WE BELIEVE that there is one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, equal in power and in glory; that this triune God created all, upholds all and governs all.
About the Bible
WE BELIEVE that the scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the Word of God, fully inspired without error in the original manuscripts and infallible rule of faith and practice.
About the Father
WE BELIEVE in GOD THE FATHER, an infinite, personal Spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love; that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men; that He hears and answers prayer; and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.
WE BELIEVE in JESUS CHRIST, God's only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles and teaching, His substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, perpetual intercession for His people and personal, visible return to earth.
WE BELIEVE in the universal CHURCH the living spiritual body of which Christ is the Head and all regenerated persons are members.
About the Holy Spirit
WE BELIEVE in the HOLY SPIRIT, Who came forth from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify and empower for ministry all who believe in Christ; we believe the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Jesus Christ and that He is an abiding Helper, Teacher and Guide. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit and in the exercise of all the Biblical gifts of the Spirit.
WE BELIEVE that all MEN are sinners by nature and choice and are therefore under condemnation, that God regenerates by the Holy Spirit, those who repent of their sins and confess Jesus Christ as Lord; that Jesus Christ baptizes a seeking believer with the Holy Spirit with power for service, often subsequent to regeneration.
About the Return of Christ
WE BELIEVE in the personal, visible RETURN OF CHRIST to earth and the establishment of His Kingdom; in the resurrection of the body, the final judgment, and eternal blessing of the righteous and endless suffering of the wicked.
WE BELIEVE the Bible teaches that every Christian is called to "full time" Christian service, regardless of his or her vocation. We practice the truth that every believer is a minister by encouraging every member to find a place of service and ministry. Every believer has direct access to God through prayer and Bible reading. We believe people are called to witness and to give life to others.
WE BELIEVE people are made in the spiritual image of God, the crown of creation. Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called "sin." This attitude separates people from God and causes many problems in life.
WE BELIEVE that the Lord Jesus Christ committed two ORDINANCES to the church, Baptism and the Lord's Supper. We believe in baptism by immersion and communion open to all believers. We believe also in the laying on of hands for the baptism of the Holy Spirit, for ordination of pastors, elders and deacons, and for receiving gifts of the Spirit or healing.
At Water of Life we practice tithing for the support of Christ's body, the church, as God commands. At Water of Life we believe that giving of tithes and offerings is an act of worship to Jesus Christ and is an expression of the relationship between the individual giver and the Lord. We provide boxes at the back of the Worship Center and our venues for your tithes and offerings.
The Apostles Creed
WE BELIEVE in what is termed "The Apostles Creed" as embodying fundamental facts of Christian faith.
...The LORD, the LORD God, compassionate and gracious,
slow to anger, and abounding in loving kindness and truth;
who keeps loving kindness for thousands, who forgives
iniquity, transgression and sin...