Statement of Belief
Preamble statement of purpose
Generation Church (the “Congregation”) purposes to be an expression of the Body of Christ (the church), submitted to the Lord Jesus Christ in all things, patterned after the elements of the New Testament church order that are reproducible in our context, and dedicated, through the power of the Holy Spirit;
To evangelize the unconverted to a saving faith Matt. 28:19
in Jesus Christ; to apply the healing Gospel of Prov. 11:30
Jesus Christ to all kinds of social and personal John 10:10
sins, diseases, and disorders;
To reproduce the life and character of the risen Phil. 2:5-11
Christ in a growing congregational expression of Matt. 28:19
the Body of Christ; to disciple participants, II Tim. 2:2
producing in them wholeness and maturity; to
develop spiritual leaders who can reproduce
themselves and meet the needs of others;
To adore and glorify God in the liberty of the Holy Rev. 19:10b
Spirit through public and private worship; and to I Cor. 6:20
administer the sacraments or ordinances; Isaiah 1:50
I Cor. 11:23-24
To experience and express love as the intended John 13:34-35
relationship of God and person, and person to person; Matt. 22:37-40
To encourage and strengthen other expressions of I Cor. 14:12
the body of Christ, especially in Buncombe County, Romans 14:19
and to promote unity and harmony in the body;
To discover, nurture, and commission people whom Matt. 28:19
the Holy Spirit has called to minister beyond Matt. 9:37
Statement of Faith
WE BELIEVE . . .
. . .there is only one true God who is the eternal King, Creator and Redeemer of all that is. He is perfectly holy, just, loving and truthful. He has revealed Himself to be eternally self-existent—one being in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
. . .the Bible itself, is the inspired and infallible Word of God that speaks with final authority concerning truth, morality, and the proper conduct of mankind, is the sole and final source of all that we believe. For purposes of church doctrine, practice, policy, and discipline, our Counsel of Elders (COE) are the church’s final interpretive authority on the Bible’s meaning and application.
. . .humankind was created in the image of God to know and enjoy Him yet we willfully rejected the Lordship and glory of God for which we were intended. Because of this, sickness, death and judgment entered the world and now creation experiences the effects and consequences of sin.
. . .the Lord Jesus Christ, the one and only Son of God, was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin, Mary, and is God’s Anointed One, empowered by the Holy Spirit to inaugurate God’s Kingdom on earth. He was crucified for our sins, died, was buried, resurrected and ascended into heaven, and is now alive today in the presence of God the Father and in His people. He is "true God" and "true man."
. . .we are saved by God’s grace, through faith in the person and work of Jesus Christ. Anyone can be restored to fellowship with God through repenting, believing and receiving Jesus as their Savior and Lord. The Holy Spirit convicts, regenerates, justifies, and adopts us as we enter the Kingdom of God as His sons and daughters.
. . .in the sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a holy life and minister super-naturally. The baptism of the Holy Spirit according to Acts 1:4-8 and 2:4 is poured out on believers that they might have God’s power to be His witnesses.
. . .the victorious redemptive work of Christ on the cross provides freedom from the power of the enemy—sin, lies, sickness and torment.
. . .the Church consists of all who put their faith in Jesus Christ. He gave His church the ordinances of Baptism and Communion. The Church exists to carry on the ministry of Jesus Christ and further advance His kingdom by undoing the works of the enemy, preaching and living the good news of God’s love, discipling the nations, baptizing and teaching them to love and obey God.
. . .in the ever increasing government of God and in the Blessed Hope, which is the glorious visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ to rule and reign with His overcoming bride—the church.
. . .Heaven and hell are real places. There will be a resurrection of the saved and the lost, the one to everlasting life and the other to everlasting death.