What We Believe
Below are some common issues which distinguish individual churches.
We believe we are one of many congregations which represent the church of Jesus Christ. Solid Rock is not part of a denomination in the traditional sense. We believe each local church should be self-governing, but we do not stand alone. We have and value relationships with other pastors and Christian leaders.
The Holy Spirit
Besides general beliefs, every church has defining beliefs that distinguish it from others. One of the most common defining beliefs has to do with Holy Spirit Baptism. We believe Holy Spirit Baptism is a separate experience and does not necessarily take place when a person is saved or is baptized in water. We believe the gifts of the Holy Spirit have never ceased and are operational today. These include the word of wisdom, the word of knowledge, faith, healing, miracles, prophecy, discerning of spirits, speaking in other tongues, and the interpretation of other tongues. An expanded Statement of Faith is available upon request.
Our Mission and Philosophy of Ministry
We believe that all Christians should participate in carrying out the great commission according to their individual gifting and calling. God has given a five-fold ministry (apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers) to equip believers to carry out the work of ministry. We are all called to be disciples of Jesus Christ.
And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. (2 Tim 2:2 NKJV)
Our ultimate mission is to make preparations for the kingdom of God to come on earth as it is in heaven. More information about our vision is available.
We are not perfect people nor are we the perfect church. As we outline our beliefs and vision, please understand that these are ideals. We are striving to please God and grow in grace. It is our goal to one day be like Him.
Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure. (1 John 3:2-3 NKJV)