What We Believe

"What comes into our minds when we think
about God is the most important thing about us."
- A.W. Tozer

Core Beliefs

The following are the core beliefs of Life Church Fort Saskatchewan based on the foundational truths taught in the bible. All of our teaching and ministry is rooted in and flows out of these biblical doctrines.

  • There is one eternally existing God who has three distinct persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. He is the creator of all that exists, both visible and invisible, and is therefore worthy of all glory and praise.  God is perfect in love, power, holiness, goodness, knowledge, wisdom,  justice, and mercy. He is unchangeable and therefore is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow.  (Matthew 28:19)
  • Jesus is Lord of All  We believe the Lord Jesus Christ as both God and man is the only One who can reconcile us to God. He lived a sinless and exemplary life, died on the cross in our place, and was resurrected from the dead to prove His victory and empower us for life. (Philippians 2:9-11; John 11:25)
  • God has revealed Himself to us through His son, Jesus Christ, who is the visible image of the invisible God, the Bible, and through all creation itself.
  • The Bible is God's Word.  It is accurate, authoritative, applicable to our everyday lives and the final authority.  (2nd Timothy 3:16)
  • Humans, both male and female, were created in God's image for His glory. The first humans, Adam and Eve, were created without sin and appointed as caretakers of the rest of God's creations.
  • We are created for a purpose.  (Jeremiah 1:5, 29:11; John 18:37)
  • We can and should live and abundant life in Christ Jesus.  (John 10:10, 14)
  • Woman are equal and are called to be leaders in ministry.  (Acts 18:24-26, 21:9; Romans 16:1-5)
  • We believe in the Biblical view of family and marriage.  (Ephesians 5:22-33, 6:1-4)
  • When Adam and Eve chose not to obey God, they sinned and ceased to be what they were made to be.  That sin has separated each of us from God and HIs purpose for our lives.  We believe in the restoration and reconciliation of fallen man by grace rather than law and consequence (Ephesians 2:8-9; Romans 5:20; 2nd Corinthians 12:9; Romans 3:20, 4:15; Acts 3:19-21; 2nd Corinthians 5:18,19)
  • God wishes that none should perish.  In order to receive forgiveness and the ‘new birth’ we must repent of our sins, believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and submit to His will for our lives. Jesus Christ came to reconcile us with God. He lived a life without sin and willingly died on the cross to pay the penalty for our transgressions. God raised him from the dead and now, by grace, offers as a free gift eternal life to all who follow Christ, by faith, as their Lord and Savior. That is why salvation can be found in Christ alone.  Our eternal destination of either Heaven or hell is determined by our response to the Lord Jesus Christ.  (John 3:16, 10:28-20)
  • Jesus instructed us in the Great Commission to go and make disciples. (Matthew 28:19)
  • We believe that God intends every Christian to be baptized by full immersion in water.  (Matthew 3)
  • The practice of Communion.  (Luke 22)
  • The principle of Tithing.  (Malachi 3:10, 2nd Corinthians 9:6-15)
  • Prayer is the foundation of all things.  (Luke 19:46)
  • The Church is called to Spiritual Warfare. (Ephesians 6:12; 2nd Corinthians 10:3-6)
  • We believe that in order to live the holy and fruitful lives that God intends for us, we need to be filled with the power of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit enables us with spiritual gifts, including speaking in tongues.  (1st Corinthians 12)
  • God has individually equipped us so that we can successfully achieve His purpose for our lives which is to worship God, fulfill our role in the Church and serve the community in which we live.
  • We believe that God wants to heal us physically, emotionally and spiritually so that we can be transformed and live healthy and blessed lives in order to help others more effectively.
  • The five fold ministry of the Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Pastor and Teacher for the equipping of the saints for the work of the ministry.  (Ephesians 4:11-16)
  • The Church is meant to be the visible body of Christ, sent into the world to glorify God and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ.  We believe in the power and significance of the Church and the necessity of believers to meet regularly together for fellowship, prayer and the ‘breaking of bread’.
  • The Church acts in both unity and diversity as a whole body in ministry.  (1st Corinthians 12:12-26)
  • We believe in the Spiritual authority and mandate of the local Church.  (Ephesians 3:10)
  • Healthy relationships are the key strength of the Body of Christ (Acts 2:46-47)
  • Jesus Christ is returning one day to judge both the living and the dead and to usher in the fullness of God's kingdom on earth just as he promised. 

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