Worship – Loving God
Relationships – Loving People
Soul-Winning – Sharing God’s Love to the Lost
Equipping – Discipling God’s people to maturity and Leadership
Restoration – Addressing problems and addictions is specific ways to rebuild the individual and the family
When it comes to worshiping Jesus, we want to be biblically balanced, free and expressive. A true worshiper both possesses and expresses their love for Jesus without timidity or embarrassment.
Care is “love with gloves on.” saying I love you is easier than walking it out. Going the extra mile is “being there” for others. Care is the area people expect the most from a church. However, the needs of a community is not a one-man mission. The church body as a whole must reach out and touch others. Care takes an army. God calls all believers to decide whether they will be full of love or full of themselves. Love in action speaks very loud to the unbeliever.
Our prayer life is learning to take things to god and trust him. Prayer is invading the impossible. It is ruling over circumstances with the word. It is exercising our authority as believers. It is ever-increasing faith through daily practice. “give us this day our daily bread.”
Evangelism is sharing the good news. “go ye into all the world and preach the gospel.” each of us is to be growing in our effectiveness of sharing the gospel. Those who die without Christ are lost in eternity. Our mission is to tell them the wonderful story of how Christ died for them and paid the penalty for all of our sins. The skill, courage, and timing in sharing the gospel must be cultivated, not placed on a back burner as though nothing matters. People are lost until they are found, and “how shall they believe except they be told.”
This is the Vision of the House for Desert Reign Assembly of God. Success to you and success to the kingdom, Pastor Don and Deborah Metcalf.
What We Believe
The scriptures are inspired by God and declare his design and plan for mankind.
There is only one true God–revealed in three persons…father, son, and holy spirit (commonly known as the trinity).
In the deity of the lord Jesus Christ. As God's son Jesus was both human and divine.
Though originally good, man willingly fell to sin–ushering evil and death, both physical and spiritual, into the world.
Every person can have restored fellowship with God through ‘salvation’ (accepting Christ's offer of forgiveness for sin). [1 of 4 cardinal doctrines of the a/g]
And practice two ordinances:(2) holy communion (the lord’s supper) as a symbolic remembrance of Christ’s suffering and death for our salvation.
(1) water baptism by immersion after repenting of one’s sins and receiving Christ's gift of salvation, and
The baptism in the holy spirit is a special experience following salvation that empowers believers for witnessing and effective service, just as it did in new testament times. [1 of 4 cardinal doctrines of the a/g]
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.
Sanctification initially occurs at salvation and is not only a declaration that a believer is holy, but also a progressive lifelong process of separating from evil as believers continually draw closer to God and become more Christ-like.
The church has a mission to seek and save all who are lost in sin. We believe ‘the church’ is the body of Christ and consists of the people who, throughout time, have accepted God's offer of redemption (regardless of religious denomination) through the sacrificial death of his son Jesus Christ.
A divinely called and scripturally ordained leadership ministry serves the church. The bible teaches that each of us under leadership must commit ourselves to reach others for Christ, to worship him with other believers, and to build up or edify the body of believers–the church.
Divine healing of the sick is a privilege for Christians today and is provided for in Christ's atonement (his sacrificial death on the cross for our sins). [1 of 4 cardinal doctrines of the a/g]
The blessed hope—when Jesus raptures his church prior to his return to earth (the second coming). At this future moment in time all believers who have died will rise from their graves and will meet the lord in the air, and Christians who are alive will be caught up with them, to be with the lord forever. [1 of 4 cardinal doctrines of the a/g
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. This millennial reign will bring the salvation of national Israel and the establishment of universal peace.
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.
And look forward to the perfect new heavens and a new earth that Christ is preparing for all people, of all time, who have accepted him. We will live and dwell with him there forever following his millennial reign on earth. ‘and so shall we forever be with the lord!’