ALL THE FLAVOR WITH NONE OF THE RELIGIOUS AFTERTASTE.
Our vision is the same vision Jesus was given:
to declare the good news of the Kingdom
to heal those with broken hearts
to declare liberty to those who are bound and declare sight to the blind
to bring freedom to those who are oppressed, and
to share the message that God's great acceptance has begun
WHO WE ARE
Gathering Place is a place where a group of Believers gather together to be equipped for the work of the ministry. Our desire is to impact our community with the love and freedom that only Yeshua, Jesus the Messiah, provides.
We are not interested in doing Church, being religious, or keeping a bunch of rituals that have no meaning, but rather we desire to be living, breathing examples of Jesus in our community.
YOU BELONG HERE
God didn't create you to be a lone ranger. He created you to be family--His Family. We are the first to admit that too many people have been ostracized and judged by "the church" based on appearance, status, past mistakes and more. But Jesus never did that...and neither will we.
This is the reason we see our purpose differently. We see us as a place where believers gather, grow spiritually and be a part of His family. If you're looking for something different, You Belong Here!
It can be a daunting task to try and condense into a few short paragraphs what one believes about God's Word and His Kingdom. If you are set in your beliefs, especially if you actually think you have it all figured out, it would take a theological dissertation to explain and defend all of your doctrines and theories. And then there is the most important question: "What if you don't have all the answers?"
Volumes have been written about man's opinions and theories regarding the teachings of Jesus Christ and the scriptures. Some have decided that certain things the Bible teaches are no longer for today, while others argue a completely different position. At Gathering Place we have chosen to not spend our time debating opinions, but we have chosen to accept God's Word as our final authority. As we have been known to say,
We believe God's Word is absolutely true, whether we like it, fully understand it, or have experienced it in its fullness in our own lives.
Hebrews 13:8 tells us that Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever. John 1:1-5 informs us that Jesus is the Word of God. Simple deduction allows us to discover that if Jesus is always the same, and He is the Word, then the Word is always the same--it is always true and it never changes--whether we like it, fully understand it, or have experienced it in our own lives.
So what does Gathering Place believe? In a nutshell, Gathering Place believes God's Word is absolutely true. What His Word says we can have, we can have. What His Word says He provides, was provided. If He is the same today as yesterday, He does the same things today He did yesterday. If He ascended to heaven and sent His Spirit, His Spirit still remains and does the same things as when He sent His Spirit.
Just in case you are a right brain thinker and want a list, here is an abbreviated list of our basic core values.
The Bible is the inspired and inerrant Word of God.
The Word of God is the final authority in all we do and teach.
In one true God who exists in three distinct persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
In the virgin birth of Jesus Christ.
In a literal and eternal heaven and hell
In the continual development of the believer through the power of Holy Spirit.
In the gifts of the Holy Spirit and their continuing function in the Body of Christ today.
In the laying on of hands and anointing with oil
In divine healing of the body, spirit and mind
In divine deliverance through anointed declaration, prayer and counseling to set free those who are captive
In the second coming of Jesus Christ.
In the sacred union of one woman to one man in marriage
In living a holy life, acceptable to the Lord through the empowerment of the Holy Spirit.
In the support of the Nation of Israel and the Jewish people
If your favorite position or doctrine is not listed here, please don't call us heretics. This is not a exhaustive list. If you believe God's Word, and we won't even argue with you about the version you choose, you'll find we agree or more than you may think.
Jesus, the Anointed One, is always the same—yesterday, today, and forever. So don’t let anyone lead you astray with all sorts of novel and exotic teachings.
Hebrews 13:8-9a The Passion Translation