Our Desire at AC OC

Our Desire is to follow Jesus, build and strengthen the body of believers. reach the unsaved through the teaching of God's Word, and see His believers living a victorious life filled with the Holy Spirit.
"...These are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name.
-John 20:31 (NKJV)
"But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth."
-Acts 1:8 (NKJV)

Statement of Faith

God the Trinity

We Believe that God is Spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love, is personal, transcendent, sovereign, life, truth, almighty, timelessly eternal, unchangeable, just, pure actuality, infallible in all things

God the Father

We Believe that God the Father 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 faith in Jesus Christ.
We Believe there is one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, equal in power and glory; this triune God created all, upholds all, and governs all according to the purpose of His will.

God the Son

We Believe in Jesus Christ—the second person of the Godhead, God's only begotten Son, the promised Messiah, conceived by the Holy Spirit.
We Believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, teachings, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, perpetual intercession for His people, and personal, visible return to earth.
We Believe that Jesus Christ is fully God and fully human, possessing two distinct natures which are co-joined in one person, and that He provided for the atonement of our sins by His vicarious, substitutionary death on the Cross.

God the Spirit

We Believe in the Holy Spirit—the third person of the Godhead, who convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment; and to regenerate, sanctify, and empower all who believe in Jesus Christ for ministry.
We Believe the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Jesus Christ and that He is an abiding comforter, helper, teacher, and guide.
We Believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit and in the exercise of all the biblical gifts of the Holy Spirit, to be employed within scriptural guidelines.

The Bible

We Believe the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the Word of God, fully inspired without error in their original manuscripts and are the infallible rule of faith and practice. The Bible is the foundation upon which this church operates and is the basis for which this church is governed.
We Believe that the Bible supersedes any earthly law that is contrary to the Holy Scriptures.
We Believe that we are to faithfully teach the Bible chapter-by-chapter, verse-by-verse thus allowing the believer to grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ
 We Believe all scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.

Salvation

We believe that all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; and the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
We believe for by grace we are saved through faith; and that not of ourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.
We believe for God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.   For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved.

Christ's Return

We Believe in the personal, visible return of Jesus Christ to the earth and the establishment of His kingdom,  Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come...look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.