WHO WE ARE
We are a family of families
Above all things a Church is not an organization, a club, or a corporation; it's the family of God upon the earth. It's the place where God's children live, learn, and lead in God's household, the pillar and ground of truth (1 Timothy 3:14-15). We believe strong churches are made up of strong families, and that's why we have such a strong focus on developing strong households for Christ.
We are five-fold ministry focused
We are excited that the Word Of God is perfect and speaks to how to practically prepare God's people to serve Him and live life with wisdom. Thus, we believe in the instruction found in Ephesians 4:11-13 that it is necessary to train and release people in their fuctions as Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors, and Teachers. This team of equippers enables churches to not only be balanced, but to be effective for the work Jesus has comissioned the Church.
We are Kingdom mission-focused
Beings focused on the mission means more than just being passionate to reach people with the Good News of Jesus Christ. It means we are focused upon seeing the Kingdom of God filling all things (Ephesians 4:10). We desire to see the love, grace, truth, and government of heaven fill our culture and transform everything it touches! This means we don't live to just build a local congregation, but we live to see Jesus reigns in every sphere of society.
We are discipleship-focused
At the center of Jesus' desire is for people to become disciples of His. A disciple is someone who simply follows Jesus Christ. It means that they are a learner under Him, a follower of His ways, and someone who engages others to know Him. We truly believe that our mission is to cultivate the kind of disciples that are authentic and passionate about their faith in Jesus.
We are non-denominational
Though we respect and work with churches from other traditions, we believe the New Testament Church structure set forth by the early apostles was network-based. The apostle Paul planted churches and networked them together in close relationship for Christ's work and glory. Thus, AGCC belongs to a New Testament-based network called Christ Covenant Coalition, presided by Bishop Joseph Matter, who provides not only strict accountability, but also a covering of love and support.
We are passionate about the supernatural
We believe God is supernatural (above the natural), and is too big to fit into man-made boxes. We believe that God is spirit and that we should worship and relate to Him first in the Spirit (John 4:24). It is exciting to see that God is the same yesterday, today, and forever (Hebrews 13:8) when He heals people in our worship services, during prayer, and performs the signs and wonders that confirm His Word as seen in Mark 16:20.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
We Believe There Is One God
We believe there is only one living and true God, eternal, with unlimited power, creator of all things and that in the one God are three distinct Persons: The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
We Believe the Whole Bible Is Truth
We believe the Bible is the perfect and infallible Word of God, inspired by the Holy Spirit.
We Believe That Jesus Christ
Is The Only Way To Heaven
We believe that mankind's only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
We Believe We Are Saved by Grace Through Faith
We believe in salvation by grace through faith in the shed blood of Jesus Christ.
We Believe Miracles Still Happen Today
We believe divine healing has been provided for all believers through the work of the cross, for by His stripes we are healed.
We Believe God Changes Lives
We believe that each person becomes a new creature in Christ when receiving the gift of salvation, and all are called to have their minds renewed and walk in the newness of life empowered by Jesus Christ.
We Believe in Water Baptism
We believe in water baptism by immersion, in the Name of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, and that it is a public witness and profession of faith in obedience to Christ.
We Believe in the Baptism of the Holy Spirit
We believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit and that all the gifts of the Spirit are active today. We believe this baptism empowers the believer for life-service and enables them to become a true witness of the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
We Believe “The Lord’s Supper” Should Be Observed
We believe that communion is to celebrated to commemorate the Lord's death until He returns.
We Believe the Church Is The Body Of Christ
We believe the church is the body of Christ made up of people who have received the atoning sacrifice of Jesus for the forgiveness of their sins.
We Believe Every Child Of God
Has A Purpose & Destiny
We believe every follower of Christ has been called to glorify God, and is called to use their giftings toward this purpose.
We Believe Hell Is Real
We believe that hell is the place where Satan, his demons, and all those who do not receive the forgiveness of their sins by accepting Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior will spend eternity.
We Believe Jesus Christ Is Coming To The Earth Again
We believe that the Lord Himself will descend from Heaven and gather all born-again believers to Himself, and that there will also be a day of judgment when the unrighteous will go into everlasting punishment and the righteous into life eternal with God.