First Assembly of God of Greater Lansing is part of a global network of churches known as the Assemblies of God. Our beliefs are a direct reflection of the Assemblies of God statement of Fundamental Truths.
The Scriptures are Inspired by God
WE BELIEVE… The Bible is inspired by God and declares His design and plan for mankind.
There is only One True God
WE BELIEVE… There is only One True God–revealed in three persons…Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (commonly known as the Trinity).
Man Willingly Fell to Sin
WE BELIEVE… though originally good, man chose sin ushering physical and spiritual death into the world breaking our relationship with God.
In the Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ
WE BELIEVE… That Jesus is God’s Son, both human and divine.
Every Person Can Have Restored Fellowship with God Through ‘Salvation’
WE BELIEVE… that through Jesus’ death and resurrection every person can have restored relationship with God both here on earth and for eternity.
Water Baptism by Immersion & Holy Communion
WE BELIEVE… in water baptism by immersion as a public statement of faith after choosing to accept Jesus’ gift of salvation and establishing Him as Lord. We also believe in Holy Communion as a symbolic remembrance of Christ’s suffering and death for our salvation.
The Baptism in the Holy Spirit is a Special Experience Following Salvation
WE BELIEVE… the baptism in the Holy Spirit is a special experience following salvation that empowers believers for witnessing and effective service as described in the New Testament.
The Initial Physical Evidence of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit is ‘Speaking in Tongues’
WE BELIEVE… the initial physical evidence of the baptism in the Holy Spirit is ‘Speaking in Tongues,’ as experienced on the Day of Pentecost and referenced throughout Acts and the Epistles.
The Church has a Mission
WE BELIEVE…The Church, the worldwide body of Christ, is united in its mission to share the gospel that transcends denomination, language and borders and its belief that Jesus is God’s son and His work on the cross reconciles us to Him.
Sanctification Initially Occurs at Salvation
WE BELIEVE… in Sanctification, that at salvation we become Holy through Christ’s work on the cross and that it is a lifelong process of drawing closer to God and becoming more like Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit.
A Divinely Called and Scripturally Ordained Leadership Ministry Serves the Church
WE BELIEVE… The Bible teaches that each of us under leadership must commit ourselves to reach others for Christ, to worship Him with other believers, to build up or edify the body of believers–the Church and to meet human need with ministries of love and compassion.
Divine Healing of the Sick is a Privilege for Christians Today
WE BELIEVE… in divine healing through the power of the Holy Spirit.
The Blessed Hope—When Jesus Raptures His Church Prior to His Return to Earth
WE BELIEVE… that Jesus will rapture His church, both those who have died and those who are alive, at a future date to be with Him forever.
A Final Judgment Will Take Place
WE BELIEVE…A Final Judgment Will Take Place for those who have rejected Christ. They will be judged for their sin and consigned to eternal punishment in a punishing lake of fire.
The Millennial Reign of Christ
WE BELIEVE…in The Millennial Reign of Christ when Jesus returns with His saints at His second coming and begins His benevolent rule over earth for 1,000 years.
New Heavens and a New Earth
WE BELIEVE… in Jesus’ eternal reign in heaven and on earth and that through His atonement for our sins we will be with Him forever.