(The Wealthy Place)
This Statement of Belief is not intended to cover all Biblical truth but to establish a basis for fellowship and cooperation so that we may "all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions."
Present Work of the Holy Spirit: We believe that the Holy Spirit is at work in the earth today: • "to convict the world of guilt in regard to sin and righteousness and judgment." (John 16:8) • empowering men to witness and confirming the Word with signs that accompany it. (Mark 16:17-20; Acts 1:8; 4:29-31; Heb 2:3, 4) • producing the fruit of the Spirit in men's lives. (Gal 5:22-26) • giving various gifts to men "for the common good." (1 Cor 12:4-11) • In response, believers are commanded to "eagerly desire the greater gifts" and to "try to excel in gifts that build up the church." (1 Cor 12:31; 14:12)
Justification and Sanctification: We believe in justification and sanctification (separating ourselves unto God) (Isaiah 1:18; Jn.3:3-8; Lk.1:74; Jn.17:15-17).
The Great Commission: We believe in the church and its mission, the ministry, and divine healing (Eph.4:11-14; Mk.16:17-18; James 5:14-15).
Future Events: We believe in the rapture of believers, the millennial reign of Christ, the final judgment, and the new heavens and the new earth (1Cor.3:9-13; 2Pet.3:13; Lk.24:36-40).
The Unity of All Believers. We believe in the unity of God’s people. "In Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others." (Rom 12:5) "For we were all baptized by one Spirit into one body". (1 Cor 12:12) Work so I may give to others (Eph 4:28)
Membership is an important part of the Victory experience; it’s the starting point for understanding our church values and vision. What better way to start a relationship than to spend a few hours understanding why we do what we do and where we’re headed in the future? These few hours each month are a chance for us to share our story and get to know yours. During our time together our Pastoral team will take the opportunity to talk to you about the important aspects of Victory. Membership topics are divided into four important areas: