ABOUT US

"But seek you first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added to you." .... Jesus Christ

WHO WE ARE

Finding answers....

 

Who am I?  Why am I here in this life?  Does my life matter?  Where did we come from?  Where are we going?  How can I know truth and how should I then live?  Can I truly get along with myself and others? Is there a plan for my life?

 

Lions Gate Church is all about people looking for real direction, real answers and real relationships  together learning, living and supporting each other as we grow through life. Seeking to know Jesus Christ as Lord and serving our generation in His love.

WHAT WE BELIEVE

 Followers of Jesus Christ 

 

The word church means "called out one"...to what? Jesus calls out people to himself to be his personal follower...

 

So it’s extremely important that we, as a church or his disciples, believe, teach, and live out the truth that Jesus taught. 

The Short Version


God is real. He is all-powerful, all-knowing, and totally in charge of the direction history is moving. He is Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Like three candles together make one light in a room. Jesus created everything and everyone and every person matters deeply to him. Everyone has sinned, so everyone needs Jesus, who died for our sins, rose again from the dead, and is coming back.

 

Salvation is by grace alone through faith alone in Jesus Christ alone, He is the only way to Heaven, the only way to the Father.

Heaven and hell are real, as are angels and demons, including Satan. The Holy Spirit lives in every believer and empowers and gifts us to live and serve. The Bible, which is God’s Word, is both true and powerful. Baptism is when believers are immersed in water, not for salvation but to tell the world we follow Jesus.

 

Communion is a memorial to Jesus’ death. Jesus started calling his followers, His church, before His death, protects it through every age, and he commissioned us followers, the called out one's or the church to tell the world about Him.

 

Lions Gate Church is a local gathering of these Jesus followers, called out by Jesus to learn together, seek God together sharing His truth as The Bible, God's Holy Inspired Living Word. God gave us His Book, His Salvation and Holy Spirit! 

The Detailed Version

  1. The Bible in the original scriptures is the inspired Word of God; given to mankind for complete instruction in all aspects of living here and eternity.

  2. We believe we have received the miraculous gift of God’s Word in our generation to continue receiving revelation from God as to His nature, His Everlasting Kingdom, His Gospel and His Plan for Man.

  3. We believe in the physical incarnation of God in the person of Jesus of Nazareth, born of a Virgin, under the Law as God’s given “Blood Atonement” sacrificial lamb for the remedy of the sin of Man and his fallen condition.

  4. We believe in the “regeneration” “Born Again Experience” of those who accept Jesus Christ’s atonement and receive Him into their lives as Savior and Lord!

  5. We believe in the Infilling “Baptism of the Holy Spirit” as a separate and distinctive work of grace for the believer with the initial accompanied evidence of glossolalia “Tongues or Languages” as the Holy Spirit gives utterance.

  6. We believe the Baptism of the Holy Spirit that Jesus promises to those who believe is to empower individuals for supernatural works of service for God’s work.

  7. We believe that the gifts of the Holy Spirit are contemporary and current.

  8. We uphold and practice the Great Commission mandated by Jesus Christ to the Church to “Go ye therefore into all the nations…”

  9. We believe in the “Church” the Body of Christ in heaven and on earth as the redeemed who corporately represent the Bride of Christ.

  10. We believe in the Five Fold Ministry given to the Church in Ephesians Epistle: Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors and Teachers are to prepare the Body of Christ for God directed good works and spiritual maturity.

  11. We believe in scriptural sanctification “Holiness” (separation by God's grace and power from this present evil age)

  12.  as (1) an initial work of grace through regeneration at salvation and (2) an ongoing maturing process of putting on Christ character and putting off the "old man or our fallen "flesh centered nature" through revelation of God's truth in scriptures replacing our old thoughts and God's amazing powerful real grace.

  13. We believe in presenting a clear presentation of the gospel and discipleship to every age level for the salvation and sanctification of those who would accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.

  14. We believe the Bible defines that marriage between a man and a woman is a Biblical covenant between God and the couple that is both a Spiritual Union and has civil responsibilities as well.

  15. We believe children are a gift from God and a child’s family and the church has a responsibility to scriptuarally train up children for their purposes in God’s Kingdom.

  16. We believe scriptuarally the church body both teaches Biblical morality and has a biblical responsibility to uphold those morals privately and publicly.

  17. We believe in fiscal stability and responsibility as God’s word instructs us in this stewardship of His possessions as servants and trustees. We all belong to the Lord and prosper when we follow his principles of finances.

  18. We practice, teach and uphold Biblical Stewardship of our lives, our gifts, our possessions, our skills and our activities. Freedom comes from self discipline and self control through God's grace and truth.

  19. We believe in loving individuals, loving the community and loving our world with God inspired interaction as salt and light in our present society.

  20. We believe the local church is an appointed ambassadorial outpost of God’s Kingdom exhibiting His principles and manifesting the grace and mercy of God as his ambassadors extending the agape love of God, the truth of God, the reconciliation of God and the government of God in this present age to those who will receive Jesus Christ’s Lordship.

  21. We believe that the local church is a God developed and directed team/body that God uses to bring wholeness and healing to people inside, among and outside our community following God's direction and example.

  22. We believe in scriptural Worship and Adoration of God through appropriate anointed music, voice, uplifted hands, clapping, kneeling, bowing, praise, joy and humility before our great Creator.

  23. We believe it is the Church’s privilege, mandate and responsibility to equip mature disciples for fruitful effective gifted ministry to God and man.

  24. We believe and practice humility, accountability, honor and cooperation in the Body of Christ and scriptural spiritual submission to those who rule over us in God given grace and love.

  25. We believe in scriptural discipline, order, and accountability in the affairs of Christians as individuals and in the corporate Church body. We commit  to  hold each other up in love and respect encouraging Biblical behavior.

  26. We believe that God desires to make himself known to people through his Word, also fruit from faithful obedience to his commands, genuine worship, true communion, earnest effectual prayer, personal fellowship and through manifestations, administrations and gifts of the Holy Spirit.

  27. We believe that Holy Spirit anoints for preaching of God’s word resulting in miraculous signs, wonders, supernatural peace and much assurance.

  28. We believe in the literal "imminent" - (any time now)  return of Jesus Christ and the pre-tribulation rapture of the Church, the great Tribulation and the 1000 Year Millennial Physical Reign of Christ on earth.

  29. We believe in the New Heaven and New Earth and on into eternity with God.

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1465 NE 6th Street
Grants Pass, OR 97526


info@lionsgatechurch.org


Tel:  541-390-5151

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