– Our personal relationship with Him is our number one priority: loving Him with all that we are.
2. Salvation frees us from the power of the devil – sin, lies, sickness & torment.
3. Every believer is a supernatural minister of the gospel of power whom signs & wonders should follow.
– All ministry flows from the presence of God
– We equip and send God’s people to carry on the works of Jesus to the ends of the earth.
4. We demonstrate God’s grace, His unconditional love, and His transforming power to everyone.
– We impact every sphere of society.
– Mercy & justice will reign because we love not only a church, but also a city and the world.
5. Jesus Christ is returning for a glorious overcoming Bride – His Church
– We are more than “sinners saved by grace.” We are saints – sons & daughters of the King.
– We expect to successfully fulfill the Great Commission – passing on awakening from one generation to the next.
– We embrace the biblical government of apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers.
WE BELIEVE that the Scriptures, both Old and New Testament, are inspired by God; the revelation of God to man; therefore the inerrant, Word of God. The Bible is the infallible, authoritative rule of faith and conduct. [Matthew 5:18; John 10:35 and 17:17; 2 Timothy 3:16–17; 2 Peter 1:20–21]
WE BELIEVE that the one true God exists eternally in three persons—Father, Son and Holy Spirit—and that these, being one God, are equal in deity, power and glory. We believe that God not only created the world but also now upholds, sustains, governs and providentially directs all that exists and that He will bring all things to their proper consummation in Christ Jesus to the glory of His name. [Psalm 104 and 139; Matthew 10:29–31 and 28:19; Acts 17:24–28; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Ephesians 1:9–12 and 4:4-6; Colossians 1:16–17; Hebrews 1:1–3; Revelation 1:4–6]
WE BELIEVE humankind was created in the image of God to know and enjoy Him, yet willfully we rejected the Lordship and glory of God for which we were intended. Because of this, sickness, death and judgment entered the world and now creation experiences the effects and consequences of sin. [Romans 5:12–21]
WE BELIEVE that Jesus Christ is God incarnate, fully God and fully man, that He was conceived and born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, and offered Himself as a penal, substitutionary sacrifice for sinners. By His blood shed at the Cross, He obtained for us eternal redemption, the forgiveness of sins and life everlasting. He was raised bodily on the third day and ascended to the right hand of the Father, there to make intercession for the saints forever. He is now alive today, in the presence of God the Father and in His people. [Matthew 1:18–25; John 1:1–18; Romans 8:34; 1 Corinthians 15:1–28; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Galatians 3:10–14; Ephesians 1:7; Philippians 2:6–11; Colossians 1:15–23; Hebrews 7:25, 9:13–15 and 10:19; 1 Peter 2:21–25; 1 John 2:1–2]
WE BELIEVE that salvation is by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone. No ordinance, ritual, work or any other activity on the part of man is required or accepted in order to be saved. Anyone can be restored to fellowship with God through repenting, believing and receiving Jesus as their Savior and Lord. This saving grace of God, through the power of the Holy Spirit, also sanctifies us by enabling us to do what is pleasing in God’s sight in order that we might be progressively conformed to the image of Christ. [John 1:12–13, 6:37–44 and 10:25–30; Acts 16:30–31; Romans 3–4 and 8:1–17, 31-39 and 10:8–10; Ephesians 2:8–10; Philippians 2:12–13; Titus 3:3–7; 1 John 1:7, 9]
WE BELIEVE that the Lord Jesus Christ baptizes believers in the Holy Spirit, in whom we are also sealed for the day of redemption. The Holy Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirits, that we are the children of God. The Holy Spirit convicts, regenerates, forever indwells, and graciously equips the Christian for godly living and service. Subsequent to conversion, the Spirit desires to fill, empower and anoint believers for ministry and witness. We also believe that signs and wonders, as well as all the gifts of the Spirit described in the New Testament, are operative today and are designed to testify to the presence of the Kingdom and to empower and edify the Church to fulfill its calling and mission. [Matthew 3:11; John 1:12–13 and 3:1–15; Acts 4:29–30; Romans 8:9, 14-17, and 12:3–8; 1 Corinthians 12:12–13; 2 Corinthians 1:21–22; Galatians 3:1–5; Ephesians 1:13–14 and 5:18]
WE BELIEVE that the Church consists of all who put their faith in Jesus Christ and is God’s primary instrument through which He is fulfilling His redemptive purposes in the earth. The Church exists to carry on the ministry of Jesus Christ and further advance His kingdom by undoing the works of the enemy, preaching the good news of the kingdom, and living the good news of God’s love, grace and power; discipling the nations, baptizing and teaching them to love and obey God. To equip the saints for the work of ministry, God has given the Church apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers. We also affirm the priesthood of all believers and the importance of every Christian being joined with and actively involved in a community of the saints. We believe that women, no less than men, are called and gifted to proclaim the Gospel and do all the works of the Kingdom. [Matthew 16:17–19; Acts 2:17–18, 42; Ephesians 3:14–21 and 4:11–16; 1 Timothy 2:11–15; Hebrews 10:23–25; 1 Peter 2:4–5 and 9–10]
WE BELIEVE that God has called the Church to preach the Gospel of the kingdom of God to all nations, and especially to remember the poor and to minister to their needs through sacrificial giving and practical service. This ministry is an expression of the heart of the Lord Jesus Christ and is an essential part of the Kingdom of God. [Isaiah 58:6–12 and 61:1; Matthew 5–7, 28:18–20; Luke 4:18 and 21:1–4; Galatians 2:10; 1 Timothy 6:8]
WE BELIEVE in the literal Second Coming of Christ at the end of the age when He will return to Earth personally and visibly to consummate His Kingdom. We also believe in and are praying for a great end-time harvest of souls and the emergence of a victorious Church that will experience an unprecedented unity, purity and power in the Holy Spirit. [Psalms 2:7–9 and 22:27–28; John 14:12 and 17:20–26; Romans 11:25–32; 1 Corinthians 15:20–28, 50–58; Ephesians 4:11–16; Philippians 3:20–21; 1 Thessalonians 4:13–5:11; 2 Thessalonians 1:3–12; Revelation 7:9–14]
WE BELIEVE in the ever-increasing government of God and in the Blessed Hope, which is the glorious visible return of our Lord Jesus Christ for His overcoming bride, His church. Heaven and hell are real places. There will be a resurrection of the saved and the lost, the one to everlasting life and the other to everlasting death [Matthew 25:46; Luke 16:19–31; John 5:25–29; 1 Corinthians 15:35–58; 2 Corinthians 5:1–10; Philippians 1:19–26 and 3:20–21; 2 Thessalonians 1:5–10; Revelation 20:11–15 and 21:1–22:15]
WE BELIEVE that God wonderfully and in a way that cannot be changed creates each person as male or female. These two distinct, complimentary genders together reflect the image and nature of God. (Gen 1:26-27) Rejection of one’s biological sex is a rejection of the image of God within that person.
WE BELIEVE that the term “marriage” has only one meaning and that is the uniting of one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union, as set forth in Scripture. (Gen 2:18-25) Global Presence Ministries believes that God intends sexual intimacy to occur only between a man and a woman who are married to each other. (1 Cor 6:18; 7:2-5; Heb 13:4) We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged outside of a marriage between a man and a woman.
WE BELIEVE that any form of sexual immorality including adultery, fornication, homosexual behavior, bisexual conduct, bestiality, incest, use of pornography is sinful and offensive to God. (Mat 15:18-20; 1 Cor 6:9-10)
WE BELIEVE that in order to preserve the function and integrity of our organization as the local Body of Christ, and to provide a biblical role model to the organization members and the community, it is imperative that all persons employed by Global Presence Ministries in any capacity, or who serve as volunteers, agree to and abide by this Statement on Marriage, Gender and Sexuality. (Mat 5:16; Phil 2:14-16; 1 Thess 5:22)
WE BELIEVE that God offers redemption and restoration to all who confess and forsake their sin, seeking His mercy and forgiveness through Jesus Christ. (Acts 3:19-21; Rom 10:9-10; 1 Cor 6:9-11)
WE BELIEVE that every person must be afforded compassion, love, kindness, respect and dignity. (Mark 12:28-31; Luke 6:31) We do not condone or encourage hateful or harassing behavior or attitudes directed toward any individual and any such behavior shall be repudiated and are not in accord with Scripture or the doctrines of Global Presence Ministries.
WE BELIEVE that all human life is sacred and created by God in His image. Human life is of immeasurable worth in all its dimensions, including pre-born babies, the elderly, the physically or mentally challenged, and every other stage or condition from conception through natural death. We are therefore called to defend, protect and value all human life. (Ps 139)