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We are a non-denominational, Pentecostal Church, meaning that we believe in the entire Bible, the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, charismatic expression, operation of the Spiritual gifts, the Five-Fold Ministry Offices and divine healing. The core belief of the Edge is to spread the Gospel of Jesus. The Church accepts the Scriptures as the revealed will of God, the all-sufficient rule of faith and practice, and for the purpose of maintaining unity, adopts these basic statements of Faith and Doctrine.

 

These Statements of Faith and Doctrine do not exhaust the extent of our faith and positions. The Bible itself, as the inspired and infallible Word of God that speaks with final authority concerning truth, morality, and the proper conduct of mankind, is the sole and final source of all that we believe. 

With that said we are a Church that welcomes anyone of various backgrounds and those that are on many different places in their personal journey with God. At The Edge you will find people from all sorts of walks of life. We are a diverse group of imperfect people who have found relationship with a very real and perfect God.

THE SCRIPTURES INSPIRED

The Scriptures, both the Old and New Testaments, are verbally inspired of God and are the revelation of God to man, the infallible, authoritative rule of faith and conduct. This is the perfect source of authority in the Church and believer’s life

  • 2 Timothy 3:15-17 

  • 1 Thessalonians 2:13 

  • 2 Peter 1:21

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THE ONE TRUE GOD

The one true God has revealed Himself as the eternally self-existent "I AM," the Creator of heaven and earth and the Redeemer of mankind. He has further revealed Himself as embodying the principles of relationship and association as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, being perfectly unified, identical in essence, equal in divinity, each executing distinct, but harmonious offices

  • ​Isaiah 48:16;

  • Matthew 28:19;

  • Luke 3:22;

  • Ephesians 2:18;

  • John 1:1- 3

  • Deuteronomy 6:4,

  • Isaiah 43:10,11,

  • Luke 3:22

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THE DEITY OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST

The Lord Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God. The Scriptures declare:

His virgin birth,

  • Matthew 1:23 

  • Luke 1:31 

  • Luke 1:35 

His sinless life,

  • Hebrews 7:26 

  • 1 Peter 2:22 

His miracles,

  • Acts 2:22 

  • Acts 10:38 

His substitutionary work on the cross,

  • 1 Corinthians 15:3 

  • 2 Corinthians 5:21 

His bodily resurrection from the dead,

  • Matthew 28:6 

  • Luke 24:39

  • 1 Corinthians 15:4 

His exaltation to the right hand of God.

  • Acts 1:9 

  • Acts 1:11 

  • Acts 2:33 

  • Philippians 2:9-11 

  • Hebrews 1:3 

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THE FALL OF MAN

Man was created good and upright; for God said, "Let us make man in our own image, after our likeness." However, man by voluntary transgression fell and thereby incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death, which is separation from God

  • Genesis 1:26,27 

  • Genesis 2:17 

  • Genesis 3:6 

  • Romans 5:12-19 

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THE SALVATION OF MAN

Man's only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ the Son of God.

Conditions to Salvation:

Salvation is received through repentance toward God and faith toward the Lord Jesus Christ. By the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, being justified by grace through faith, man becomes an heir of God, according to the hope of eternal life.

  • Luke 24:47 

  • John 3:3 

  • Romans 10:13-15 

  • Ephesians 2:8 

  • Titus 2:11

  • Titus 3:5-7 

The Evidence of Salvation:

The inward evidence of salvation is the direct witness of the Spirit.

  • Romans 8:16 

The outward evidence to all men is a life of righteousness and true holiness.

  • Ephesians 4:24 

  • Titus 2:12 

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THE ORDINANCES OF THE CHURCH

BAPTISM IN WATER

The ordinance of baptism by immersion is commanded by the Scriptures. All who repent and believe on Christ as Savior and Lord are to be baptized. Thus they declare to the world that they have died with Christ and that they also have been raised with Him to walk in newness of life. 

  • Matthew 28:19 

  • Mark 16:16

  • Acts 10:47,48 

  • Romans 6:4 

HOLY COMMUNION

The Lord's Supper, consisting of the elements --bread and the fruit of the vine-- is the symbol expressing our sharing the divine nature of our Lord Jesus Christ (2 Peter 1:4), a memorial of his suffering and death (1 Corinthians 11:26), and a prophecy of His second coming (1 Corinthians 11:26), and is enjoined on all believers until He comes again.

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THE BAPTISM IN THE HOLY SPIRIT

All believers are entitled to and should ardently expect and earnestly seek the promise of the Father, the baptism in the Holy Spirit and fire, according to the command of our Lord Jesus Christ. This was the normal experience of all in the early Christian Church. With it comes the enduement of power for life and service, the bestowment of the gifts and their uses in the work of the ministry. Luke 24:49, Acts 1:4, Acts 1:8, 1 Corinthians 12:1-31

 

This experience is distinct from and subsequent to the experience of the new birth. Acts 8:12-17, Acts 10:44-46, Acts 11:14-16, Acts 15:7-9

 

With the baptism in the Holy Spirit come such experiences as: an overflowing fullness of the Spirit, John 7:37-39, Acts 4:8 a deepened reverence for God, Acts 2:43, Hebrews 12:28 an intensified consecration to God and dedication to His work, Acts 2:42 and a more active love for Christ, for His Word and for the lost, Mark 16:20

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THE INITIAL PHYSICAL EVIDENCE OF THE BAPTISM IN THE HOLY SPIRIT & SPEAKING IN OTHER TONGUES

The baptism of believers in the Holy Spirit is witnessed by the physical sign of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit of God gives them utterance. Acts 2:4

 

The speaking in tongues in this instance is the same in essence as the gift of tongues but is different in purpose and use. Any believer who has been baptized in the Holy Spirit gains the ability to speak in tongues. 1 Corinthians 12:4-10, 1 Corinthians 12:28

 

Types of Tongues:              

1. A sign to unbelievers: For public demonstration & evangelism, 1 Corinthians 14:22

2. Tongues for Interpretation: for public ministry. 1 Cor 12:10

3. Tongues for Personal Prayer: 1 Cor 14:14-15 (Gained by all believers who are baptized in the Holy Spirit)

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SANCTIFICATION

Sanctification is an act of separation from that which is evil, and of dedication unto God. Romans 12:1,2, 1 Thessalonians 5:23, Hebrews 13:12

 

The Scriptures teach a life of "holiness without which no man shall see the Lord." Hebrews 12:14

 

By the power of the Holy Spirit, we are able to obey the command to be holy. 1 Peter 1:15,16

 

Sanctification is realized in the believer by recognizing his identification with Christ in His death and resurrection, and by the faith reckoning daily upon the fact of that union, and by offering every faculty continually to the dominion of the Holy Spirit. Romans 6:1-11, Romans 6:13, Romans 8:1,2, Romans 8:13, Galatians 2:20, Philippians 2:12,13, 1 Peter 1:5

 

We hold to ever-increasing faith: Faith of the heart (Romans 10:9-10) is based on hearing (spiritual understanding) God’s Word (Romans 10:17). Without faith it is impossible to please God (Hebrews 11:6). Christians are saved by grace through faith (Ephesians 2:8), justified by faith (Romans 3:28, 5:1; Galatians 2:26, 3:11), shall live by faith (Romans 1:16-17; Hebrews 10:38), and overcome the world by faith (1John 5:4).

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THE CHURCH AND ITS MISSION

The Church is the Body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of her great commission. Each believer, born of the Spirit, is an integral part of the Church of the Firstborn, which are written in heaven. Ephesians 1:22,23, Ephesians 2:22, Hebrews 12:23. We also believe that the local congregation of Christian believers is divinely called and is the chosen instrument of God for the furtherance of God’s work upon the earth. While appreciating the work of Parachurch groups, we believe that the local church is God’s chosen vehicle for world evangelism, the nurturing of Christians, and the equipping of the saints for the work of the ministry, thereby building the Body of Christ.

 

Since God’s purpose concerning man is to seek and to save that which is lost, to be worshipped by man, to build a body of believers in the image of His Son, and to demonstrate His love and compassion for all the world, the priority reason for being part of the Church is:

 

  • To be an agency of God for evangelizing the world. Acts 1:8, Matthew 28:19,20, Mark 16:15,16

  • To be a corporate body in which man may worship God.1 Corinthians 12:13

  • To be a channel of God’s purpose to build a body of saints being perfected in the image of His Son. Ephesians 4:11-16, 1 Corinthians 12:28, 1 Corinthians 14:12

  • To be a people who demonstrate God’s love and compassion for all the world. Psalms 112:9, Galatians 2:10; 6:10, James 1:27

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DIVINE HEALING

Divine healing is an integral part of the gospel. Deliverance from sickness is provided for in the atonement and is the privilege of all believers. Every believer is reminded of the provision of healing when he/she observes the ordinance of communion.

  • Isaiah 53:4,5,

  • Matthew 8:16,17,

  • James 5:14-16

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MINISTERS TO THE CHURCH

We believe in the divinely called, commissioned, and equipped five-fold ministry of apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers as given to the Church by the LORD Jesus Christ after His ascension. We further believe that all Christians are called to be ambassadors for Christ and that all believers have been given the ministry of reconciliation.

  • Ephesians 4:11-13;

  • 2 Corinthians 5:20

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DEFINITION OF MARRIAGE AND SEXUALITY:

We believe that marriage sanctioned by God joins one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture (Genesis 2:21-24). We believe that God intends that sexual intimacy to only occur between a man and a woman who are married to each other. We believe that any form of sexual immorality, such as adultery, fornication, homosexuality, bisexual conduct, bestiality, incest, pornography or any attempt to change one’s sex, or disagreement with one’s biological sex, is sinful and offensive to God.

  • Hebrews 13:4;

  • Galatians 5:19-21;

  • 1Corinthians 6:9-10

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LAYING ON OF HANDS:

We believe in the doctrine of laying on of hands for:

 

  1. The confirming of a believer to commitment and ministry in the local church.

  2. The confirming of one’s call of God to special ministry in the local church (Acts 13:13; Ephesians 4:1,7).

  3. The imparting of spiritual gifts (1Timothy 4:14; 2Timothy 1:16).

  4. The experiencing of the infilling of (baptism of) the Holy Spirit (Acts 8:17-18).

  5. The ministering of healing to the sick through the LORD Jesus Christ (Mark 16:18).

  6. The blessing and dedication of children to the LORD (Mark 10:16).

 

We further believe, in obedience to the Holy Spirit, we should lay hands on no man suddenly, that the laying on of hands confirms a ministry which is already observable and proven (1Timothy 5:22).

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WORSHIP:

We believe that the whole purpose of man is to glorify God and to enjoy Him forever. Therefore, we believe in the act of worshiping God with one’s total being as set forth in the Holy Scriptures.

  • Psalm 150;

  • Mark 12:29-31;

  • Ephesians 5:18-21

POSITIONAL PAPERS:

As a local, sovereign, local church we understand that there are many beliefs, practices, and study in regard to various matters, culture and controversial issues that affect the Church. These issues often bring up questions regarding ministry practice and theology. The Bible itself, as the inspired and infallible Word of God that speaks with final authority concerning truth, morality, and the proper conduct of mankind, is the sole and final source of all that we believe. With that said, our senior leadership has decided to study and report on certain issues, in order to provide clarity. As a Board of Deacons, we elect to approve and adopt these positions as an official statement of The Edge Church. For purposes of church doctrine, practice, policy, and discipline, Senior Leadership is the Church’s final interpretive authority on the Bible’s meaning and application.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW POSITIONAL PAPER #1: REGARDING WOMEN IN MINISTRY

Let's Work Together

The core belief of the Edge is to spread the Gospel of Jesus! 

We are a Church that seeks to be KINGDOM FOCUSED! Meaning that we desire to help grow the Kingdom of God. We do this by loving, caring and evangelizing everyone that we have an opportunity to talk to about Jesus.

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