Purpose & Core Values

Maranatha Assembly of God has a Five-Fold Purpose.

Worship
Worship is exalting God. It is more than the songs we sing at a Sunday service. Everything we do is worship when it is done with the attitude and motivation of putting God first and of honoring Him with our lives. Worship is a lifestyle. Romans 12:1-2; John 4:19-24"

Discipleship
Discipleship is equipping believers for spiritual growth. It is building a firm foundation in our knowledge of Jesus Christ through studying the word of God, prayer and mentoring. Ephesians 4:11-16 Mathew 28:19-20

Fellowship
Fellowship is edifying one another. It is more than a hello or a short chat---it takes time and energy. Authentic fellowship is about building deep relationships with our brothers and sisters in Christ.  Acts 2:42,44: Ephesians 4:2-3

Ministry
Ministry is empowering believers to honor God by serving others. God has gifted each of us with unique talents and passions so that we may serve the body of Christ. 1 Peter 4:10; Ephesians 2:10; Romans 12:4-8

Evangelism
Evangelism is taking every opportunity to tell people how Jesus Christ has changed our lives and that He can change theirs too. God wants us to get excited about sharing this new life in Jesus with everyone because we may be the only Jesus they will ever see.
Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 1:8; Romans 10-14-15

Here at Maranatha, we believe in working together in teams toward Christ.

Telling others about Jesus (Evangelistic)
Earnestly seeking God in prayer (Prayer Intensive)
Arming for ministry (Equipping)
Moving in the Holy Spirit (Pentecostal)
Working together as teams (Teamwork)
Offering our best to God (Excellence)
Reaching out to one another in love (Relational)
Keeping Christ at the center of our lives (Christ-centered)

Who we are & What we Believe....

  • We believe the entire Bible is verbally inspired by God Himself.
  • We believe in one true God. He has revealed Himself as having always existed without any outside cause or agent bringing Him into being (Isaiah 43:10). He is the Creator of heaven and earth (Genesis 1:1) and the One who redeems, saves, or recess people from sin and its painful consequences (Isaiah 43:11). God has further revealed Himself consisting of three interrelated persons (The Holy Trinity): God the Father, God the Son (Jesus Christ), and God the Holy Spirit—Not three God’s, but One.
  • We believe the Lord Jesus Christ is fully God. He has always existed. Being God, He is without beginning or end (Revelation 1:8).
  • We believe that Eternal Salvation can only come through Jesus Christ. The Bible records Jesus’ own words in John 14:6, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. And Romans 10:9, “If you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”
  • We believe in the Baptism of the Holy Spirit. All believers are entitled to and should ardently expect and earnestly seek the promise of the Father, the baptism in the Holy Spirit and fire, according to the command of our Lord Jesus Christ. This was the normal experience of all in the early Christian Church. With it comes the enduement of power for life and service, the bestowment of the gifts and their uses in the work of the ministry. (Luke 24:49; Act 1:4, 8; 1 Corinthians 12:1-31).
  • With the baptism in the Holy Spirit come such experiences as:

-an overflowing fullness of the Spirit, John 7:37-39, Acts 4:8
-a deepened reverence for God, Acts 2:43, Hebrews 12:28
-an intensified consecration to God and dedication to His work, Acts 2:42
-and a more active love for Christ, for His Word and for the lost, Mark 16:20

  • We believe that the Initial Physical Evidence of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit is speaking with other tongues as the Spirit of God gives them utterance. (Acts 2:4)
  • We believe in Divine Healing. Divine healing is an integral part of Christianity. Deliverance from sickness is provided for in the atonement, and is the privilege of all believers. (Isaiah 53:4, 5; Matthew 8:16, 17; James 5:14-16)
  • We believe in the Second Coming of Christ. The resurrection of those who have fallen asleep in Christ and their translation together with those who are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord is the imminent and blessed hope of the church. (1 Thessalonians 4:16, 17; Romans 8:23; Titus 2:13; 1 Corinthians 15:51, 52)
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