What We Believe
Being a Foursquare Church we subscribe to the doctrine and visions of the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel (ICFG). That vision is to present Jesus Christ, God's Son, to every person in every culture and nation as The Savior, The Baptizer with the Holy Spirit, The Healer, and The Soon-Coming King. Since its founding, in 1923, that vision has been realized through evangelizing the lost and establishing local congregations in the United States and abroad, through the nurturing and training of believers into leadership on all levels of Church life, and in cooperation with other members of the Body of Christ at large in the fellowship of the Gospel and the fulfillment of the Biblical mandate to be "light" and "salt" on the earth.
Today, the number of members and adherents in the Foursquare Church worldwide now stands at 4,078,832 worshiping in 37,818 churches and meeting places in 142 countries. At the end of the reporting year, there were 52,193 Foursquare ministers and workers.
The Foursquare Church actively participates in the National Association of Evangelicals, The American Bible Society, Pentecostal/Charismatic Churches of North America, the Pentecostal World Conference, and the Evangelical Fellowship of Missions Agencies.
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We exist to make disciples who . . .
Encounter life with God everyday through scripture, prayer and worship.
Experience a supernatural life through the Holy Spirit.
Engage in the community and ministry of Mill Creek Foursquare.
Extend the Gospel in their family, neighborhood, workplace and world.
Truth is revealed by God through the Bible, so we carefully study God’s Word as the authoritative standard for living. Through it the Holy Spirit instructs us in daily devotions and with others in small and large groups for the purpose of life change (Acts 17:11; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; James 1:23-25; 2 Peter 1:20-21).
Our primary purpose in life is to enter into an ever-increasing intimacy with our holy and loving Father. Declaring our hope in Jesus Christ, we joyfully express our whole-hearted love to him. In every circumstance, we worship God through the arts, the releasing of our spiritual gifts, and lives of obedience (Matthew 16:16, Mark 12:29-30, John 4:23, Romans 12:1, 1 Peter 1:6).
We believe an accurate view of ourselves before God and before one another prepares the way for being conformed into the image of Christ. Thus, we acknowledge our own brokenness within the context of God’s grace, so that our stories may be a constant source of encouragement to one another. In a world of pretense, we strive to live in genuine openness, integrity and humility (Romans 12:3, Galatians 5:24-26 NLT, Philippians 2:3-5).
The way of Jesus embraces the image of God in all people everywhere. Therefore, we live deeply with one another, to carry each other’s burden, to share our possessions, and to suffer and celebrate together. In this truth, we live as family, strengthening each other and the community we call home
(Proverbs 27:17, Matthew 7:1-2; 12:31, Mark 12:31; John 13:34-35, Acts 2:42-47; Romans 14:13, 1 Corinthians 13; James 5:13-16).
Understanding that we are reborn when the Holy Spirit fills us, we yield to the Spirit for ongoing transformation that brings healing to the whole of us, conforms us to the image of Jesus, and allows us to accurately reflect God in the world (John 20:21, Acts 1:8, 2:38-39, Romans 12:1-2, 2 Corinthians 3:18).
Jesus Christ laid down his life as the ultimate example of the fullness of God’s love. Authentic devotion to him calls us to sacrifice. As a community of Christ’s followers we commit ourselves to a sacrificial lifestyle of generosity that affects our relationships, finances, time and perspectives, allowing the kingdom of heaven to flourish in justice and hope (Micah 6:8, Matthew 10:39; 25:31-46; Luke 4:18-19; John 15:13, Acts 2:44-45; James 2:17, 1 John 3:16).
We recognize the wisdom of every generation, the importance of the family, and the need for people of all ages to speak truth into each other’s lives. Together we experience the love of God, become built up in our faith, and are equipped for ministry, in order to extend Christ to each generation – no matter which one that might be (Deuteronomy 6:6-9, Psa. 33.11, Tit. 2:3-5, Deut. 6:4-9, 1 Peter 5:5).
Sin fractured the relationship between God and humanity. Jesus gave his life so that everyone could receive forgiveness and be reconciled to God. Our missional responsibility is reconciliation accomplished through intentional outreach in a variety of cultures, locally and globally, and through authentic friendships (Matthew 18:14, 28:19-20, John 3:16, John 20:21, 2 Corinthians 5:18-21, 2 Timothy 2:2)