“Let there be real harmony among you so there won’t be any split in the church. I plead with you to be of one mind, united in thought and purpose.” 1 Corinthians 1:10 (LB)
WHY FULL GOSPEL CHURCH INTERNATIONAL EXISTS
We believe that anointed teaching is the catalyst for transformation in individuals’ lives and in the church. This includes the concept of teaching for life change (Rom.12:7; 2Tim.3:16–17; James1:23–25.
We believe that lost people matter to God, and therefore, ought to matter to the church. This includes the concepts of relational evangelism and evangelism as a process (Luke 5:30–32; Luke 15; Matt. 18:14).
We believe that the church should be culturally relevant while remaining doctrinally pure.
This includes the concept of sensitively relating the gospel to our culture through our facility, printed materials, and use of the arts (1 Cor. 9:19–23).
We believe that Christ–followers should manifest authenticity and yearn for continuous growth.
This includes the concepts of personal authenticity, character and wholeness (Eph. 4:25–26, Heb. 12:1; Phil. 1:6).
We believe that a church should operate as a unified community of servants with men and women stewarding their spiritual gifts.
This includes the concepts of unity, servant hood, spiritual gifts and ministry callings (1 Cor. 12 and 14; Rom. 12; Eph. 4; Ps. 133:1)
We believe that loving relationships should permeate every aspect of church life.
This includes the concepts of love-driven ministry, ministry accomplished in teams, and relationship building (1 Cor. 13; Neh. 3; Luke 10:1; John 13:34–35).
We believe that life-change happens best in small groups.
This includes the concepts of discipleship, vulnerability, and accountability (Luke 6:12–13; Acts2:44–47).
We believe that excellence honors God and inspires people.
This includes the concepts of evaluation, critical review, intensity, and excellence (Col. 3:17; Mal.
1:6–14; Prov. 27:17).
We believe that churches should be led by men and women with leadership gifts.
This includes the concepts of empowerment, servant leadership, strategic focus, and intentionality (Neh. 1–2; Rom. 12:8; Acts 6:2–5).
We believe that the pursuit of full devotion to Christ and His cause is normal for every believer.
This includes the concepts of stewardship, servant hood, and the pursuit of Kingdom goals (1 Kings 11:4; Phil. 2:1–11; 2 Cor.8:7