What We Believe

Our 16 Fundamental Truths

These are nonnegotiable tenets of faith that all Assemblies of
God churches adhere to. This list is derived from the official
Statement of Fundamental Truths. Click links below to see the
complete original statement with scriptures.

  1. WE BELIEVE…
    The Scriptures are Inspired by God and declare His design
    and plan for mankind.
  2. WE BELIEVE…
    There is only One True God–revealed in three
    persons…Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (commonly known as the
    Trinity).
  3. WE BELIEVE…
    In the Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ. As God’s son Jesus
    was both human and divine.
  4. WE BELIEVE… though originally good,
    Man Willingly Fell to Sin–ushering evil and death, both
    physical and spiritual, into the world.
  5. WE BELIEVE…
    Every Person Can Have Restored Fellowship with God Through
    ‘Salvation’
    (accepting Christ’s offer of forgiveness for
    sin). [1 of 4 cardinal doctrines of the A/G]
  6. WE BELIEVE… and practice two
    ordinances—(1)
    Water Baptism by Immersion after repenting of one’s sins and
    receiving Christ’s gift of salvation, and (2)
    Holy Communion (the Lord’s Supper) as a symbolic remembrance
    of Christ’s suffering and death for our salvation.
  7. WE BELIEVE…
    the Baptism in the Holy Spirit is a Special Experience Following
    Salvation
    that empowers believers for witnessing and
    effective service, just as it did in New Testament times. [1 of
    4 cardinal doctrines of the A/G]
  8. WE BELIEVE…
    The Initial Physical Evidence of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit
    is ‘Speaking in Tongues,’
    as experienced on the Day of
    Pentecost and referenced throughout Acts and the Epistles.
  9. WE BELIEVE…
    Sanctification Initially Occurs at Salvation and is not only
    a declaration that a believer is holy, but also a progressive
    lifelong process of separating from evil as believers
    continually draw closer to God and become more Christlike.
  10. WE BELIEVE…
    The Church has a Mission to seek and save all who are lost
    in sin. We believe ‘the Church’ is the Body of Christ and
    consists of the people who, throughout time, have accepted God’s
    offer of redemption (regardless of religious denomination)
    through the sacrificial death of His son Jesus Christ.
  11. WE BELIEVE…
    A Divinely Called and Scripturally Ordained Leadership Ministry
    Serves the Church
    . The Bible teaches that each of us under
    leadership must commit ourselves to reach others for Christ, to
    worship Him with other believers, and to build up or edify the
    body of believers–the Church.
  12. WE BELIEVE…
    Divine Healing of the Sick is a Privilege for Christians Today
    and is provided for in Christ’s atonement (His sacrificial death
    on the cross for our sins). [1 of 4 cardinal doctrines of the
    A/G]
  13. WE BELIEVE…
    in The Blessed Hope—When Jesus Raptures His Church Prior to His
    Return to Earth
    (the second coming). At this future moment
    in time all believers who have died will rise from their graves
    and will meet the Lord in the air, and Christians who are alive
    will be caught up with them, to be with the Lord forever. [1 of
    4 cardinal doctrines of the A/G]
  14. WE BELIEVE…
    in The Millennial Reign of Christ when Jesus returns with
    His saints at His second coming and begins His benevolent rule
    over earth for 1,000 years. This millennial reign will bring the
    salvation of national Israel and the establishment of universal
    peace.
  15. WE BELIEVE…
    A Final Judgment Will Take Place for those who have rejected
    Christ. They will be judged for their sin and consigned to
    eternal punishment in a punishing lake of fire.
  16. WE BELIEVE… and look forward to the
    perfect
    New Heavens and a New Earth that Christ is preparing for all
    people, of all time, who have accepted Him. We will live and
    dwell with Him there forever following His millennial reign on
    Earth. ‘And so shall we forever be with the Lord!’