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36 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”

37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’[a] 38 is is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[b] 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”


18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”




We Don’t Do Life Alone! We believe in a growing church family where it’s always about people: Welcome Home

We Exist to Add Value to People! We believe in making Healthy Disciples!

Anything is Possible! We believe in Activating our Faith through the empowerment of the Holy Spirit

The Worship Experience! We believe that it’s all about Connecting to Jesus

Prayer! We believe prayer is vital to our personal relationship with God

Generosity! We believe in Giving of our Time, Talent and Resources…You can’t out give God

Team Work! We believe this is a place where everyone should serve

What We Believe! We believe in the Word of God and adhere to the core beliefs of the Assemblies of God.

New Kent Christian Center’s Leaders

Pastor Nick Lapcevic - new kent christian center

Pastor Nick

Lead Pastor

Nick And his wife, Mardie, began a journey together to plant a new church “somewhere” – God brought them to New Kent, to start New Kent Christian Center. Nick is ordained through the Assemblies of God and loves Jesus! Nick and Mardie share a love for studying and teaching God’s Word.
pastor wayne meade

Pastor Wayne

Associate Pastor

Pastor Wayne’s main responsibility is to help guide and direct the everyday happenings of the church. He facilitates the small group ministry at NKCC. Wayne loves watching people grow through community and relationships. He has been involved at NKCC since the very beginning! Wayne says, “It has been a joy to watch our three girls grow up in New Kent and be apart of a thriving community that is committed to Loving God, Loving People and Serving Others. Besides our three beautiful girls the love of my life is my wife of 28 years, Lee. We spend our free time loving on our three granddaughters.”  
Pastor Shelley Wilson

Pastor Shelley

New Kent Christian Academy Director

Shelley and her husband, Buddy, have been attending NKCC since January 2015. The couple has three children. In 2007 Shelley answered her calling to children’s ministry when she started teaching Sunday School. She began Ministry Preparation classes at Nazarene Bible College and graduated December 2017. In June 2016 Shelley started a preschool ministry at NKCC; New Kent Christian Academy. Shelley is most passionate about people coming to know and love Jesus—for them to experience true freedom in Christ.
Chris Adams

Chris Adams

Music Director

Jack Warren

Jack Warren

Administrative Pastor

Jack and his wife, Mary, have been members of New Kent Christian Center since 2009. They love our church family here in NKCC. Jack serves as the church treasurer and business manager. It is his goal to remove the administrative burden from the Pastors as much as possible.
John Scorsone

John Scorsone

Youth Pastor

John and his wife, Angela, have been working in youth ministry both in church and Christian education for the past 25 years. John and Angela worked in the Hampton Roads area for 16 years and moved to New Kent 2006. The couple has been attending NKCC for since about 2012. John graduated from Elim Bible Institute in 1986 and attended Roberts Wesleyan College to finish his degree in 1990. God called him from NY to VA in 1990 to work in Christian Education and is continuing to work in education to this day. God has open the door for John and Angela to serve as Youth Pastors, and they love challenging the Youth to grow in Christ and step out to do HIs work. John and Angela believe God has called the youth for today to be leaders of tomorrow!
Madelyn Meade

Madelyn Meade

Children's Ministry Leader

At the young age of 8, I developed a passion for Children’s Ministry. My parents were always involved in Children’s Ministry, so as soon as I was old enough to help, I jumped right in! I have over 10 years of experience working with kids, teaching and helping out any way I can. I have been involved in New Kent Christian Center’s Children’s Ministry from the very beginning of the church. Growing up in the church sparked a desire in me for a relationship with Jesus Christ and now I try to help children find that desire as well. It is my prayer to help kids develop a lasting relationship with one another and help them to grow in their faith. I also have the pleasure of coordinating an awesome team each week and I truly would not be able to do my job without them. In my free time, I enjoy going to the beach as much as possible and hanging out with my three beautiful nieces. I count it a true blessing to play a part in the life of your children!

Maria Agans

Maria Agans

Administrative Assistant

Maria is married and has 2 children, 5 grandchildren! She is a retired banking officer with 30+ years of banking experience. Maria moved to New Kent County, Virginia in 2006. At New Kent Christian Center she oversee all activities of the NKCC church office and provides support to Pastors and ministry leaders. You can connect with her at info@newkentcc.com.


The New Testament Book of Galatians shows that the purpose of justification by faith is to produce a lifestyle energized by the Spirit and characterized by the Spirit’s fruit. Thus the gifts of the Spirit must be accompanied by the fruit if we are to please God. Galatians 5:22–23 gives a list of the fruit. Peter gives us another list showing that the fruit grows as we exercise faith (2 Peter 1:5–9).

Love (Greek, agape) was demonstrated in its highest degree by the death of Jesus on the Cross (John 15:13). The old English of the King James Version sometimes translated agape as charity, sometimes as love. However, the highest meaning is always Calvary’s love.

We use the English word “love” in many ways. In the Bible it is a loyal, steadfast, unselfish, freely given love, including a love for the poor, the underprivileged, strangers, and our enemies. Without love, no matter what gifts operate through us, we are nothing and will have no reward (1 Corinthians 13:2–3). Paul goes on to describe love.

(1) Love is patient. This means it is even-tempered, especially toward those who provoke or injure. It endures insults and bears with those who disagree or mock or make fun of us. Love cannot be short-tempered with those for whom Christ died.

(2) Love is kind. It does more than put up with abuse. It is actively kind and returns good for evil, seeks out what it can do for others, and graciously puts itself in the service of others.

(3) It does not envy or boast. Because it is truly humble it never shows off, never parades its virtues, never draws undue attention to itself.

(4) It is not proud, never has an inflated ego. It does not lord over others or treat them as unimportant. It never demands its rights nor recognition even for faithful service.

(5) Love is not rude or indecent. Love never knowingly or needlessly embarrasses or humiliates anyone. Our earthly example is Jesus. His love was considerate and polite, never coarse or vulgar.

(6) Love is not self-seeking, grasping or greedy. God so loved that He gave (John 3:16). Love like His will make us more concerned about giving than getting.

(7) Love is not easily angered. Actually, the word “easily” is not in the Greek. If we are provoked, irritated or angered because of things done to us, that does not come from love. The Bible does mention God’s anger. But His anger rises because of what sin does to the people He loves.

(8) Love keeps no record of wrongs. Instead of resenting, it is forgiving. It takes the one who has done wrong into its heart and forgets the past.

(9) Love does not delight in evil, but rejoices in the truth. It never takes delight in the downfall or misfortunes of others, never says, “I told you so,” or, “It serves you right.” Nor does it dig up the sins of the past. Instead, it rejoices when it sees the advancement of the truth, that is, of the gospel and whenever it sees a sincere acceptance of the truth.

(10) Love always protects, trusts, hopes, and perseveres because its hope is fixed on Jesus. It has faith in others and encourages them.

Joy is not just a happy feeling. It is far more than having fun. It is not a smile we put on when people are watching us. It is an active delight in the things of God, in His saving work, in the truth, in what God is doing in our fellow believers, and in the eternal hope we have in Christ. Joy keeps us from self-pity. We can have this kind of joy even in times of trial, suffering, and persecution.
The kind of peace that the Bible speaks of is more than absence of conflict, more than quietness and rest. It is full of life and includes health, wholeness, harmony and well-being. It helps believers to move ahead for God in unity and to recognize their need for real fellowship with each other and with the Lord.
Patience includes putting up with people who mistreat us as well as being gentle with people who are different in race, culture, education, ideas and personality. It recognizes that it takes time for each of us to mature. Patience helps us to learn together, forgive mistakes without limit, and keeps us from being critical of one another. It is long-suffering in view of the fact Jesus is coming again and He will bring full restoration.
Kindness appreciates others because of God’s kindness to us. “When the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy” (Titus 3:4–5). Kindness follows the example of Jesus. It is never harsh, but appreciates and respects others as it seeks to heal and unite. The fruit of kindness does not sulk or expect a return from others, but freely and unconditionally gives to all. The Parable of the Good Samaritan is an example.
Goodness includes generosity that shares with those in need (Romans 12:13; Ephesians 4:28). It cares about others in a practical way, sharing both material and spiritual blessings without boasting or seeking thanks. Barnabas is an example (Acts 11:24). Goodness can also be expressed in rebuke and discipline that recognizes God’s holy righteousness. But in doing so, it is gentle, not harsh.
Faithfulness is more than outward conformity. It does not depend on circumstances. It comes from a life of faith and trust in God. It does not depend on passing moods, but reflects the faithfulness of God, who is always dependable. Because of God’s pattern of faithfulness we know He will carry out His plan and Jesus will come back to earth to fulfill all He has promised. By our faithfulness and obedience to God, we build relationships with each other and help them to build up their confidence in God.
Gentleness is not weakness and has no false modesty or self-depreciation. It flows from a humble concern for others. It is completely free from arrogance and is never manipulative or authoritarian. It does not quarrel, seek to defend itself, or call on God for vengeance. It puts no limit on helping others. Instead, it courageously seeks to protect others and encourage their gifts and ministries.

Self-control concludes this list of fruit and Paul follows it by saying, “Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires.” Self-control means that we overcome temptations to immorality, anger and covetousness. Self-control means also that we will not allow our weaknesses to keep us from obeying God and His Word. Rather, we choose Jesus, recognizing that we are not our own, we are bought with a price (1 Corinthians 6:19–20). We are like the athlete who runs to win a prize (1 Corinthians 9:24). We depend on the Holy Spirit to help us. “For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline” (2 Timothy 1:7).


This Statement of Fundamental Truths contains the 16 doctrines of the Assemblies of God. These are non-negotiable tenets of faith that all Assemblies of God churches adhere to. Four of these, Salvation, the Baptism in the Holy Spirit, Divine Healing, and the Second Coming of Christ are considered Cardinal Doctrines which are essential to the church’s core mission of reaching the world for Christ.

The Scriptures, both the Old and New Testaments, are verbally inspired of God and are the revelation of God to man, the infallible, authoritative rule of faith and conduct.

2 Timothy 3:15-17 [NIV]
1 Thessalonians 2:13 [NIV]
2 Peter 1:21 [NIV]

The one true God has revealed Himself as the eternally self-existent “I AM,” the Creator of heaven and earth and the Redeemer of mankind. He has further revealed Himself as embodying the principles of relationship and association as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Deuteronomy 6:4 [NIV]
Isaiah 43:10,11 [NIV]
Matthew 28:19 [NIV]
Luke 3:22 [NIV]


a. Terms Defined
The terms “Trinity” and “persons” as related to the Godhead, while not found in the Scriptures, are words in harmony with Scripture, whereby we may convey to others our immediate understanding of the doctrine of Christ respecting the Being of God, as distinguished from “gods many and lords many.” We, therefore, may speak with propriety of the Lord our God who is One Lord, as a trinity or as one Being of three persons, and still be absolutely scriptural.

Matthew 28:19 [KJV/NIV]
2 Corinthians 13:14 [KJV/NIV]
John 14:16-17 [KJV/NIV]

b. Distinction and Relationship in the Godhead
Christ taught a distinction of Persons in the Godhead which He expressed in specific terms of relationship, as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, but that this distinction and relationship, as to its mode is inscrutable and incomprehensible, because unexplained.

Luke 1:35 [KJV/NIV]
1 Corinthians 1:24 [KJV/NIV]
Matthew 11:25-27 [KJV/NIV]
Matthew 28:19 [KJV/NIV]
2 Corinthians 13:14 [KJV/NIV]
1 John 1:3-4 [KJV/NIV])

c. Unity of the One Being of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit
Accordingly, therefore, there is that in the Father which constitutes him the Father and not the Son; there is that in the Son which constitutes Him the Son and not the Father; and there is that in the Holy Spirit which constitutes Him the Holy Spirit and not either the Father or the Son. Wherefore the Father is the Begetter, the Son is the Begotten, and the Holy Spirit is the one proceeding from the Father and the Son. Therefore, because these three persons in the Godhead are in a state of unity, there is but one Lord God Almighty and His name one.

John 1:18 [KJV/NIV]
John 15:26 [KJV/NIV]
John 17:11 [KJV/NIV]
John 17:21 [KJV/NIV]
Zechariah 14:9 [KJV/NIV]

d. Identity and Cooperation in the Godhead
The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit are never identical as to Person; nor confused as to relation; nor divided in respect to the Godhead; nor opposed as to cooperation. The Son is in the Father and the Father is in the Son as to relationship. The Son is with the Father and the Father is with the Son, as to fellowship. The Father is not from the Son, but the Son is from the Father, as to authority. The Holy Spirit is from the Father and the Son proceeding, as to nature, relationship, cooperation, and authority. Hence, neither Person in the Godhead either exists or works separately or independently of the others.

John 5:17-30 [KJV/NIV]
John 5:32 [KJV/NIV]
John 5:37 [KJV/NIV]
John 8:17,18 [KJV/NIV]

e. The Title, Lord Jesus Christ
The appellation, “Lord Jesus Christ,” is a proper name. It is never applied in the New Testament, either to the Father or to the Holy Spirit. It, therefore, belongs exclusively to the Son of God.

Romans 1:1-3,7 [KJV/NIV]
2 John 3 [KJV/NIV]

f. The Lord Jesus Christ, God with Us
The Lord Jesus Christ, as to His divine and eternal nature, is the proper and only Begotten of the Father, but as to His human nature, He is the proper Son of Man. He is, therefore, acknowledged to be both God and man; who because He is God and man is “Immanuel,” God with us.

Matthew 1:23 [KJV/NIV]
1 John 4:2 [KJV/NIV]
1 John 4:10 [KJV/NIV]
1 John 4:14 [KJV/NIV]
Revelation 1:13 [KJV/NIV]
Revelation 1:17 [KJV/NIV]

g. The Title, Son of God
Since the name “Immanuel” embraces both God and man in the one Person, our Lord Jesus Christ, it follows that the title, Son of God, describes His proper deity, and the title, Son of Man, His proper humanity. Therefore, the title Son of God belongs to the order of eternity, and the title, Son of Man, to the order of time.

Matthew 1:21-23 [KJV/NIV]
2 John 1:3 [KJV/NIV]
1 John 3:8 [KJV/NIV]
Hebrews 7:3 [KJV/NIV]
Hebrews 1:1-13 [KJV/NIV]

h. Transgression of the Doctrine of Christ
Wherefore, it is a transgression of the Doctrine of Christ to say that Jesus Christ derived the title, Son of God, solely from the fact of the incarnation, or because of His relation to the economy of redemption. Therefore, to deny that the Father is a real and eternal Father, and that the Son is a real and eternal Son, is a denial of the distinction and relationship in the Being of God; a denial of the Father, and the Son; and a displacement of the truth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh.

2 John 9 [KJV/NIV]
John 1:1 [KJV/NIV]
John 1:2 [KJV/NIV]
John 1:14 [KJV/NIV]
John 1:18 [KJV/NIV]
John 1:29 [KJV/NIV]
John 1:49 [KJV/NIV]
1 John 2:22,23 [KJV/NIV]
1 John 4:1-5 [KJV/NIV]
Hebrews 12:2 [KJV/NIV]

i. Exaltation of Jesus Christ as Lord
The Son of God, our Lord Jesus Christ, having by Himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high; angels and principalities and powers having been made subject unto Him. And having been made both Lord and Christ, He sent the Holy Spirit that we, in the name of Jesus, might bow our knees and confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father until the end, when the Son shall become subject to the Father that God may be all in all.

Hebrews 1:3 [KJV/NIV]
1 Peter 3:22 [KJV/NIV]
Acts 2:32-36 [KJV/NIV]
Romans 14:11 [KJV/NIV]
1 Corinthians 15:24-28 [KJV/NIV]

j. Equal Honor to the Father and to the Son
Wherefore, since the Father has delivered all judgment unto the Son, it is not only the express duty of all in heaven and on earth to bow the knee, but it is an unspeakable joy in the Holy Spirit to ascribe unto the Son all the attributes of Deity and to give Him all honor and the glory contained in all the names and titles of the Godhead except those which express relationship (see Distinction and Relationship in the Godhead, Unity of the One Being of Father, Son and Holy Spirit , and Identity and Cooperation in the Godhead) and thus honor the Son even as we honor the Father.

John 5:22,23 [KJV/NIV]
1 Peter 1:8 [KJV/NIV]
Revelation 5:6-14 [KJV/NIV]
Philippians 2:8,9 [KJV/NIV]
Revelation 7:9-10 [KJV/NIV]
Revelation 4:8-11 [KJV/NIV]

The Lord Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God. The Scriptures declare:

His virgin birth,

  • Matthew 1:23 [KJV/NIV]
  • Luke 1:31 [KJV/NIV]
  • Luke 1:35 [KJV/NIV]

His sinless life,

  • Hebrews 7:26[KJV/NIV]
  • 1 Peter 2:22[KJV/NIV]

His miracles,

  • Acts 2:22[KJV/NIV]
  • Acts 10:38[KJV/NIV]

His substitutionary work on the cross,

  • 1 Corinthians 15:3[KJV/NIV]
  • 2 Corinthians 5:21[KJV/NIV]

His bodily resurrection from the dead,

  • Matthew 28:6[KJV/NIV]
  • Luke 24:39[KJV/NIV]
  • 1 Corinthians 15:4[KJV/NIV]

His exaltation to the right hand of God.

  • Acts 1:9[KJV/NIV]
  • Acts 1:11[KJV/NIV]
  • Acts 2:33[KJV/NIV]
  • Philippians 2:9-11[KJV/NIV]
  • Hebrews 1:3[KJV/NIV]
Man was created good and upright; for God said, “Let us make man in our own image, after our likeness.” However, man by voluntary transgression fell and thereby incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death, which is separation from God.

  • Genesis 1:26,27[KJV/NIV]
  • Genesis 2:17[KJV/NIV]
  • Genesis 3:6[KJV/NIV]
  • Romans 5:12-19[KJV/NIV]
Man’s only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ the Son of God.

Conditions to Salvation

Salvation is received through repentance toward God and faith toward the Lord Jesus Christ. By the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, being justified by grace through faith, man becomes an heir of God, according to the hope of eternal life.

  • Luke 24:47[KJV/NIV]
  • John 3:3[KJV/NIV]
  • Romans 10:13-15[KJV/NIV]
  • Ephesians 2:8[KJV/NIV]
  • Titus 2:11[KJV/NIV]
  • Titus 3:5-7[KJV/NIV]

The Evidence of Salvation

The inward evidence of salvation is the direct witness of the Spirit.

  • Romans 8:16[KJV/NIV]

The outward evidence to all men is a life of righteousness and true holiness.

  • Ephesians 4:24[KJV/NIV]
  • Titus 2:12[KJV/NIV]

The ordinance of baptism by immersion is commanded by the Scriptures. All who repent and believe in Christ as Saviour and Lord are to be baptized. Thus they declare to the world that they have died with Christ and that they also have been raised with Him to walk in newness of life.

  • Matthew 28:19[KJV/NIV]
  • Mark 16:16[KJV/NIV]
  • Acts 10:47,48[KJV/NIV]
  • Romans 6:4[KJV/NIV]

The Lord’s Supper, consisting of the elements –bread and the fruit of the vine– is the symbol expressing our sharing the divine nature of our Lord Jesus Christ (2 Peter 1:4[KJV/NIV]), a memorial of his suffering and death (1 Corinthians 11:26[KJV/NIV]), and a prophecy of His second coming (1 Corinthians 11:26[KJV/NIV]), and is enjoined on all believers “till He come!”

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[KJV/NIV]
  • Acts 1:4[KJV/NIV]
  • Acts 1:8[KJV/NIV]
  • 1 Corinthians 12:1-31[KJV/NIV]

This experience is distinct from and subsequent to the experience of the new birth.

  • Acts 8:12-17[KJV/NIV]
  • Acts 10:44-46[KJV/NIV]
  • Acts 11:14-16[KJV/NIV]
  • Acts 15:7-9[KJV/NIV]

With the baptism in the Holy Spirit come such experiences as:

  • an overflowing fullness of the Spirit, John 7:37-39[KJV/NIV], Acts 4:8[KJV/NIV]
  • a deepened reverence for God, Acts 2:43[KJV/NIV], Hebrews 12:28[KJV/NIV]
  • an intensified consecration to God and dedication to His work, Acts 2:42[KJV/NIV]
  • and a more active love for Christ, for His Word and for the lost, Mark 16:20[KJV/NIV]
The baptism of believers in the Holy Spirit is witnessed by the initial physical sign of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit of God gives them utterance.

  • Acts 2:4[KJV/NIV]

The speaking in tongues in this instance is the same in essence as the gift of tongues but is different in purpose and use.

  • 1 Corinthians 12:4-10[KJV/NIV]
  • 1 Corinthians 12:28[KJV/NIV]
Sanctification is an act of separation from that which is evil, and of dedication unto God.

  • Romans 12:1,2[KJV/NIV]
  • 1 Thessalonians 5:23[KJV/NIV]
  • Hebrews 13:12[KJV/NIV]

The Scriptures teach a life of “holiness without which no man shall see the Lord.”

  • Hebrews 12:14[KJV/NIV]

By the power of the Holy Spirit we are able to obey the command: “Be ye holy, for I am holy.”

  • 1 Peter 1:15,16[KJV/NIV]

Sanctification is realized in the believer by recognizing his identification with Christ in His death and resurrection, and by the faith reckoning daily upon the fact of that union, and by offering every faculty continually to the dominion of the Holy Spirit.

  • Romans 6:1-11[KJV/NIV]
  • Romans 6:13[KJV/NIV]
  • Romans 8:1,2[KJV/NIV]
  • Romans 8:13[KJV/NIV]
  • Galatians 2:20[KJV/NIV]
  • Philippians 2:12,13[KJV/NIV]
  • 1 Peter 1:5[KJV/NIV]
The Church is the Body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of her great commission. Each believer, born of the Spirit, is an integral part of the General Assembly and Church of the Firstborn, which are written in heaven.

  • Ephesians 1:22,23[KJV/NIV]
  • Ephesians 2:22[KJV/NIV]
  • Hebrews 12:23[KJV/NIV]

Since God’s purpose concerning man is to seek and to save that which is lost, to be worshipped by man, to build a body of believers in the image of His Son, and to demonstrate His love and compassion for all the world, the priority reason for being of the Assemblies of God as part of the Church is:

  • To be an agency of God for evangelizing the world.
    • Acts 1:8[KJV/NIV]
    • Matthew 28:19,20[KJV/NIV]
    • Mark 16:15,16[KJV/NIV]
  • To be a corporate body in which man may worship God.
    • 1 Corinthians 12:13[KJV/NIV]
  • To be a channel of God’s purpose to build a body of saints being perfected in the image of His Son.
    • Ephesians 4:11-16[KJV/NIV]
    • 1 Corinthians 12:28[KJV/NIV]
    • 1 Corinthians 14:12[KJV/NIV]
  • To be a people who demonstrate God’s love and compassion for all the world.
    • Psalms 112:9[KJV/NIV]
    • Galatians 2:10; 6:10[KJV/NIV]
    • James 1:27[KJV/NIV]

The Assemblies of God exists expressly to give continuing emphasis to this reason for being in the New Testament apostolic pattern by teaching and encouraging believers to be baptized in the Holy Spirit. This experience:

  • Enables them to evangelize in the power of the Spirit with accompanying supernatural signs.
    • Mark 16:15-20[KJV/NIV]
    • Acts 4:29-31[KJV/NIV]
    • Hebrews 2:3,4[KJV/NIV]
  • Adds a necessary dimension to worshipful relationship with God.
    • 1 Corinthians 2:10-16[KJV/NIV]
    • 1 Corinthians 12[KJV/NIV]
    • 1 Corinthians 13[KJV/NIV]
    • 1 Corinthians 14[KJV/NIV]
  • Enables them to respond to the full working of the Holy Spirit in expression of fruit and gifts and ministries as in New Testament times for the edifying of the body of Christ and care for the poor and needy of the world.
    • Galatians 5:22-26[KJV/NIV]
    • Matthew 25:37-40[KJV/NIV]
    • Galatians 6:10[KJV/NIV]
    • 1 Corinthians 14:12[KJV/NIV]
    • Ephesians 4:11,12[KJV/NIV]
    • 1 Corinthians 12:28[KJV/NIV]
    • Colossians 1:29[KJV/NIV]
A divinely called and scripturally ordained ministry has been provided by our Lord for the fourfold purpose of leading the Church in:

Evangelization of the world.

  • Mark 16:15-20[KJV/NIV]

Worship of God.

  • John 4:23,24[KJV/NIV]

Building a body of saints being perfected in the image of His Son.

  • Ephesians 4:11-16[KJV/NIV]

Meeting human need with ministries of love and compassion.

  • Psalms 112:9[KJV/NIV]
  • Galatians 2:10; 6:10[KJV/NIV]
  • James 1:27[KJV/NIV]
Divine healing is an integral part of the gospel. Deliverance from sickness is provided for in the atonement, and is the privilege of all believers.

  • Isaiah 53:4,5[KJV/NIV]
  • Matthew 8:16,17[KJV/NIV]
  • James 5:14-16[KJV/NIV]
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[KJV/NIV]
  • Romans 8:23[KJV/NIV]
  • Titus 2:13[KJV/NIV]
  • 1 Corinthians 15:51,52[KJV/NIV]
The second coming of Christ includes the rapture of the saints, which is our blessed hope, followed by the visible return of Christ with His saints to reign on earth for one thousand years.

  • Zechariah 14:5[KJV/NIV]
  • Matthew 24:27[KJV/NIV]
  • Matthew 24:30[KJV/NIV]
  • Revelation 1:7[KJV/NIV]
  • Revelation 19:11-14[KJV/NIV]
  • Revelation 20:1-6[KJV/NIV]

This millennial reign will bring the salvation of national Israel,

  • Ezekiel 37:21,22[KJV/NIV]
  • Zephaniah 3:19,20[KJV/NIV]
  • Romans 11:26,27[KJV/NIV]

and the establishment of universal peace.

  • Isaiah 11:6-9[KJV/NIV]
  • Psalms 72:3-8[KJV/NIV]
  • Micah 4:3,4[KJV/NIV]
There will be a final judgment in which the wicked dead will be raised and judged according to their works. Whosoever is not found written in the Book of Life, together with the devil and his angels, the beast and the false prophet, will be consigned to the everlasting punishment in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.

  • Matthew 25:46[KJV/NIV]
  • Mark 9:43-48[KJV/NIV]
  • Revelation 19:20[KJV/NIV]
  • Revelation 20:11-15[KJV/NIV]
  • Revelation 21:8[KJV/NIV]

“We, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth wherein dwelleth righteousness.”

  • 2 Peter 3:13[KJV/NIV]
  • Revelation 21[KJV/NIV]
  • Revelation 22[KJV/NIV]