Mission • Vision • Beliefs
Reach • Reconcile • Restore • Reproduce
Reaching the lost is the Commission of all who are in Christ Jesus. Though it seems to be a common purpose in all churches; at Hands of Faith, we acknowledge the ability of the Holy Spirit to use us in any and all situations to share the witness of Jesus Christ in our lives (Acts 1:8). Our desire is to see those seeking redemption, forgiveness, love, and an eternal life come to know Christ as their Savior. Our purpose is not to grow our church, rather to increase the kingdom of heaven.
Reconciliation is another biblical standard adopted by the people of Hands of Faith (2 Corinthians 5:18-21). Not only do we desire to see salvation manifested, but to see relationships healed starting first with God the Father. Reconciling differences is a mainstay of our diverse ministry and a foundational principle as to our existence. We pray that God reconcile all to Him as He then reconciles us to those in whom He has entrusted us to love.
Restoration of all brokenness has been a primary thrust of our church. Though we believe that all have sinned and fallen short of living the way God intended, we also believe that we are to edify and build up many who have come to us already fragile and hurt (Ephesians 4:11-14). We believe in helping believers find their purpose in a redeemed life through the work of the Holy Spirit as He ministers to them daily.
Reproduce what God has done through the aspects of reaching, reconciling, and restoring in order that He may continue duplicating from one person to another in fulfillment of our vision. As was the Lord's commission to go a make disciples (Matthew 28:19), we are called to go about our daily living, helping others to see what Christ has done to transform us in order that we have the opportunity to lead them to Christ for the same transforming, life changing experience.
To see God transform lives one person at a time
In Romans 12:1-2 we are instructed by the Apostle Paul to give our bodies (our entire person) over to the Lord. He states that this is an act of worshipping the Lord that replaces the animal sacrifices of the Old Testament. In light of this, we are providing the Lord with an opportunity to take us and reshape, reconstruct, realign, and redirect our lives. He transforms us into the person we were created to become. Sin has held us captive to what the world desired for us; Christ released us from that captivity and set us toward our heavenly destiny. Through His transforming us we are able to fulfill His purpose in us to serve those in our world.
- The Scriptures, both Old and New Testament are the inspired Word of God, without error.
- There is One God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit
- That Jesus Christ is truly God and truly Man, born of a virgin, conceived of the Holy Spirit. Died, was buried, and rose again on the third day, and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty.
- The Holy Spirit is a person, baptizing, indwelling believers with His presence, giving them gifts and fruit as Comforter.
- That salvation is for all who believe and accept Jesus Christ as Savior by faith through repentence.
- That the ordinances of the church are water baptism by immersion in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; in communion/Lord's Supper in belief of His dying for all and being raised from the dead.
The gift of salvation:
It is our hope that you will consider having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. We ask that you pray and accept Jesus into your life; allow Him to become both your Savior and Lord. It is then that you pray, asking the Holy Spirit to fill you, in order for you to walk in the lifestyle of which Jesus desires just for you.
How do you pray these prayers?
By simply saying the following words:
- Confess to Him, "Lord, forgive me for being a sinner apart from you."
- Declare to Him, "I want you in my life as both Savior and Lord."
- Accept from Him, "Please fill me with your Holy Spirit to make me complete."
- Act in Him daily knowing that you are a born again believer headed for heaven to see the Father one day. Amen!