Abundant Life Church is a Bible-based church. We wholeheartedly accept the Holy Scriptures as the final authority on all matters of doctrine, faith, character and conduct. The Bible is a book of life-changing principles which are consistently applicable for every generation and in every culture.
We believe the Bible teaches the following doctrines and beliefs:
We believe the one eternal God is revealed to us in Scripture as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. He is infinite in power and holy in nature, attributes and purpose; possessing absolute deity without division of substance, nature or being. It is a challenge for our limited human minds to comprehend the complexity of His existence and the mystery of His incarnation. We can only know what the Father has revealed to us, through His Word, by
the Holy Spirit. Our church does not claim to understand everything
there is to know about God, but we believe He is infinitely
greater and more wonderful than any one of us can imagine. Together, we are
sincerely endeavoring to know Him in a deeper way...and we believe Jesus is the way.
We believe every human being can have a relationship with God through Jesus
Christ. He is the only way to God; the one Mediator between God and man. Jesus is wholly God and wholly man. He is God manifested in flesh. God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto Himself. Jesus is the only begotten Son of God,
conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. As a man,
Jesus lived a sinless life and ministered to others in the power and
anointing of the Father. As our spotless Lamb, Jesus was crucified and died for the sins of all people,
rising again victoriously on the third day. He has ascended to the
throne of God, where He now reigns at the right hand of all authority and
power, forever interceding as our High Priest and Advocate. We believe
in the personal, bodily, imminent, and glorious return of the Lord Jesus
Christ and the promise of His second coming inspires us for dynamic and
zealous service for Him while waiting for His return. Every
knee will one day bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
We believe all people have sinned and are in need of salvation. There must be atonement for our sin or we will be judged by God and condemned to eternal damnation and punishment. We believe salvation from sin can only be received by grace through faith in the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.
God has given each person a measure of faith compelling us to seek reconciliation with Him through repentance and obedience. We must truly believe in the atoning work of Calvary in order to be saved. We must acknowledge our sin and forsake it. We must confess with our mouths that Jesus Christ is Lord and embrace Him as our Risen Savior. Grace is received as we believe and obey the Gospel, identifying with Christ’s death, burial and resurrection. We must never forget that salvation is a free gift which cannot be earned through our own efforts or good works; it is solely a result of God’s mercy, and our reconciliation with Him can only happen through faith in what Christ has already accomplished for us on the Cross.
Those who turn away from sin (repent) to believe and follow Christ are instructed
to be baptized in the name of the Lord. We believe water baptism is more than physical cleansing or public confession. It brings
remission of sins and the answer of a good conscience before God and
man. We are symbolically buried with Christ in baptism, rising again to walk with Him in the newness of spiritual life. We
believe baptism is an ordinance that should take place in accordance with the instructions of
Jesus Christ and the precedents established by His followers.
We believe the infilling of the Holy Spirit is promised by Jesus to all
who believe. Baptism in the Holy Spirit is demonstrated through the
initial evidence of tongues and confirmed by great joy and the
subsequent gifts of the Spirit given for the edification of the Body.
One who is genuinely Spirit-filled will begin to produce the fruit of
the Spirit with a changed life and attitude. The Holy Spirit will lead and guide us in our daily walk.
First and foremost, we are commanded to love God and others. Our love
for others is an expression of our love for God. Every believer is
called to a life of peace, moral purity and integrity. We must walk in the Spirit and put on the mind of Christ in order to overcome
our sinful human nature. We believe this can only be accomplished
through the power of the Holy Spirit as He sanctifies and cleanses our
hearts from unholy desires and ambitions. The more we know God, the
more His holiness affects every aspect of our lives. As we
daily endeavor to become more like Jesus Christ in principle and in practice, our lifestyle, attitudes and priorities will be influenced by the Holy Spirit's powerful work inside of us.
We believe the Church is “called out” of the
world as the habitation of God through the Holy Spirit. As part of
the present day Body of Christ, we profess to be Christians in the sense
that we want to be more like Jesus Christ and join with His Body. We do not subscribe to Christianity as
a set of man-made religious traditions or a political system of imposing our
values on others. We believe His Body is much larger than one congregation, group or sect. The Church is not merely a denomination, organization or
building, but the collective relationship and ministry of all believers who are filled with the Holy Spirit and baptized into His Body. Though
diverse in our individual gifts and callings, we are together the temple
of the Holy Spirit and children of God according to His promise. Every single believer has a unique purpose and place in Christ. Regardless of nationality, culture, race, gender, ethnicity or social
standing, we all belong to Christ and are equally valuable to Him as members of His Body.
OUR WORSHIP SERVICES:
(In-person services are temporarily suspended)
Saturdays (4:30 PM)
Abundant Life Church is an international fellowship of apostolic believers endeavoring to become more like Jesus Christ in attitude, character and purpose.
"In essentials, unity. In non-essentials, diversity. In all things, love."