OUR BELIEFS

In essential beliefs we believe there should be UNITY.

There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call—one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. (Ephesians 4:4–6)

In non-essential beliefs we believe there should be LIBERTY.

As for the one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions . . . Who are you to pass judgment on the servant of another? It is before his own master that he stands or falls. And he will be upheld, for the Lord is able to make him stand . . . So then each of us will give an account of himself to God. (Romans 14:1, 4, 12)

In all our beliefs we believe that there must be LOVE toward each other.

And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. (1 Corinthians 13:2)

THE BIBLE
We believe the entire Bible is the inspired, infallible, authoritative Word of God and should be the supreme and final authority in our lives and faith.

ONE GOD
We believe in one God who eternally exists as three persons, each fully God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

HEAVEN AND HELL
We believe that heaven is a real, eternal realm of conscious existence, the residence of God, angels, and all people righteous in God’s sight after death, where God is worshiped and glorified. We believe that hell is a real, eternal realm of conscious existence, the residence of Satan, demons, and all people wicked in God’s sight after death, where all there suffer.

HUMANITY
We believe that humanity was created in the image of God, both male and female, together with God in the garden of Eden, and that through the sin of Adam and Eve all have sinned and are separated from God.

JESUS CHRIST
We believe that Jesus Christ was born of the virgin Mary as both fully God and fully man, lived a sinless life, died on the cross to atone for our sin, was raised from the dead three days later, and ascended into heaven to sit at the right hand of the Father as the fullness of His glory.

SALVATION
We believe that the only way to become reconciled with God is belief in Jesus Christ as the Son of God, and ongoing faith in the atonement of sin and victory over death through His death and resurrection.

THE CHURCH
We believe that the Church is the community of all true believers, established and empowered by God to worship Him, build up believers, and serve and share the Gospel with the world.

THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe that the Holy Spirit resides in all Christians and continually fills them with power for life and service, enables and empowers Godly living, reveals the presence and desires of God, and unifies the Church. We believe that the supernatural works and gifts of the Holy Spirit are at work today, are vital for the mission of the Church, and are to be earnestly desired and practiced.

THE FUTURE
We believe that at a time known only to God, Jesus will return to the earth, and that all humanity will be judged according to God’s will: the wicked being eternally punished in hell, the righteous giving eternal glory and praise with new, glorified bodies to God in a New Heaven and a New Earth.

Awaken City Church is part of the Global Legacy church network.