Dr. Phil Ministry & Partners, LLC - MissionWe believe in the Bible just as it is for people right where they are. Our mission encourages non-Christians to become Christians and Christians to become more like Christ. We do this through a balance of Evangelism. Discipleship, Fellowship, Worship and Service. Our mission is to exhalt the Savior, edify the saints and evangelize the lost. Arise Ministry is an arm of our church and intended to help those in spiritual need.
Dr. Phil Ministry & Partners, LLC - Statement of Faith
THE BIBLE is God's message to man, recorded without error in the original manuscripts.
THAT GOD exists in three distinct persons who are the same in nature but distinctive in functions: The Father, The Son, and the Holy Spirit.
THAT MAN is created in the image of God, yet he is fallen in his sinfulness.
THAT JESUS CHRIST, the eternal Son of God was born of a virgin, literally rose from the dead and ascended to heaven, is perfect deity and perfect humanity permanently united in one person. It was through His sacrificial death on the cross that He removed once and for all the barrier of sin between God and man.
SALVATION is the unearned gift from God to any man who will receive it. Christ's death is the sufficient and necessary requirement for eternal life.
THE HOLY SPIRIT is a person who permanently indwells every believer from the moment of salvation. He provides every believer with gifts for service and with the fullness of God's power to enable him to live the Godly life. As he acts in dependence upon the Spirit, he will progressively grow into maturity.
THE LOCAL CHURCH is the visible expression of God's kingdom in this age and is distinct from Israel. Membership in it is based solely upon a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. It is an assembly of believers gathering together in communion with each other to give a visible expression of Jesus Christ's body to their community and to stimulate growth in each other's lives. Arise Ministry fully supports the work of the local church.
THE ORDINANCES are to be observed commemorating Christ's works for the church: Baptism and the Lord's Supper. Baptism is practiced by individuals as a symbolic expression of personal identification with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection. The Lord's Supper is practiced corporately as a symbolic reminder of His provision for salvation for the church. Arise Ministry fully supports the ordinances of the local church.
HISTORY is controlled by the sovereign rule of God and will culminate in the establishment of His kingdom upon earth .... A kingdom ruled by His Son and those who have placed their faith in Him.
What Dr. Phil Ministry & Partners, LLC Believes About Church Organization
Christ-Centered -- Everything at a Church is geared around the mission to "encourage non-Christians to become Christians and Christians to become more like Christ."
Deacon-Led -- The Deacons of Our Church lead by example. They share in the vision and spiritual tone of the church.
Staff/Deacon -- The staff and deacons are responsible for helping to carry out the mission of the church.
Members Involved -- From lay leaders to volunteers, the Church offers a variety of opportunities for its members to get involved in leadership, service and church life.
To become a member of the local church, candidates have to agree to:
* The Statement of Faith and the Church Organization
- Submit themselves to the authority of the Deacons in church matters
- Have no flagrant sin present in their lives
- Be baptized by immersion and attendance in a new members class