beliefs

 

WHY WE EXIST

"We exist to declare and display the liberating power of the Gospel, and to love God and people well, helping them believe in Jesus, belong to family, and become an empowered disciple."


WHAT WE BELIEVE

Our Essential Doctrines

THE BIBLE
We believe that the Bible is God's Word, and not only contains truth but is truth. 2 Timothy 3:16-17

THE ETERNAL GOD
We believe that God is a three-person being: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. 2 Corinthians 13:14

THE FALL OF MAN
We believe that humans were created in the image of God, but fell from perfection and relationship with God by voluntary disobedience. Romans 5:12

THE PLAN OF SALVATION
We believe that while we were still sinners Christ died in our place; paying for all of our sins: past, present and future. John 3:16; Romans 5:8

SALVATION THROUGH GRACE
We believe that salvation comes only through Jesus, by God's grace and our faith, not by our good works. Ephesians 2:8

REPENTANCE & ACCEPTANCE
We believe that by sincerely turning away from sin and wholeheartedly accept Jesus as Lord. 2 Peter 3:9; Romans 10:9-10

THE NEW BIRTH
We believe that each one who receives Jesus becomes a new creation. 2 Corinthians 5:17; Galatians 2:20

 

OUR SECONDARY DOCTRINES

DAILY CHRISTIAN LIFE
We believe that our love for God is shown in our obedience to His Word. James 1:22

THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe the Holy Spirit is the Person who glorifies Christ in us, equips and enables us, and gives us the ability to serve and share the Gospel with others. Acts 1:8; 2:4

THE SPIRIT-FILLED LIFE
We believe that it is the will of God for believers to be led and empowered daily by the Holy Spirit. Ephesians 4:30-32

THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT
We believe that spiritual fruit, such as love, joy, and peace, is evidence of a Spirit-filled life. Galatians 5:22

THE GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe that the Holy Spirit distributes supernatural abilities to Christians, as He wills. 1 Corinthians 12:1-11

THE CALL TO MINISTER
We believe that God calls people to minister as He pleases, and that because of Christ, all are eligible for that call regardless of gender, age, race, or any other external markers. Galatians 3:26-29

MODERATION
We believe that a believer's daily walk and experience should never lead into extremes of fanaticism. Philippians 4:5

DIVINE HEALING
We believe that the blood of Jesus affords us divine healing personally, emotionally, and physically, as God wills. Isaiah 53:5

THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST
We believe that the second coming of Christ is personal and imminent.
1 Thessalonians 4:16-17

THE FINAL JUDGMENT
We believe that all shall stand some day before God to be judged; and there receive eternal life or eternal death. Matthew 25:46

HEAVEN
We believe that heaven is the beautiful and eternal home of born-again believers. John 14:1-3; Revelation 7:15-17

HELL
We believe that hell is a literal place of eternal torment for all who reject Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Revelation 20:10, 15

EVANGELISM
We believe that winning people to Jesus is an important responsibility of every church. Matthew 28:19-20

CIVIL GOVERNMENT 
We believe that authorities should be obeyed at all times except when doing so opposes the will of God. Romans 13:1-5 

CHURCH RELATIONSHIP
We believe that every believer should regularly assemble with other believers in a local church. Hebrews 10:24-25

TITHES & OFFERINGS 
We believe that the method designed by God for the support and spread of His cause is the giving of tithes and free-will offerings. Malachi 3:10

THE LORD'S SUPPER/COMMUNION
We believe that Christians should partake of bread and grape juice as symbols, to remember what Christ accomplished for them on the cross. Luke 22:19-20

WATER BAPTISM
We believe that all new believers should be baptized in water to demonstrate their love and obedience to Jesus Christ. Matthew 28:19

PASSIONATE WORSHIP
We believe it’s healthy to be vocal and expressive in our worship to God, including clapping and raising of hands, and singing with passion. John 4:24


MEADOWS IS A FOURSQUARE CHURCH

The International Church of the Foursquare Gospel is an international organization based in Los Angeles, California, with nearly 2,200 churches in the United States alone, and over 59 thousand churches worldwide, with over eight million adherents. The Foursquare Gospel speaks of the ministry of Jesus as our Savior, Healer, Baptizer, and Soon-Coming King, presented balanced and forthright.