“Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and His worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth.” (John 4:23-24)
Reach Jacksonville Statement of Faith
WE BELIEVE That the only true basis of Christian fellowship is God’s love, which is the fruit of true worship and greater than our differences. Therefore we look for His love in our lives as the supreme evidence that we have truly been worshiping Him.
WE BELIEVE Worship of God should be Spiritual! Therefore we remain flexible so the Holy Spirit may direct our worship.
WE BELIEVE Worship of God should be Inspirational! Therefore we give a great place to music in our worship.
WE BELIEVE Worship of God should be Intelligent! Therefore our services place great emphasis upon teaching the Bible, which is the Word of God, that He might instruct us how to live and worship.
WE BELIEVE that there is one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons: The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, equal in power and glory; that this triune God created all, upholds all, and governs all.
WE BELIEVE that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the inspired and the only infallible, authoritative Word of God and inerrant in the original writings.
WE BELIEVE that GOD THE FATHER is, infinite, personal Spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love; that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men; that He hears and answers prayer, and that he saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.
WE BELIEVE that JESUS CHRIST is God’s only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles and teachings, His substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into Heaven, perpetual intercession for His people and personal, visible return to earth.
WE BELIEVE that the HOLY SPIRIT, came froth from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify and empower for ministry all who believe in Christ; we believe the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Jesus Christ and that He is an abiding Helper, Teacher, and Guide. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit and in the exercise of all the Biblical gifts of the Spirit.
WE BELIEVE that all MEN are sinners by nature and choice and are therefore under condemnation, that GOD regenerates by the Holy Spirit, those who repent of their sins and confess Jesus Christ as Lord; that Jesus Christ baptizes the seeking believer with the power of the Holy Spirit for service, often subsequent to regeneration.
WE BELIEVE that the universal CHURCH, is the living spiritual body, of which CHRIST is the Head and all regenerated persons are members.
WE BELIEVE that the LORD JESUS CHRIST committed two ORDINANCES to the Church: 1) Baptism, and 2) The Lord’s Supper. We believe in baptism by immersion and communion open to all believers as acts of love and devotion, and are not considered necessary for salvation.
WE BELIEVE also in the LAYING ON OF HANDS for ordination of pastors, elders, and deacons, and missionaries and for the healings of the sick.
WE BELIEVE in the personal, visible, RETURN OF CHRIST to earth and the establishment of His Kingdom; in the resurrection of the body, the final judgment and eternal blessing of the righteous and endless suffering of the wicked.
WE BELIEVE that all believers should make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy; for without holiness no one will see the Lord. (Hebrews 12:14)