Core Values

Impact Church
Our Core Values...
At Impact, we have a strong belief that church doesn't have to be lame but can still embrace solid core values. We think a church can tell it like it is, teach practical, relevant truths that help each other Monday through Friday, all without judging those who disagree. Please read more about our core values and contact us if we can help with any additional information about Impact or your relationship with Jesus Christ.

God
God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three personalities: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God. Genesis 1:1,26,27; 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; I Peter 1:2; II Corinthians 13:14

 

Jesus Christ
Jesus is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all men by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven's glory and will return again to earth to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Matthew 1:22-23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5 & 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14-15; I Corinthians 15:3-4; Romans 1:3-4; Acts 1:9-11; I Timothy 6:14-15

Eternity
Man was created to exist forever. He will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or in union with God, through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are places of eternal existence. John 3:16; I John 2:25 & 5:11-13; Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:15

Salvation
Salvation is a gift from God to man. Man can never make up for his sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God's offer of forgiveness can man be saved from sin's penalty. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith. Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 14:6 & 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1

The Bible
The Bible is God's Word to all men. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is truth without any mixture of error. II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:20-21; II Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119:105,160 & 12:6; Proverbs 30:5

The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. The Christian seeks to live under His control daily. II Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13 & 14:16-17; Acts 1:8; I Corinthians 2:12 & 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:18

 

Eternal Security
We believe that God gives us eternal life through Jesus Christ; therefore the true believer is secure in that salvation for eternity. If you have been genuinely saved, you cannot "lose" it. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian. It is the grace and keeping power of God that gives us this security. John 10:29 2 Timothy 1:12 Hebrews 7:25, 10:10, 14:9

The Church
We believe the church is the Body of Christ, the family of God made up of every Christian on earth. It is expressed through local congregations of Christians. It is a place where the Holy Spirit empowers Christians to use their gifts in reaching non-Christians with God's salvation message, and in helping each other grow spiritually. The church is led by the Holy Spirit through the pastors and elders He has established. Acts 2; 1 Corinthians 12; Ephesians 2:19, 4:11-13 10

Baptism
This is your first step after placing your trust in Jesus as Savior. It's symbolic of Jesus' death, burial and resurrection, an outward expression of an inward transformation.

Baptism is a great experience and should be experienced by all who have trusted Christ as Savior. However, this can be very intimidating for some and uncomfortable to discuss for others. At Impact Church, Pastor Doug would be excited to sit down with you and discuss baptism and what your next steps might be. Please contact him directly at Doug@ImpactChurch.tv. 

Luke 3:21 — Now when all the people were baptized, and when Jesus also had been baptized and was praying, the heavens were opened...

Communion
At Impact Church we value that there are many different methods to communion while preserving the principles of it. We believe that the bread symbolizes Christ's body and the wine His blood. The ordinance of communion is to be done in remembrance of Christ as He instructed us in I Corinthians.

We set time aside, once a month, during our Sunday community service to honor Christ by observing communion. Communion at Impact Church is open to everyone who knows Christ as their Savior. We encourage you to come and be a part. We will provide a environment of worship and reflection.

I Corinthians 11:23 For I received from the Lord what I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took bread, 24 and when he had given thanks, he broke it, and said, "This is my body which is for [1] you. Do this in remembrance of me." [2] 25 In the same way also he took the cup, after supper, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me." 26 For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until he comes. "For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until he comes." I Corinthians 11:26