Identity Church

new person   –   new identity   –   new life  

The Vision

 Helping people discover and live a new identity in Jesus Christ.

 

The Mirror

Our Soul: We are defined by the pure Grace of God that frees us completely from the curse of sin. We are no longer rule followers, enticed to sin by the Law and preoccupied with condemnation and its chains of guilt and shame. We are brand new in Christ with our true identity being no less than His righteousness. We lack nothing and by Him can do anything as we believe in His Grace working into and through our lives.

Our Skin: We are graced with the cutting-edge creativity of God, embracing modern, cultural languages that speak to those far from God through which the Grace and Truth of Jesus can be communicated and glorified in our city with world-class excellence. We are The House of Blues meets Ikea; Cirque Du Soleil meets Jesus.

Our Nature: We are a community where Grace flows steadily towards becoming His likeness and togetherness. Empowered by His Grace and our new-creation identity, we will pursue the character of Jesus as a lifestyle for ours. We abide in Him as our power to produce fruitfulness. Our sails are trimmed for progress. It is no longer our core nature to live absent of victory. Right belief leads to right living as we speak to the identity to empower the behavior.

Our Eyes: We are united under and built on one vision, the vision God gave Pastor Chris. We will passionately defend and protect our unity and that vision. Anything with more than one head is a monster. Our pastor and his vision from God are treasured gifts.

Our Backbone: We are aggressive defenders against any religious spirit that limits God’s heart for people far from Him and our calling to reach them.  We will not cater to personal preferences as we are more concerned about the people we are called to reach than the people we hope to keep. This is not your church.

Our Hygiene:  Energized by and secure in His grace, we will freely pursue measurable excellence with statistics, goals, trends, process, and standards in all we do for the purpose of life change, integrity, and cultural influence. This is Disney World, not the State Fair. The good is not the best.

Our Touch: We are a community of honor. We will honor those above us, behind us, and below us as we see their God-given value, calling, and potential. Relationships matter. We love because He first loved us.

Our Awareness: We embrace our limits.  We will be who we are and do what we can do only as far as excellence, authenticity, alignment, health, and effectiveness remain.

Our Heart: We are Grace revolutionaries with a passionate heart for those far from God. In order to penetrate our city with the Gospel, we will dream the incredible and pursue the impossible, stepping into the irrational promptings of God as though they were rational.

Our Hands: From a posture of blessing, gratitude, and rest, we will generously and extravagantly serve our community through collaborative means that partner with organizations that harmonize with the heart of Identity Church.

 

The Beliefs

We believe in one God, who exists in three Persons — the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. He is loving, holy and just.

We believe that the Bible is God’s Word without error. It is inspired and true. It is our guide in all matters of life.

We believe that sin has separated us all from God, and that only through Jesus Christ can we be reconciled to God.

We believe that Jesus Christ is both God and Man. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He led a sinless life, took all our sins upon Himself, died and rose again. Today, He is seated at the right hand of the Father as our High Priest and Mediator.

We believe that salvation is the gift of God to man. This gift is given by grace through faith in Jesus Christ and it produces acts and actions pleasing to God.

We believe that water baptism is an outward act that demonstrates a believer’s identification with the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus.

We believe that the Holy Spirit is our Comforter. He guides us in all areas of our lives. He also blesses us with spiritual gifts and empowers us to yield the fruit of the Spirit.

We believe that Holy Communion is a celebration of Jesus’ death and our remembrance of Him.

We believe that God wants to transform, heal and bless us, so that we can live blessed and prevailing lives that will impact and help others.

We believe that we are called to preach the pure Gospel to all people and groups.

We believe that our Lord Jesus Christ is coming back again just as He promised.

 

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One Passion, Two Pinnacles

 

One Passion: What we have a heart for more than anything…

 The message of the pure Grace of God in Jesus, received by true belief, gives people a completely new identity in Christ. This sense of new identity changes everything through faith.

 Two Pinnacles: What we will do better than anything…

Present a worship and ministry experience that is graced with tremendous modern creativity and excellence, exceeding the world’s standards and effectiveness in the spiritual application of the arts.

Foster and display an honor in our relationships that builds a healthy community and leadership culture where collaboration, closeness, discipline, creativity and unity flourish.  We aggressively defend against any religious spirit or other manifestation which erodes our health, mission, message, spiritual growth, and unity.

 

 

 

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