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Beliefs & Core Values

Our Beliefs

The Word of God


We believe the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the inspired Word of God, inerrant in the original writings, complete as the revelation of God’s will for salvation, and the supreme and final authority in all matters to which they speak.


(Luke 24:27, 44; John 5:39; Acts 17:2-3; Rom. 15:4; 1 Cor. 2:13; 10:11; 2 Tim. 3:16-17)

The Trinity


We believe in one God, Creator and Sustainer of all things, eternally existing in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; that these are equal in every divine perfection and that they execute distinct but harmonious offices in the work of creation, providence, and redemption.


(Gen. 1:1-3, 26; Matt. 3:16,17; John 14:26; 2 Cor. 13:13, Gal. 4:4-6)

God the Father


We believe in God the Father, an infinite, personal Spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power, and love. We believe 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.


(Matt. 28:18-19; Mark 12:29; John 1:14; Acts 5:3-4; 2 Cor. 13-14; Heb. 1:1-3; Rev. 1:4-6)

Jesus Christ


We believe that Jesus Christ is God’s eternal Son, and has precisely the same nature, attributes and perfections as God the Father and God the Holy Spirit. We believe further that He is not only true God, but true man, conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. We also believe in His sinless life, His substitutionary atonement, His bodily resurrection from the dead, His ascension into heaven, His priestly intercession on behalf of His people, and His personal, visible, pre-millennial return from heaven.


(Luke 1:30-35; 2:40; John 1:1-2, 1:18; 3:16; Phil. 2:5-8; Heb. 4:15)

Holy Spirit


We believe in the Holy Spirit, His personality, and His work in regeneration, sanctification, and preservation. His ministry is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ, and implement Christ’s work of redeeming the lost and empowering the believer for godly living and service.


(John 16:7-13; 14:16-17; Acts 1:8; 1 Cor. 2:2-12; 3:16; 2 Cor. 3:17; Gal. 5:25; Eph. 1:13; 5:18)

Man


We believe God created man, male and female, in the image of God and free from sin. We further believe man is a sinner by nature and choice and is therefore spiritually dead. We also believe that those who repent of sin and trust Jesus Christ as Savior are regenerated by the Holy Spirit.


(Gen. 1:26; 2:17; 6:5; Ps. 14:1-3; 51:5; Jer. 17:9; John 3:16; 5:40; 6:35; Romans 3:10-19; 8:6-7; Eph. 2:1-3; 1 Tim. 5-6; 1 John 3:8)

Marriage


We believe that God has established marriage as a lifelong, exclusive relationship between one man and one woman and that all intimate sexual activity outside the marriage relationship, whether heterosexual, homosexual, or otherwise, is immoral and therefore sin. (Gen. 2:24-25; Ex. 20:14, 17, 22:19; Lev. 18:22-23, 20:13,15-16; Matt. 19:4-6; 9, Rom 1:18-31; 1 Cor. 6:9-10, 15-20; I Tim. 1:8-11; Jude 7).


We believe that God created the human race male and female and that all conduct with the intent to adopt a gender other than one’s birth gender is immoral and therefore sin. (Gen 1:27; Deut 22:5).

Salvation


We believe in salvation by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. We further believe that this salvation is based upon the sovereign grace of God, and was purchased by Christ on the cross, and is received by man through faith, apart from any human merit, works, or rituals. We further believe salvation results in righteous living, good works, and proper social concern.


(Romans 6:23; Eph. 2:8,9; John 1:12; 10:29,30; 14:16; Titus 3:5; 1 John 3:8)

The Church


We believe that the Church is the spiritual body of which Christ is the head. We believe that the true Church is composed of all persons who through saving faith in Jesus Christ have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit. We believe that this body expresses itself in local assemblies whose members have been baptized upon credible confession of faith and have associated themselves for worship, for instruction, for evangelism, and for service. We believe the ordinances of the local church are believer’s baptism by immersion and the Lord’s Supper. We also believe in the interdependence of local churches and the mutual submission of believers to each other in love.


(Matt. 16:18; 1 Cor. 12:13, 27,28; Eph. 1:22, 23; Eph. 4:12)

Separation of Church and State


We believe that each local church is self governing in function, and must be free from interference by any ecclesiastical or political authority. We further believe that every human being is directly responsible to God in matters of faith and life, and that each should be free to worship God according to the dictates of his conscience.


(Isa. 9:6,7; Matt. 22:18-21; Acts 5:29; Rom. 13:1-17)

Christian Conduct


We believe that the supreme task of every believer is to glorify God in his life; that his conduct should be blameless before the world; that he should be a faithful steward of his possessions; and that he should seek to realize for himself the full stature of maturity in Christ.


(1 Thess. 2:10; 2 Thess. 3:7; 1 Tim. 3:2; Titus 2:7)

Last Things


We believe in the bodily resurrection of the saved and lost, the eternal existence of all men either in heaven or hell, in divine judgments, rewards, and punishments.


(Luke 12:33,34; John 6:39,40; John 12:48-50; Phil. 1:23; Heb. 12:22-23)



Our Core Values

Christ


We want to spread a passion for the glories of Christ’s Gospel. The Gospel is the beginning, middle, and end of all ministry. This centrality of the Gospel is what makes every believer able to contribute powerfully to the lives of others.

Community


When we become believers in Christ, God places us into a new community, His church. We believe that Christian growth happens best in smaller groups where believers can care for one another and “do life” together.

Culture


Guam is a uniquely diverse and multicultural island. Our members implement Christ’s Great Commission to go and make believers by fully engaging the cultures here, living with and serving the people of Guam as an example of salt and light in the world.

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