What we Believe
What we Believe
What we Believe
We are a Trinitarian Christian church
This means that we believe in the Trinity described in the Bible: We believe in the Nicene Creed and the Apostles Creed. God our Heavenly Parent, God the Son (Jesus Christ), and God the Holy Spirit, as the One in Three persons, all pre-existent. We are an Apostolic-prophetic church, with Pentecostal/Charismatic roots.
We believe in the emphasis of the role of the Holy Spirit in our personal and corporate lives and the Five-fold gifts and Offices in Eph. 4:11-13.
We are a Five-Fold Church
We are an LGBTQ affirming Apostolic-Prophetic Church, with Charismatic roots, which means that we believe in the Fivefold ministry and that the gifts of the Holy Spirit are evident in the life of the people and manifest inside the walls of the church and in our community.
We believe that ALL people are welcome to the House of the Lord without prejudice and that ALL who call on the name of the Lord will be saved.
As an apostolic-prophetic church, we believe in the restoration of the Fivefold offices of Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Pastor, and Teacher, for the Church today that are found in Eph. 4:11-13.
At DGFC, we believe that the global church must embrace all the spiritual gifts given to the body of Christ given the the Church, to carry out God's mandate for the Kingdom on the earth found in Romans 12 and 1 cor chaps 12-14.
As an apostolic-prophetic ministry, we believe in a demonstration of God’s power to heal, deliver, equip, and restore the Church of Jesus Christ, to be transformed in His image, so that all will be able to carry out God’s Kingdom plan. (1 Cor 2:4).
We believe that the offices of Apostle and Prophet are foundational to the Church, with Jesus Christ as the chief cornerstone. (Eph 2:20) This is the divine order in which God has ordained the church to operate and to carry out its mission.
We believe that all have sinned and need to be born again, or converted, or regenerated, in the name of Jesus Christ, through the work of the Holy Spirit.
We believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross, rose again on the third day, and ascended to heaven where he sits at the right hand of God.
We believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit, and the
speaking of tongues. We believe in the many gifts of the
Holy Spirit, which are given by God, for strengthening
and edifying believers, and for building up the body of
Christ. We also believe that we are measured by the
Fruit of the Holy Spirit, not by the gifts. (Gal 5:22)
We believe in baptism by water once a person has committed their life to Christ as an outward act of their inward salvation. Baptism is affirmed in the name of God our Heavenly Parent, Jesus Christ the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
We believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit and in the speaking in Tongues as Scripture teaches in Acts 1:8 & Acts Chap. 2.
Regarding "Child baptism", we have a ceremony called a "Dedication of Blessing". This is done over babies and children who are not old enough to decide for themselves to serve Christ. This incorporates the parents and their lifelong commitment to guide and teach their children about the Lord and bring them up in God's love.
Eschatology - The Return of Christ
We believe that Jesus Christ will return to the earth at an appointed time, known only by God. There will be a trumpet call for all those who believe. (1 Thess.4:16-17)
We believe in the Rapture and that Jesus Christ will return again and that the saints of the Most High God will dwell with Him. Scriptures on the Return and End Times found in Matthew 24:27; 24:37–39; 26:64; and Mark 14:62. Rev chaps 12,13 & 14.