WHAT WE BELIEVE

- HELPING PEOPLE FOLLOW JESUS. -
SINCE 1937

ONE TRUE GOD

We believe in the one true God who has revealed himself as the Creator of heaven and earth and the Redeemer of all of creation and humankind, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.


SALVATION

We believe that humanity’s only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus, the Son of God, on the Cross. Salvation is received through repentance toward God and faith toward the resurrected Jesus.


THE HOLY SPIRIT

We believe every follower of Jesus receives the Holy Spirit upon salvation to guide, comfort, convict, and adopt us into the family of God, transforming us into Christlikeness. Furthermore, we believe that we should enthusiastically expect and earnestly seek the promise of the Father—the baptism in the Holy Spirit. With this baptism comes the empowerment for life, service and mission, including the spiritual gifts that reveal God’s Kingdom reality to a hurting world.


CHURCH

We believe the Church is the living body of Christ on earth with Jesus as its head and source of life. This body is composed of men, women, and children who have confessed in a personal faith in Jesus and serve as co-laborers on mission with God to make disciples throughout the world. As a people living in God’s Kingdom, we live as reconciled and unified people across gender, racial, ethnic, and class differences.


SCRIPTURE

We believe Scriptures, both the Old and New Testaments, are verbally inspired of God and the revelation of God to humanity, telling His grand story of redemption. Infallible and authoritative, the dynamic and transformative power of the Word of God directs the Church, guiding each Christian in Jesus-centered living.


JESUS' RETURN & OUR FUTURE

We believe in the immanent return of Jesus, knowing that at the end of all things Jesus will reign eternally. According to His character revealed through Scriptures, He will judge humanity with justice and mercy. Those who have experienced salvation through Jesus will enjoy His presence forever; those who have not will be separated from God for eternity. Until the time of His return, we will live in response to this future reality and proclaim:

Christ has died

Christ is risen

Christ will come again!

A WORD FROM OUR LEADRSHIP

A Word from Our Leadership on Women in Ministry

As part of the Assemblies of God, Chapel Springs Church traces its roots to an early 1900’s spiritual movement birthed on the margins of society. There, the Holy Spirit offered dignity and destiny to those whom society silenced and deemed unworthy. Through a historic outpouring of the Spirit, God gave powerful voices to the unlikely and powerless to proclaim hope and freedom through Jesus. This spiritual DNA enables us to view the world through our Father’s eyes—across races, languages, social class, economic status, skin color, and gender.

The Assemblies of God has historically affirmed that on the day of Pentecost, as recorded in Acts 2, the Spirit empowered both women and men to minister in His Kingdom as a diverse, unified community of faith. As the prophet Joel prophesied, God’s sons and daughters received access to the same power that raised Jesus from the dead.

The leadership of Chapel Springs Church, in alignment with the Assemblies of God Bylaws,strongly affirms that “divinely called and qualified women may also serve the church in the ministry of the Word ... and are eligible to serve in all levels of church ministry and/or district and General Council leadership.” Therefore, you will see women at Chapel Springs serving in God’s Kingdom as pastors, preachers, deacons, directors, and ministry leaders. We believe Jesus’ redemptive work reverses the curse of sin and empowers women and men to become equal partners in God’s Kingdom, functioning together on mission, as God originally intended in Genesis 1 & 2.

We recognize this belief may differ from previous churches you’ve been part of; therefore, we encourage you to explore the following resources:

 

Videos

Pastor Scott’s sermons, “She Too” Part 1 & Part 2
 

Books

As an Assemblies of God (AG) church, Chapel Springs holds to the Sixteen Truths of the AG.