Who We Are
We are a church family located in Lino Lakes, Minnesota. We exist to encourage, support, and train those who have accepted Jesus’ command to “Go!” whether “go” means our place of work 5 minutes away, or a long term mission trip on the other side of the planet.
We also believe God is reviving His people in these days to bring more of heaven to earth. His plans for us are GOOD, and we as a church body, want to be a part of it.
WE BELIEVE as an Alliance of Renewal Church (ARC)
God is One, revealed in the Scriptures as three persons, the Father, the source and creator of all, the Son, our Savior and Lord, and the Spirit, who calls us to faith and empowers us for effective service.
Jesus Christ, true God and true Man, through His virgin birth, sinless life, sacrificial death on our behalf, and resurrection from the dead, offers eternal life to all who believe. We are justified by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, and the same grace that saves also empowers for victorious living.
The whole human race has fallen and cannot be rescued from bondage to sin and to Satan without Christ.
The Word of God, the Bible, is true, and we can therefore trust in it without reservation. We accept all the canonical books of the Old and New Testaments as a whole and in all their parts as the divinely inspired and revealed Word of God and joyfully submit to it as the only infallible authority in all matters of life and faith.
The Church is composed of all those who have been born of the Spirit by believing in the sacrificial death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The Church is the Body of Christ, with Jesus Christ as the Head. We purpose to submit to Christ’s headship in all things.
Baptism unites us with Christ’s death and resurrection and the Lord’s Supper gives us fellowship with the living Christ in His true body and blood.
The local congregation consists of true believers, submitted to Christ, and carrying out His ministry and mandates in the empowering presence of the Holy Spirit. Pastors help equip the members to do the ministry.
The Holy Spirit gives gifts to all members of the Church to do the supernatural ministry of Christ until He returns. Christ will return for His Bride, the Church, and true believers will live forever with Christ, while unbelievers will be sent to eternal punishment.
The ecumenical creeds (the Apostles’, Nicene, and Athanasian) are true declarations of the faith we affirm.
How we live affirms or denies what we profess. We do not want to deny the Gospel by wrong living. We adorn our creed with our conduct.
Right relationships are as necessary as right theology. We will not invalidate sound doctrine by unsound attitudes and actions toward others.