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Who We Are

our vision

2024 is a year, where Gresham Family Worship Center will STEP out of our COMFORT ZONE and take INTENTIONAL risks to reach people for JESUS.

We will NOT settle for the status quo and doing business as usual.

We are FAITH filled, SPIRIT empowered and kingdom minded people. 

A church that PRAYS hard and never insults God with SMALL thinking and safe living. 

The BEST is yet to come!

Our Mission

Love God, Loving People, and Impacting Our World

LOVING GOD

"Christ is also the head of head, which is his body. He is the beginning , supreme over all who rise from the dead. So he is first in everything" - Colossians 1:18

"Jesus replied, 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment." - Matthew 22:37-38

LOVING PEOPLE

"Dear friends, let us continue to love one another, for love comes from God. Anyone who loves is a child of God and knows God. But anyone who does not love does not know God, for God is love." - 1 John 4:7-8

IMPACTING OUR WORLD

" But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere - in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth." - Acts 1:8

Our core Values

Integrity - 

We will conduct all activities with honesty and integrity, always striving to do what is right according to biblical principles.

Multi-Generational - 

We honor all generations, seeing value and purpose in all stages of life.

Worship - 

Anointed corporate worship is essential because it is a reflection of our spirit-filled lifestyle. 

Word - 

To teach and to stand on biblical truth and inspire growth and faith in the whole word of God. 

Excellence - 

To do all things with a standard of quality that is honoring to Christ. Approach all aspects of ministry in a way that reflects the worthiness of God.

Outreach -  

Serve and engage our community and our world with the Gospel. 

Spirit-Filled - 

Fostering an atmosphere for the Holy Spirit, encouraging continual in-filling of the Spirit and moving in the Gifts of the Spirit. 

OUR BELIEFS

Gresham Family Worship Center is an independent full-gospel fellowship church affiliated with the Assemblies of God and is part of the Oregon Ministry Network.  

 

About God

We believe there is one God who is the Creator and the Ruler of the universe (Gen. 1:1). He eternally exists in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit (Matt. 28:19). 

About Jesus 

We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, in His virgin birth (Matt. 1:23), His sinless life (Heb. 4:157:26), His atoning death on the cross (1 Cor. 15:3), His resurrection on the third day (John 11:251 Cor. 15:4), His exaltation to the right hand of the Father (Heb. 1:3), and that He will return again to reign as Lord of lords (Acts 1:111 Tim. 6:13-16).

 

About the Holy Spirit

We believe in the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit that empowers each Christian to live a godly life (Rom. 8:11). The body of each believer is a temple in which the Holy Spirit is present (1 Cor. 6:19-20).  Therefore, every believer must foster a life of being filled with the Spirit, which is both an initial and an ongoing experience for Christians (Ephesians 5:18). The Holy Spirit provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, guidance in doing what is right, and spiritual gifts to edify the church.  

 

About the Bible

We believe that the entire Bible is the inspired, infallible and inerrant Word of God and that men were moved by the Spirit to write the books of Scripture (2 Pet 1:20-21). The words of the Bible are the primary source for teaching and equipping Christians for a life of righteousness (2 Tim. 3:16-17).

 

About Humanity

We believe that human beings were created in the image of God to have fellowship with Him (Gen. 1:26), but became alienated from that relationship through sinful disobedience (Gen. 3). As a result, humanity is totally incapable of coming back into a right relationship with God by one's own effort (Rom. 5:12-19).  

 

About Salvation

We believe that the shed blood of Jesus Christ on the cross solely provides for the forgiveness of sins (Mark 10:45). Therefore, salvation is received only when a person places his faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as the sufficient payment for one's acknowledged sin (Acts 2:38). This salvation is not earned but a gift available by the grace of God alone (Eph. 2:8-9).

 

About the Christian Life

We believe that for every Christian the old way of living for oneself is in the past and the new way of living for Christ is for the present and for the future (2 Cor. 5:17). By obedience to the Scriptures and daily yielding to the Spirit we will mature and become conformed to the image of Christ, which should be exhibited by love for God and for one's neighbor (Matt. 22:37-39).

 

About the Church

We believe that the church is the body of Christ, of which Jesus is the Head (Col. 1:18). The purpose of the church is to gather believers to glorify God by being a powerful witness for Jesus Christ in a lost world (Matt. 28:18-20). God wants to edify and build up His church, this is why the Holy Spirit gives a variety of spiritual gifts to believers such as; encouragement, serving, teaching, healing, prophecy, etc. (Romans 12I Cor. 12) We practice two ordinances in the church instituted by Christ Himself: water baptism (Luke 3:21-22) and Holy Communion (Luke 22:14-20).

 

About Healing

We believe that Christ's power to heal, evident in the Gospels, is available to all believers today through his atoning sacrifice (Isaiah 53:4-5). The church is to lay hands on the sick, anoint them with oil, and pray faithfully for their recovery (James 5:14-15).

 

About the Second Coming

We believe that Christians who have died will be reunited with those still alive at the second coming of Jesus Christ (1 Thess. 4:16-17). This event will be followed by the millennial reign of Christ (Rev. 20:1-6), a final judgment (Rev. 20:11-15), and the appearance of a new heaven and a new earth (Rev. 21) (Rev. 22).

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