God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He eternally exists in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God. (Genesis 1:1,26,27; 3:22, Psalm 90:2, Matthew 28:19, I Peter 1:2, II Corinthians 13:14)
Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all men by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven's glory and will return again to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. (Matthew 1:22-23, Isaiah 9:6, John 1:1-5; 14:10-30, Hebrews 4:14-15, I Corinthians 15:3-4, Romans 1:3-4, Acts 1:9-11, I Timothy 6:14-15, Titus 2:13)
Man is made in the image of God. He is the supreme object of God's creation. Although God designed Man to have fellowship with him, man became alienated from God through disobedience. As a result, all human beings are born with a sinful nature and choose to sin against God. Man is incapable of regaining a right relationship with God through his own efforts. (Genesis 1:27, Psalm 8:3-6, Isaiah 53:6a, Romans 3:23, Colossians 1:21, Isaiah 59:1-2)
Salvation is a gift from God to all humanity. Man can never make up for his sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God's offer of forgiveness can Man be saved from sin's penalty. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith. (Romans 6:23, Ephesians 2:8-9, John 14:6; 1:12, Titus 3:5, Galatians 3:26, Romans 5:1)
The Bible says that every person who believes in Christ should be baptized. Water Baptism identifies the believer with Christ in his death, burial and resurrection. It is an act of obedience that is proceeded by repentance and a public testimony. It is the the outward expression of an inward experience. (see Romans 6:4-5, Acts 2:41; 8:12-13)
The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God. He is present in the world to make humanity aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every believer from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. The Christian seeks to live under His control daily. (II Corinthians 3:17, John 16:7-13; 14:16-17, Acts 1:8, I Corinthians 2:12; 3:16, Ephesians 1:13, Galatians 5:25, Ephesians 5:18)
We believe the church is the Body of Christ, both universal and local, and is composed of individuals who, through faith in Jesus Christ, have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit. We believe that Jesus is the Head and Lord of the local church and that the mission of the church is worship, evangelism, discipleship, and the nurturing and care of one another. (Matthew 28:1-20, Colossians 1:18; Ephesians 2:19-22)
The Bible is God's Word to all men. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. (II Timothy 3:16-17, II Peter 1:20-21, II Timothy 1:13, Psalm 119:105,160, Psalm 12:6, Proverbs 30:5)
Our Core Values: The GREAT 8
The values of Light of the World are undergirded by our “Great Eight” which drive our ministry purpose and vision.
Our number one goal is and will always be the salvation of the lost.
We believe in preaching to the entire “man”— spiritually, emotionally, physically and financially.
We believe in getting our hands dirty. We use our hands to show our hearts.
We hold ourselves to a very high standard in our words, appearance and actions.
Empower Youth and Young Adults
We will empower youth and young adults in our church and community with the Word of God, programs, resources, training, and state-of-the-art facilities to meet their needs.
We wear our hearts on our sleeves.
We believe in blooming where we’re planted.
We serve a creative God. There’s nothing boring about Jesus’ ministry, so there shouldn’t be anything boring about His church. The message doesn’t have to change, but the method should.