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Our Mission

We are ordinary people from all walks of life in the greater Scranton area doing extraordinary things for God, by the power of the Holy Spirit within' us! We are people recognizing our need to assemble together for strength, encouragement, and direction in our everyday lives.

These "helps" propel us to reproduce in others the "Great Salvation" The Lord has produced in us.

Our Beliefs

We believe in one God who is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and the Savior of all who put their faith in Him alone for eternal life. We believe those who are made new in Christ are called to be holy in character and conduct, and can only live this way by being filled with the Lord's Spirit. We believe in the Bible and it's sufficiency to establish our faith and conduct. We believe it is God's will for people everywhere to know Him and be made new in Christ. We believe that the purpose of the Church is to worship God in spirit and in truth, and to reach a lost and fallen world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ through its worship, witness, and loving deeds.​

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Scripture

We believe that the Bible is the authoritative Word of God. We believe that the Bible is the final authority in determining all doctrinal truths. We believe that the Bible is inspired, infallible, and inerrant.

The Fall of Man

Be believe in the creation, test, and fall of man as written in Genesis and our total spiritual depravity and inability to attain to divine righteousness by self.

Christ's Death & Resurrection

We believe that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again on the third day, and personally appeared to His disciples.

Salvation

We believe in the salvation of sinners by grace, through repentance and faith in the perfect and sufficient work of the cross of Calvary by which we obtain remission of sins.

Baptism of the Holy Spirit

We believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit as an experience subsequent to salvation.

Spirit-Filled Living

We believe in the Spirit-filled life, a life of separation from the world, erecting holiness in the fear of God as an expression of Christian faith.

Marriage

We believe that marriage was originally established by God to join on man to one women together for life. Marriage is designed by God to be entered into with faith, commitment, and expectation that when done according to God's original plan, is a place of blessing and fulfillment.

Eternal Life

We believe in eternal life for believers and eternal punishment for unbelievers.

Trinity

We believe that there is one God who exists eternally in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe that these three are equal and eternal.

Jesus Christ

We believe that Jesus Christ is God the Son, the second person of the Trinity. During His time on earth, Jesus was fully God and fully man. Jesus was the only man to have ever lived a sinless life. We believe He was born of the Virgin Mary, lived a sinless life, performed miracles, died on the cross for mankind, and atoned for our sins through the shedding of His blood. We believe that He rose from the dead on the third day and ascended to the right hand of the Father. We believe He will return again in power and glory.

Christ's Bodily Ascension

We believe in the bodily ascension of Jesus to Heaven, His exaltation, and His personal, literal, and bodily coming again the second time for the Church.

Water Baptism

We believe that water baptism is a command by Christ in scripture. We believe that all who repent and believe on Christ as Savior and Lord are to be baptized as an outward expression that they have died with Christ and that they also have been raised with Him to walk in newness of life.

The Gifts of the Spirit

We believe in the operation of the gifts of the Spirit as enumerated in 1 Corinthians 12-14 and as manifested in the Early Church.

Healing

We believe in the healing of the body by Devine Power, or Devine healing in its varied aspects as practiced in the Early Church.

Communion

We believe in the Table of the Lord, commonly called Communion or the Lord's Supper, for believers.

Final Judgement

We believe there will be a final judgment in which the wicked dead will be raised and judged according to their works. Whoever is not found written in the Book of Life, together with the devil and his angels, the beast and the false prophet, will be consigned to the everlasting punishment in the lake of fire, which is the second death.