The Grove Church is affiliated with the Northwest Ministry Network of the Assemblies of God.
We believe there is an all-powerful and all-knowing God that loves mankind and displays that love through the work of the Holy Spirit and the Sacrifice of Jesus Christ for our sins. We believe this one God exists in three distinct persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. (Deuteronomy 6:4, Romans 3:30, Ephesians 4:6, 1 Timothy 2:5, Matthew 28:19)
We believe that mankind lives in a fallen nature unworthy of God’s presence due to the problem of sin, stemming from the original sin of Adam & Eve and carried through every generation since the beginning. Without a Savior, mankind is left without hope of an eternity with God. (Romans 3:23, Romans 6:23, Hebrews 11:6, John 3:16)
We believe Jesus Christ was born of the virgin Mary and lived a sinless life on earth. He was the perfect example of how to live in relationship with God on earth. We believe the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the cross is the one and final sacrifice for the sins of mankind. The only way to be forgiven of our sins (wrongs) and receive eternal life with God is acceptance in the message of Jesus Christ. (Matthew 1:23, John 3:16, Hebrews 5:9, Hebrews 7:28, Romans 10:9–10)
We believe that Jesus Christ commissioned the global Church as the instrument to provide hope to the world. The Church offers this hope through the preaching of the message of Jesus Christ’s sacrifice for the forgiveness of mankind. The Church also displays this hope through serving the community, helping the poor, and extending the offer of the Christian community to all. (Matthew 28:19, Acts 1:8, Acts 2:42, 1 Corinthians 12, Romans 12:4–8)
COMMUNION & BAPTISM
Also known as the Ordinances of the Church, we believe Communion and Baptism were modeled by Christ and commissioned as an ongoing remembrance of faith in Him. Communion is a corporate remembrance through bread and wine (juice) as a symbolism of the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ. Water baptism is a public declaration of an individual’s association with Jesus Christ. (Matthew 28:19, Luke 3:21, Acts 2:38–41, Luke 22:17–20, 1 Corinthians 11:23–26)
We believe that Jesus Christ’s power to heal is seen in the Gospels and is available to all believers through His sacrifice. The church is to lay hands on the sick and pray the prayer of faith for an individual’s divine recovery. (Isaiah 53:5, Acts 3:6–7, James 5:14–16)
THE RETURN OF CHRIST
Also known as the Second Coming of Christ, we believe that those who have died in Christ will be united with those still alive when Christ returns. Following this will be the Millennial Reign of Christ, the Final Judgment, and finally the fulfillment of a new heaven and a new earth. (Acts 1:10–11, 1 Thessalonians 4:16–17, Revelation 20–22)
We believe the 66 books of the Holy Bible are the complete letters from God to mankind. We believe they were written by men as the Holy Spirit guided them. We believe the Bible is to be read and studied in order to understand: our history; man’s depravity; and God’s nature, character, and desire for us as we live life on earth. (2 Peter 1:20–21, 1 Timothy 3:16–17)
THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe in the presence of the Holy Spirit indwelling each believer and empowering each for a Godly life. We believe in an initial experience of Holy Spirit baptism and ongoing experience that provides a Christ-follower with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and spiritual gifts to build up the Church. (Matthew 3:11, Acts 1–2, Romans 8:11, Galatians 5:22, 2 Peter 1:3–11)
Marriage is God-ordained. “The Creator made them male and female, and said, ‘For this reason, man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’” (Matthew 19:4-5). God’s design for marriage goes back to mankind’s beginning. The family, as God’s means of propagating His creation, grows out of this primary human relationship. The marriage relationship encompasses the deepest unity of man and woman in its social and physical expressions. The first woman was declared to be a suitable helper for the man. (Genesis 2:28), the perfect complement (Genesis 2;23). God intended them to share both blessings and responsibilities. Mutual esteem and self-giving love strengthen the marriage relationship. God intended this physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual union to be focused on one partner only. At The Grove Church, we believe that marriage is a covenant relationship between one man and woman that should last a lifetime.