THE FREEDOM CENTER WINDSOR
Section 1: WE BELIEVE THE SCRIPTURES are the only infallible, authoritative, inspired Word of God and declares His design and plan for mankind.
2 Timothy 3:15-17
1 Thessalonians 2:13
2 Peter 1:21
Section 2: WE BELIEVE THERE IS ONLY ONE TRUE GOD revealed in three persons; the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit eternally coexisting in perfect harmony and function.
2 Corinthians 13:14
1 Corinthians 8:4-6
GOD THE FATHER exists in unseen form as Father of Jesus Christ, Father of all believers and Father of all creation. All human fatherhood is derived from the Fatherhood of God. God as Father is the source of the believers’ spiritual life. He is concerned with the believers’ welfare and pours out His love upon them.
GOD THE SON is revealed as both the Son of God and the Son of Man through whom and for whom all things have been created; who came to earth by virgin birth; who was sinless as He lived among us in human frailty; who demonstrated His Sonship by working many miracles, signs and wonders; who atoned for man’s sins by shedding His blood on the cross; who was resurrected on the third day; who was exalted to the right hand of the Father and whom now affects the threefold ministry of Prophet, Priest and King in reconciling mankind to God the Father.
2 Peter 1:17
1 Corinthians 5:3
GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT super intended all creation having brought order out of chaos from the beginning. He is the source of all true prophecy and is the voice of God in the earth today revealing truth to all mankind. The Holy Spirit is received as a gift at conversion whereupon He indwells, baptizes and seals the believer. The Holy Spirit also fills, guides, empowers and teaches believers all things.
2 Peter 1:21
1 Corinthians 12:3-13
1 John 2:20
Section 3: WE BELIEVE IN THE FALL OF MAN. Though originally created good, man willingly fell into sin, ushering in evil and death, both physical and Spiritual into the world.
Section 4: WE BELIEVE SALVATION from spiritual death is available to all people through repentance towards God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, resulting in eternal life in Heaven.
Section 5: WE BELIEVE IN ETERNAL LIFE. There is a conscious existence after death. We believe that life after death is a destiny in either a literal heaven or hell. Believers upon death are ushered into God’s presence to await bodily resurrection, as well as those who rejected Christ await the punishment of their sinfulness in hell.
2 Corinthians 5:6-9
2 Thessalonians 1:5-10
Section 6: WE BELIEVE IN WATER BAPTISM AND COMMUNION. God’s grace is imparted by practicing these ordinances. Water Baptism by immersion in water after repentance and receiving Christ’s gift of forgiveness of sins and Communion as a symbolic remembrance of Christ’s suffering and death for our salvation.
1 Corinthians 11:26
Section 7: WE BELIEVE IN THE BAPTISM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT, which empowers believers for successful daily living, witnessing and effective ministry. This is accomplished particularly by making available the nine-fold gifts of the Spirit.
1 Corinthians 12:4-10
Section 8: WE BELIEVE IN THE GIFTS OF THE SPIRIT. These gifts were an indispensable part of the early church’s life and ministry. They are alive and for today. God intends for these gifts to continue in operation until Christ’s return. Through them God manifests His grace, power and love both corporately and individually. Through them God confirms the ministry of His Word, meets human needs, and equips believers to wage spiritual warfare effectively against the forces of evil.
1 Corinthians 12:1-11,14:1-25
1 Peter 4:10
Section 9: WE BELIEVE IN THE LAYING ON OF HANDS for the empowering of the Holy Spirit, for healing, for impartations of gifts of the Spirit and for the purpose of ordaining those called to lead and serve the church.
1 Timothy 4:14
2 Timothy 1:6
Section 10: WE BELIEVE THAT JESUS IS THE HEAD OF THE CHURCH, also known as the body of Christ. Each member of the body of Christ has a vital role, an equal opportunity and responsibility to promote unity and ministry one to the other.
1 Corinthians 12:12-26
Section 11: WE BELIEVE IN FIVE-FOLD LEADERSHIP that is divinely called and scripturally ordained that forms the eldership of the local and regional church. God calls. People acknowledge the call. The government of the church rests eternal in the Lordship of Jesus Christ. We believe the local church has the authority to ordain, men and woman, into the five-fold ministry, as well as recognize leading men and women to serve as elders and deacons. Our servant leaders strive to empower, encourage, equip, strategize and be available to the church.
Section 12: WE BELIEVE IN HEALING AND DELIVERANCE. They are provided for in Christ’s atonement and the finished work on the cross. Salvation extends not just to the believer’s spirit, but also to the soul and body.
1 Peter 2:24-25
Section 13: WE BELIEVE JESUS IS RETURNING! His physical, personal and glorious return to earth, visible for all to see and triumphant in the power and glory of His righteous everlasting dominion is the present hope of all believers.
Section 14: WE BELIEVE IN PRAYER as essential to maintaining a God centered life. Prayer is central to everything we do. We constantly pray over our members, our visitors, our ministries, our staff, our leaders and over God’s vision for our church. Simply, prayer is communication with God. It is first private, then corporate. We are to develop a lifestyle of prayer that avoids vain, repetitious and religious practices. We are also privileged to pray in the Spirit by means of tongues.
1 Thessalonians 5:17
1 Corinthians 14:14-15
Section 15: WE BELIEVE IN FASTING as a means to strengthen our prayers and our pursuit of God. It should be undertaken in an attitude of joy and anticipation.
Section 16: WE BELIEVE WORSHIP plays a significant role in our relationship, intimacy and understanding with God. Our worship style is focused on entertaining the presence of God and giving Him all praise, honor and glory.
Section 17: WE BELIEVE IN EVANGELISM. We believe that lost people matter to God and therefore ought to matter to the church. We believe evangelism is not limited to a chosen few but that authentic relationships can provide the opportunity for any follower of Christ to lead one to salvation. We want our primary focus to be people and not programs. We must be adequately equipped to share a verbal witness in a manner that is precise and easily understood that people may wisely choose Christ as their savior.
1 Peter 3:15
Section 18: WE BELIEVE IN THE EQUALITY OF ALL PEOPLE. We believe in the inherent value of all people and celebrate and honor God’s creativity demonstrated in the diverseness of all races and cultures. We support racial harmony and advocate healing of past ethnic sins.
1 Corinthians 12:13
Section 19: WE BELIEVE IN SERVANTHOOD. Jesus came to serve. As Christians we are to model unselfish living, after His example, in our service to others, particularly to the poor, widows and orphans.
Section 20: WE BELIEVE IN SPIRITUAL GROWTH. All Christians should yearn for continuous maturity. Full devotion to Christ and following His example should be normal for every believer. Submitting to being a disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ requires daily surrender, not just a one time commitment.
2 Peter 3:18
Section 21: WE BELIEVE IN THE GOODNESS OF GOD. God does not bring tragedy or sickness as a form of discipline. Sickness, persecution and all manners of tragedy are empowered and authored by the power of darkness and not the Kingdom of God. God’s love is able to redeem all hardships and losses, causing them to work together for good to them that love God and are called according to His purpose.
Section 22: WE BELIEVE IN THE SANCTITY OF HUMAN LIFE. We are created in the image of God and because of that human life is of inestimable worth from conception to death.
Section 23: WE BELIEVE IN MARRIAGE as the uniting of one man and one woman in covenant with each other and God and that it is a lifetime commitment.
Section 24: WE BELIEVE IN SEXUAL PURITY as necessary to stay sanctified and holy unto the Lord.
1 Corinthians 6:18
Section 25: WE BELIEVE IN THE LOCAL CHURCH. It is the responsibility and privilege of every child of God attending this assembly to support this local assembly with their regular presence, tithe/giving and service.
2 Corinthians 8:9
1 Peter 4:10
Section 26: WE BELIEVE IN THE LIFELONG PURSUIT OF GOD. We believe that Christians are to actively pursue God and to love the Lord with all their heart, mind, soul and strength and to love their neighbor as themselves as Jesus summed up the law, which He fulfilled.