What We Believe;
The Holy Spirit inspired the human authors of the Word of God so that the Bible is “God-breathed.” We receive the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments as our final, absolute authority, the only infallible rule of faith and practice. (2 Timothy 3:16–17, 2 Peter 1:19–21)
God is the Eternal King. He is an infinite, unchangeable Spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, goodness, justice, power, and love. From all eternity He exists as the One Living and True God in three persons of one substance, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, equal in power and glory. (Isaiah 43:10–11)
God's kingdom is everlasting. From His throne, through His Son, His eternal Word, God created, upholds, and governs all that exists: the heavenly places, the angelic hosts, the universe, the earth, every living thing, and mankind. God created all things very good. (Genesis 1:31, John 1:1–5, Revelation 1:6)
Mankind & The Fall
God created mankind in His image, male and female, for relationship with Himself and to govern the earth. Under the temptation of Satan, our original parents fell from grace, bringing sin, sickness, and God's judgment of death to the earth. Through the fall, Satan and his demonic hosts gained access to God's good creation. Creation now experiences the consequences and effects of Adam's original sin. Human beings are born in sin, subject to God's judgment of death, and captive to Satan's kingdom of darkness. (Genesis 1:26–27, Genesis 3:17–19, Romans 5:12–21)
God’s Plan of Redemption
While we were yet sinners, God the Father sent His son Jesus Christ, who died for us, took our place, and with His life’s blood, purchased the pardon for all who believe in Him. Jesus Christ was physically resurrected from the dead in a glorified body three days after His death, providing our hope of salvation. (Luke 2:14, John 3:16, Titus 2:14, 1 Corinthians 15:42, 44)
Salvation Through Grace
Salvation is wholly through grace; that no human righteousness or merit can contribute to our receiving God’s love and favor. (Ephesians 2:8–10)
Repentance & Regeneration
Repentance is the commitment to turn away from sin in every area of our lives and to follow Jesus, which allows us to receive His redemption and to be regenerated by the Holy Spirit. Through repentance we receive forgiveness of sins and appropriate salvation. For anyone to know God, continual regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential. (Acts 2:21, 3:19, 1 John 1:9, John 6:44, 65, Philippians 1:6)
Water Baptism & The Lord’s Table
Water baptism in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit is an essential response to Jesus’ command, testifying to His Lordship in our lives, as Jesus Christ and our King. We observe an open Lord's Table, all are welcome to receive the broken bread and the fruit of the vine, with joy and faith as we receive afresh, the freedom, peace, and healing, provided in the life and triumph of Jesus Christ on the Cross. (Romans 6:4, 1 Corinthians 11:24-26, Isaiah 53:5)
Holy Spirit Baptism & Empowerment
All believers are entitled to and should ardently expect and earnestly seek the promise of the Father, the baptism in the Holy Spirit and in fire, according to the command of Jesus. The Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Jesus. He is our abiding Helper, Teacher, and Guide. We believe Jesus is the one who baptizes us in the Holy Spirit, as a conscious experience, for ministry today. This is the normal Christian experience. The Holy Spirit empowers believers to exalt Jesus, to live lives of holiness, and to be witnesses of God's saving grace. We expect the Spirit's incoming to be in the same manners as that in which He came upon believers in the days of the Early Church. (Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4,8; 1 Corinthians 12:1-31). (Acts 8:12-17; 10:44-46; 11:14-16; 15:7-9)
The Spirit-Filled Life & Fruit
It is the will of God that believers walk in the Spirit moment by moment, serving the Lord, building up the Body of Christ through edification, evangelism, and living lives of humility, patience, love, truth, sincerity, and prayer. As evidence of a Spirit-filled life, believers should show spiritual "fruit": love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. (Ephesians 4:30-32, 1 Corinthians 12:1-11, Galatians 5:16, 22-25)
Tithes and Offerings
Worshiping God with our tithes and offerings, are ordained of God to sustain His ministry, spread the Gospel, and release personal blessing. (Malachi 3:10, Luke 6:38, 1 Corinthians 16:1–2, 2 Corinthians 9:7)
Divine Wholeness, Healing & Provision
It is the Father's will for believers to become whole, healthy and successful in all areas of life. But because of the fall, many may not receive the full benefits of God's will while on Earth. That fact, though, should never prevent all believers from seeking the full benefits of Christ's provision in order to better serve others. Spiritually (John 3:3-11; 2 Corinthians 5:17-21; Romans 10:9-10), Mentally & Emotionally (2 Timothy 1:7, 2:11; Philippians 4:7-8; Romans 12:2; Isaiah 26:3), Physically (Isaiah 53:4-5; Matthew 8:17; 1 Peter 2:24), and Financially. (Joshua 1:8; Malachi 3:10-11; Luke 6:38; 2 Corinthians 9:6-10)
Every believer has been given authority over all the power of the enemy. Whatever is allowed in heaven, we can release or allow on earth. Whatever is not allowed in heaven, we can prohibit on earth. Every believer has been commissioned, as ambassadors of Jesus Christ, to go into all the world and testify to what Jesus has done and release freedom, peace, and healing through the laying on of hands, and the anointing with oil. (Matthew 16:19, 18:18, Luke 10:19, John 14:12–14, Ephesians 2:6, James 5:14–15)
We believe that civil government is by divine appointment and that civil laws should be upheld at all times except in things opposed to the will of God. (Acts 4:18-20; Romans 13:1-5)
God created marriage; it is a covenant made between a biological man, and a biological woman, that makes them one. (Gen 2: 22,24; Matt 19: 5-6)
The Second Coming of Christ
The second coming of Jesus Christ is personal and imminent. The certainty of His coming and the fact that no man knows the hour of His coming, prompt our evangelistic efforts. The Lord Himself will descend from Heaven, the dead in Jesus Christ will rise, and the redeemed will be caught up to meet the Lord in the air. (Matthew 24:36, 42, 44; 1 Thessalonians 4:16, 17)
The Final Judgment
There will be a final judgment in which the wicked dead will be raised and judged according to their works. Whoever is not found written in the Book of Life, together with the devil, his angels, the beast, the false prophet, death and the grave, will be consigned to everlasting punishment in the lake of fire, which is the second death. (Matthew 25:46; Mark 9:43-48; Revelation 19:20; 20:11-15; 21:8)
We believe that hell is a place of darkness, deepest sorrow, and unquenchable fire, which was not prepared for man but for the devil and his angels; yet it will become the place of eternal separation from God for all who reject Christ as Savior. (Matthew 13:41, 42; Revelation 10:10, 15)
We believe that heaven is the glorious habitation of the living God and the eternal home of born-again believers.
(John 14:2; Revelation 7:15-17)
“Fireside is a church that is focused in two directions up, and out. Up towards God in worship and praise, and out to the community, with His love and power.” Fireside is a place where anyone can come and be warmed by the fire of God. All can curl up at His feet and worship in His presence. It is a place where Christ’s name is exalted, His grace and mercy are poured out over His church, and people are set free from bondage. It’s a place where the Holy Spirit freely fills those who come “Fireside”, and is evidenced by the expression of His gifts. All this is done in order, and there is no confusion.
I envision Fireside as Kind David’s tent was, a place of worship and the manifest presence of God flowing out into the community. I see people coming to find out about God and what He wants for them. I see them trained and discipled to go out and reach more of the unchurched in our community. I see people refined by His fire and continuing to move from glory to glory.
Is to release the power and love of God into the community (release The Kingdom Of God), live our lives worthy of His calling (honor Him with our thoughts, words, and actions), and walk in His authority (attack the kingdom of darkness & set the captives free).
· That God would Stretch us beyond our comfort-zone.
· That God’s Love & Power would flow through us into the community.
· That people would be Connected to God, and one another.
· That intimacy with God would grow deeper through His Word, Worship & Prayer.
We are committed to reaching the now generation with a contemporary presentation of the gospel, worship & praise, and in all other ministries.
We are committed to the pursuit of a deeper relationship with Christ as an individual, and as a congregation in multiplying His kingdom.
We are committed to people rather than programs. All are invited to come and experience God’s presence & power.
We are committed to be real people, in a real world, serving a real God. Who we are on Sunday is who we are on Monday.