Our story began in August of 1989 with a young pastor and handful of hopeful people meeting in the old Port Saint Lucie community center.
Throughout our journey we have been privileged to see Jesus forgive and transform thousands of lives for His glory. It has been our joy to partner with Him to care for the poor, strengthen families, send missionaries, equip leaders and most of all tell His Story, the Gospel. It is the greatest story about the greatest Person, Jesus Christ. Our eyes are fixed on Him and we are filled with faith for the future and we hope you will be a part that future.
The Bible from Genesis to Revelation is one book with one story and one hero. The story is the gospel, and the Hero is Jesus Christ. The gospel is foretold in the Old Testament, revealed int he four gospels, and explained in the epistles. Throughout the Bible there is one overarching theme – God reconciling His creation to Himself through the incarnation, life, death, and resurrection of His Son, Jesus Christ. Therefore, the gospel is not simply the entry point into the Christian life, but it is also the foundation and force that shapes all we do as followers of Jesus both in our daily lives and in our experiences as the corporate body of Christ. In light of this, we aim to be gospel-centered in all that we preach, teach, and practice.
Baptism of the Holy Spirit
We are a church that believes in the present day expression of the gifts of the Holy Spirit that are listed in 1 Corinthians 12:8-10, including the gifts of prophecy, tongues, and healing. The same miraculous gifts exercised in the New Testament are available and to be eagerly desired (1 Corinthians 14:1) and practiced today in orderly submission to the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 14:40). These gifts are made available through the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, which is an empowerment of the Holy Spirit subsequent to the indwelling of the Spirit at Salvation and for the purpose of being Christ’s witnesses to the world.
We exist to help people in our lives and around the world deeply believe the gospel.
Our Core Values are the foundation of our mission statement and inform everything we do as a church.
High View of Scripture
Jesus said: “heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.” His words are Scripture – the final authority on what is true. God’s Word is central to every aspect of our lives and ministry. Therefore, we are committed to correctly handling Scripture so that we may know the truth and be made free. (Mark 13:31, 1 Peter 1:21, 2 Tim 2:15, John 8:32)
Jesus is the new and living way, and as such has opened up a whole new way of relating to God the Father by sending the Holy Spirit to indwell and enable His followers to worship in Spirit and Truth. Knowing, enjoying and exalting His supreme worth is our ultimate purpose as humans and our greatest joy. Therefore, we aim to be filled with the Spirit in our worship, singing with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. (Hebrews 10:19-20, John 4:23-24, Ephesians 5:18-19)
Jesus came into the world not to be served but to serve. To be like him we too must not seek to be served, but seek to serve one another in His love. Therefore, we endeavor to use the gifts of grace He has given to us so that in all things He would be praised. (Matthew 20:28, Galatians 5:13, 1 Peter 4:10-11)
Jesus’ incarnation makes Him the greatest missionary of all time. Before He ascended to heaven, He said to His disciples, “as the Father has sent me, I am sending you …Go into all the world and preach the good news.” The greatness of the gospel, and the fact that nearly 6000 unique people groups have little or no access to it, obligates us to cross geographical and cultural boundaries by praying, sending and going. (John 20:21, Mark 16:15)
Through faith in Jesus’ death and resurrection, we are adopted into the family of God. This family is the church Jesus said he would build. Therefore, we purpose to relate to one another as brothers and sisters in Christ and to meet together often as a Spiritual family on Sundays and in small groups so that we can serve, encourage and pray for one another. (Ephesians. 1:5, Matt 16:18, John 13:35, Hebrews 10:25, Galatians 5:13, James 5:16)
What We Believe
- The Scriptures are true, authoritative and sufficient. (Psalm 19:7-11; 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21)
- There is only one true God, Creator of heaven and earth, who eternally exists in three distinct persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 45:5-6; 46:9-10; John 17:3; 1 Corinthians 8:4-6; 12:4-6; 1 Timothy 2:5; Genesis 1:26; Psalm 45:6-7; 110:1; Matthew 3:13-17; 28:17-20).
- All things exist for the glory of God. (Psalm 148; Proverbs 16:4; Isaiah 61:3; Romans 11:33-36; 1 Corinthians 10:31; 2 Corinthians 5:15; Ephesians 1:3-14).
- All humanity, Christ excluded, is sinful by both birth and action. (Genesis 6:5; Psalm 51:5; Jeremiah 17:9; Romans 3:23; 5:8, 12-21; 7:18; Eph. 2:1-3).
- The deserved penalty for sin is physical and spiritual death. (Genesis 2:15-17; 3:19; Romans 5:12; 6:23; James 1:14-15)
- Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God, was born of a virgin and is both fully God and fully human. (Matthew 1:20; Luke 2:52; John 1:1-4; Colossians 1:15-20; Hebrews 1:1-3)
- Jesus Christ died as the sacrificial substitute to pay the penalty for sin. (John 1:29; 10:1-18; Romans 5:8; 1 Corinthians 15:1-4; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Galatians 1:4)
- Jesus Christ physically rose from the dead, ascended into heaven and will one day physically return. (Matthew 28:1-20; Mark 16:1-8; Luke 24:1-53; John 1:20-21:25; 1 Corinthians 15:12-34; John 14:3; Acts 1:11; 1 Thessalonians 4:16; Hebrews 9:28; 1 John 3:2; Revelation 1:7)
- There will be a future physical resurrection of the dead. Only those who turn from sin and to Jesus in faith and repentance will be raised to eternal reward. Those who do not will be raised to eternal punishment. (Matthew 25:31-46; John 5:28-29; Acts 24:15)
- Only through faith in the person and work of Jesus Christ and repentance from sin can one be reconciled to God and experience true life and joy. (John 3:18, 14:6; Acts 4:12; Romans 3:21-26; 1 Timothy 2:5-6)
What we believe is merely a response to God’s revelation. Therefore, our beliefs are simply a summary communication of what the Scriptures teach. For a more in-depth understanding of our beliefs, download our Full Statement of Faith: