Embrace Church is a Spirit-filled movement seeking to embrace a life with Jesus, and includes radical compassion for our world. Our end goal is holiness -- Spirit-filled lives where we love God with all our heart, soul, and mind, and love our neighbors as ourselves.
We embrace Jesus first.
We seek to follow Christ in everything we do.
We embrace the power of Spirit-led prayer.
God's Spirit defines how we live.
We embrace radical compassion.
We bear each others burdens.
We embrace our calling to be kingdom minded.
We desire to empower people and develop leaders.
We embrace life together.
Growth happens in community.
We embrace simplicity in life and ministry.
We intentionally create space to encounter God.
What We Believe
Embrace Church is first and foremost a part of the global church with a focus on seeking first the kingdom of God.
However, our specific roots as a church is found in the Methodist movement and John Wesley. The goal of the Methodist movement was to spread scriptural holiness throughout the land. They accomplished this mission through close knit communities called classes and bands. They also impacted their communities through education, compassion ministries, visiting prisoners, and service to the poor. They emphasized the power of God’s grace and the promise of holiness.
Likewise, we believe that God has raised up Embrace Church in order to spread scriptural holiness across the land. We believe that God has raised up this movement in order to make a unique contribution that will hopefully enrich and strengthen the work of the global church.
The one living and true God, the maker and sustainer of all things. God exists eternally in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Jesus Christ is God’s Son incarnate, born of the Virgin Mary. He died for our sins, was buried, rose from the dead and ascended into heaven. He is the way, the truth, and the life.
The Holy Spirit is God, present and active in the world. He comforts, sustains and empowers us so we can live faithfully in the world.
All people are created in the image of God and thus every person has intrinsic value. However, this image was marred due to Adam and Eve’s sin and fellowship with God was broken. Through God’s grace, every person has the opportunity to respond to God’s love and kindness as shown through the life and death of Jesus Christ.
We affirm the divine inspiration, truthfulness and authority of both the Old and New Testaments, the only written Word of God. The Scriptures are our rule and guide in all matters of faith and practice.
We believe all people can be saved by grace through faith. We take John 3:16 literally–that God loves the whole world and is willing to save “whosoever” believes in Jesus.
We believe the Christian Church is the community of all true believers under the Lordship of Christ. We as Christians, are called to be in community with other believers.
We believe sacraments are symbols and pledges of the Christian’s profession and of God’s love toward us. They are means of grace by which God strengthens and confirms our faith in him. We believe that sacraments are not just something we do; they are also acts where God works in us! The two sacraments ordained by Christ are Baptism and the Lord’s Supper.
God’s mercy and kindness is always at work in people’s lives through prevenient grace, justifying grace, and sanctifying grace. Prevenient grace is the love that surrounds all humanity and leads us to repentance and faith. In justifying grace we are, through faith, forgiven of sin and given new life. Sanctifying grace allows us to grow in our faith and increase in our knowledge and love for God.
We believe our response to God’s grace is holiness of heart and of life. God’s grace not only allows our sins to be forgiven, but also gives us the power to live new lives. We are not merely saved “from sin,” but also saved “for righteousness.” We seek entire sanctification–where our whole life is fully devoted to loving God and loving others.
We believe in the personal return of Jesus Christ, in the bodily resurrection of all persons, in final judgment, and in eternal reward and punishment. In the end, God will have victory over Satan and all evil and will establish his perfect kingdom in a new heaven and a new earth.
Embracing God’s grace and extending God’s love to the world one neighbor at a time.