These are some of the things we believe as a church.
We will aggressively utilize our methodologies to unleash new purpose in every life through Jesus Christ. Rather than running from the world, we have chosen to engage the culture in order to connect with people and show them God’s truths. Although New Walk’s culture is anything but traditional, we take a conservative theological position.
We believe that love and respect are due, and to be offered, to all people, as we’re all created in the image of God. However, when the Scriptures speak against other philosophies, belief systems, and behaviors, we will be true to the Scriptures and will speak the truth, but will do so in love.
We believe that there is only one true, living, and eternal God and that the Godhead is revealed as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
The Bible is God’s Word to all people. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. Because it was inspired by God, the Bible is truth without any error and is completely relevant to our daily lives.
God has existed in relationship with Himself for all eternity. He exists as one substance in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Although each member of the Trinity serves different functions, they each possess equal power and authority.
God is great: He is all-powerful, all knowing, ever present, unchanging, completely worthy of our trust, and above all, Holy. It is in Him that we live, move and exist. God is good. He is our Father. He is loving, compassionate, and faithful to His people and His promises.
Jesus Christ is completely human, but at the same time completely God. He’s the only plan for bringing people, who are far from God, back into a right relationship with God. He lived a perfect life so that He could be a substitution for us in satisfying God’s demands for perfection. He defeated death and through His resurrection, we can have life.
His presence assures us of a relationship with Christ. He guides believers into all truth, and exalts Christ. He convicts people of their sin, God’s righteousness, and the coming judgment. He comforts us, gives us spiritual gifts, and makes us more like Christ.
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.
The blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the only way of salvation through the forgiveness of sin. Salvation occurs when people place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for their sin. Salvation is a gift from God and it cannot be earned through our own efforts.
The church is a local community of baptized believers unified through faith in Christ. We are committed to the teachings of Christ, to obeying all of His commands, and to bringing the gospel to this world. The Church works together in love and unity, intent on the ultimate purpose of glorifying Christ.
Baptism is a symbolic act to publicly profess one’s salvation. It is commanded by God, but our salvation is not reliant upon it. We practice full-immersion baptism, symbolizing the process of death and resurrection that Jesus went through for us.
Prayer is our ability to communicate with God. Through Jesus’ salvation, we no longer need an intercessor between God and us; we can address Him directly.
Man is made in the image of God and is the supreme object of His creation. Man was created to have fellowship with God, but became separated in the relationship through sinful disobedience. As a result, man cannot attain a right relationship with God through his own effort. Every human is uniquely created, possesses dignity, and is worthy of respect and Christian love.