In one living, eternal and true God, existing in three distinct persons as God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. All three are equal in attributes, power and glory, yet having distinct offices, functions and personalities.
In the verbal, plenary inspiration of the Bible. It is totally free of any errors in the original manuscripts. The Bible is the supreme standard for faith and conduct.
In the absolute deity and perfect humanity of the Lord Jesus Christ; that He had two natures, divine and human, united in one person without mixture and that it was impossible for Him to sin.
In His virgin birth by the Holy Spirit and in His substitutionary death through the shedding of His blood for the forgiveness of sins, in His literal bodily resurrection and ascension, His present High Priestly ministry in Heaven and His personal and imminent return for His redeemed ones.
In His future return to earth with His saints to establish His literal millennial kingdom.
In the absolute deity of the Holy Spirit and that, like Jesus Christ, He is eternal. He is the One who convicts the world of sin, of righteousness and of judgment. To the believer He is the agent of regeneration, sanctification, baptizing all believers into the body of Christ, indwelling and sealing them unto the day of redemption and exercising the ministry of comfort and teaching.
That mankind was created in the image and likeness of God; that in Adam’s sin the race fell, inherited a sinful nature and became alienated from God. Mankind is totally depraved, unable of himself to redeem his lost condition.
Salvation of the sinner is wholly of grace through personal faith in the Person and finished work of the Lord Jesus Christ and all the redeemed, once saved, are kept by God’s power and are secure in Christ forever. Once saved, a person cannot lose his salvation.
God is sovereign in the bestowment of all gifts to the church and the gifts of evangelist and pastor-teacher are sufficient for the perfecting of the saints today. Speaking in tongues, faith healing, and working of other sign gifts of the Spirit gradually ceased as the New Testament Scriptures were completed and their authority established. God does hear and answer prayers of faith in accordance with His will on behalf of the sick.
The church of Jesus Christ was begun at Pentecost and is the body and bride of Christ, a spiritual organism made up of all born-again persons of this present age. We believe in the local church as defined in the Word of God, specifically the New Testament.
In the premillennial, pretribulational rapture of the church of Jesus Christ where Jesus redeems Israel just as He redeemed the church. This is God's plan to show Mercy to all for His glory.
Life Fellowship Chapel seeks to become a healthy church that reporduces that in others.
Healthy is best. There are so many things people look for in a church, so many books, blogs and rants about what is wrong with the church. Some focus on methodology or outreach and run over people in the church. Some are so focused on those in the church they forget there is a community that needs hope around us. Too often vision is about the pastor, buildings... let's just call it pride. In looking at our church, our people, the needs of our community, and then asking deeply what do we REALLY want, we came upon health and reaching people. People are really looking for healthy churches, not the perfect one.
In our church a majority of people are those who love God, but have been hurt by church. Much of our grwoth comes from those who were pushed or tapped out of church for a variety of reasons. We go to church because Jesus died for his church, not that we always feel like going. It is easy to walk away. It is easy to huddle together and hide. But Jesus asked us to make disciples. We reproduce who we are, and what we crave is a healthy church. Not just for ourselves, but to help the church as a whole be healthier. There is a large and growing de-churched group. Only healthy churches can heal. So, rather than try to do church right unlike anyone else, we choose to get back to the basics of what the Bible says and live that out.
Life Fellowship Chapel exists to make disciples of Jesus.
A disciple is someone who follows Jesus by believing that Jesus died on the cross and rose again to save us. Because of what Jesus did for us, we're motivated to Love God by building a relationship with Him through worship, prayer and studying the Scripture. Loving God builds causes us to Love People. People is what God cares most about. In loving people we first care for those who are church and from that we seek to serve those in our community.
Making disciples isn't about being perfect, looking a certain way or being a religious nut. Making disciples is about understand the depth of how God loved us and having the same grace and attitude that Jesus had towards us: A never giving up, patient, sacrificial and serving kind of love.