"Our Mission Statement"
When Jesus was asked what the greatest commandment was he responded by saying, Love God and Love People. Jesus' whole earthly teaching can be summed up in these few words. This is our heart at Beacon’s. The question naturally arises as to just how we are able to truly Love God and Love People? It’s simple, but not easy.
We believe Jesus answered this question when he sent out his disciples after He had risen from the dead. He commissioned them to go and make disciples of all people, baptizing them, and teaching them to obey everything He commands. At times, this mission has been made complicated in our culture, but we are a simple church and we love Jesus' simple responses and approach to ministry. These commands from Jesus were not complicated for His disciples, difficult at times, but simple. The reason being was the original disciples were connected to the vine (Jesus). They spent their days seeking God and longing to be more and more obedient. As their obedience grew, so did God's Kingdom.
At Beacon's we know that in order for Jesus' Kingdom to come and His will to be done we need simply to be obedient. This is the heart behind every Sunday service, every bible study, every discipleship group, and every Outreach Event we engage in at Beacon's. As we are obedient to God, we begin to see the world through the eyes of Jesus In so doing we enter into the life that He has planned for each of us. We would love for you to join us as we embark on this journey of obedience together. May Jesus bless you and lead you in His path of righteousness.
What we Believe
Together as a local church we declare our belief in the Bible as the Word of God, the only infallible rule of faith and practice. Holding that the Bible alone is inspired and authoritative, we also affirm that the following creeds are historically significant and useful as instructive works written by sincere believers: The Apostles’ Creed, The Nicene Creed and The Brief Statement of the Reformed Faith (1902).
We understand that all sincere disciples of Jesus are seeking truth in word and deed. Nevertheless, this is a lifetime endeavor for all of us, and sometimes people of good faith can sincerely disagree about what the Bible says and means. Therefore, we strive to live by the popular Christian motto:
IN ESSENTIALS, UNITY; IN NON-ESSENTIALS, DIVERSITY; IN ALL THINGS, CHARITY.
To be specific about our convictions and our understanding of the Bible, we offer the following Statement of Faith, which adheres to the tenets of the Christian faith:
We Believe the Bible to be written without errors or mistakes by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit; it is in all ways truthful and authoritative and is worthy to be called the Word of God.
We Believe there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We Believe that because of the exceeding sinfulness of human nature, eternal life and spiritual salvation is only possible by being born again by the Holy Spirit; and that the shed blood of Jesus Christ is the only grounds for our acceptance by God, and that we are saved only by God’s grace, through faith alone.
We Believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost: they that are saved unto resurrection of life, and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
We Believe in the spiritual unity of all believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
We Believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live victoriously in restored fellowship with God.
Also we declare our belief in the traditional family as the basic unit of a Christian society and the primary means of conveying the Gospel from one generation to the next. Therefore to advance our belief that the truth of the Bible is for all generations, Christian education is a high priority of the time and resources of this church, and our activities include assisting parents in providing Christian educational experiences for their children and helping families to fulfill their biblical duty to bring up their children in the discipline and instruction of the Lord (Eph 6:4). For this reason we are pleased to be able to rent a portion of our facilities to a local public charter school.