1. The Bible is the inspired Word of God and by it all doctrine is established. (2 Tim. 3:16-17)

    2. There is one true God who is revealed in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Ghost. (Jn. 3:16, 16:7-15; Jn. 17)

    3. Our Heavenly Father is Creator, Almighty, Eternal, and a God of love. (Gen. 1; Jn. 1; Gen. 17:1, 35:11; Deut. 33:27; Romans 1:20; Jn. 3:16,17; 1 Jn. 4:8)

    4. Jesus is the Son of God. He was the Word made flesh who lived a sinless life. He was born of a virgin. Jesus died as our substitute for sin and was raised from the dead victorious over sin, the devil, and death. Jesus now reigns as Lord and Head of the Church. (Jn. 3:16; Jn. 1:1-15; Is. 7:14, Mt. 2:18-23, Rom. 6; 1 Peter 3:18; Rom. 4:25; Heb. 9:26; 1 Cor. 15; Eph. 5:23; Col. 1:18)

    5. Salvation from sin and death is provided for all mankind through the redemptive work of Jesus Christ. We receive salvation by grace through faith. Our salvation provides for forgiveness, healing, authority over the devil, peace, and fellowship with God. (Jn. 3:16; Rom. 6:23; Eph. 2:8-10; Eph. 1:7; Ps. 103:3; Mk. 16:17; Jn. 14:27; Phil. 4:6-7; 1 Jn. 1:3)

    6. The Holy Spirit works to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and to guide believers in truth. We believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit with believers being filled with the Spirit, empowered to live for Christ, and manifesting the gifts of the Spirit. (Jn. 16:7-13; Acts 1:8, 2:4; Eph. 5:18; Rom. 12:4-8; 1 Cor. 12)

    7. God designed the family unit to be established between one man and one woman, each representing unique aspects of God’s nature, and together providing a complete picture of God’s will for the family. Within this model, children are best positioned to grow and excel in every area of life. (Gen. 1:27; 1 Tim. 3:2; Titus 1:6; Eph. 5:22-33)

Our Statement of Faith does not exhaust the extent of our beliefs.  The Bible itself, as the inspired and infallible Word of God that speaks with final authority concerning truth, morality, and the proper conduct of mankind, is the sole and final source of all that we believe. For purposes of Grace Academy’s faith, doctrine, practice, policy, and discipline, the Senior Pastor of Abundant Life Center is the final interpretive authority on the Bible’s meaning and application as related to our above stated beliefs