Why Flame Chapel
Flame Chapel starts with us. Our bodies are a Chapel for the Holy Spirit to dwell in. As a Chapel is a home for the presence of God, so too our bodies have to be a home for the presence of God to dwell. Our prayer is that God would ignite a flame in our Chapel so that we can go out and ignite the entire Chapel (the church) for the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Our goal is a three-part vision: Salvation, Sanctification, Send.
*Salvation: means that there will be a heavy emphasis on preaching the gospel and reaching the lost in whatever way we can. Whatever it takes we will radically invade the culture to seek and save the lost.
*Sanctification: means that there will be an emphasis on the teachings of the Bible so that the body of Christ can grow in the knowledge of truth and have their lives set apart as holy vessels.
*Send: means that because there is an emphasis on salvation, and sanctification as a result of the teaching and equipping of the saints, God’s people will grow in an environment that prepares them for the ministry as we send people into the world to be a Flame Chapel for Him.
1 Cor 6:19, 20 "Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God's."
STATEMENT OF FAITH
We believe the whole Bible to be the inspired, inerrant Word of God, (authoritative for daily life) without error in the original writings. Therefore, we emphasize the exposition of God's Word from Genesis to Revelation, line upon line, precept upon precept.
We believe there is one God, infinite, eternal, and immutable. He is the Creator, Sustainer, and governor of all things. He exists in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit, equal in power and glory.
We believe in: the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God who became man, without ceasing to be God; His virgin birth; His sinless life; His miracles; His substitutionary and atoning death for our sins; His bodily resurrection, ascension to the right hand of the Father, and His personal return in power and glory.
We believe that all men are sinners by nature and by practice, being alienated from God; man is unable to remedy his lost condition in and of himself.
We believe that salvation is the gift of God brought to man by grace. We believe that regeneration by the Holy Spirit is essential, and that repentance from sin and personal trust in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior is the only way to enter a relationship with God. Those who have so trusted Christ are indwelt by the Holy Spirit and enabled to live a Godly life through submission to him.
We believe that the Holy Spirit is a person. He is God and possesses all the divine attributes. He indwells all believers, baptizes, imparts gifts as He wills, and fills them in response to confession of sin and yieldedness. We believe His power and gifts are available today.
We believe unconfessed sin and an unrepentant heart brings interruption in fellowship with God, bringing the loving discipline of the Heavenly Father.
We believe in the church of Jesus Christ as the body of true believers universal, called out by the Holy Spirit, espoused to be the Bride of Christ. Christ is the head of the Church, and all who are born again are members.
We believe the Rapture of the Church will take place prior to the Tribulation.
We believe in the personal, imminent, and premillenial return of Jesus Christ to establish His Kingdom.
We believe in the bodily resurrection of both the saved and the lost—they who are saved unto the resurrection of life (a literal Heaven), and they who are lost unto the resurrection of damnation (a literal Hell).
We believe it is important to uphold the scriptural practices of the early church. Therefore, we hold to the practice of water baptism and the regular taking of Communion. We do not believe that either of these practices is essential for salvation, but that they serve as a demonstration of our living faith in Christ.
The objectives of this fellowship include:
To proclaim the good news of salvation by faith in our Lord Jesus Christ by method or media including the following:
Establishing and operating a local church for the worship of Jesus Christ, using personal evangelism, preaching, teaching, and other Christian means;
Assisting and furthering the provision of Biblical Scripture, both locally and globally;
Establishing of outreach and ministry, and strengthening of existing programs and organizations which have similar purpose and dedication to presenting Christ as Savior.
To be obedient to our Lord Jesus Christ’s command to “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit”, Matthew 28:19;
To serve as an instrument though which men may be witnesses unto our Lord Jesus Christ in Jerusalem, and unto all Judea, and unto the uttermost parts of the earth;
To do only that which glorifies the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit;
To engage in spiritual work and services based upon the authority of the Holy Spirit.