At Greeneway Church, we keep it simple, we strive to do 2 things very well; Know God and Show God.
For those who have never decided to sincerely follow Jesus Christ as Lord, at GWC, you'll gain a clear understanding of just how to know Jesus intimately. And, for those who are Believers, GWC will partner with, and challenge them, as they strive to become a strong follower of Jesus Christ.
Those who follow Jesus Christ are then expected to show Him to our community and beyond. Through the multiple ministries and opportunities, you will be empowered to do just that - Show Jesus to others!
As a Church, we concentrate upon the basics of our faith in Christ that unite us as Christ-followers.
The basics we believe include:
There is one true God who is the creator and the ruler of the universe. He exists in three persons:
the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal with God and are one God.
(Genesis 28: 19;1 Peter 1:2; ll Corinthians 13:14)
Jesus Chrsit is the Son of God and was born of a virgin. He lived a perfect, sinless human life. He offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after 3 days, ascended into heaven, and will return again someday to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
(Matthew 1: 22,23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1: 1-5; 14: 10-30; Hebrews 4: 14-15;
l Corinthians 15: 3-4, Acts 1: 9-11; Timothy 6: 14-15; Titus 2: 13)
The Holy Spirit is present in the world to make people aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He lives in every Christian from the moment of Salvation. He provides the believer with the power for living, understanding spiritual truth, wisdom, and guidance for doing what is right. As Christians, we are to seek to live under his control daily. We actively seek the gifts of the spirit and believe he intends for believers to be actively living out their role within the church.
( ll Corinthians 3:17; John 16: 7-13; 14: 16-17; Acts 1: 8; l Corinthians 2: 12; 3: 16;
Ephesians 1: 13; Galatians 5: 25; Ephesians 5: 18; Acts 2:4 )
The Bible is God's guidance to us and was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for all Christian beliefs and living.
( ll Timothy 1: 13; 3: 16; ll Peter 1: 20-21; Psalms 119: 105; 160, 12: 6; Proverbs 30:5 )
Salvation is God's free gift to us, but we must accept it. We can never make up for our sins by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting Jesus Christ as God's offer for forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin's penalty. When we, in faith, turn from our self-willed life and turn to Jesus in faith, we are then saved.
( Genesis 1: 27; Psalms 8: 3-6; Isaiah 53: 6; Romans 6: 23; Ephesians 2: 8-9;
John 14: 6, 1: 12; Titus 3: 5; Galatians 3: 26; Romans 5:1 )
The soul of every human being was created to live forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or eternally with God through salvation and forgiveness. Hell is eternal separation from God. Heaven is eternal union with God. Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence.
( John 3: 16; 5: 11-13; Romans 6: 23; Revelation 20: 15; Matthew 1: 8; 2: 44-46 )