TO BE A CHURCH WHERE THOSE FAR FROM GOD CAN CONNECT TO THE LIFE-CHANGING POWER OF JESUS CHRIST THROUGH A MESSAGE OF HOPE, AND REDEMPTION BY CREATING AN ENVIRONMENT WHERE PEOPLE FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE CAN EXPERIENCE THE PRESENCE OF JESUS CHRIST. IT IS A COMMUNITY IN WHICH THEY CAN CONTINUE TO GROW IN THEIR RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD AND OTHERS, AND A CULTURE THAT DESIRES TO GO BY GIVING OF OUR TIME, OUR TALENTS AND OUR FINANCES TO REACH BEYOND OUR BORDERS FOR THE CAUSE OF JESUS CHRIST.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
Porter APC is an Apostolic Pentecostal church in principle, practice, and power. We’re Bible-based in that we seek to base all of our beliefs and our lifestyle on explicit passages of the Bible or on biblical principles. Based on Scripture, we believe the following.
ABOUT THE BIBLE
The Bible is the infallible Word of God, the authority for salvation and Christian living (2 Timothy 3:15-17)
There is one God, who has revealed Himself as our Father, in His Son Jesus Christ, and as the Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ is God manifested in flesh. He is both God and man (Deuteronomy 6:4; Ephesians 4:4-6; Colossians 2:9; 1 Timothy 3:16)
ABOUT SIN AND SALVATION
Everyone has sinned and needs salvation. Salvation comes by grace through faith, based on the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ (Romans 3:23-25; 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9)
ABOUT THE GOSPEL
The saving gospel is good news that Jesus died for our sins, was buried and rose again. We obey the gospel (2 Thessalonians 1:8; 1 Peter4:17) by repentance (death to sin), water baptism in the name of Jesus Christ (burial), and receiving the gift of the Holy Spirit (resurrection) (1 Corinthians 15:1-4; Acts 2:4, 37-39; Romans 6:3-4)
ABOUT CHRISTIAN LIVING
As Christians we are to love God and others. We should live a holy life inwardly and outwardly, and worship God joyfully. The supernatural gifts of the Spirit, including healing , are for the church today (Mark 12:28-31; 2 Corinthians7:1; Hebrews 12:14; 1 Corinthians12:8-10)
ABOUT THE FUTURE
Jesus Christ is coming again to catch away His church. In the end will be the final resurrection and the final judgement . The righteous will inherit eternal life, and the unrighteous eternal death (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17; Revelation 20:11-15