WHAT WE BELIEVE
 
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Core Doctrines

These doctrines lie at the heart of historical Christian orthodoxy. They are fixed teachings that define us as Christians. Accordingly, while we welcome persons of all backgrounds and beliefs to participate in worship with us, adherence to these doctrines is a necessary prerequisite to becoming a leader at Lifespring Church. Expanded Treatments of these doctrines are provided further below on this page.  

  • The Bible is the word of God
  • There is one true and living God who exists eternally in 3 persons: God the Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit
  • God created all things for His glory
  • Men and women are created in the image of God
  • Salvation is a free gift of God, acquired by grace through faith in Jesus Christ
  • The Holy Spirit gives gifts to His children
  • The Church consists of all who have trusted the Lord Jesus Christ for their eternal salvation
  • Heaven and Hell are real places
  • Jesus Christ will one day return to establish His Kingdom
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Jesus
 

Do you know Him?
Are you curious about this man they call Jesus?
A lot of people know about Him, but have never gotten to know Him up close and personal.

Jesus said the following things about himself:

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” (Matt 11.28)
“I have come that you may have life, and have it more abundantly.” (Jn 10.10)
“I am the way the truth and the life, no one comes to the Father but by me.” (Jn 14.6)
At Lifespring, we are first and foremost about Jesus! Nothing compares to having a personal relationship with Him. He is everything you need. He brings forgiveness, freedom, hope, joy, strength and most importantly life to any man or woman who will come to Him in faith and welcome His living presence.

We invite you to do that right now…give your life to Jesus and receive the life He has for you!

If you haven’t already done so, we invite you to pray this prayer:

“Heavenly Father, forgive me of my sins. Make me brand new. I believe you died for me and you rose again so I could live for you. Fill me with Your Spirit so I can follow you all my days. Thank you for new life. Today, I give you mine. In Jesus name, I pray.”

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Lifespring’s Building Blocks
 
1) The Word of God (2 Timothy 3:16-17)
2) Jesus (Hebrews 2:14-17)
3) Prayer (James 5:16)
4) Worship (Ephesians 5:18-20)
5) Community (Matthew 22:36-40)
6) Marriage (Mark 10:6-9)
7) Children (Mark 10:13-16)
8) Purpose (Win/Build/Send)
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Foursquare Beliefs
 
 
The term “Foursquare” stands for the four-fold ministry of Jesus Christ as:
1 The Savior (Romans 10.9)
2 The Healer (1 Peter 2.24)
3 The Baptizer with the Holy Spirit (Luke 3.16)
4 The Coming King (Acts 1.11)
 

THE HOLY SCRIPTURES

We believe the Bible is God-inspired (2 Timothy 3.16,17).

THE ETERNAL GODHEAD

We believe God is Triune: Father, Son and Holy Spirit (2 Corinthians 13.14).

THE FALL OF MAN

We believe that man was created in the image of God, but that by voluntary disobedience he fell from perfection (Romans 5.12).

THE PLAN OF SALVATION

We believe that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us, signing the pardon of all who believe on Him (John 3:16; Romans 5.8).

SALVATION THROUGH GRACE

We believe that we have no righteousness and must come to God pleading the righteousness of Christ (Ephesians 2.8).

REPENTANCE AND ACCEPTANCE

We believe that upon sincere repentance, and a whole-hearted acceptance of Christ, we are justified before God (I John 1.9).

THE NEW BIRTH

We believe that the change which takes place in the heart and life at conversion is a very real one (2 Corinthians 5.17; Galatians 2.20).

DAILY CHRISTIAN LIVING

We believe that it is the will of God that we be sanctified daily, growing constantly in the faith (Hebrews 6.1).

BAPTISM AND THE LORD’S SUPPER

We believe that baptism by immersion is an outward sign of an inward work (Matt. 28.19). We believe in the commemoration of the Lord’s Supper by the symbolic use of the bread and juice of the vine (I Corinthians 11.24, 25).

BAPTISM WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT

We believe that the Baptism with the Holy Spirit is to endue the believer with power; and that His incoming is after the same manner as in Bible days (Acts 2.4).

THE SPIRIT-FILLED LIFE

We believe that it is the will of God that we walk in the Spirit daily (Ephesians 4.30-32).

THE GIFTS AND FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT

We believe that the Holy Spirit has gifts to bestow upon the Christian; and that we should show spiritual fruit as evidence of a Spirit-filled life (I Corinthians 12.1-11; Galatians 5.22).

MODERATION

We believe that the experience and daily walk of the believer should never lead him into extremes of fanaticism (Philippians 4.5).

DIVINE HEALING

We believe that divine healing is the power of Christ to heal the physically sick in answer to the prayer of faith (James 5.14-16).

THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST

We believe that the second coming of Christ is personal and imminent (I Thessalonians 4.16, 17).

CHURCH RELATIONSHIP

We believe it is our sacred duty to identify ourselves with the visible Body of Christ (Acts 16.5; Hebrews 10.25).

CIVIL GOVERNMENT

We believe that rulers should be upheld at all times except in things opposed to the will of God (Romans 13.1-5).

THE FINAL JUDGMENT

We believe that all shall stand some day before the judgement seat of God, and there receive eternal life or death (2 Corinthians 5.10).

HEAVEN

We believe that Heaven is the glorious eternal home of born-again believers (John 14.1-3; Revelation 7.15-17).

HELL

We believe that hell is the place of eternal torment for all who reject Christ as the Savior (Revelation 20.10,15).

EVANGELISM

We believe that soul winning is the most important responsibility of the Church (James 5.20).

TITHES AND OFFERINGS

We believe that the method ordained of God for the support and spread of His cause is by giving of tithes and free-will offerings (Malachi 3.10; 2 Corinthians 9.7).