What We BelieveBranch Ministries
We Believe in One God who exists as three persons; Father, Son, Holy Spirit, with individual essence who are coequal, coexistent, and coeternal.
We believe and know the Bible to be the only inspired Word of God.
We believe that Jesus was born of a virgin, lived without sin, and was proven to be the Son of God by fulfilling the Old Testament prophecies. Jesus died on the cross, rose from the dead, and ascended into heaven, and now prays for us, until the appointed time of His return.
We know and believe that eternal life and the gift of salvation come only by grace through faith in Him.
We believe that turning from sin is the first fruit of this new-found salvation.
As the Bible teaches, we believe the Baptism of the Holy Spirit is essential for abundant life, it comes by faith, is evidenced by power, and is accompanied with the gifts. (1 Corinthians 12)
We operate in the local church as a family of believers, under the covering of a biblical eldership (1 Timothy 3:1-7; Titus 1:6-9).
We come together dependent on the Holy Spirit to bring forth in each one a song, doctrine, tongue, teaching, or revelation; as we are directed in 1 Corinthians 14:26.
It is the privilege of the local church to provide for baby dedication, communion, water baptism, marriage, and discipleship.
We believe that the local church is to be supported by approved individuals who are called to function as Apostles, Prophets, Pastors, Teachers, and Evangelists. (Ephesians 4:11)
We gladly pursue what Jesus has commissioned us to do: Go into all the world and preach the Good News and make disciples of all nations. (Matthew 28:19; Mark 16:15)
We embrace and anticipate the return of Jesus, as he told us too.
We believe that the future for all people is found in Hebrews 9:27, “it is appointed for man to die once but after that the judgment,”… to the joy of those who will spend eternity with God in heaven, and the utter despair of those who will suffer eternal punishment.