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The following statements reflect the heart of Lakewood Way Community Church:
  • God is triune. We believe that God is one substance, three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19).
  • Jesus is the Subject. There is one Lord, who is God’s Son Jesus Christ, over the church. Christ is the church’s ultimate authority on all matters (Acts 2:36).
  • The work of the Holy Spirit is essential. God’s Spirit equips believers with unique gifts that enable us to carry out the mission of Christ in the world. At the same time, the Spirit produces love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control in every believer, which demonstrate the Spirit’s presence within us (Galatians 5:22–23).
  • The Bible is our rule of faith. 2 Timothy 3:16 says, “All scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” All scripture is inspired by God, and it teaches us how to know and obey God. Therefore, we believe the Bible should be read and studied diligently.
  • Salvation makes us members of God’s church. We believe that the church is composed of every person who has accepted Jesus Christ as Savior. We enter into the life of the church, not by joining a denomination or a human organization, but by committing our lives to Christ (John 3:1–7).
  • Christians are called to be one. We believe that God calls all followers of Christ to live in unity and peace, regardless of who they are or the church they attend (Galatians 3:28). While we may not agree on everything, we can rally around our subject: Jesus.
  • We must be holy. We believe that followers of Christ have been called to live a life of love, purity, and godliness. We are called to live like Christ, taking on a new nature (2 Corinthians 5:17).
  • We are to be disciple-makers. Each of us is called to fulfill Matthew 28:18–20, making fully devoted followers of Christ—disciples—who will then teach others to follow Christ.
  • We are to love God and neighbor. We are not only called to love God with our entire being, but also to love all that he loves (Matthew 22:37–39).
  • We are to be good stewards. Since God is the source of life, all of life is to be used for the honor, glory, and service of God (Psalm 24:1).
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