Ignite Church Core Values
We believe in one God, the sovereign Creator and sustainer of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Gen. 1:1; Jer. 10:10; Matt. 6:9; Rom. 8: 14-15; 1 Cor. 8:6; Eph. 4:6
The Lordship of Christ
We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. Jesus Christ, the Living Word became flesh through His miraculous conception by the Holy Spirit and His virgin birth. We believe that Christ, through His sacrificial death on the cross and His resurrection, has overcome the power of sin and death. John 1: 1-18; Rom.3: 23-26; 8:1-3, 34; 1 Thess. 4: 14-18; Heb. 1: 1-3; Rev. 1: 1-3; 20: 14-15
Holy Spirit Lives Among Us
We believe that the Holy Spirit lives among us today. The Holy Spirit, who became uniquely present among men and women on the day of Pentecost, dwells in every believer at the moment of acceptance and repentance through Christ. Luke 11:13; John 14: 16-17, 16:7-15; Acts 1:8; 2: 1-4, Rom. 8:9-11; 1 Cor. 12: 8-13
The Authority of Scripture
We believe the Bible is the inspired written Word of God and is the guide for Christian faith and practice. God’s message in the scripture is true and trustworthy. Deut. 4:1-2; Matt. 5:17-18; Luke 21: 33; Tim. 3:15-17; Heb. 4:12; 2 Peter 1:19-21
We believe in the power of prayer. Prayer is a conversation with God – speaking and listening. Through prayer the lives of the people, the church, communities, and nations can be changed, bringing salvation, healing, comfort, and other gifts from God. Matt. 6: 5-15; 21:22; Mark 11:24-25; Eph. 6:18-20; James 5: 15-16
We believe that the Christian life should be a life of service, joy, peace, and obedience to the Lord who saved us. Christ is our example of servant hood. The believer is free to be guided by the Holy Spirit, prayer, and the Word of God. Believers should regularly assemble together in worship and fellowship. Romans 6: 1-13; Galatians 5:1, 13, 25; Titus 2:11-13; 1 John 2:2-5, 15, 29.
We believe God is the source of all blessings; He both gives and owns them. We are stewards charged with using the blessings given to us not only for our needs, but in all things for the glory of God. Those blessings include our time, talents, and material possessions. We believe that as God’s children we should contribute cheerfully, regularly and liberally according to how God has prospered you. . Gen. 14:20; Lev. 27:30; Mal. 3:10; Matt. 6: 1-4; 23:23; 25:14-29; Rom. 12:6-8; 2, 1 Corinthians 16:2, 2 Cor. 9:6-8
The Ordinance of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper
We affirm Believer’s Baptism and the Lord’s Supper as the two ordinances of Ignite Church. Baptism by immersion is a public witness of the born-again believer’s willingness to die to sin and be raised with Christ in newness of life. The Lord’s Supper, observed through the elements of the bread and the cup, is a sincere searching of one’s heart, a confession to Him of our sins, a thankful remembrance of Christ and His sacrificial death on the cross. Matt. 3:13-17; 28:19-20; Acts 8:35-39; 1 Cor. 11:23-29.
Outreach to the Lost
We value people, and we desire for all people to have a dynamic, growing relationship with God through Jesus Christ. We know lost people matter to God, so they matter to us, too. We seek to bring the unchurched into a saving relationship with Jesus Christ and into our community of faith. John 3:16, Mark 16:15
Commitment to the Great Commission We are committed to the fulfillment of the Great Commission of Jesus Christ to go and make disciples of all nations. We believe every member has a responsibility to be a witness in the way God wants to use us where we live, work and go to school. Matthew 28: 18-20, Acts 1:8, James 2: 15-17 , Matthew 9:37-38; 24:14; 28:18-20; Acts 1:8