Our Mission: “To connect the hearts of St. Ignace, with the heart of God to change the heart of the world.” This involves what we call an EKG (The heart test) that helps connect ourselves and others to God.

E—Experience God (“Connect the hearts of St. Ignace)—It is only through Jesus that we truly connect and become united with God and one another. Sunday mornings are our main tool to help us and others experience the love, grace, and presence of God. Outreaches and service projects throughout the year also help us in this endeavor…

K—Know God (…with the heart of God)—Once we have experienced the goodness of God, we desire to know Him in such a way that we begin to think like He thinks, act like He acts, love like He loves, and desire what He desires. God gives us His Holy Spirit to draw us closer to Him. It all starts there. In addition, our Sunday evening Bible studies (small groups) serve as a practical tool to help us truly connect with God’s heart…

G—Go with God (…to change the heart of the world.”)—Ultimately, the calling of a follower of Jesus is to share the good news of His love and grace with the world. As we experience the reality of who God is and connect our hearts with His, He will give us everything we need to accomplish this—if we let Him. Going with God is about turning the focus from self to others; about taking what He has done in us and letting it flow through us to others. What does your EKG say about your connection to God?

We Believe…

1. The Scriptures are inspired by God and are living and active. The Bible, both Old and New Testaments, declares God’s design and plan for mankind. (2 Timothy 3:15-17; 2 Peter 1:21)
2. There is only One True God–-eternally existent in three persons…God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit…commonly known as the Trinity. (Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 43:10,11; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Matthew 28:19)
3. In the Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God. We believe in His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His death on the cross, His resurrection from the dead, and His position at the right hand of God the Father. (Luke 2:40; John 17:5; Philippians 2:6,7; Galatians 4:4; 2 Peter 3:18; Hebrews 4:15)
4. Though originally good, Mankind Willingly Fell to Sin–-ushering evil and death, both physical and spiritual, into the world. Sin separates us from God. (Romans 3:23; 5:12-19)
5. Every Person Can Have Restored Fellowship with God Through Salvation, by accepting Jesus’ free offer of forgiveness for sin made possible by the blood He shed on the cross. The only way to be forgiven and made clean is to believe in Jesus Christ, repent (renewed mindset) of our old ways and submit to His will for our lives. (John 3:16; Romans 10:9; 1 John 1:8,9) Salvation is by grace, through faith (Ephesians 2:8-9)
6. We believe and practice: (1) Water Baptism by Immersion (not sprinkling) which represents having died with Christ and being raised with Him to walk in newness of life (Mathew 28:19), and (2) Holy Communion (the Lord’s Supper) as a symbolic memorial of Jesus’ suffering and death for our salvation. (1 Corinthians 11:26)
7. The Baptism in the Holy Spirit is a Special Experience Following Salvation that empowers believers with boldness for witnessing and effective service, just as it did in New Testament times. (Acts 1:8; 8:12-17)
8. The “normative” initial physical evidence of Baptism in the Holy Spirit is ‘Speaking in Tongues,’ as experienced on the Day of Pentecost and referenced throughout the New Testament Book of Acts and the Epistles. (Acts 2:4)
9. Sanctification Initially Occurs at Salvation and is not only a declaration that a believer is made holy (NOW), but also a progressive lifelong process (ONGOING) of separating from evil as believers continually draw closer to God and become more Christ-like. (Romans 6:1-11; 12:1; 1 Peter 1:15,16)
10. The Church has a Mission to seek and save all who are lost in sin. We believe the Church consists of the people who, throughout time, have accepted God’s offer of redemption (regardless of religious denomination) through the sacrificial death of His son Jesus Christ. (Mark 16:15,16; 1 Corinthians 12:13)
11. All believers are part of the “Body of Christ.” The Bible teaches that each of us under leadership must commit ourselves to reach others for Christ, to worship Him with other believers, and to build up or edify the body of believers–-the Church. (Mark 16:15-20; John 4:23,24; Ephesians 4:11-16)
12. Divine Healing—The redemptive work of Christ on the cross provides healing of the human body in answer to believing prayer. (Isaiah 53:5; Matthew 8:16,17; James 5:14-16)
13. In the Blessed Hope—We believe Jesus will return for his bride, the church (the Second Coming) that they may be with the Lord forever. (John 14:3; 1 Corinthians 15:51,52; 1 Thessalonians 4:16,17; Titus 2:13)
14. In The Millennial Reign of Christ when Jesus returns with His saints at His second coming and begins His peaceful rule over earth for 1,000 years. (Psalm 72:3-8; Micah 4:3,4; Matthew 24:30; Revelation 22:13)
15. A Final Judgment Will Take Place for those who have rejected Christ. (Matthew 9:43-48; Revelation 20:11-15)
16. And look forward to the perfect New Heavens and a New Earth that Christ is preparing for all people, of all time, who have accepted Him. We will live there with Him forever following His millennial reign on Earth. “And so shall we forever be with the Lord!” (2 Peter 3:13; Revelation 21, 22)

This list is condensed from the official Statement of Fundamental Truths of the Assembly of God. To see the complete original statements and supporting scriptures, please visit www.ag.org.