ghost.

  • Holiness to be God’s standard of living for His people.

  • In the baptism with the Holy Ghost subsequent to a clean heart.

  • In speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance and that it is the initial evidence of the baptism of the Holy Ghost.

  • In water baptism by immersion, and all who repent should be baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.

  • Divine healing is provided for all in the atonement.

  • In the Lord’s Supper and washing of the saints’ feet.

  • In the premillennial second coming of Jesus. First, to resurrect the righteous dead and to catch away the living saints to Him in the air. Second, to reign on the earth a thousand years.

  • In the bodily resurrection; eternal life for the righteous, and eternal punishment for the wicked..

 

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ALCOA MARYVILLE CHURCH OF GOD

CORE VALUES

This is the foundation of what we will strive to cultivate within the atmosphere of this church.

 

As a Church of God, we fully embrace our fourteen statements of faith and our doctrinal commitments. As a local congregation, these are the values that will define us. We understand that cultivating these values takes time, prayer, and dedication, and we are fully invested in working together to meet this commitment.

 

  • Spirit-led – Being obedient to God’s word and open to His move

  • Authentic – Pursuing real and honest relationships

  • Missional – Intentionally striving together to meet needs - locally and globally

  • Life-giving – Offering hope and restoration to individuals, families, and the community

  • Collaborative – Endeavoring to work united within our church ministries

 

Our purpose:

A body of believers willingly and humbly working together to achieve Christ’s vision.

 

Vision:

  • Seek the lost

  • Serve others

  • Disciple

  • Send the discipled