What We Believe

Life in God’s Kingdom is to be filled with joy, freedom, purpose, power, and living life to its fullest in relationship with God and others through Jesus Christ!

This is accomplished by God’s truth and the Holy Spirit. Introducing people to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ is where it all begins.

We equip people to experience God’s liberating power to recover His original design and purposes for their lives in and through personal freedom and the filling of the Holy Spirit. We train people to be effective in extending the Jesus life, love, and power to others.

We are committed to live like Jesus lived and to do what Jesus did in ministering His hope, love, and power to people in our community, region, and beyond.

Affirmation of Faith

We affirm the Scripture, both Old and New Testaments to be the verbally inspired Word of God in its entirety, without error in the
original writings as the complete revelation of His person and His will necessary to be understood by mankind.

We affirm that there is one God, infinitely perfect and eternally existent in the persons of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

We affirm God the Father, the first of the Trinity, orders and disposes all things according to His own purpose and grace. He has decreed for His glory all that comes to pass. He has graciously decreed the plan by which mankind might receive forgiveness of sin and be reconciled to Him.

We affirm that Jesus Christ is true God and true man. He is without sin as to nature, unable to sin in principle, and did not sin in fact. We further affirm in His vicarious and atoning death by crucifixion, in his bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of God the Father. He will personally return in power and glory, and is the final judge of all.

We affirm the present ministry of the Holy Spirit who convicts the world of sin, regenerates with spiritual life those who believe in the gospel, indwells Christians, and seals their salvation the instant they receive the gift of eternal life by trusting Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. We affirm that the Holy Spirit sanctifies the Christian in holiness, and provides one or more spiritual gifts to all believers, manifesting them as He wills, and that all the gifts of the Holy Spirit are operative today. We affirm the filling of the Holy Spirit which endows the believer with power to live supernaturally and that it is God’s will to continuously live life filled with the Holy Spirit.

We affirm that God directly and immediately created the first man and woman in His image, free from sin. The first man subsequently fell into sin by a voluntary act of willful disobedience to the revealed will of God. As a result, every human being of all ages is a sinner by divine pronouncement, nature and deed, subject to the wrath of God.

We affirm that salvation is by grace alone, through faith alone, in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ and mankind is utterly unable to save him or herself from the power or penalty of sin.


Jesus said that He came ‘to seek and save what was lost’ (Luke 19:10). The word “save” here is translated from the Greek word sozo, meaning “restoration, healing and making whole. ”

In the Gospels’ account of Jesus’ own ministry on earth, this word is used to describe spiritual salvation, physical healing, and also deliverance from the influence of the God’s enemy, the devil. Jesus came to restore every way in which Satan has stolen and destroyed God’s original design and purpose for our lives.

In Luke 4:18-19, Jesus describes His own ministry as including preaching Good News to the poor, proclaiming freedom to the captives, sight to the blind, release for the oppressed and to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.

In John 14:12, Jesus tells us that ANYONE who has faith in Him will do what He did and even greater things. As the Father sent Him into the world, so He sends us (John 17:18). Therefore our mission, as His Church, is to continue the ministry that He had on earth and to bring restoration in the same ways that He did. The Sycamore Commission works to equip the Church for this mission.