Resilient Life Church has been formed as a fellowship of believers in the lordship of Jesus Christ. Our supreme desire is to know Christ, to be conformed in His image, and to proclaim the Gospel to all people. Our Purpose at Resilient Life Church is triune:
1. The worship of God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
2. The building up of the church of Jesus Christ through the teaching of the Word and the ministry of the Spirit.
3. The persuasion of all people to repent and confess Jesus Christ as Lord.
It’s not about us. We are here to make Jesus Christ famous. We take hard-hitting steps of faith, launching into deeper waters, so that God can do more!
Passion – For Jesus and His Church.
Excellence – Everything speaks. God is in the details.
Influence – Live the Gospel out loud.
Integrity – Do the right things, the right way.
Unity – We are in this together.
Legacy – Invest in the next generation.
Generosity – Reflect God’s generosity.
Honor – Honor those among us and those that have gone before us.
Growth – Commit to abiding in an active relationship with Jesus.
Commitment – Take our call to ministry seriously.
Faith – Radical trust that God wants to do great things in and through us.
Our Statement of Faith
We believe that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the Word of God, fully inspired without error in the original manuscripts, and the infallible rule of faith and practice. We believe that God has not added, deleted, or altered the Bible with subsequent writings or revelations. (Ps 19:7-11, Ps 119:160, 2 Tim 3:16, 2 Pet 1:19-21, Rev 22:18-19)
We believe that 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; that this triune God created all, upholds all, and governs all. (Gen 1:1, 1:26, Deut 6:4-5, Isa 40:26-28, Isa 45:18, Matt 3:16-17, John 14:16-26, 15:26, 1 Cor 8:6, Col 1:16-18, Rev 4:11)
We believe in God the Father, an infinite, personal Spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power, and love; that He 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 Jesus Christ. (Ex 34:6-7, Lev 19:2, Ps 99:5, Ps 147:5, Isa 40: 26-28, Luke 11:9-10, 13, John 3:16, 4:24, 26:23-27, Rom 11:33, 2 Cor 6:18)
We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles and teaching, His substitutionary propitiating death, bodily resurrection, ascension into Heaven, perpetual intercession for His people, and personal, visible return to earth. (Matt 1:18-25, John 1:14-18, John 20:1-31, Acts 1:11, Rom 8:34, 1 Cor 15:1-5, Col 1:13-22, 1 Tim 2:5, 1 John 2:1-2)
We believe in the Holy Spirit, who came forth from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify, and empower for ministry all who believe in Christ. We believe the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Jesus Christ and that He is an abiding 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 Spirit. (Luke 11:13, John 14:26, John 15:26-27, John 16:5-13, Eph 1:13-14, Rom 8:24-27, 1 Cor 12:7-11)
We believe that all people are sinners by nature and choice and, therefore, under condemnation, that God regenerates by the Holy Spirit, those who repent of their sins and confess Jesus Christ as Lord; that Jesus Christ baptizes the seeking believer with the Holy Spirit and power for service, often subsequent to regeneration. (Jer 17:9, Luke 11:13, Acts 2:38, Acts 16:30-31, Rom 3:10-18, Rom 3:23-26, Rom 5:12-21, Rom 6:23, Rom 8:1-4, Rom 10:9-13, 2 Cor 5:14-21, Eph 2:1-10, Eph 4:11-16, 1 John 1:7-2:2)
We believe that salvation is initiated by God because of His grace and made possible by the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, who submitted Himself to the Father, took on the nature of man, and lived a sinless life which qualified Him to be the Savior of all humankind. Through His death, He fully satisfied the demands of God’s justice on our behalf, bearing our sins on His own body. Salvation is offered freely to all people. We believe that faith in Jesus Christ, which is itself a gift of God, is the only condition of this salvation. (John 3:16, Acts 16:31, 2 Cor 5:21, Eph 1:3-14, Eph 2:1-10, Col 2:13-15, 1 Tim 2:5-6, 1 Pet 2:21-24, 1 John 4:10)
We believe in the universal church, the living spiritual body, of which Christ is the Head and all regenerated persons are members. We believe that the regular assembling of believers in a local church is commanded by God for the edification of the body of Christ from the Word of God, service to God, and fellowship among believers. (Rom 12:4-5, 1 Cor 12:12-31, Eph 4:4, Eph 4:15-16, Col 1:18, Heb 10:24-25)
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ committed two ordinances to the church: baptism and the Lord’s Supper. We believe in baptism by immersion, and communion, open to all believers. (Matt 28:19, Mark 14:22-26, Acts 2:41-42, Acts 16:30-33, 1 Cor 10:16, 1 Cor 11:23-29)
We believe also in the laying on of hands for baptism of the Holy Spirit; for ordination of pastors, elders, and deacons; and for receiving gifts of the Spirit or healing. (Acts 6:1-7, Acts 8:14-17, Acts 13:2-3, 1 Tim 4:14, 1 Tim 5:22, Jas 5:14)
We believe in the personal, visible return of Christ to earth and the establishment of His Kingdom; in the resurrection of the body, the final judgment and eternal blessing of the righteous and endless suffering of the wicked. (Dan 12:1-3, Acts 1:11, 1 Thess 4:15-18, Rev 20:11-15, Rev 2:1-7)
We believe in what is termed “The Apostles’ Creed” as embodying fundamental truths of the Christian faith.
We believe that the Christian’s life is to be lived in accordance with sound Biblical teaching. Therefore the Christian is to avoid those practices Scripture explicitly prohibits. This includes, but is not limited to: drunkenness, fornication, and an active homosexual lifestyle (Rom 1:26, Rom 1:29, 1 Cor 6:9-10, Eph 5:18)
We believe that all believers are commanded to be holy and to hold each other accountable for righteous living. When believers see a brother or sister caught in sin, it is their responsibility to exhort the offending sibling to repent. If the sibling is not willing to repent, church discipline must be initiated. If a brother or sister refuses to repent of their sin, it is the church’s duty to remove them and to pray for their repentance with the goal of restoring them to fellowship. (Matt 18:15-17, 1 Cor 5:1-13, Col 3:12-17, 2 Thess 3:14-15, 1 Tim 5:1-2, 2 Tim 3:1-9, 1 Jn 3:1-9)
We believe that marriage is a sacrament of the Church, ordained by God as a picture of His love for the church. We define “marriage” as the exclusive covenantal union of one man and one woman in which such union is a lifetime commitment. A civil government’s sanction of a union will be recognized as a legitimate marriage by the church only to the extent that it is consistent with the definition of “marriage” found in these articles. (Mk 10:6-9, Eph 5:25-33)
We believe that legitimate sexual relations are exercised solely within marriage. Hence, sexual activities outside of marriage including but not limited to adultery, homosexuality, premarital sex, lascivious conduct, pornography, and pedophilia are inconsistent with the teachings of the Bible. (1 Cor 5:9-13, 6:9-10; Eph 5:3-14, Col 3:1-10, 1 Thess 4:1-8)