“Even the sparrow
has found a home,
and the swallow
a nest for herself,
where she may
have her young—
a place near your altar,
O Lord Almighty,
my King and my God.”
Sparrows Gate Mission Statement of Faith
The Divine Christ
We believe in a supernatural Bible, which tells of a supernatural Christ, Who had a supernatural birth, Who spoke supernatural words, Who performed supernatural miracles, Who lived a supernatural life, Who died a supernatural death, Who rose in supernatural splendor, Who intercedes as a supernatural priest and Who will one day return in supernatural glory to establish a supernatural kingdom.
The Holy Bible
We believe that the 66 books from Genesis to Revelation not only contain and convey the Word of God, but they are the inspired Word of God.
Father, Son and Holy Spirit
We believe that there is only one true God and that his Son, Jesus Christ, died for our sins, arose from the dead to be our active intercessor and Savior and directs and empowers true believers with the aid of the Holy Spirit.
Heaven and Hell
We believe that Christ will return one day to establish his kingdom of believers and that those who have not been redeemed by his blood and born again spiritually are destined to an eternity with Satan and his angels in hell.
Baptism and the Lord’s Supper
We believe that believers should follow Christ’s example of baptism, by immersion in water, and communion.
We believe that those who have received Christ as their Lord and Savior are associated by faith and the fellowship of the gospel and should meet on a regular basis to be discipled in the truth of the Bible and be encouraged by the exercise of gifts reflected in the Bible for the benefit of the Church today. We also believe that the Church is to be a house of prayer and joyful, corporate worship.
We also believe that the Church is commanded to follow Christ’s example in sharing the gospel with the poor and meeting their needs at home and abroad. (Luke 4:18; Matthew 25:36)