OUR VISION

So, why is Spout Springs Church here? Well, we believe there are four main reasons God has placed us here.

God loves every person. Even screwed-up people. But God also wants us to become less screwed up and more like Jesus. Our church’s responsibility is to teach people about the first fact, and help them every way we can in living into the second one.

Reaching People is about bringing people into the church. Advancing God’s Kingdom is about equipping people and sending them out to be agents of God’s love and justice, impacting not just our immediate area, but the entire world.

People need a place to belong. And not just church people. God has positioned us to be the center of the Spout Springs community. Our vision is that our property will be a place of ball fields and a gymnasium and walking trails and picnic areas and an amphitheater, and other resources that will make Spout Springs a great place to call home. (And there happens to be a church there.)

 Our culture is hard on families. And the military culture is harder still. We want to provide families with resources, encouragement, counseling, and whatever else we can to give every family in our community a chance for happiness and success.

WHAT WE BELIEVE

What you believe drives what you do just as much as your values . This is What We Believe!

God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He eternally exists in three personalities: 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; 1 Peter 1:2; 11 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 people by dying on a cross. He bodily 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 earth 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;  1 Corinthians 15:3,4; Romans 1:3,4 ; Acts 1:9-11 ; I Timothy 6:14,15; Titus 2:13

The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God. He is present in the world to make people aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian 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 should seek to live under His control daily. 2 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 5:1

The Bible is God’s Word to all humanity. 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. Because it is inspired by God, it is truth without any mixture of error. 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20,21; 2 Timothy 1:13 ; Psalm 119:105,160, 12:6; Proverbs 30:5

People are made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. Although we have tremendous potential for good, we are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called sin. This attitude separates us from God. Genesis 1:27 ; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6 a; Romans 3:23 ; Isaiah 59:1,2

Salvation is a gift from God to us. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can we be saved from sin’s penalty. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his or her life by faith. Because God gives us eternal life through Jesus Christ, the believer is secure in the salvation for eternity. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian. It is the grace and keeping power of God that gives this security. Romans 6:23 ; Ephesians 2:8,9 ; John 14:6, 1:12 ; Titus 3:5 ; Galatians 3:26 ; Romans 5:1 ; John 10:29; 2 Timothy 1:12; Hebrews 7:25; 10:10,14 ; I Peter 1:3-5

We were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence. John 3:16 ; John 2:25 ; John 5:11-13 ; Romans 6:23 ; Revelation 20:15; 1 John 5:11-12 ; Matthew 25:31-46