What We Believe

"What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us." - A.W. Tozer

Our Beliefs

Arise Church confidentally affirms the
 Apostle's, Athanasian and Nicene Creed.


We believe that the Bible is the Word of God, fully inspired and without error in the original manuscripts, written by men under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, and that it has supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct. The Bible, including all the books of the Old Testament and New Testament, and the inspired true Word of God. It is fully authoritative and our only absolutely trustworthy guide for life and faith.
2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Mark 13:31; 
John 8:31- 32; John 20:31

The Trinity

There is one eternally existing God who has three distinct persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. He is the creator of all that exists, both visible and invisible, and is therefore worthy of all glory and praise.  God is perfect in love, power, holiness, goodness, knowledge, wisdom,  justice, and mercy. He is unchangeable and therefore is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
Genesis 1:1, 1:26; Matthew 3:16-17; Matthew 28:19; 
John 1:1, 1:3, 4:24, 5:26; 2 Corinthians 13:14

God the Father

God as Father reigns with providential care over His universe, His creatures, and the flow of the stream of human history according to the purposes of His grace. He is all powerful, all knowing, all loving, and all wise. God is Father in truth to those who become children of
God through faith in Jesus Christ. He is fatherly in His attitude toward all men.
Job 22:2-3, 34:10; Psalm 139; Isaiah 55:10-11; Daniel 3:27; Hosea 1:7, 2:21-22; Luke 10:21-22; Matthew 4:4, 23:9;
John 3:16, 6:27; Acts 17:24-28, 17:31; Colossians 1:16-17; Revelation 1:4-6; Romans 1:7, 4:19-21;
1 Timothy 1:1-2, 2:5-6; 1 Peter 1:3

God the Son

Jesus, the Son, was born of a virgin and came to earth because of God’s love for humanity. In living a fully human/fully divine life, he is both our example and victorious King. He died for the sins of His people. He conquered death and rose from the grave before ascending to the Father where he reigns with Him. He will return one day in power and glory. He is our Savior and Lord. He is the only Way, the only Truth, and the only Life.
Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-18; Matthew 27:54; John 14:6-7; Colossians 1:15-23; 1 Timothy 1:15

God the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit was sent to comfort and reveal Truth. He equips, enables, and empowers believers to live out the ordained purposes for their lives. He is the fully active power of God at work in the world today.
John 14:15-27; 1 Corinthians 2:10-16

The Fall

We believe that Adam, made in the image of God, distorted that image and forfeited his original blessedness —for himself and all his progeny—by falling into sin through Satan’s temptation.  As a result, all human beings are alienated from God, corrupted in every aspect of their being (e.g., physically, mentally, volitionally, emotionally, spiritually) and condemned finally and irrevocably to death— apart from God’s own gracious intervention. (Romans 3:23, 6:23) The supreme need of all human beings is to be reconciled to the God under whose just and holy wrath we stand; the only hope of all human beings is the undeserved love of this same God, who alone can rescue us and restore us to himself.
Genesis 1:27; Genesis 3; Romans 3:23, 5:1-11, 6:23;
 1 John 2:2; Revelation 20:11


Created in God’s own image, humanity is God’s crowning work in creation. Our primary purpose is to glorify God along with all of creation. Human beings are sinful at birth, and the only hope for humanity is found in the finished work of Jesus.
Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Psalm 51:5;
Romans 3:23; Romans 5:12; Ephesians 2:3

The Gospel

The gospel is the good news of God’s grace invading the darkness of this world. It is the grand narrative of creation, fall, redemption, and consummation ordained by God and orchestrated through the life, death, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus Christ.  Having a deep love for the world, God the Father sent His Son, Jesus, to live, to die, and to be raised again so humanity might be rescued and redeemed from its sin. The Gospel is the only solution for this world’s sin and brokenness.
Luke 2:10-11; Luke 4:14-21; John 3:16-17; Romans 1:16-17


Salvation is the gift of God brought to man by grace and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, and it cannot be found outside of His life, death and resurrection. John 1:12; John 14:6; Acts 4:12; Ephesians 2:8-9

The Church

The Church is God’s chosen instrument to bring His Gospel to every man, woman and child. There is one Church of which Jesus Christ is the head. The Church is made up of every person who places their trust in the finished work of Jesus. The church is a family bought and brought together by the finished work of Jesus Christ.
Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 2:41-47; Ephesians 3;
Ephesians 4:1-13

The Restoration of All Things

We believe in the personal, glorious, and bodily return of our Lord Jesus Christ with his holy angels, when he will exercise his role as final Judge, and his kingdom will be consummated. When this judgment occurs, Satan, with his hosts and all those who have not believed in Christ, are finally separated from the benevolent presence of God, enduring eternal punishment. But the righteous, in glorious bodies, will live and reign with Him forever, serving Him and giving Him unending praise and glory.
1 Thessalonians 4:16; Revelation 1:7; James 5:7-9;
Matthew 25:31-46; 2 Timothy 4:1
Arise Church is a part of the
Alliance of Reformed Churches

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