We are Protestant, Trinitarian, Pentecostal, & Evangelical
As Protestants, we believe that each person may individually and directly commune with God based upon Jesus' death on the cross.
We believe that God exists in three persons; the Father, the Son (Jesus Christ) and the Holy Spirit.
The most definitive identification of the Assemblies of God is Pentecostal. Just as it was founded in 1914, the Fellowship remains a full gospel church one where the fullness of the Holy Spirit is welcomed, nurtured, and taught. This includes speaking in tongues as the initial physical evidence of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit. Other manifestations of the Holy Spirit embraced by the church include: messages in tongues with interpretations, prophecies, word of knowledge, and the complete offering of the gifts and fruit of the Holy Spirit as indicated in the Bible. Among Pentecostal churches the Assemblies of God is largest worldwide with over 63 million constituents.
We are distinguished as Evangelical because we place a high priority on the inspiration of Scripture and its mission to bring the lost to a saving knowledge and relationship with Jesus Christ.
We believe in the Holy Spirit
We believe in the Fruit of the Holy Spirit. The Book of Galatians shows that the purpose of justification by faith is to produce a life-style that is energized by the Holy Spirit and characterized by the fruit of the Holy Spirit. So what is the Fruit of the Holy Spirit? Let's take a look at Galatians 5:22-23.
This fruit of the Holy Spirit develops and grows as real fruit does. In demonstrating this concept, Peter goes on to say this:
We observe Holy Communion & Water Baptism
Communion is usually observed monthly in each of the churches of the Assemblies of God. This observance of the Lord's Supper is open to all who have accepted Jesus Christ as Savior. It does not matter whether you are a member of our church or not. The invitation to observe the Lord's Supper is extended to both church members and visitors. If you would like to attend a Sunday worship service where Communion is served, Grace Family Church observes the Lord's Supper on the first Sunday of every month.
Holy Communion is a solemn time of remembrance. We remember Christ's death on the cross and what He accomplished through His amazing love for us. People who choose to partake in communion are given bread to symbolize His broken body and grape juice as a symbol of the blood that He shed for us. Communion is also a time each month that many Christians recognize a re commitment and dedication to Jesus.
In the Assemblies of God, believers are baptized by immersing them in water. This practice of Water Baptism is a public testimony to the world symbolizing the death of the believer's sinful nature and the new birth in Jesus Christ. It is a very important event in the life of the believer, confirming the amazing and transforming power of Jesus Christ.
Let's quickly examine five basic truths of water baptism.
Water baptism is vital because Jesus commanded it.
Water baptism signifies burial and a new life.
Water baptism publicly declares our allegiance to Christ.
Water baptism indicates the seriousness of our commitment. It is the visible sign that seals the spiritual commitment.
Water baptism is an act of obedience to our Savior and Lord.
Water Baptism is an act that is symbolic of the death and burial of the believer's sinful nature and the raising to new life. This burial cannot be properly signified through a sprinkling of water. The rising up from the water is symbolic of new life, a rising from the tomb if you will. The old self is symbolically buried in a watery grave and coming up from out of the water is a symbol of new life. This necessary symbolism isn't possible with sprinkling.