Culture and Beliefs

The Freedom Way
We Are Freedom Church

We exist so that people far from God can experience life in Christ. Experiencing life in Christ is more than an event to be celebrated. It is a lifelong process to be enjoyed. (Luke 19:10)

We Expect the Unexpected

What we have experienced can only be explained by the power of God. We will continue to set lofty goals. We will advance in faith. We will watch God work. (John 14:12)

We Put God to the Test

God made us a promise and we will take Him at His Word. Since generosity is a trust issue, we choose to believe God by leading the way in sacrificial giving. It is not about what God wants from us, but what He wants for us. (Malachi 3)

We Refuse to be Good

Good is the enemy of great. Excellence isn’t a value; it is a necessity. (Colossians 3:23)

We Are Letting Go

Freedom is fueled by volunteers. We will empower people for their ministry, not just recruit them to ours. (Ephesians 4:11-12)

We Will Embrace Evolution

We have an insatiable appetite to grow and learn. As a result, we will consistently add jars to this house in order to prepare for the blessing of God. (1 Kings 17:7-16)

We Are Not in the Catering Business

We bow to Jesus and not the personal preferences of those around us. We are more concerned with the people that we are trying to reach than those we are trying to keep. This is His church and we are honored to be a part! (Philippians 2:9-11)

We've Got Your Back

We freely give honor to those above, beside and under us because of the calling and potential that God has placed inside of them. (Romans 12:10)

We Aren't Afraid to Fight

We will aggressively defend our unity and the vision that God has given us through our Pastor (Ephesians 4:3)

We Are Never Finished

We are grateful for what God has done in the past, but now ‘God, do it again.’ (Psalm 126)

Our Beliefs
God

God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has existed eternally in three persons: the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.

Genesis 1:1, Matthew 28:19

Jesus

Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all men by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to heaven and will return again to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

Isaiah 9:6, Matthew 1:22-23

The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every believer from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. The Christian seeks to live under His control daily.

John 14:16-17

The Bible

The Bible is God’s Word to all men. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the ultimate source of truth for Christian beliefs and living.

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2 Timothy 1:13, Psalm 119:105

Humanity

Humanity is made in the image of God. Although God designed us to have fellowship with Him, we became alienated from God through disobedience. As a result, all human beings are born with a sinful nature and choose to sin against God. We are incapable of regaining a right relationship with God through our own efforts.

Genesis 1:27, Romans 3:23

Eternity

You were created to exist forever. We believe that forever is spent in one of two places: eternally separated from God because of sin or in union with God because of His forgiveness and salvation. When you die, you will either spend eternity in heaven or hell. Eternal separation from God happens in hell. Eternal union with God occurs in heaven.

John 3:16

Salvation

Salvation is God’s gift to you if you’ll accept it. We can never make up for our sin with self-improvement or good works. It is only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness that you can be saved from sin’s penalty. Eternal life begins the moment you receive Jesus Christ into your life by faith.

John 1:12

Eternal Security

Because God gives man eternal life through Jesus Christ, the believer is secure in that salvation for eternity. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian. It is the grace and eternal power of God that gives this security.

John 10:29