Story Church Atlanta
WHAT WE BELIEVE
The Bible is the inspired Word of God.
We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God. It is accurate, authoritative, and applicable to our everyday lives.
God is eternal and three-in-one.
We believe that God is eternal and that he revealed himself as one God existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Sin has separated us from God.
We believe that sin has separated each of us from God and his purpose for our lives.
Jesus reconciles us to God.
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is fully God and fully man and is the only One who can reconcile us to God. He lived a sinless life, died on the cross in our place, rose again to life, and ascended to heaven.
We are saved by grace.
We believe that we receive salvation, the forgiveness of our sins and reconciliation to God, by grace through faith in Jesus.
Jesus is building his Church.
We believe that Jesus established and is building his Church. God’s plan is that all believers regularly meet together for worship, fellowship, service, and instruction in the Word of God.
Baptism is significant, powerful, and beautiful.
We believe that water baptism is an outward expression of what happens to us inwardly when we give our lives to Christ. “When we are saved”. We believe that the baptism of the Holy Spirit is available to all believers.
Our lives have purpose.
We believe that God has a plan and purpose for each of our lives and that he enables us by his grace to grow in love, maturity, and relationship with him.
We will exist eternally.
We believe that each person will exist eternally. Whether we spend eternity with God or separated from him is determined by our response to the grace and salvation of Jesus.
Jesus will return.
We believe that Jesus will come back again for the Church.
We have spiritual gifts through the Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit enables us to use spiritual gifts as enumerated in I Corinthians 12-14 and as manifested in the Early Church. These gifts were given to enrich the World, empower us in our purpose, build God’s Church and further validate the existence of God while proving access to an all powerful creator.