WHAT TO EXPECT
Expect to be blessed!
Expect to be loved!
What will services be like?
What is available for children and youth at Maranatha?
We provide Nursery and Children's Sunday School classes for every service. Our Youth meet on Wednesday evenings and on the 2nd and 4th Sunday morning services.
Our goal is to introduce people to Jesus Christ and bring them into His family. As they grow and mature spiritually, we help equip them for their ministry in the church, in their home, and in the world.
STATEMENT OF FAITH
The Holy Bible
The Holy Bible and only the Bible, is the authoritative Word of God. The Holy Bible alone is the final authority in determining all doctrinal truths. The Word of God is inspired, infallible, and inerrant. (II Tim. 3:16, II Pet. 1:20-21, Prov. 30:5, Romans 16:25-26)
God The Father
God The Son
Jesus Christ is eternally God. He was together with the Father and the Holy Spirit from the beginning and through Him all things were made. For man's redemption He left Heaven and became incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the Virgin Mary. He lived a sinless life, performed miracles, died on the cross for the forgiveness of our sins, and rose from the dead and ascended to the right hand of the Father, and will return again in power and glory. (John 1:1, 14, 20:28, I Tim. 3:16, Philippians 2:5-6)
God The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is God, the Lord and giver of life, Who was active in the Old Testament, and given to the Church in fullness at Pentecost. He empowers the saints for service and witness, cleanses humanity from the old nature, and conforms us to the image of Christ. The Baptism of the Holy Spirit, releases the fullness of the Spirit and can be evidenced by tongues and/or other gifts and fruit of the Spirit. All believers are commanded to earnestly desire the manifestation of the gifts in their lives. These gifts always operate in harmony with the Scriptures and should never be used in violation of biblical parameters. (Hebrews 2:4, Romans 1:11, 12:4-8, Ephesians 4:16, II Timothy 1:5-16, 4:14, I Corinthians 12:1-31, 14:1-40, I Peter 4:10)
of us are born with a sinful nature. Our only hope of redemption from
this sinful nature is through faith in Jesus Christ. We are saved by
grace through faith in Jesus Christ; His death, burial, and
resurrection. Salvation is by personal repentance, belief in the Lord
Jesus, and personal acceptance of Him into one's life as Savior.
Salvation is an act of free will in response to God's personal love for
mankind. Salvation should produce an active lifestyle of living
obedience and service to Jesus Christ our Savior (Ephesians 2:8-9,
Galatians 2:16, Galatians 3:8, Romans 10:9-10, Acts 16:31)
believe in the ordinance of water baptism by immersion in obedience to
the Word of God. All who have accepted Jesus Christ as their personal
Savior should be baptized in water as a public profession of their
faith in Christ. (Matthew 28:19, Acts 2:38)
Lord's Supper is a unique time of communion in the presence of God
when the elements of bread and grape juice (the Body and Blood of the
Lord Jesus Christ) are taken in remembrance of Jesus' sacrifice on the
Cross. (Matthew 26:26-29, Mark 16:16, Acts 8:12, 36-38, 10:47-48,
I Corinthians 10:16, 11:23-25)
Church is the Body of Christ, the habitation of God through the
Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of Jesus' great
commission. The universal church consists of all communities of
believers that accept the correct teachings of the Bible. (Ephesians 1:22, 2:19-22, Hebrews 12:23, John 17:11, 20-23)