— The ROC Strategy —
8 Principles That Make Our Church Unique
Outward focused — (Phil. 2:3-4)
focused on others; servant evangelism, ministry to the poor.
Unity on basics — (John 17:20-23)
Embracing the Church
in the city, that the prayer of Jesus be answered,” that
the world may know that God sent Jesus.”
Team based — (1 Cor. 12:28-30)
There are no lone rangers. God has given
gifts to the church, that they might work together under the
headship of Jesus.
Radical worship — (John 4:23-24;
Opens the heavens so that the purposes of God
will be done in our region; therefore our worship is passionate
Every member a minister — (Eph. 4:11-13)
school to equip every member to do the works of Jesus. Our desire
is to launch people into their destiny.
Action oriented — (Phil. 2:12-13;Matt. 28:18-20)
We promote people who are doing
and producing in the church. Leadership comes from those who
lead by example in serving, sheperding, praying, and demonstrating
the power of God.
Climate of love — (Matt. 22:39;
Love is the tangible product that sets us apart and
shows the world who we really are.
Hospitality — (2
Kings 4:8-17; Luke 10:1-11)
Being hospitable to the anointing,
showing generosity to the gifts of God turns a visitation into
— Our Statement of Faith —
What We Believe
- In essential beliefs — we have unity.
is one Body and one Spirit...there is one Lord, one faith,
one baptism, and one God and Father of us all...” Eph.
- In non-essential beliefs — we have
“Accept him whose faith is weak, without
passing judgment on disputable matters... Who are you to
judge someone else’s servant? To his own master he
stands or falls... So then each of us will give an account
of himself to God... So whatever you believe about these
things keep between yourself and God.” Romans 14:1,4,12,22
all our beliefs — we show charity.
I hold in my mind not only all human knowledge but also the
very secrets of God, and if I have the faith that can move
mountains — but
have no love, I amount to nothing at all.” 1 Cor.
The Essentials We Believe:
- About God
The One True God is the eternally self-existent “IAM” 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.
1:1,26,27, 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2;
2 Corinthians 13:14
- About Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ is
the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus is
true God and true man, having been conceived of the Holy
Ghost and born of the Virgin Mary. Jesus lived a sinless
human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for
the sins of all people 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 someday 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; 1 Corinthians
15:3,4; Romans 1:3,4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:14,15; Titus
- About the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is co-equal
with the Father and the Son of 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.
As Christians, we seek to live under His control daily.
Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16,17; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians
2:12, 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:18
The Bible is God’s Word to us.
All Scripture is verbally inspired by God as written in the
original languages and is inerrant revelation of God to man.
The Bible is the infallible authority for faith and conduct.
It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and
2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20,21; 2 Timothy 1:13;
Psalm 119:105,160, 12:6; Proverbs 30:5
- About Human Beings
Man was created good and upright in the
image and likeness of God. The first man, Adam, through disobedience,
fell from the grace of God and, thus, sin and death entered
into this world. Adam’s sin
incurred not only physical death for man, but also spiritual
death, which is eternal separation from God. Man’s
propensity to sin because of his sinful nature necessitates
salvation from the power of sin and a Savior to provide that
Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a; Romans
3:23; Isaiah 59:1, 2
- About Salvation
hope of redemption and salvation from sin is entirely through
the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ. Salvation is God’s
free gift to us but we must accept it. We can never make
up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by
trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness
can anyone be saved from sin’s penalty. When we turn
from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith we are
saved. 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
People were created to exist forever. We will
either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or eternally
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 real places of eternal
John 3:16; John 14:17; Romans 6:23; Romans 8:17-18;
Revelation 20:15; 1 Cor. 2:7-9
- About The Church and Its
The Church is the body of Christ and is comprised
of all believers. God inhabits the body of Christ by the
Holy Spirit both individually and corporately. Since God’s
purpose concerning man is to seek and to save that which
is lost, to be worshiped by man, and to build a body of believers
in the image of His Son, the Church’s responsibility
is 1) to evangelize the world, and 2) to be a corporate body
in which man may worship and glorify God. Jesus Christ is
the Lord and head of the Church, and every local church has
the right under Christ to decide and govern its own affairs.
as believers we must not forsake the assembling of ourselves
together (and all the more in these last days), that Church
attendance, fellowship, and submission one to another, will
play a very important part in our deliverance from this world.
Heb 10:24-25 and let us consider how to stimulate one another
to love and good deeds, not forsaking our own assembling
together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another;
and all the more, as you see the day drawing near.
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