What we Believe

 

Mission Statement: Infinity Church aims to... Applaud God, Abide in Jesus Christ, and Advance His Kingdom by the power of the Holy Spirit
Core Values: Passion | Compassion | Encouragement | Harmony

What we believe

At Infinity Church we first of all believe that it does matter what you believe, and that the Bible alone is our source of absolute beliefs. As a local church we have joined with each other, trusting that God has brought us together to accomplish His work. We affirm these truths as taught repeatedly throughout the Bible about God, ourselves, and the Christian faith:

I. God

We believe that there is one Infinite God who has eternally existed in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. They are equal to one another.
God the Father
We believe that God is the creator and sustainer of the universe and is constantly revealing Himself to man primarily through creation, Jesus Christ, and the Bible.

God the Son

We believe that Jesus Christ is fully God and was born as a man through a virgin, lived a sinless life, and died on the cross as the sacrifice for our sins. He resurrected from the dead and then appeared to his disciples, ascended into heaven, and will physically return to earth again.
God the Holy Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit is fully God and permanently indwells believers at the time of their conversion. He convicts of sin and comforts, guides, teaches, reminds, and provides spiritual gifts and supernatural power for believers, essential for true service for God.

II. The Bible

We believe that the Bible is God’s revelation to man and is without error. Absolute beliefs should only be drawn from the absolute and clear truth of the Bible. Tradition, culture or any other basis for belief do not carry the authority of Scripture. It is through the Bible that God primarily speaks to man, drawing Him to faith in Christ and calling believers to a complete and absolute surrender of life and will. Since the Bible is God’s Word, it has a supernatural element that is unlike other written words. When appropriated by the Christian, the Holy Spirit uses the Bible to transform and renew man’s thoughts and actions, progressively making him like Jesus Christ. It is man’s responsibility and privilege to learn and apply Bible truth to every area of life.

III. Humanity

We believe that Man was created perfect in the spiritual image and likeness of God. He created them male and female as the crowning work of His creation. Sin changed man and God’s creation, and man remains separated from God. A barrier exists between God and man that can only be removed when an individual places his faith in Christ. He is created a new creation at the time of conversion, but still has an old nature that makes him prone to sin. Only through a life of faith carried out by following the Holy Spirit can man live a life of victory that is pleasing to God that also satisfies man’s deepest longings. Man’s highest priority is to passionately love Jesus Christ, followed by the priority to love and serve others.

IV. Salvation

We believe that salvation is deliverance from two undesirable realities: an empty life without God and just punishment in hell. Salvation allows the believer through faith and the power of the Holy Spirit to live a distinctively different kind of life and provides heaven as an eternal home with God immediately after death. Salvation provides complete forgiveness and inclusion in the universal church and family of God. This occurs the moment a person turns from sin and to Jesus Christ in faith, trusting only Him for salvation. Salvation is a gift that cannot be earned and is only available because of the love of God extended to man through the person, work and blood of Jesus Christ. Salvation is secure since it is kept by God’s grace and power, not individual self-effort or merit. Salvation is available only through Jesus Christ.

V. Ordinances

We believe in practicing both baptism and the Lord’s Supper. We practice baptism by immersion which should follow salvation as a testimony of an individual’s faith in and identification with Christ. The Lord’s Supper is a celebration of God’s salvation, an act of worship, and a symbolic remembrance and memorial of the body and blood of Jesus Christ.

VI. Means of Grace

We believe that God’s design and fullness for us in the Christian life is best realized when we practice certain basic disciplines: integration of Bible truth, meaningful and meditative prayer individually and jointly, fellowship and corporate worship with other believers, sharing Christ with unbelievers, and service and ministry to all. God provides for believers all that is needed to live a successful, fruitful and full Christian life. This productive and full life is experienced only as we respond to God in faith, resisting the work and schemes of the devil. When Christians live Spirit-filled lives, others are influenced and drawn to God.

VII. The Church’s Autonomy and Network

Infinity Church, under the Lordship of Jesus Christ and the direction of the Holy Spirit, self- governs and independently operates as a local church. We are affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention and Greenville Baptist Association, and partner with other local churches to work together in carrying out God’s plan.

Infinity Church Leadership Roles

Infinity Church is governed by a team of elders.

  • -  Senior Pastor - Serves as general overseer and leader, providing direction, teaching, preaching, and
    vision for the church. He should model a passion in his love for Jesus Christ which results in a
    compassion for the lost and a life of encouragement for Christians. Oversees day to day operations of
  • -  the church. Serves as leader of the Elder team.
    Elders - Jointly provide vision and direction for the church in fulfilling its purpose and mission. Meet character qualifications for elders in Titus 1:5-9, 1 Timothy 3:1-7. Has authority to remove leaders from leadership if deemed disqualified. Serve as financial board, review and maintain financial
  • -  budget with Church Treasurer.
    Ministry Leaders - Responsible for their area of ministry, interacting with the pastor and elders as
  • -  needed to carry out the purpose and mission of Infinity. (Ex: youth, children, music, nursing home, etc.) Ministry workers - Help develop a vision and assist their ministry leaders in refining ministry. Carry out their ministries under the leadership and encouragement of their ministry leaders.

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