What We Believe

"What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us." - A.W. Tozer

Our Core Beliefs

Although Abundant Heart Church’s culture is modern, our theology is traditional.  We believe that every weekend is a rescue mission to reach people who are far from God.  It is important to start by explaining what we believe, because it is the foundation of everything we do.


The Bible is God’s Word to all people.  It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit.  Because it was inspired by God, the Bible is truth without any mixture of error and is completely relevant to our daily lives.


God has existed with Himself for all eternity.  He exists as one God in three persons: The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.  Although each member of the Trinity serves different functions, they each possess equal power and authority.


God is great: He is all powerful, all-knowing, ever present, unchanging, completely worthy of our trust, and above all, holy.  He is our Father.  He is loving, compassionate, and faithful to His people and His promises.


Jesus Christ is completely human but, at the same time, completely God.  He is the only plan for bringing people who are far from God back into a right relationship with God.  He lived a perfect life, so that He could be a substitute for us in satisfying God’s demands for perfection.  He defeated death in His resurrection so that we can have life.


 The Holy Spirit’s presence assures us of our relationship with Christ.  He guides believers into all truth and exalts Christ.  He convicts people of their sin, God’s righteousness, and the coming judgment.  He comforts us, gives us spiritual gifts, and makes us more like Christ.  Every believer can be filled with the Holy Spirit by simply asking.


Man was created to exist forever.  He will exist either eternally separated from God by sin or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation.  To be eternally separated from God is Hell.  To be eternally in union with Him is Heaven.  Heaven and Hell are places of eternal existence.


Healing is a privilege for every believer.  God wants each of us to live healthy and whole lives so that we can live for Him and help others more effectively.


Man is made in the image and likeness of God and is the supreme object of His creation.  Man was created to have fellowship with God but became separated in that relationship through sinful disobedience.  As a result, man cannot attain a right relationship with God through his own effort.  Every human personality is uniquely created, possesses dignity, and is worthy of respect and Christian love.

The Fall; Sinful Disobedience

When Adam and Eve chose not to obey God, they ceased to be what they were made to be and became distorted images of God. This caused them to fall out of fellowship with God, and fractured all of creation ever since that time.

Salvation: god's only way

The blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the only way of salvation through the forgiveness of sin.  Salvation occurs when people place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for their sin.  Salvation is a gift from God, and it cannot be earned through our own efforts.

The Church

The church is a local community of baptized believers unified through faith in Christ.  It is committed to the teachings of Christ and obeying all of His commands, and it seeks to bring the Gospel to the world.  The Church works together in love and unity, intent on the ultimate purpose of glorifying Christ.


Baptism is a symbolic act to publicly profess one’s salvation.  God commands it, but our salvation does not rely upon it.  We practice full-immersion baptism, symbolizing the process of death and resurrection that Jesus went through for us.


Prayer is our ability to communicate with God.  Through Jesus’ salvation, we no longer need an intercessor to go between God and us; we can address Him directly.

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