Impacting our community for Christ to impact the world
1. We will celebrate boldly and worship daily.
So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive His mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most. – Hebrews 4:16
And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all He has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice-the kind He will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship Him. – Romans 12:1
2. We will be disciple makers.
Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.– Matthew 28:19-20
3. We will love and serve all.
4. We will love people when they least expect it and least deserve it.
Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving to one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you. – Ephesians 4:32
5. We will be about multiplication.
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere—in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. – Acts 1:8
Jesus came and told his disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. 19 Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. 20 Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”- Matthew 28:19-20
6. We will give in accordance to what God has given us.
You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly in response to pressure. “For God loves a person who gives cheerfully.” – 2 Corinthians 9:7
7. We will pray like it depends on God and work like it depends on us.
Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.– James 5:16
What We Believe
The Bible is God’s Word to people. It was written by human authors under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is inspired by God and it is truth, without any error and it is relevant to our lives today.
God has existed in relationship with himself for all eternity. He exists as one substance in three persons: Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit. Although each member of the Trinity serves different functions, they each possess equal power and authority.
God the Father
God is great. he is powerful, all knowing, ever present, unchanging, completely worthy of our trust, and holy. It is in him that we live, move, and exist. God is good. He is our Father, he is loving, compassionate, and faithful to his people and his promises.
Jesus is the Son of God.
Jesus Christ is completely human, but at the same time completely God. He is the only plan for bringing people who are enemies of God back to a right relationship with God. He was born of a virgin and lived a perfect life so that he could be a substitution for us in satisfying God’s demand s for perfection. He defeated death in his resurrection so that we can have life. He will one day return to judge the earth and set all things right.
The Holy Spirit
His presence assures us of our relationship with Christ. He guides believers into all truth and exalts Christ. He convicts people of their sin, God’s righteousness, and God’s judgment. He comforts us, gives us spiritual gifts, and makes us more like Christ.
Man is made in the image of God and is the supreme object of his creation. Man was created to have fellowship with God, but became separated in that relationship through sinful disobedience. As a result, man cannot attain a right relationship with God through his own effort. Every human personality is uniquely created, possess dignity, and is worthy of respect and Christian love.
The blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the only way of salvation through the forgiveness of sin. Salvation occurs when people place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment of their sin. Salvation is a gift from God and it cannot be earned through our own efforts.
The church is a local community of baptized believers unified through faith in Christ. It is committed to the teachings of Christ, to obeying all of his commands, and to seek to bring the gospel to the world. The church works together in love and unity, intent on the ultimate purpose of glorifying Christ.
Submission to the leadership of Jesus over the church
Christ is the recognized leader of the church, not a person or group, or organization. We are elder led and their goal is to follow the guidance of Jesus as the chief shepherd. Since Jesus is the leader of the church we have a responsibility to obey the commands that he gives us in scripture.
Seeking scripture for direction on all matters
Since God’s Word is the only reliable and truthful authority, we accept the Bible as our manual for daily living. Our first question when faced with a decision is “What does the Bible say?” The Bible is the basis for all we believe.
We practice baptism by immersion. It is an act of obedience to Jesus’ command and shows those around us that we are Christ-followers.
We do this weekly. It is a celebration of the life and death of Jesus that has set us free from the bondage and shame of sin.
Devotion to the Church
We believe that devotion to your spiritual family should be your next priority after your earthly family. After all, you will be with them forever. We believe that the local church is the body of Christ left behind to carry out his mission on earth.
We encourage sacrificial giving to advance the mission of Jesus in our church family, locally, and globally.
We practice church planting
This is a biblical model for the church seen throughout the New Testament. It is also the quickest way to evangelize a lost world.
We practice the traditional view of marriage and gender roles
We practice the traditional view of marriage as being exclusively between one man and one woman. We practice sexual activity being reserved for the confines of marriage and not before or outside of marriage. We also practice the belief that God created two genders, male and female and has given them two distinct roles in both the home and the church.
The Gathering Community Church
P.O. Box 87 Fuquay Varina, NC 27526
501 Wake Chapel Rd. | Fuquay Varina, NC 27526