HAPPY 5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY LIVING ACTS CHURCH
Brief History of our church.
On Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012 we had a meeting with a group of people who wanted to stay together after their church closed and the Fix’s Bible Study/Home church. We discussed the possibility of planting an AFCM church combining the two groups.
After prayer and getting direction from the Holy Spirit, we held our first joint church service on Sunday, October 7, 2012. Yes – we became a church in one week. Not your typical way according to what I learned in Bible School.
The title of the first sermon was “Going From Here To There.” We knew it would have to be God. We knew we were on a supernatural adventure.
Our scripture that morning was –
Eph 3:20 NKJV
Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the POWER that works in us,
Eph 3:20 Message –
God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us.
We were the church with no name for a couple of months. We officially became an AFCM affiliate church, January 2013, and finally had a name – Living Acts Church. (We went through about 20 names before we found one that was not already ‘taken’.)
Our church was founded on Romans 15:17-19
OUR CORE MISSION
Romans 15:17-19 NLT
17 So it is right for me to be enthusiastic about all Christ Jesus has done through me in my service to God.
#4 18 I dare not boast of anything else. I have brought the Gentiles to God
#1 by my message
#2 and by the way I lived before them.
#3 19I have won them over by the miracles done through me as signs from God
— ALL by the power of God’s Spirit.
#4 In this way, I have fully presented the Good News of Christ all the way from Jerusalem clear over into Illyricum.
1st value – The Authority of the Word
“By my message”
We will not compromise the authority of the Bible.
We will strive to uphold sound doctrine – contending for the faith.
We will be students of God’s Word.
2nd value – The Manifestation of the Attributes of God
“By the way I lived before them”
We will yield to the HS in order to be empowered to live Godly lives (Holiness)
We will allow the development of Love — the Fruit of the Holy Spirit (Gal. 5:22-25)
We will walk by Faith (not just profess but possess)
— Our talk and walk will line up with God’s Word
3rd value – The Ministry of the Holy Spirit
“By the miracles done through me as signs from God.”
We will learn to be led of the Holy Spirit
— Not leaning on our own understanding
— Yielding to Him – Obedience
We will allow and make room for the Gifts of the Holy Spirit (1 Cor. 12:8-11)
“All by the power of the Holy Spirit.”
We will encourage all to be “filled with the Holy Spirit and with power”
— It is vital that we be empowered to accomplish all He has for us to do.
(Salvations, healing, deliverance, etc.)
4th value – Passion for Souls – Preaching Christ
“I have brought the Gentiles to God”
God commanded us to make disciples of all nations.
— God wants His children back
–This is God’s passion & heart
Each area is impossible without praying people who are seeking a genuine relationship with God.