At Connect Church we value:
- We have a relationship with God through faith in Jesus’ rescuing work and the Holy Spirit’s presence.
- We build relationships with nonbelievers because we want to give them the opportunity to experience and hear about Jesus.
- We care for each other, looking out for practical and spiritual needs.
- We are rooted in sound, Bible-based convictions.
- We teach the Bible to help the church grow in maturity.
- We teach the Bible to equip the church for serving one another and our local communities.
- We share Jesus with those who don’t know Him.
- We welcome all who come to us.
- We go to the people God sends us to.
- We love one another.
- We put in the effort it takes to maintain unity.
- We understand we are different parts of one body, Christ’s body.
- We do life together.
- We invest time in building friendships.
- Every person is important.
Here is a brief summary of the Apostolic Church‘s basis of faith.
We believe in…
- The one true and living God who eternally exists in three persons in unity: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
- The inherent corruptness of man through the Fall; The necessity of repentance and regeneration by grace and through faith in Christ alone and the eternal separation from God of the finally unrepentant.
- The Virgin birth, sinless life, atoning death, triumphant resurrection, ascension and continuing intercession of our Lord Jesus Christ; His second coming and millennial reign upon earth.
- The Justification and sanctification of believers through the finished work of Christ.
- The baptism of the Holy Spirit for believers with supernatural signs, empowering the church for its mission in the world.
- The gifts of the Holy Spirit for the building up of the Church and ministry to the world.
- The Sacraments of Baptism by immersion and of the Lord’s Supper.
- The divine inspiration and authority of the Holy Scriptures.
- Christ leadership of the Church through apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, teachers, elders and deacons, for unity, maturity and growth of the church.
- The security of the believer as he remains in Christ.
- The privilege and responsibility of bringing tithes and offerings to the Lord.