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Beliefs 

The Pursuit exists to glorify Jesus and in doing so, to bring people into an encounter with the presence of God.

 

We are a community of hope-filled believers who deeply experience the love and the presence of God and partner with Jesus to express joy and power of His kingdom in every area of life, at home and abroad.

WE PURSUE GOD
Jesus is at the center of who we are and what we believe. God has invited us to follow Him on a great adventure and we have committed to relentlessly seek after Him. The presence of God is the most valued, motivating and sustaining influence in our community and we have committed to keep His presence at the forefront of every service, meeting, project and encounter. Our culture is characterized by worship, prayer, the presence of God, family, revival, miracles and healings, generosity, missions, and honor.

WE PURSUE COMMUNITY
Authentic relationships stand the test of time. We believe the character of God is best demonstrated in the way we love and serve each other. We are intentional about creating a climate in which people feel connected to each other. The Christian life was never meant to be lived alone. Facilitating and encouraging one-another to genuinely invest in the long-term success of those around them is at the heart of the Gospel message.

WE PURSUE PEOPLE
Just coming to church isn’t enough. We believe the Gospel is meant to be demonstrated both internally and externally. The Gospel has the ability to transcend race, color, age and ethnicity. With that in mind, we believe in living an “outward focused” life bringing the Gospel of good news to all people and in all places at all times.

CORE BELIEFS

The Bible is the inspired, infallible, and authoritative Word of God (John 16:13; II Timothy 3:15-17; II Peter 1:21; I Thessalonians 2:13)

There is one God, eternally existent in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 43:10-11; Matthew 28:19; Luke 3:22; John 14:16)

About Jesus, we believe

  • The deity of our Lord Jesus Christ (John 1:1, 14; 20:28-29; Philippians 2:6-11; Isaiah 9:6; Colossians 2:9)

  • The virgin birth (Matthew 1:18; Luke 1:34-35; Isaiah 7:14)

  • His sinless life (2 Corinthians 5:21; Hebrews 4:15; 7:26-27; I John 3:5; I Peter 2:22)

  • His miracles (Matthew 4:23; Luke 6:17-19; John 3:2)

  • His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood (Colossians 1:14, 20; Romans 5:8-9; Ephesians 1:7)

  • His bodily resurrection (1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Luke 24:4-7, 36-48; Revelation 1:17-18)

  • His ascension to the right hand of the Father (Acts 2:33; 5:30-31; I Peter 3:22)

  • His personal return in power and glory (Acts 1:11; Philippians 2:9-11; I Thessalonians 1:10; 4:13-18; John 14:1-3)

Justification by faith in the atonement of Jesus Christ and regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential for the salvation of lost and sinful man (Romans 3:24-25; John 3:3-7; I John 5:11-13; Ephesians 2:1-16; Revelation 5:9; Acts 4:12; I Cor. 6:11)

The prime agency for the work of God’s kingdom is the Christian local church functioning under the sovereignty of our Lord Jesus Christ. The church has been entrusted with the ordinances of believer’s baptism and the Lord’s Supper. (Acts 2:41-47; 16:4-5; Matthew 16:18; 28:18-20; Ephesians 1:22-23; 1 Corinthians 12; 11:23-26)

The present ministry of the Holy Spirit which includes: the baptism in the Holy Spirit as an experience distinct from regeneration; His indwelling, by which the Christian is enabled to live a godly life; His supernatural gifting and empowering of the Church for its work, life and worship. (Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4-8; 2:1-4; 10:44-46; I Corinthians 12 and 14)

In the return of Jesus Christ to consummate His Kingdom (1 Corinthians 15:24; 2 Timothy 4:1 Hebrews 1:8; 2 Peter 1:11)

In the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; those who are saved unto the resurrection of life, and those who are lost unto the resurrection of damnation. (John 5:28-29; Mark 14.62; 2 Thessalonians 1:2-10; Revelation 1:5-7; 20:4-5, 11-14)

In the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ (John 17:11, 21-23; Romans 12:4-5; Ephesians 4:11-16)

God created marriage to be exclusively the union of one man and one woman, and that intimate sexual activity is to occur exclusively with that marital union. (Genesis 2:18, 21-25; Matthew 19:4-6; I Timothy 3:2, 12; Ephesians 5:28, 31-33)