Griffin First Assembly: an Encounter Life Church

Statement of beliefs

Our Identity

We serve our city and congregation through the true preaching of God’s inspired word and the sacraments of baptism by emersion in water, baptism of the Holy Spirit, and Communion. We believe the Holy Spirit empowers us for mutual edification, effective witness, and service throughout the world, filling us with an all-consuming love for God and people. As we worship, learn, and serve in His name, we become more like Jesus. The joy is in the journey!

Our Faith

We worship an eternal, holy, and loving God, revealed in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. He created us to be good, but our sin separates us from His presence and purpose for our lives. Incredibly, Jesus as God’s son, both human and divine, walked among us, died on the cross in our place, and rose as victor over sin and death. Through his sacrifice, we have restored fellowship and eternal life with God through repentance of sins and faith in Jesus.

Our Mission

We as the “Church,” the Body of Christ, are on a mission to reach the world for Jesus Christ, saving all who are lost in sin, and meeting human need through compassionate ministries and divine healing. We work together to fulfill this mission under an ordained leadership team that serves, guides and equips our congregation for effective outreach.

Our Hope

We believe one day all believers, dead and alive, will rise up to be with Jesus Christ. Following our rapture, Christ will return to earth with His saints for 1,000 years, saving national Israel and establishing universal peace. He will judge sins once and for all, and exact eternal punishment for those who have rejected Him. Believers will go to the new heavens and new earth prepared by Christ for His people, where we will live with the Lord forever.

Griffin First Assembly: an Encounter Life Church is a member of the Assemblies of God (USA). Assemblies of God is the world’s largest Pentecostal denomination with over 65 million members and adherents. For the Assemblies of God’s full and official Core Beliefs and Statement of Fundamental Truths, visit: www.ag.org.

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