Our Vision

We desire to see every man, woman and child in the greater Lakeland area and the world
experience redemption through the gospel of Jesus Christ.

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Committed to the Gospel

The Gospel must be central to everything we are and do as a church.  It is the power of God to save and transform every aspect of our lives.  It is this defining message that changes everything for us.

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Connected to the Gospel

Through the death of Jesus, we are connected to others in community.  The Gospel brings together people in new and compelling ways, tearing down barriers and allowing us to be vulnerable and transparent with others.

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Calling Others to the Gospel

We are compelled by the great love of Jesus to be ambassadors for Christ.  We desire to call others to be reconciled with God through the Gospel.  We will call others through demostrating and declaring the Gospel.

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Contributing to Gospel Work

In light of God’s generosity to us in Jesus, we are compelled to use our time, talents, treasure, and testimony (story) to show Jesus’ infinite value and worth and see the Gospel advance into new lives and hearts.

 

Our Beliefs

  • THE SCRIPTURES ARE TRUE, AUTHORITATIVE AND SUFFICIENT.

  • THERE IS ONLY ONE TRUE GOD, CREATOR OF HEAVEN AND EARTH, WHO ETERNALLY EXISTS IN THREE DISTINCT PERSONS: FATHER, SON AND HOLY SPIRIT.

  • ALL THINGS EXIST FOR THE GLORY OF GOD.

  • ALL HUMANITY—CHRIST EXCLUDED—IS SINFUL BY BOTH BIRTH AND ACTION.

  • THE DESERVED PENALTY FOR SIN IS PHYSICAL AND SPIRITUAL DEATH.

  • JESUS CHRIST IS THE ETERNAL SON OF GOD, WAS BORN OF A VIRGIN AND IS BOTH FULLY GOD AND FULLY HUMAN.

  • JESUS CHRIST DIED AS THE SACRIFICIAL SUBSTITUTE TO PAY THE PENALTY FOR SIN.

  • JESUS CHRIST PHYSICALLY ROSE FROM THE DEAD, ASCENDED INTO HEAVEN AND WILL ONE DAY PHYSICALLY RETURN.

  • THERE WILL BE A FUTURE PHYSICAL RESURRECTION OF THE DEAD. ONLY THOSE WHO TURN FROM SIN AND TO JESUS IN FAITH AND REPENTANCE WILL BE RAISED TO ETERNAL REWARD. THOSE WHO DO NOT TURN FROM SIN AND TO JESUS WILL BE RAISED TO ETERNAL PUNISHMENT.

  • ONLY THROUGH FAITH IN THE PERSON AND WORK OF JESUS CHRIST AND REPENTANCE FROM SIN CAN ONE BE RECONCILED TO GOD AND EXPERIENCE TRUE LIFE AND JOY.