(1) We are Bible-believing. We make no apologies for believing that the Bible is the inspired Word of God. The messages you will hear at Fellowship of Praise will be Bible-based. Our pastors are not self-help gurus or life coaches. They are trained ministers and theologians. They study God’s Word and bring to life the passages and principles for our culture.
(2) We are Evangelical. Jesus commanded His followers to go into all the world and preach the gospel. This “gospel” is the good news that a Messiah had come to save the world from sin. Without this message of Christ’s life, death, resurrection, ascension, and promised return, the world was lost. We believe it is every Christian’s responsibility to take this message with them everywhere they go.
(3) We are Pentecostal. The New Testament documents the lives of the early Christians, all of which were Pentecostal. In Acts 2, everyone in the Upper Room was baptized in the Holy Spirit and began speaking in tongues. The Apostle Paul talks on three separate occasions about spiritual gifts, offices, and manifestations when the Holy Spirit is at work in the lives of believers (Romans 12:4-8; 1 Corinthians 12:1-31; Ephesians 4:1-13). It’s not just a matter of belief, but also experience. We desire to experience God when we gather together for worship. We pursue God in heartfelt worship and want to feel God’s presence in our midst. Keep in mind, this doesn’t mean our Church services turn into a 3-ring circus. Our pastoral staff ensures that everything is done to exalt Christ and done in order.
(4) We are Non-Denominational. We certainly have nothing against our fellow churches that belong to denominations. We aren’t at odds with them. We just chose to align ourselves with a group of full-gospel churches that are like-minded. It is a fellowship and not a denomination.