Our Statement of Faith

We believe in the sovereignty of God, the authority of the Scripture, justification by grace through faith in Jesus Christ and in the priesthood of all believers. As a community of believers, we are called by God, shaped by the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and empowered by the Holy Spirit to be a community of praise, love, and service. Our knowledge of God and God's purpose for humanity comes from the Bible, through the life of Jesus Christ, and from our African experience as Christians. We believe that our salvation through Jesus is God's generous gift to us and not the result of our own accomplishments.Our Christian theological beliefs follow reformed tradition and informed by the African philosophy of sharing and mutuality guided by the motto I am because we are. Worship is the heart of our life together. We also recognize the cost of discipleship and rooted in our faith, we seek to develop and use our gifts and talents for the glory of God. We teach, learn, and serve together with creativity and joy. We encourage our members to commit themselves in reaching out to other people for Jesus and extending the Kingdom.

Who is Jesus Christ?

We believe in the divinity of Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, His death and resurrection. We believe in Jesus as the Son of God. He is the Savior of the world. Repentance and faith in Jesus Christ is the means by which we are forgiven our sins. We also believe in One God, who exists eternally in three personalities: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.

The Church

We believe the Church is the family of God that comprises those "called out." They are "called out" from sinful lives into the pursuit of God's righteousness by faith in Jesus Christ. Hence, they are "a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God." Ecclesia as used by Paul and as used in Matthew 16:18 refers to a regularly convened assembly which may refer to a congregation gathered for worship or a local Christian community or the universal Church. It denotes the small assembly in a private house (Roman 16:5; Philemon 2), the Christian congregation of particular towns and cities (1 Cor. 1:2; 1 Thess. 1:1) and the church universal (Eph. 1:22; 3:21). Yet still the term 'ecclesia', is a compound word made of 'out of' and 'to call' or 'summon'. In this sense, therefore, the church refers to a community "called to be saints" (Roman 1:7). For early Christians, 'ecclesia' came to refer to "a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation" and "a spiritual house" (1 Peter 2:5, 9).

Salvation

We believe in Salvation through Grace. God has offered us salvation because He loves us. We know that we do not deserve such a great salvation. However, we also know that through Jesus, who was without sin, God redeemed us. The Bible declares, "There is no salvation by anyone else, for there is no other name under heaven given among people by which we must be saved" (Acts 4:12.)

Service

We believe that the church is called to serve God and his people. Ministry and service at the Church of Amazing Grace International is derived from the ministry of Jesus Christ, given by Him who came to minister and to give His life a ransom for many. We believe it is the duty and privilege of every member of the Christian Church to realize one's adoption into the family of God and to rejoice in his salvation through Jesus Christ, in whom we have forgiveness of sins, and who with the Father and Holy Spirit is worshiped and glorified.

The member should demonstrate this by:

  1. Being diligent in prayer, in the reading of the scriptures and the faith of the Christian church.
  2. Responding to God's activity in the world through service to others and by working heartily as unto God in that calling and state of life into which God leads.
  3. Manifesting a Christian attitude and patience in all interactions with others, and especially those who are in need, sickness or distress.
  4. Supporting the work of God at the Church of Amazing Grace International through giving, time and talents. Participation in the public worship; sharing in the church's corporate acts of witness and service.
  5. Striving to purify and strengthen the Church; actively assisting in proclamation of the Good News to all, in evangelism and in such work as shall forward the kingdom of Jesus Christ through education, healing and other forms of Christian service.
  6. Praying with and for fellow Christians and for the salvation of all people.
  7. Seeking peace and unity of Christ's Church on earth and to, this end, cultivating relationships of Christian love and fellowship with all Christians in other churches.
  8. Working for peace, justice, freedom and human fulfillment; living responsibly in the personal relationships f life for the glory of the true God.

Evangelism

We at the Church of Amazing Grace International believe that evengelism means taking the Word of God to where the people are. God sent His only begotten Son and the Holy Spirit and now He sends us. God sends the church into the world as instruments of redemptive mission to the unevangelized and backslidden, and to the poor and the weak. We believe that each member of the Church of Amazing Grace International should participate in God's work for the redemption of the whole life of the people, and ultimately for whole creation. Every members is calle to live the life of witness in his/her daily contact with the world, wherein lies the church's evangelistic task and opportunity. Members are challenged to share in the service at the Church of Amazing Grace International's corporate acts of witness, education, healing and other forms of Christian service.