THE MISSION OF DESTINY CHURCH CAN BE SAID IN TWO WORDS:
OUR DESIRE IS FOR PEOPLE TO:
God wants to know you personally. More than just practicing religion, He wants to have a relationship with you. Our Sunday services are where we focus on helping people know God. Our service times are Sunday at 9AM and 11AM and Wednesday at 7PM.
We all have things from our past that need to be settled once and for all. God’s process for you to experience freedom from yesterday is to have the right people in your life.
Connecting with the church through Community and Small Groups is how we find life-changing community at Destiny Church. Learn more at our community page.
If you are looking for hope in a hopeless world, you will find it in your calling. You are an important part of God’s plan, and your life will never make sense until you discover your purpose.
Our Grow Classes are made up of four sessions designed to help you in this important step. The class is available the first 4 Sundays of the month during our 2nd service at 11AM in Classroom 1. Find out more about our Grow Classes here.
MAKE A DIFFERENCE
This step is God’s ultimate plan for your life—to make a difference in the lives of others. When you make a positive impact on people’s lives by doing what you do well, it is then that the Bible says your joy will be complete.
Through our Destiny Serve Teams, we hope to connect every person to an opportunity to live their calling by serving others. Learn more at our serve teams here.
THE BELIEFS OF DESTINY CHURCH CAN BE PLACED IN THREE MAJOR STREAMS OF CHRISTIANITY:
We believe that the Bible
is the only rule of faith.
We believe that all statements
in the Bible are true.
We believe in the baptism
and gifts of the Holy Spirit.
STATEMENTS OF FUNDAMENTAL TRUTHS:
THE ONE TRUE GOD:
The one true God has revealed Himself as the eternally self-existent “I am”, the Creator of the Universe and the Redeemer of mankind (Deut. 6:4; Ex. 3:14; Isa. 43:10-11). God has further revealed Himself as a triune Being, manifested as Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Isa. 48:16; Matt. 28:19; Luke 3:22).
THE SCRIPTURES INSPIRED:
The Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, are verbally inspired of God and are the revelation of God to man; they are infallible, and the authoritative rule of faith and conduct. (II Tim. 3:15-17; I Thess. 2:13; II Peter 1:21).
THE DEITY OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST:
The Lord Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God and, as such, shares in the divinity and deity of God (Matt. 1:23; John 5:22-23; II John 3; Heb. 1:1-13).
ORIGINAL SIN AND THE FALL OF MAN:
Man was created good and upright; for God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.” (Gen. 1:26). The first man Adam, through disobedience, fell from the grace of God, and thus sin and death entered into the world. Adam’s transgression incurred not only physical death for man but also spiritual death, which is eternal separation from God (Gen. 2:17; 3:6-24). Man’s propensity to sin because of his sinful nature necessitates salvation from the power of sin and a Savior to provide that salvation (Rom. 5:12-21).
THE SALVATION OF MAN:
Man’s only hope of redemption and salvation from the power of sin is through the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ (Acts 4:12; Rom. 5:8-13, 10:9; James 1:21; Eph. 2:8).
CHRIST, THE ONE SHEPHERD:
Jesus Christ is the Good Shepherd (John 10:11) and the Great Shepherd (Heb. 12:23). There is only one spiritual Shepherd referred to in the New Testament and Jesus Christ is that One (John 10:16).
THE CHURCH AND ITS MISSION:
The church is the Body of Christ, that habitation of God through the Holy Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of her Great Commission. (Eph. 1:22-23; 2:22; Heb. 12:23)
Since God’s purpose concerning man is to seek and to save those who are lost, to be worshiped by man and to build a body of believers in the image of His Son, the responsibility of the Church is:
- To be an agency of God for evangelizing the world (Acts 1:18; Matt. 28:19-20; Mark 16:15-16).
- To be a corporate body in which man may worship God (I Cor. 12:13).
- To be a channel of God’s purpose to build a body of saints who are being perfected in the image of His Son (Eph. 4:11-16; I Cor. 12:28, 14:12).
THE ORDINANCES OF THE CHURCH:
1. Baptism in water: Baptism by immersion in water is commanded in the scriptures. All who repent of their sin and believe in Christ as Savior and Lord are to be baptized. This is a declaration to the world that they have been raised with Him in newness of life (Matt. 28:19; Mark 16:16; Acts 10:47-48; Rom 6:4).
2. The Lord’s Supper of holy communion: The Lord’s Supper, consisting of the elements – the bread and the cup of the fruit of the vine – is the symbol expressing our sharing of the divine nature of our Lord Jesus Christ (II Peter 1:4), a memorial of His suffering and death, and a prophecy of His second coming (I Cor. 11:26), and partaken by all believers until He comes!
THE BAPTISM IN THE HOLY SPIRIT:
The baptism of believers in the Holy Spirit is given to the capacity of a believer. We believe in the gift of praying in tongues as the Spirit of God gives utterance (Acts 2:4). With the baptism in the Holy Spirit comes the endowment of power, the bestowment of the gifts (or enabling of the Holy Spirit) and their uses in the ministry of the Body of Christ (Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4, 8; I Cor. 12:1-31). The experience is distinct from, and subsequent to, the experience of the new birth (Acts 8:12-17; 10:44-46; 11:14-15; 15:7-9).
Divine healing was provided for in the Old Testament (Ex. 15:23-26; Ps. 103:1-3; Isa. 53:4-5) and is an integral part of the Gospel (Matt. 8:16-17; Acts 5:16; James 5:14-16).
THE SECOND ADVENT OF CHRIST:
The second coming of Christ includes the catching away of the Church (I Thess. 4:16-17), followed by the actual, visible return of Christ with His saints (the Church) to reign with Him on earth for one thousand years (Zech, 14:5; Matt. 24:27, 30; Rev. 1:7, 19:11-14, 20:1-6). This millennial reign will bring the salvation of the nation of Israel (Ezek. 39:28-29; Zeph. 3:19-20; Rom. 11:26-27) and the establishment of universal peace (Isa. 11:6-9; Ps. 72:3-8; Mic. 4:3-4).
THE FINAL JUDGMENT:
There will be a final judgment in which the wicked dead will be raised and will be judged according to their works. (Matt. 25:24-26; Mark 9:43-48; Rev. 19:20, 20:11-15. 21:8)
THE NEW HEAVEN AND THE NEW EARTH:
“We according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, where dwelleth righteousness” (II Peter 3:13; see also Rev. 21:1).